Winners of the Colin Cup, St Pat's GAC Lisburn, along with team mentors Chris O'Neill and John O'Doherty.
Winners of the Colin Shield, St Malachy's, Belfast.
THE Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, in partnership with Lisburn City Council, held the first ever GAA Festival in the Colin Area recently.
The event was held at Brook Activity Centre and saw local GAA teams from Lisburn and Belfast competing for the Colin Cup and the Colin Shield. The event was organised by Kevin madden, Community Sports Development Officer at LCC, Umberto Scappatticci, Youth and Education Development Officer at CNP, and Jim McGreevey, member of St Paul's GAA Club.
The event saw under-14s competing in a 7a-side tournament. The Colin Cup was won by St Pat's, Lisburn. The Colin Shield was won by St Malachy's, Markets area. Speaking of the event Umberto Scappatticci said: "This is the first GAA festival of its kind in Colin. We had 11 teams competing in the tournament and the standard was very high. The matches were very exciting and everybody gave 100%.
"Colin Neighbourhood Partnership would like to thank Kevin Grieves from Active Communities for his valuable support and for assisting on the day of the event. Thanks must also go to Kevin Madden from Lisburn City Council for his assistance and to Sean McGreevey for presenting the trophies."
Kevin Madden added: "For the last number of years, in terms of sport, Gaelic Games has been somewhat the poor relation in the Colin Area. With the right level of provision and drive, this tournament serves to highlight the potential for further development. I'd like to thank all the teams for coming, the event organisers, and the staff at the Brook Activity Centre for their co-operation on the day."