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Centenary Celebrations

The club was formed in 1902 by Andrew Burney. 2002, therefore, saw the club celebrate its centenary. To manage the event, the club elected a Centenary Committee, made up of:

  • Jim Strange
  • Ivan McStea
  • Gary Hooks
  • Stephen Swann

Centennial Calendar

13 Mar 2002 - Hosting of the Burney Cup Final
20 Apr 2002 - EAHC Select XI v Downpatrick - V.L.C./Crown & Shamrock
31 Aug 2002 - Paul Cooke Coaching Session
31 Aug 2002 - Northern Bank Sponsored East Antrim v Ulster President's XI - V.L.C./Chimney Corner
06 Sep 2002 - Tour/Tournament to Uddingston
07 Oct 2002 - Martin Sloan Coaching Session
12 Oct 2002 - Centennial Book Launch
19 Oct 2002 - EAHC Select XI v Exiles - B.L.C.
19 Oct 2002 - Centenary Dinner - Dunadry
17 Jan 2003 - Jimmy Kirkwood Coaching Session

Centenary Newsletters

Newsletter 1 - April 2002
Newsletter 3 - July 2002
Newsletter 4 - January 2003

Congratulations

The centenary events were such a success that the Club:

  • Awarded the Centenary Committee the Willie Irvine Trophy for outstanding service to the Club
  • Have decided to ensure the Club tours every other season
  • Have decided to pursue the appointment of an outside coach