The Naomh Padraig Hurling club was set up 3 years ago by Carey, Cushendun & Armoy GAA clubs to provide juvenile hurling for the young players in those clubs.
Girls have always been facilitated within the club competing at training and matches and adding something special to Naomh Padraig over the past 3 years. However Under GAA guidelines girls can only compete in hurling competitions up to Under 12 level so moves had to be made to accommodate them.
The next natural step was to form a Naomh Padraig Camogie Club and this has now taking place and will provide the girls a chance to compete in camogie competitions providing equal opportunity for boys and girls within Naomh Padraig. Blitzes and friendly games will be entered and arranged for Primary School girls as this new camogie club on the Antrim Camogie scene gets up and running.
Under the guidance of former Armoy and Antrim hurler Seamus Bailey and Kilkenny man Paddy Hennessy they have been progressing well and this week got their first set of club jerseys. Hennessy, who is married to a local woman and now lives in the Glen, should know a thing or two about the game as he is a nephew of former James Stephens and Kilkenny great Joe Hennessy.
Check out the club Facebook Page Naomh Padraig North Antrim for further details.