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Club Aontroma donate jerseys to Cumann na mBunscol

Niall Murphy presents a a new Antrim GAA kit on behalf of Club Aontroma to Paudie Shivers and Jim Brady of Cumann na mBunscol

At Sunday's Antrim SFC final in Portglenone, Niall Murphy (centre) presented a new set of jerseys on behalf of Club Aontroma to Paudie Shivers and Jim Brady of Cumann na mBunscol.

The jerseys, shorts and socks will be worn by representative primary school children at the half-time games of county National League matches.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute to the ongoing development of Gaelic Games inspiring our next generation," said Club Aontroma chairman Niall Murphy.

"Cumann na mBunscol have re-organised and rejuvenated themselves on an all-county basis, with the assistance of the Gaelfast project, and that our youngest Gaels will wear the same jersey as their senior heroes is part of what we are trying to achieve.

"The children will know that they have the same jersey on their back as captains Conor McCann or a Declan Lynch and that can only but inspire them."

Murphy added: "I would appeal to all Saffron-minded Gaels to consider joining our fundraising efforts via our website clubaontroma.com. For £10 per month you can put your shoulder to the fundraising wheel. In recent months the sum total of our efforts has contributed £25,000 to the development of Corrigan Park and consistent with our four codes approach we have also ensured the broadcast of LGFA and Camogie county finals this past week, complementing the exceptional broadcast efforts of the county board.

"But primary school is where the Gaelic journey begins for us all and it was special to make a contribution towards the great work being carried out by our teachers."

Meanwhile, Treasurer Donal Murphy and PRO Sean Kelly handed over a £1,000 cheque on behalf of the Antrim County Board to Patrick and John McIlwaine of the Saffron Gael, the county's online magazine, which covers all aspects of Antrim GAA life.

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