About Páirc MacUílín, home of McQuillan GAC Ballycastle

Páirc MacUílín is a Gaelic Athletic Association playing field in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

It is the home of the McQuillan GAC Ballycastle club, one of the most successful teams in the county, and is one of the main grounds of Antrim’s hurling teams. The grounds have two full size pitches, floodlight facilities, a training area, a Hurling wall as well as multi-purpose clubrooms. The club also has a wind turbine installed on site.

It officially opened in 2007, the centenary year of McQuillan GAC Ballycastle, with GAA President Nickey Brennan, newly installed Ulster President Tom Daly and Antrim chairman Dr John McSparron in attendance. The first match was a friendly between the home side and Kilkenny club James Stephens. In December 2012 Páirc MacUílín received the Antrim and Ulster GAA Ground of the Year awards.

McQGAC_Pitch1-v2Pitch 1 at Páirc MacUílín

Páirc MacUílín has also hosted the Antrim Senior Hurlers in recent years due to the ongoing redevelopment of Casement Park. It was the home of the county hurling team from 2014 until 2016.

McQGAC_PaircMacUilin-Aerial-v2Aerial view of Páirc MacUílín (Photo: Ciaran Laverty)

It was also selected as the location for the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship finals in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Matches from three different senior inter county competitions have been held at the venue including the Allianz National Hurling League, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

McQGAC_Aerial-ViewAerial view of the pitches at Páirc MacUílín

Awards

Antrim GAA Club Ground of the Year 2012
Ulster GAA Club Ground of the Year 2012
Antrim GAA Club Ground of the Year 2015

Inter County Matches at Páirc MacUílín

 

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