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Ulster GAA hosts American Students

March 30th, 2011

Earlier this month Ulster GAA hosted a group of American students from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

The group of 10 students were visiting Ireland and were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland – Armagh.  It was in Armagh that the students teamed up with Ulster GAA Coaches for a tastier session of Gaelic Games.  The groups were coached in the basic skills of football and hurling at Sherry’s field in Armagh City by Ulster GAA Coaches Tony Scullion and Kevin Kelly.

The coaching session was followed by a tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral and concluded out at the legendary Emain Macha (Navan Fort) – a site steeped in legend and folklore as the ancient seat of the Kings and Queens of Ulster and provides many interesting discoveries for the modern archaeologist.

It was here that Ulster GAA Provincial Secretary Danny Murphy and Ulster GAA Director of Coaching and Games Eugene Young met the group.

Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic College run by the Benedictines – they play major sports and lacrosse. The College is renowned for producing Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Business People and future Nuns and Priests so it was an honour for Ulster GAA to host the group.

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