Saint Brigid’s GAC (Irish: Cumann Naomh Bríd Béal Feirste)
Founded in 1998, by Dermot Dowling and Conor McSherry in the parish hall of St Brigid’s Church. It has been described as a ‘city team with a country heart’ as many of its founders came from all over Ulster including Armagh, Tyrone and Fermanagh.
The welfare of the youth of the local community became the foundation upon which Saint Brigid’s Gaelic Club has been built. This was evidenced in the Club’s infancy when it was decided to run a competition in three local Primary Schools to design a kit and badge for the new Club.
This competition attracted almost three hundred entries from the children of Cranmore Integrated, Stranmillis and Saint Brides Primary Schools, the winning kit being the blue and gold worn by all our teams today.
While the winning entry for the badge did come from a pupil of Saint Brides Primary School, the design encompasses a tree (Crann Mor), a stream (Stran Milis) as well as a Saint Brigid’s cross, thereby underpinning the Club’s aspiration to be inclusive of our entire community.
The Club motto, “Mol an Oige”, adopted at the 2002 Convention is an abbreviation of an old saying from the Irish language, “Mol an Oige agus tiocaidh siad” which basically translates as… Praise our Youth and They will come through.
This philosophy has been, is and will remain a guiding principle for Cumann Luchleas Gael Naomh Brid.
The Club has teams participating in Ladies GAA, Hurling & Football. The Senior football team participate in the ACL Division 1 and Senior Championship. In 2007, the club fielded their first senior hurling team, and won their 1st underage football championship against Gort na Mona at Under-14 level.
2008 they saw the opening of Musgrave Park, by former GAA President Nicky Brennan
|Cumann Naomh Bríd Béal Feirste|
|Club colours:||Blue and Yellow|
|Grounds:||Musgrave Park, Harlquins RFC, YMCA|
|Coordinates:||54°34′16.61″N 5°58′34.00″WCoordinates: 54°34′16.61″N 5°58′34.00″W|
|Musgrave Park Pitches||Harlequins Training Pitches|
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