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ON Tuesday 31st May 2011 in the Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle, there was another historic night for  the Cumann Lutchleas Gael. Plans for the 2011 Down VHI Cul Camp supported by Club Down weere unveiled by Sean Mac Caisin, Down Youth Officer and County Cul Camp Co-Coordinator along with Conor O’Toole, Down Games’ Development Manager.

Guests for the evening were Seamus Walsh, County Chairperson, Seamus Ennis, Coaching Officer, Diarmuid Cahill, Bord na Og Chairperson, and Brian McGreevy, Club Down Chairperson.

Sean McCashin said, “We had 3300 children taking part last year over 8 weeks (Monday-Friday) in 42 Camps. This was spread out over the County from Newry to St Paul’s, Hollywood.

Age Groups

He added, “Down GAA with the support of Club Down, will once again be running nursery camps this summer. The nursery camps will be for children

At the launch of the Down VHI Cul Camp were (L to R) Catriona Rodger, Coach, Brian McGreevy, Club Down Chairperson, Conor O’Toole, Games Development Officer, Seamus Walsh, County Chairperson, , Seamus Ennis, Coaching Officer, Sean Mac Caisin, Youth Officer and County Cul Camp Cordinator, and Rachel Rice, Coach. In front are young players Luke McLaughlin, Saoirse Barbour, with James and Niall Rice.

who were enrolled in P1 or P2 from Sept 2010 – June 2011. The nursery camps will run from 10am – 12.30pm at a cost of £25 per child.

The Cul Camps will be run from 10am – 2.30pm daily and will be open to children who will be starting P4 from Sept 2011. The maximum age limit for the Cul Camp is 13 years. The Cul Camp will cost £35 per child.”

Aims for the children

*  To learn new skills

*  Make new friends

*  Be part of a group

*  Experience excitement / face challenges / involved in action

*  Show Discipline

*  To have FUN

The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.

The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.

On the last day of the camp a “blitz” will be organized to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.

ClubClub Co-Ordinator
4th – 8th JulyClan Na BannaRuairi Gillen
PortaferryStephen Powell
SaulPaul Fitzsimons
BallycranMary O’Flynn
TullylishNaill O’Dowd
Aghaderg/BallyvarleyPat McGrath
CarryduffLiam Doherty
11th – 15th JulyDromaraGerry Burns
BryansfordPaddy O’Higgins
ArdglassPaul O’Shea
BallykinlarDarren Killen
18th – 22nd JulyBallygalgetKieran Taggart
SavalAnthony Crozier
MayobridgePatrick Coulter
LoughinislandConor O’Toole
25th – 29th JulyCastlewellanRonan King
Darragh CrossMarcus Miskelly
KilcliefMary Clarke
DrumgathMartin McCaul
GlennOllie Conlan
LiatriomDan Morgan
BurrenDeclan McAteer
1st – 5th AugustClonduffAnita Brannigan
AnnacloneMarie Devlin
BallymartinColin Quinn
BrightOllie Bruke
St John BoscoMaria Fox
BredaghBernie Deigham
TeconnaughtDominic Mulholland
8th – 12th AugustSt Micheal’sEdward Mulgrew
DundrumPaddy Doran
LongstoneDamien Young
BallyhollandPaddy Savage
Newry ShamrockBrian Gorman
RostrevorConor Daly
15th – 19th AugustRGU DownpatrickCiaran Cunningham
WarrenpointAisling McGivern
St John’sCiaran Cahill
GlasdrummanJennifer McKay
DrumanessDamien McAvoy
22nd – 26th AugustSt Paul’sFearghal Eastwood
Newry MitchelsDeclan Carolan
Tommy McCoy


All cheques are made payable to the host club. You can book online at www.gaa.ie , DO NOT BOOK THE NURSERY CAMP ONLINE.

Payment can be made to the Club co-ordinato.

Contacts Details :

Sean Mac Caisin (Down VHI Cul Camp Co-Ordinator)

(02844851465 (H) 07759659088(M)

E-mail, [email protected]