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Over 35 Tournament - 23 November

posted 12 Nov 2013, 12:35 by Unknown user   [ updated 12 Nov 2013, 12:47 ]

St.Paul's Belfast have invited Ballymacnab to their Over 35 Tournament on Saturday 23 November. The aim of the tournament is to raise awareness of Motor Neurones Disease. If you feel like you would like to dust off the auld boots and meet the age limit or would just like to come along and support, contact Kevin Smyth for full details. 

St. Paul’s C.L.G Motor Neurone Disease Awareness day Saturday 23 November 2013


We will be hosting our Over 35s 'deterMND' seven-a-side Gaelic football tournament on Saturday 23rd November from 11.00 am, supported by our good neighbours O'Donovan Rossa and Patrick Sarsfields GAA clubs.


30 teams from Antrim and beyond have signed up for this prestigious event. A star studded line up of past county players from Antrim, Derry and Tyrone's 1990's & 2000's era along with a host of other big name ex-county footballers will be in attendance. Compere for the day will be Mark Sidebottom of BBCs 'The Championship' fame.


Groups will be released on twitter (@StPaulsGAC) in the coming days. 

After the games the focus moves into the club where a group of some of the best traditional musicians take to the stage.


Players and spectators are encouraged to bring along their instruments and join in.




Session musicians (4pm-6pm):


•      Laura Kerr – fiddle player from Lurgan, Co. Armagh, former member of ‘Captain Kennedy’

•      Ruadhrai O’Kane – fiddle player from Dungiven, Co. Derry former member of ‘Óige’

•      Liam MacGabhann (Smith) – flute player from Short Strand, Co. Antrim


In the evening Bernadette Morris will take to the stage to entertain the crowd from 8.00 pm


Bernadette's recently released album, ‘All the Ways You Wander’ has received rave reviews across Ireland and beyond and earned her a guest spot with the infamous John Spillane earlier this year.  

Bernadette will be accompanied by renowned local Belfast musician Rohan Young and all Ireland champion musicians Niall McCrickard from Co. Down and Ciaran Hanna from Co. Tyrone. You can follow Bernadette at her website

Entry to Bernadette's gig is minimum donation of £5.00 at the door.

The night will finish with music from resident DJ 'Big Pat' (TBC).

Proceeds from the day will go the deterMND Trust

All Gaels are welcome to come along and enjoy a fantastic day.