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Reeling Round Rasharkin
5th December 2009
A Night to be remembered   In association with Kennedy's Pharmacy and Fullan's Eurospar Rasharkin Saturday 5th December 2009 marked a special day for St.Mary's G.A.C. With this year being the 125th anniversary of the GAA proposals were put forward to acknowledge this great landmark. These included a GAA Quiz, School Concert, Book Launch, Pig Racing, Club Fun Day and N...
Annual Juvenile Presentation Dinner - 2009
26th November 2009
Our Annual Juvenile Presentation Dinner was held on Thursday 26th November at Mc Laughlin's Corner. Over seventy juveniles and thirty mentors were present to enjoy the evening. Club Chairman Brian O'Neill and Father Murray were present along with guest speakers Dunloy Hurler Paddy Richmond and home grown county football star Benny Hasson. The Club wish to thank the ...
GAA 125 - Over 35's Competition
12th August 2009
As part of Dunloy Cuchullains celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of the GAA they hosted an Over35 Masters competition, our neighbours extended an invitation to St.Mary's to participate. Rasharkin veterans couldn't resist the opportunity to roll back the years and blow the cobwebs from the old boots. With no time to spare, under the stewardship of Noel O'Boyle, Owen ...
GAA 125 - GAA President Christy Cooney Vists Dreen
18th July 2009
St.Mary's Rasharkin Commemorate 100 years of Gealic Games in the parish   Saturday 18th July 1909 St. Olcan's Rasharkin played their first ever hurling match against Loughgiel Tir na nog at McLaughlin's Corner. The visiting side won that day on a score line 3-7 to 2-3, these two sides met again 100 years later on Saturday 18th July 2009 at Dreen, this time it was St.M...
GAA 125 - School Art Competition
20th May 2009
125 Art Competition in conjunction with our Primary School   This was a major success, with budding young artists pouring their ideas onto paper.   What does St. Marys GAC and 125 years of the GAA mean to you was the brief.   182 entries, all pupils in the school, put pen to paper. Encouraged by teachers, helpers and parents a vast array of thoughts and ...
GAA 125 - Club Mass
10th May 2009
A special Club Mass was held on La na Chlub day Sunday 10th May at 11.00 in St. Mary's for all Club Members. This was a very unique event which was well attended by all club members and Rasharkin parishioners. A 32 Flag Parade representing the countries of Ireland was to start proceedings lead by Club Chairman Brian O'Neill carrying the GAA 125 flag. The county flags we...
Irish News Club and Volunteer Awards - 2009
10th May 2009
The Irish News Club Volunteer Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the efforts of men and women involved in or association whose unseen work is vital to the existence of the GAA. These awards in association with Ulster Council are now in their 7th year, St.Mary's Rasharkin were to feature very prominently in 2009. We received two very unique awards. Anthony Mc Mullan ...
GAA 125 - Pig Racing
8th May 2009
Friday 8th May 2009 was the start of our Fun weekend leading up to the La na chlub day 10th May, due to unforeseen weather conditions the pig racing and the club Mass were the only events to take place as planned. Prior to this event the local press showed great interest. U105FM held a radio interview on the Ivan Martin show. Paul Hasson our club PRO was interviewed by ...
Under 10 Hurlers at the Ulster 'GAA 125' Provincial U10 Indoor Hurling Blitz
4th May 2009
The abstract below was sent in from the Ulster Council   The Indoor Hurling Season came to a dramatic close last weekend with the ‘GAA 125’ Provincial U10 Indoor Hurling Blitz in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt. 105 teams representing 50 Clubs participated in ‘FUN’ Centred Blitz. The Blitz was the 7th and 8th Indoor Regiona...
GAA 125 - 7 A-Side Hurling Competition
3rd May 2009
As part of the GAA 125 celebrations the 125 committee are holding internal competitions in Hurling and Football for all past and present players.   Organisers Thomas Doherty and Brendan Hegarty were entrusted to make out teams to participate in these internal competitions leading up to the final which was to be played on La Na Chlub day but due to weather conditions t...