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Dunsilly floodlight investment shows courage - Antrim boss Enda McGinley

Dunsilly's new floodlights that were unveiled Picture: John 'Curly' McIlwaine

ANTRIM senior football manager Enda McGinley says the £300,000 two-pitch floodlight investment at Dunsilly shows “courage and a great deal of belief” that the Saffrons are on the right track.

The Antrim footballers gained promotion out of Division Four in 2021 and while the county’s hurlers may have slipped back down to the Joe McDonagh they still managed to maintain their top flight status in the National Hurling League.

McGinley praised the county board and the fundraising wing of Antrim GAA for putting money behind their lofty vision in economically stressful times.

“It’s a significant investment,” said McGinley. “It’s brave and it shows courage and a great deal of belief that it’s worth investing in.

“I suppose as a manager of a football side and passing the message on to players they have to realise that all of that has been built around them to go out on the pitch and perform and to start raising the bar – just like people behind the scenes, Saffron Business Forum, the county board and Club Aontroma and we’ve seen a few other donations.”

Antrim GAA hired American firm Musco Lighting to complete the work who also carried out a stadium upgrade on Old Trafford and built the new state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

New signage, dugouts and scoreboards have also been installed at Dunsilly – a site that was purchased back in December 2007 and is home to St Comgall's GAC.

The county's senior camogs and ladies footballers will be able to avail of the facility.

 

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