17th July 2016 – Gaelic Sunday Commeratiton
In 1918 it was illegal for groups to gather, even in small crowds, and Cumann Lúthchleas Gael was required to obtain a permit for all games.
The GAA and Camogie Association refused to apply for permits and as a protest at the time, they organised matches throughout the country on a day that became known as Gaelic Sunday.
To commemorate these momentous events, 17th July 2016 has been designated in Co. Antrim as a date to allow clubs to arrange 1916 themed events within their club.
These could take the form of an exhibition, film, games, Irish language event pageant, play, themed Quiz, re-enactment etc.
We would encourage all clubs to send details of their events to the Co. Antrim GAA 1916 Committeejamesgaston60@gmail.com 07846335423
Please not that this is not a closed date any all events must be scheduled around All County Fixtures fixed for that date.
Proinsias Ó Coinne Frankie Quinn
Rúnaí Chontae Aontroma Secretary Antrim GAA
Tel 02890 300172
Mob 07801 753612