GAA President, Larry McCarthy was the guest of honour at St. Enda’s GAC, Glengormley at the club’s offical opening of their new facility, Halla Eannna while the club re-dedicated their top pitch to former chairman, Gerry Devlin who was one of several members murdered during the troubles. This would have been Gerry’s 60th birthday.
The club also honoured their Ulster club football and hurling intermediate championship winners of two and three years ago respectively with the president joining club chairman, Paul McKeown to unveil a plaque in honour of those teams in their clubrooms.
Amongst the guests who attended were Gerry Devlin’s brother Kevin and his wife Patricia, Antrim county chairman, Ciaran McCavana who is also a club member and other dignitaries from politics and sport. Vice Chairman Niall Murphy did an excellent job as M.C. on the day.
The club presented mementos to player from both the hurling and football championship sides and they also made presentations to Terence McNaughton who managed the successful hurling team and Frank Fitzsimmons and Pat Hughes who were in charge of the football side who went all the way to the All-Ireland club final.
A large crowd attended the event which included a veteran’s football match and a hurling game against the Meath county team. Before the unveiling Kathleen Darragh, mother of John Darragh who died tragically during a hurling game 30 years ago, presented a book she wrote dedicated to his memory, the ABC of GAA to GAA President Larry McCarthy.