From Monday to Friday last week Leahy Park was a hub of GAA activity in the town with the running of the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp. Seventy six eager boys and girls arrived early on Bank Holiday Monday dressed in their cúl camp gear ready to start what was to be a week of fun and games.
On Tuesday dual Tipperary Minor stars Bill Maher and Dylan Fitzell visited each group to talk about the great experience of playing for your county and encouraged players to listen to their coaches and perfect the skills of the game.
Wednesday brought even more excitement as Tipperary Senior Wing back Pádraic Maher arrived with the Munster Senior Hurling Cup, Munster Minor Hurling Cup and the Munster Intermediate Cup. Padraic brought the cups to each of the groups and each child had the opportunity to raise the Munster Senior Cup much to their delight and chants of up Tipp. Thursday brought a day full of sunshine and the normal training resumed it seemed summer had finally arrived!
On our final day the children decided that as it was so warm what better way to cool down then to have a water fight the camp became a playground for all including TJ and Timmy! It is fair to say that all both children and adults had a most enjoyable afternoon and as the time came to go home Cashel King Cormacs delivered ice-cream that was truly welcome! As always there are people to thank for the running of the camp. Firstly the Cúl Camp coaches who were fantastic all week and who gelled so well with all the children.
Thanks to our teens Laura, Celine, Colin, Jonathan and Ellen who helped out all week, Joan and Tina for lunch supervision, applying suncream and for taking the water fight in such good spirit. A special thanks goes to Eileen Moloney who worked so hard all week with tea breaks and making sure all areas used were left in perfect condition.