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To the point: Hockey ace William Redpath makes his debut for East Belfast GAA

To the point: Hockey ace William Redpath makes his debut for East Belfast GAA

William Redpath

William Redpath

William Redpath on hockey duty

William Redpath on hockey duty

To the point: Hockey ace William Redpath makes his debut for East Belfast GAA

A little bit of history was made earlier this week at Cherryvale Playing Fields when Bredagh faced the newly-formed East Belfast GAA in hurling's Betsy Gray Shield.

Belfast derbies are plentiful in the west and north of the city but this was the first that drew together clubs from the south and east of the Northern Ireland capital.

Not only that, but the game saw another first in the shape of William Redpath, who became the first player from a different sporting tradition to pick up a caman for East Belfast GAA, who were formed only in May.