Dunloy Cuchullains celebrated the opening of their Sports Academy with Uachtarán Christy Cooney and other distinguished guests including our own Vice President Jim McClements.
This opening ceremony was a great success with a large turnout of supporters which highlights the dedication of the Dunloy people to our Club. As part of the opening ceremony all playing members and coaches paraded from the centre of Dunloy to the new Sports Academy. It was wonderful to see all age groups from U8 to Senior being represented.
Once inside the Academy, guest speakers included Micheál O’ Muircheartaigh, Jim Murray (Antrim Vice-Chairman), Aogan Ó Fearghail (Uachtarán Chomhairle Uladh) and Christy Cooney (Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael).
Unlike the traditional cutting of the ribbon, the Sports Academy’s official opening was marked in a more novel fashion. Fr. PJ. McCamphill and Christy Cooney struck a hurling ball and kicked a football through a set of goal posts covered by a printed copy of the Dunloy Cuchullains Crest.
This marked the opening of the new Sports Academy and a new era in the history of Dunloy’s community and the Club.
Many thanks to Jim Murray and Chris Roberts (Coleraine Chronicle) for providing the following photographs.