1916 – 2016 Centenary Celebrations at Pearse Park


The centenary celebrations countrywide to mark one hundred years since the pivotal events of Easter 1916 are especially poignant in Arklow as the home of AGB is dedicated to both Pearse brothers, Pádraig and William. Pádraig Pearse, leader of the rebellion and signatory of the proclamation was executed on May 3rd 1916 and his

brother William was executed the following day.

On May 8th a special ceremony will witness the re-dedication of the grounds to the Pearse Brothers,

the reading of the Proclamation and the raising of the National Flag.  A tree will be planted on the grounds by the two oldest gentlemen in our club, an Irish Whitebeam to symbolise our Irish culture.  Our Scór Dancers and Singers will preform our National Anthem and some other traditional Irish Songs  on stage for us.  These formalities, commencing in the park at 1.30pm, will be followed by a Family Fun Day and BBQ at the grounds, at which club members, young and old, along with their families and the community of Arklow will celebrate all that is good.

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney is a busy and vibrant community based club providing Gaelic football

for girls and boys as well as adult players. With numbers growing at all age groups and with both men’s and women’s sections fielding two adult teams, the club is in a very positive position going forward. Add to these healthy player numbers the terrific team of volunteers working at all levels throughout the club and the loyal supporters who continue to travel to games, both home and away, and it adds up to a super set up in Arklow. The club invites all players, volunteers, parents, supporters and friends to be present on this historic occasion and be part of history in the making. Bígí linn!

In recent years the addition of Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir activities provide opportunities for those

talented traditional musicians and dancers in the community to compete at local and national level

and indeed AGB groups have already reaped many rewards in Scór competitions to date.

And so it is with pride, optimism and characteristic determination that Arklow Geraldines

Ballymoney sets out on the next chapter of its history. The centenary celebrations will shortly be

followed by the formal opening of the new facilities at Ballymoney, our second club facility, and the launch of the club’s strategic plan for the next five years. Considering the developments over the past five years and the considerable progress that has been made the future is certainly bright for everyone at AGB!

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