Parliament buildings at Stormont Castle was the venue for the official launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge and the Cadbury’s Ulster U21 Gaelic Football Championship.
The event was hosted to underline the importance of as many people as possible making use of the native language while also promoting the value of sport and active leisure in the lives of young people.
In this field role models for the day were Ulster Railway Cup winning manager Joe Kernan, and winning captain, Darren Hughes from Monaghan.
St. Patrick’s Maghera received an invite to the event on the strength of tcommitment to the Irish language through their Irish Medium Department and the College’s history of involvement in Gaelic games. Senior captains Connor Carville (MacRory Cup) and Martin Mulgrew (Mageean Cup)with Head of PE and Sport Paul Hughes, represented St Patrick’s.
BELOW: Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ni Chuilín and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness join Paul Hughes, Conor Carville and Martin Mulgrew at the official launches at Parliament Buildings last week.