No Easter Bunny Just Frosty the Snowman 2013-04-08 16:00:00


No Easter Bunny Just Frosty the Snowman


All who partook in the Club Easter Camps are to be complimented on their efforts. Snowmen, Snowballs were the order of the days on the Football camp where 155 children had a ball (snowball). The coaches were outstanding in desperate conditions and fair play to all the children who spent three of the four days out learning new skills, playing games and having fun. On the Wednesday all adjourned to the club bar for Bingo, 20 Questions, Painting competitions, Singing competition, and Video`s were the order of the day. The Hurling/Camogie Camp where we had 90 children was held in milder weather still cold but no rain or snow, frosty went on his holidays this week.


                                                       It takes lots of planning and organising for the camps to be successful and to this end the following club people have to be thanked for all their hard work. Dick Fields who for years gets to work early organising and pre - planning the camps. Mary T Fields is there no end to her talents you name it Mary T does it from organising trophies to medic to registrar to preparing groups and teams and that's just part of it. Frank Downey his work starts weeks before the camps start registering children every Saturday morning in the club house all done with a smile on the face. On the first day of each week we have a registering committee down working their socks off registering the children Helen Fields, Mary T Fields and the main man Frank Downey. Paul Carroll the man with the posters every year never lets us down with plenty of fun thrown in for good measure. A big thank you to all the teachers in the primary schools who encourage the pupils to take part in the camps. Ms Turpin, Bayside Junior, Ms Redden Bayside Senior, Mr McCarthy Gaelscoil Míde, Mr King North Bay Project, Mr Hayes St Benedicts/St Marys, Mr Breathnach Scoil Eoin. All the school secretaries who collect forms from the pupils. Diarmuid McHugh club juvenile director and Tony Canning for presenting the trophies during the camps, the club chairman Liam Byrne for visiting the camps (when he was on new baby duty) Tom Clinton who never fails to come down and make sure all is in order and has being doing so for years fair play Tom. To Gwyn and Sinead Leahy, Antoinette and Emma Keogh who ran the shop like clockwork for the two weeks. Terry and Gerry were down to assist the ladies in the shop (two good lads). Mick and Aubrey worked like trojans no job too big no job too small all was done with a heart and a half. John Mannion and Gerry O`Driscoll both in charge of the Camogie & Ladies Football sections supported the camps with their visits.


John Roche was busy with the camera recording a video for the junior schools. John Carroll & Paul Carroll were busy clicking away and have some super action shots on the club website and the juvenile room window


                                         The following coaches did outstanding work during the camps, plenty of fun, good humour, and coaching skills were in abundance.


Paul McLoughlin, Donncha Butler, Josh Flood, Sean Boland, Tristan Ahern, Nathan Kidd, Jake Garnett, Conor Forbes, Aaron O`Mahony, Cian Williams, Sheodhna Ryan, Mark Byrne, Ross O`Brien, Zoe Dalton, Alice Byrne, Holly Prior, Noor Bakour, Emma Torsney, Alex Potter. Each and everyone a star.


The children were the most important people on the camps and were a credit to their parents/grand parents/guardian and themselves. All the children received a trophy for attending the camps and displaying their skills.


Fógra:- The club Mini Leagues are on every Saturday morning from 10am to 11.30am of the school year for children from 4 ½ years of age to 7 years boys and girls welcome.


Fógra Eile:- The club summer camps commence on Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July (Football). Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July (Hurling/Camogie). Camps start at 10am sharp each morning and finish at 2.30pm each evening.


In an effort to assist us in preparing the camps we are giving a reduction in the cost of the Summer camps for children who are registered before the Saturday 22nd June.


Cost of Summer Camps per child 55 euro reduced to 50 euro per week. Cost for two children 65 euro reduced to 60 euro per week. And cost for three children 105 euro reduced to 100 euro per week. ** Reductions apply if the children are registered before Saturday 22nd June.




                                                                         Máirtin Ó Nualláin

                                                                    Traenálaí an chumann

                                                                                 7th April `13.



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