A year (and a day) ago the 2019 All Ireland champions Tipperary came to Belfast to play Antrim in a game to mark the opening of the magnificent new ground at Davitt’s. The weather was certainly a lot kinder that it is this year as the fans were able to sit out on the grassy banks and watch the action as the Saffrons and the Premier County played out a thrilling draw. A challenge match it may have been, but it was played with a competitive edge and the fans thoroughly enjoyed it. Afterwards the Tipperary players stayed on the pitch and signed autographs for the fans, their captain Seamus Callanan going above and beyond the call of duty by staying out for almost an hour.
A great day for everyone at Pairc Davitt, especially for club chairman Tommy Shaw and his hard working committee who had had striven for years to build their new facilities.