Down VHI Cul Camp 2011 Is Launched At Burrendale

st 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 [caption id="attachment_24480" align="alignright" width="400" caption="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."][/caption] 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.

Club Club Co-Ordinator
4th – 8th July Clan Na Banna Ruairi Gillen
Portaferry Stephen Powell
Saul Paul Fitzsimons
Ballycran Mary O’Flynn
Tullylish Naill O’Dowd
Aghaderg/Ballyvarley Pat McGrath
Carryduff Liam Doherty
11th – 15th July Dromara Gerry Burns
Bryansford Paddy O’Higgins
Ardglass Paul O’Shea
Ballykinlar Darren Killen
18th – 22nd July Ballygalget Kieran Taggart
Saval Anthony Crozier
Mayobridge Patrick Coulter
Loughinisland Conor O’Toole
25th – 29th July Castlewellan Ronan King
Darragh Cross Marcus Miskelly
Kilclief Mary Clarke
Drumgath Martin McCaul
Glenn Ollie Conlan
Liatriom Dan Morgan
Burren Declan McAteer
1st – 5th August Clonduff Anita Brannigan
Annaclone Marie Devlin
Ballymartin Colin Quinn
Bright Ollie Bruke
St John Bosco Maria Fox
Bredagh Bernie Deigham
Teconnaught Dominic Mulholland
8th – 12th August St Micheal’s Edward Mulgrew
Dundrum Paddy Doran
Longstone Damien Young
Ballyholland Paddy Savage
Newry Shamrock Brian Gorman
Rostrevor Conor Daly
15th – 19th August RGU Downpatrick Ciaran Cunningham
Warrenpoint Aisling McGivern
St John’s Ciaran Cahill
Glasdrumman Jennifer McKay
Drumaness Damien McAvoy
22nd – 26th August St Paul’s Fearghal Eastwood
Newry Mitchels Declan Carolan
Tommy McCoy
PAYMENTS All cheques are made payable to the host club. You can book online at , 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,]]>