In Februrary this year the Gaels of Belfast and beyond were treated to a great spectacle of hurling when All Ireland champions Tipperary came north to play Antrim at the official opening of Davitt Park, the magnificent new home of Michael Davitt’s GAC.
The money raised at the gate that day from the tickets sold should have been been presented to the Antirm Hurlers Training fund as they began their Joe McDonagh campaign in April, but of course Covid 19 put paid to this summer’s championship. Things are hopefully getting back on course and the county hurlers are back training again in preparation for the Division 2 League final against Kerry, and then the Joe McDonagh campaign which opens against Westmeath the following week.
Two weeks ago at the Antrim Hurling final in Ballycastle Paul Toner of Michael Davitt’s GAC presented the proceeds of Antrim v Tipperary game to county chairman Ciaran McCavana and team manager Darren Gleeson during the half time interval. I know all the Gaels of Antrim would like to pass on their sincere thanks to the Davitt’s club for their great support.