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Tyrone Supporters are a “Glass” Act

Wednesday 29.05.2013
Team Talk Mag

Eight of the most valuable pieces of plate glass to be found anywhere in Ireland were set in place and unveiled at the recent Club Tyrone night at the new Tyrone GAA Centre at Garvaghey. They recognise the efforts of the 272 Garvaghey Patrons who have contributed £1.36m to the £6.7m facility.

An t-Ochtagán Ghloine has been designed, created and gifted to Tyrone GAA by Omagh-based Colm McCrory of Spires Art. The Patrons’ names are etched for life on the iconic eight-sided specially commissioned piece in the foyer of the Centre.

Noel Gormley, who became the first Garvaghey Patron in 2009, unveiled the glass piece at the annual Club Tyrone Members’ night along with Tyrone County Chairman, Ciaran Mc Laughlin and Club Tyrone Chairman, Hugh Mc Aleer. The event was attended by 400 Tyrone Gaels who also heard Mickey Harte announce the team to face Donegal in Ballybofey. The draw for the Hunky Dorys 2013 Tyrone Club Championships was also made.

As part of the continuing drive to raise funds for the support of Tyrone GAA a new 4 week initiative was also launched on the night to attract Club Tyrone members. The ‘Hunt for One Hundred’ is spearheaded by former Tyrone great Patsy Forbes to recruit one hundred new members. The Ardboe clubman, who is also a European champion sprinter, is enlisting the support of thirty individuals to recruit 100 new members across the county.

Club Tyrone has grown to become a key part of Tyrone GAA, contributing over £3m since the turn of the Millennium. Membership is £500 per year which supports the development of the GAA at County level. The ‘Hunt for One Hundred’ will host a special open night at Garvaghey on Thursday 13 June from 7.00pm. Everyone with the well-being of Tyrone GAA at heart is welcome.

Anyone interested in joining or supporting Club Tyrone should contact Patsy Forbes on 078 0896 1168 of for further information please contact Tyrone GAA PRO, Eunan Lindsay on 07714254903

European Champion sprinter and former Ardboe and Tyrone footballer Patsy Forbes leads the race to attract 100 new Club Tyrone members is pictured with fellow Club Tyrone committee members, Jacky Duffy, John Mulgrew and Martin Haughey. The ‘Hunt for One Hundred’ is a four week initiative to recruit members from across the County and beyond.



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