St. Comgall’s Youth Club
St Comgall’s Youth Club has been around since the late 1970’s. In 2010, a new committee refurbished the interior of the Youth Club, bringing with it new ideas for the young people of Antrim.
We have approximately 135 members aged 8 to 16 years in the Youth Club, which is open Fridays 18:30-21:30 (P4 to P6 ages) and Saturday 19:00-22:00 (P7 upwards).
If you are interested in coming along or becoming a member of St Comgall’s Youth Club, come on down…everyone is welcome.
Contact: Parish Office 028 9442 8016 or email Carl
St. Comgall’s Senior Citizens Club
The Senior Citizen’s Club meet each Wednesday in the Youth Club from 11.00am till 12.15pm, starting off with a cup of tea and some biscuits. After a chat we discuss plans and outings for our club and usually finish off with a game of cards.
Our activities vary and sometimes an invited speaker from the community will come to give us a talk. We had a tour of the Civic Centre before Christmas and in April we’ve planned a trip combining a tour of Stormont with a shopping trip.
Twice a year we have a day out and dinner before returning home! On 29th June we begin our journey at St Comgall’s, travel around the coast stopping at various places including Carnlough and Ballycastle and finish up with dinner in Laragh Lodge.
Each year we have our Christmas dinner in mid January. We think this lifts our spirits after the busy month of December and breaks up the winter months. We all need something to look forward to especially after Christmas.
We also have holidays away together and have been to Bundoran, Highland Heritage Scotland and Brae in Co Wicklow. This year we are going to Gleneagles, maybe you would like to come too? New members are very welcome from all parts of the community.
Contact: Parish Office 028 9442 8016 or come to St Comgall’s on a Wednesday.
CLG Naomh Comhghall/St Comgall’s GAA
Our club origins date back to 1924, providing Gaelic Games to our local community for almost ninety years. We are steadily expanding, and offer Gaelic games and activity for a wide range of our parishioners of varying ages. Our strong team of coaches are committed to giving up their time for the greater good of our community, and our children.
Our highly developed coaching structures ensure our coaches are trained to excellent standards, providing hurling, camogie and football activity for under 8s to under 12s, while hurling and camogie will be gradually extended into the older age groups over time. Gaelic football competitive action is provided at present for all age groups u14, u16, u18, senior mens and senior ladies. In addition our Gaelic Start programme caters for children from the age of three.
Our home for the past 50 years has been the Parish Field of St Comgalls, but with the much increased participation across the age range, we have begun to develop additional playing facilities at Dunsilly, and have succeeded in encouraging the County to join with us in making the Dunsilly site the base for our County Centre of Excellence. At present the Club is enjoying its greatest ever success in terms of encouraging participation among the community, and is very keen to extend that net far and wide. We would encourage everyone to come and be part of your local GAA Club.
Beidh fáilte mhór romhat.
Contact Club Secretary on 07751340656, or www.stcomgallsgaa.com
Round Tower Bowling Club
Round Tower Indoor Bowling Club has been established since 1973 and meets at St Comgall’s Parish Centre every Monday and Tuesday night at 19:00.
We are in two leagues and usually play two matches per week, home and away. We are part of both the Ballymena and District League, and the Six Mile Water League.
At present we have16 members and would love for new people to get involved. It’s a bit of light exercise and a lot of fun. If you are interested, come along on a Monday or a Tuesday night.
St. Joseph’s Bowling Club
St Joseph’s Bowling Club operates from St Joseph’s Parish Centre on the Greystone Road, Antrim.
We have been running since 1990, have 22 members and are open to anyone of any age, from any part of the community. Whether you have played before or want to learn how to play, we are happy for you to join. We meet every Tuesday at 19:30-21:00 and sometimes are involved in matches too, as we are part of the Six Mile Water League.
Contact Parish Office on 028 9442 9103 or come along on a Tuesday if you would like to get involved.
St Comgall’s Parish Whist Drive
Partner Whist Drives are held on Sunday nights in St Comgall’s Parish Centre, on Monday nights in St Comgall’s Youth Club and on the second and fourth Friday of each month in the Parish Centre. All Whist Drives start at 20:30.
We provide an enjoyable social evening for Whist players of all ages and are proud to be cross community. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, so come along.
Catholic Guides of Ireland
We are Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) Antrim Parish, situated in St Joseph’s Parish Centre. We meet every Thursday night from 18:00-2030.
Guiding is a youth movement for girls and young women providing training for life with activity, adventure and challenge, which is both purposeful and enjoyable. This is voiced through our mission statement, “ to provide a challenging guiding programme within a safe environment to enable all girls and young women to develop their full potential.”
We achieve our aim by providing a carefully structured, challenging programme of games and activities in order to afford our young people an opportunity to widen their horizons and friendships in order that they will become responsible citizens at a community, national and worldwide level. We provide a safe and fun-filled environment in order that the girls have something to belong to; a club, a family and a chance to make friends.
Any girl/ woman may become a Guide/Guider whatever her race or religion providing she is willing to make a promise. Membership is open and voluntary. We have several sections:
Cygnets: Aged 5-6: Brigins: Aged 6-10: Guides: Aged 11-14: Ranger: Aged 14+:
Junior Leader: Aged 17: Guider: Aged 18+
In order to create a safe environment for everyone within CGI it is necessary that all potential leaders and adult helpers are vetted as part of the selection process. All training, including child protection and basic courses is free of charge through CGI.
If you want to meet new friends and have fun through games and learning, we would be glad to see you any Monday night.
All girls and potential leaders welcome!
We organised our first Ceili on St Patrick’s Day 2009 and after that began classes, taken by Pat Scullion, which run on Monday nights at 20:00 from St Joseph’s Parish Hall.
We also attend a number of Ceilis around the country, usually taking place on a Friday or Saturday night and travel to them together. All Ceili Clubs support each other.
Traditional Ceili dancing is the native dancing of Ireland and is both great exercise and a lot of fun. We welcome all new members of any age, so come along on a Monday night to join in.