Innisrush Youth Club, Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower

Innisrush Youth Club, in the parish of Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower, was established in February 1970, by the Reverend James Miller.  Senior people included: Robin Clark, Eleanor Mulholland, Robert Armstrong, May Keenan, Jean Rogers, Maisie Rogers, Junior Lennox and Ronnie Moore.

The youth club ran each season, from October to late March.  Typically it met each Thursday evening, across the winter, from 8pm to 10pm, with some 30 to 40 people taking part.  Games included, table tennis, darts, table-top football.  Two table tennis teams from the youth club, took part in the South Derry Churches League.

Innisrush Youth Club appeared twice in local media in 1974

The club provided much needed entertainment, for local young people, in what were troubled times.

The Coleraine Northern Constitution covered the youth club twice in 1974.  The initial article covered the closing of the 1973/1974 season, and was published on 6th April 1974.    In a second article, on 26th October 1974, the newspaper covered the opening of the new 1974/1975 season.

Innisrush Youth Club Finale, 1974
James Armstrong, Rev. James Miller, Robin Clark, May Keenan, Eleanor Mulholland & Maisie Rogers of Innisrush Youth Club
Innisrush Youth Club, Tamlaght
Robin Clark & James Miller, Innisrush Youth Club, Northern Constitution clipping, April 1974


Innisrush Youth Club Tamlaght O'Crilly Robin Clarke James Miller
Innisrush Youth Club Members, April 1974

Back Row: Hugh Bennett, Sammy Yorke, Raymond Ballantine, Junior Lennox, Ronnie More, Trevor Moore, Verner McCaw, Brian Moore
Middle Row: David Armstrong, John McGall, William Mulholland, Jim Ballantine, William Agnew, William McCaw, Alan Yorke, John Yorke

Front Row: Ann Henry, Hannah McGall, Letty Armstrong, Christine Whyte, Christine Henry, Rae Rowe, Pauline McGall, Maggie Yorke, Roberta Yorke, Doreen Agnew, Ena Bennett


Reverend James Miller, Robin, Clarke, James Armstrong
Tamlaght O’Crilly, Innisrush Youth Club, 1974
Innisrush Youth Club October 1974
Innisrush Youth Club
Innisrush Youth Club senior members on a weekend trip to Ballylough Youth Centre in Bushmills – approx. early 1970s.


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