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Letter from Antrim's All Saints GAC after 2014 Feile

posted 1 Jul 2014, 06:16 by Mayo Gaels   [ updated 3 Jul 2014, 04:04 ]
We received a lovely email from All Saints GAC last night. Jim asked it to be shared so they could thank you all.. 

"The players, families and coaches from All Saints GAC, Ballymena would like to thank the members of Mayo Gaels GAC for their wonderful hospitality towards us this past "Feile" weekend. Since qualifying for the Feile our players and members had been awaiting their trip West with great anticipation and they were not to be disappointed. From our initial telephone contact with James some weeks ago through to our arrival in Galway and then your own clubrooms late on Friday night, nothing was too much trouble. We travelled with a large contingent of supporters and each and every one of them joins with me in thanking you for your hospitality. The most important people at Feile weekend are of course the children involved both the visiting team and the host clubs and I can assure you that the All Saints kids had an absolute ball. As parents we would like to thank the host families for taking our children into their homes and making them feel so welcome. They report all the ingredients for a good sleepover were there: games on the playstation, late night football in the dark, no rush to bed and of course a giant fry up in the morning. Your care for and warmth towards our boys was very much appreciated. To crown the perfect weekend we headed home to Antrim with an All Ireland Title to our name, something we still can't believe even 24 hours later. Special thanks to those club members who were able to travel to the final and support us on Sunday. Every voice counted!

Finally all in our club would like me to ask that you consider an open invitation from the members of All Saints to take a trip North and allow us to repay your generous hospitality. You will be guaranteed a warm Antrim welcome and we would be delighted to have you with us for a weekend sometime soon. We look forward to hearing from you in the future should this be a possibility."

Thanks again.

Jim Brady
Juvenile Chairperson
All Saints GAC