It shouldn’t be underestimated what a coup it is for the Belfast GAA club St Galls to make it to the All Ireland Club Final. Much of the recent effort has gone into building hurling capacity in the county. Born in the City Hospital (and therefore technically in Co Antrim), I’ve always taken an interest in Antrim football, but rarely been inspired by it. I’m more likely to pay good money to see Donegal or Down. However one initiative is determined to change all that. Club Aontroma has been launched to garner sufficient funds to build on successes like St Galls’, and begin to popularise the sport throughout the county.
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