Roscommon GAA are delighted that 2016 has been a record year for the Kellogg’s sponsored GAA Cúl Camps in Roscommon.
County Coaching Officer Sean Kilbride said: “This year’s Cúl camps were a huge success with a final attendance of 1,718 children attending the camps. This constitutes an increase over two years of 500 children. We had 1,200 participants in 2014 and today we reached a record total of 1,718 children taking part.”
Speaking at the conclusion of the Cúl camps in Roscommon Willie Hegarty, the Roscommon GAA Games Manager thanked his own staff, the Games Promotion Officers in the county, Proinsias Killian, Peter Carney and newly-appointed Padraic Mitchell. “They made a fantastic effort as did our part-time coaches. Another key aspect of the Cúl camps was the opportunities we provided to the 45 3rd level students who were employed as coaches. I was heartened by their attitude and ability to connect with the children under their care. They were fantastic. Finally, I’d like to thank all the venues in the county that hosted the camps”.
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games
Activities are game-based – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to: optimising learning, enhancing friendships, improving physical and psychological well-being and promoting school and club links. This year Roscommon achieved all of that!