In 2007 North Down celebrated their sesquicentenary in style on the field as winners of the Premier League and Challenge Cup. And off the field they climaxed their first 150 years with a Gala Dinner attended by Sir Everton Weekes.
The final act of celebration for 2007 was to record the history of the Club from its foundation in 1857 to the triumphs of 2007.
After over two years of painstaking and obviously both stimulating and rewarding research, club stalwart Ian Shields has produced a memorable book chronicling the progress of the Club over the years; and not just the Club's successes but failures too.
All, of course, set in the context of a wider history but at the same time focusing on the people who played their part is shaping the club's development the club over the years.
The 177 page hard back book, which is beautifully produced and illustrated by numerous photographs throughout, was enthusiastically received by both club members and guests at the formal launch at The Green.