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.
Hockey is normally the name of the game for the 31-year-old but he has made the transition from one stick-and-ball game to the other with consummate ease.
Introduced off the bench in the second half of the game - which Bredagh won comfortably - the South Antrim player certainly didn't look out of place, belying the fact he only took up hurling four weeks ago.
He has already proved his versatility by lining out in the full-back line in training before switching to corner-forward for his debut.
Redpath's day job in east Belfast was the catalyst for his switch to Gaelic games, although he fully intends to combine his hockey career with hurling going forward.
He is employed by Youth Action NI, and much of his work centres around encouraging youngsters to look outside their traditional boxes and explore cultural pursuits that they might normally consider alien.
Fittingly, that's precisely what he did himself when opting to try a new sport after initially meeting East Belfast GAA secretary Dave McGreevy with a work hat on his head.
One thing led to another and, after a brief introduction to hurling, the rest is history after making his first appearance for the club against Bredagh.
He thoroughly enjoyed the experience and some of the trappings which accompanied the game at Cherryvale.
Redpath said: "It was the first GAA match I've ever attended - even as a spectator - and I absolutely loved it.
"I really enjoyed the tradition which surrounded the game, like the fact each player, including subs, had their name and shirt number announced before the game to rich applause - I thought that was a lovely touch."
Redpath's smooth transition from hockey to hurling was facilitated by some core elements of both sports, although there are significant differences - such as notably fewer rules in the latter.
He added: "Playing up front, I found myself making the same runs that I would make on the hockey pitch like dragging the defender out of position and then making space for myself.
"There are lots of cross over in that sense, so I really wanted to put myself about and I think I managed to do that. Physically it was very hard and, while the game is shorter than hockey by 10 minutes, there was a lot of physical contact throughout.
"The opposition was hard but fair and my team-mates helped me a lot with positioning as it's much more fixed than hockey and it's important that you stay where you are supposed to be.
"As regards the future of cross-community stuff that might go on, I think the club has made it clear that everyone is welcome and I have felt nothing but encouraged and supported.
"My hope is that others from different backgrounds see that and are then less anxious about giving it a try, and I can guarantee that they won't regret it."