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Friday 24 October 2014

Kids set for to a Cúl time at GAA camps

Published 10/07/2014 | 05:26

With the hope of continued fine weather, Coiste Oiliúna - the Cork GAA Coaching and Games Committee - has got this year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps up and running the next two months.

Starting this week, over 95 camps will be taking place around the county, and finishing up on August 23. Last year, 9,400 children attended Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps, which indicates just how popular the camps are among the youth population between the ages of 6 and 13.

Speaking at the launch, Cork co-ordinator Noel Crowley outlined how the Cúl Camps provide boys and girls with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment, building friendships and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

"Children come to the Kellogg's GAA Cúl camps to have fun, to enhance their skills and to make new friends," emphasised Mr Crowley.

"At the camps they are supervised and coached by teams of highly trained and qualified GAA personnel, who have years of experience in organising and running GAA Cul Camps.

Cork GAA coaching officer Brendan Driscoll said the Cúl Camps, now in their third year, have been a very successful partnership with Kelloggs.

One of the highlights of any camp will be the visit of inter county players. This will be a key feature of the camps again in 2014, with players visiting camps for photos, autographs and to give some coaching tips to children. There's still plenty time to register for the camps, simply log on to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie for details of all the camps around the county.

Corkman

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