Get on the Team – GAA first launched for Saffron fans near and far
13th April 2012
Club Aontroma, the official fund-raising organization for Gaelic games
in Antrim, has unveiled a unique all-in-one membership for Football, Hurling,
Camogie and Ladies Football supporters.
The trail-blazing concept is known as ONE ANTRIM and those who sign up will receive a wide range of benefits, including their names printed as
part of the numbers on the jerseys of their Saffron heroes. In addition, ONE
ANTRIM members will receive a personalized limited edition miniature jersey, a
limited edition Antrim Pin to be worn with pride and the chance to enter a
quarterly draw with major prizes.
Antrim GAA Chairman Jim Murray, who was joined by Club Aontroma Secretary Frank
MacElhatton, All Star icon Jane Adams and Antrim footballer Brian Neeson at
Casement Park for the launch said:
"The launch of ONE
ANTRIM is a massive step forward in development of Gaelic games in this
County. ONE ANTRIM recognises the
importance of supporters and volunteers on and off the field. I would encourage
every Antrim Gael tobe part of it and join ONE ANTRIM. It means that at some
time this year or the near future you could see your name on an Antrim jersey
all the way from Casement to Croke Park.
unifying membership package creates a first in Gaelic sport. Every signed-up
member will receive a range of benefits and will also have their name or a
family member's name inscribed on the back of both an Antrim Championship
Hurling and Football team jersey, worn throughout the championship. In
addition, you will be able to name a club or school who will benefit directly
from your membership,” he added.
Aontroma Secretary Frank MacElhatton added: "Those who join ONE ANTRIM
will receive a wide range of benefits. They will be included will be a members'
quarterly draw that will feature top prizes including holidays, a limited
edition miniature jersey, a limited edition Antrim Pin and a range of other
can find all information on our website http://www.clubaontroma.com/ where you can sign up for £10 per month
or contact our Business Development Director Catherine O'Hara on for further
information,” he added.
Aontroma's target is to have supporters of 'ONE ANTRIM' signed up with names on
the backs of shirts before the first Championship game at the end of May."
All-Star Jane Adams added: "We are asking businesses, and also Antrim team
followers within our schools and our clubs to sign up to ‘ONE ANTRIM' - which
is an exciting and innovative way to build support for our games across the
an Antrim senior Championship team takes to the field in Hurling, Camogie, and
Gaelic football, the players represent all of us. Wherever the Saffron jersey
is worn in major competition, we support ONE team, wearing ONE jersey,” she