CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF GAELIC GAMES IN THE SEM

22 February 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BY JOHN GRAHAM
It truly was a Gathering in every sense of the word as almost 500 guests converged on the Hillgrove Hotel from all arts and parts both from within Ireland and from abroad to support this major fundraising event and for many to rekindle their affinity with the school that had been part of their lives in so many ways.

In welcoming the guests school Principal Raymond McHugh spoke of the very important part that gaelic games had played in the life of St Macartan’s over the last hundred years and he said the Gala Ball was an opportunity to remember those people who trained, coached, played on or simply supported Sem teams down through the years.

He spoke of St Macartan’s as being “a community and like all communities an affinity to that community is essential that for its survival and evolution” and he said gaelic games had helped cultivate the very keen sense of community that is central to St Macartan’s.
He then went on to thank all of those who had represented St Macartan’s over the years and said he “believed that the discipline learned in the classrooms and on the playing fields at …

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