Club of the week – Limavady Wolfhounds
LIMAVADY has long been characterised as a non-traditional area for GAA. Thanks to a mix of sectarian tensions and the dominance of rugby and soccer, Gaelic games had taken a back seat in the North Derry town. However, times are changing.
Limavady Wolfhounds is a club that is growing, both in numbers and in confidence.
Only formed in 1980, they have over 500 members, 250 of which are underage and their committee is a mix of wiser, older members, and young eager new recruits.
They just have the trophies to show for their enthusiasm right now, but their attitude, and the attitude of their current chairperson Mark Gannon suggests that it is only a matter of time before that changes.
“The club has gone from strength to strength over the past few years,” Gannon said.
“We have a lot more members and players now than we used to.
“We also have a lot more underage players, and we are trying to bring those players along.”
While they may not be winning overloaded with silverware, Gannon explained that the players are learning, and the coaching staff are putting in a lot of work that they hope will bear fruit in the long run, at senior level.
Certainly the work that they have done on their facilities, opened in 2005 and which include four changing rooms, two small-sized training pitches and a main pitch, suggest a team that are going places.
The full story is in the current issue of Gaelic Life, published on Thursday August 16. Buy your copy now in your local newsagent, or you can purchase the online version – for only 90p – by clicking here