Last Monday the 10th of July, the second week of the Kellogg’s Cul Camp’s kicked into action with four camps taking place in Castleblayney, Inniskeen, Monaghan Harps and Emyvale. Similar to Week One, the numbers of children attending the camps continued to grow with the attendance at all four camps up from the previous year. In Castleblayney 202 boys and girls took part, there was 166 children in Inniskeen, a massive 219 children attended the Monaghan Harps camp while 193 children were in Emyvale.
The children got to experience the full enjoyment of a Kellogg’s Cul Camp with a full range of fun games and activities throughout the week. Each of the participants who attended the camps got an opportunity to play football, hurling, camogie, rounders and in some camps, handball.
On top of this county players Rory Beggan, Conor McCarthy, Barry McGinn, Ryan McAnespie and Conor Forde were coaching at the camps. It’s great for the children to come and learn from our county hero’s, which will hopefully inspire them to want to play for their county team in the future. Rory attended all four camps over the week, where he completed a number of different challenges against the children. This seemed to go down well with the children and it’s something to look out for at the remainder of the camps.
Monaghan Coaching & Games Development Committee would like to thank the host clubs for providing their excellent facilities and for supporting and promoting the camps. Furthermore they would like to thank camp co-ordinators, coaches, parents and children for their help in ensuring the camps were a success.
Five camps take place this week, starting bright and early this morning (Monday) in Truagh, Eire Og, Aghabog, Killanny and Ballybay. The kit and backpack for the ‘walk-ins’ will not be available until the end of August. This is due to such a large increase in the number of children attending the camps nationally.
The cost of the camp is €60 for the first child, €50 for the second child and €40 for every child after that. Each child received a free backpack, half zip training top and a Cul Camps jersey.
If you would like any further information about the camp please do not hesitate to contact county coordinator Paul O’Connor (086 837 4827)and he will be glad to help.
Please see below for a selection of photos from the camps last week.