Carey Faughs celebrate 120 years of hurling

Carey Faughs celebrated the club’s 120th year at their annual awards dinner in Carey Hall on Saturday evening where their special guests included four of the five surviving members of the team who reached the 1959 and 1961 senior championship finals. Also in attendance were memers of Glenarm Shane O’Neill’s, a club who are also in the 120th year, plus members of the North Antrim committee, chairman Martin Magee and PRO Darrach O’Mullan. Carey PP Fr Con Boyle was also in attendance and said Grace before the start of the meal.

The greatest hurling trophy ever, the Shield of the Heroes, played for at the 1904 Feis na nGleann between Carey and Glenarm, was on display at the Faughs dinner.
Members of the Carey team who reached the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship final in 1959 and 1961 were guests at the club’s 120th anniversary awards dinner in Carey Hall. Seen here with North Antrim chairman Martin Magee are L-R, Gerard Butler, Fr Bobby Butler, Jimmy McVeigh and Sean O’Rawe. Missing from the night was the other surviving member of the team Alex McVeigh.
Carey club chairam Sean McBride (right) with special guests North Antrim chairman Martin Magee, Carey PP Fr Con Boyle and North Antrim PRO Darrach O’Mullan at the Carey Fauhs awards dinner
Brendan Ward, who was part of a group of Glenarm club members who attended the dinnenr as speical guest, makes a presentation on behalf of Glenarm Shane O’Neill’s to mark the Carey Faughs 120th anniversary
Senior Hurler of the Year Conleth McKinley received his award from team manager Michael Heggarty
Club chairman Sean McBride made presentations to the Senior team management in appreciations of their efforts over the past year. L-R, Sean Gillan, Michael Heggarty, Darren McVeigh and Paddy McIlroy.

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