There is a history of the Gaelic Games in the Courtown - Ballygarrett area going back to the 1920’s.Réalt na Mara, which was based in Courtown,started life as a hurling club and competed on and off in the local championships for over a period of 40 years. Ballygarrett were more noted as a football club in the early years but around the 1940’s turned their attention to hurling and won District titles in the 1950’s.Réalt na Mara re-formed as a football club in 1979 and had immediate success,winning both the County Junior 'B' and Under-12 championships.
In 1982 the old clubs of Réalt na Mara and Ballygarrett amalgamated to form the present-day club. We are a strong dual club,fielding teams adult & underage in Hurling,Gaelic Football,Camogie & Ladies Football.
Our goal is to encourage all members of the community to participate in GAA related activities regardless of their background.To reward commitment and participation at all ages and provide encouragement and involvement to players of all abilities,whilst ensuring a safe and protective environment for children.
The GAA’s values are the heart and soul of our club. In every club around the world they are what connects us, what makes us unique and what attracts more and more players, members, volunteers and supporters.
Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without working together)