Canavan and Tally among guests for St Louis talk night

By Michael McMullan

LEADING GAA personalities will be in Ballymena later this month as St Louis Grammar school host ‘A Night with St. Louis’, a chat night featuring guests from across the GAA world.

The event will be compered by former Dunloy and Antrim goalkeeper Shane Elliott, himself a past pupil of the school and a former Gaelic Life columnist.

Recently appointed Derry selector Paul McFlynn, a former PE teacher in the school, will be part of a panel that includes Tyrone All-Ireland winner Peter Canavan.

Paddy Tally, who trained both Tyrone and Kerry to All-Ireland titles, will also be there on the night.

With the recent appointment of Mickey Harte and Jim McGuiness in Derry and Donegal, it has the makings of an excellent night of chat with the Ulster Championship draw due to take place the following day.

There will be an Antrim theme in the form of retired  hurling star Neil McManus and Lucia McNaughton – herself a St Louis past pupil – who has been starring for Loughgiel and Antrim.

From outside Ulster, highly successful Kilkenny coach Martin Fogarty and All-Ireland Club winner Ursula Fogarty – a pundit on The Sunday Game – complete the line-up.

The event has been arranged as a school fundraiser and to increase awareness of education in the role of athlete development.

All roads lead to Ballymena’s Tullyglass Hotel on Friday, October 20 at 7pm. More details on how to purchase tickets: Click here…

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