White’s Cross GAA Vhi Cúl Camp Report

First and foremost a BIG thank you to the one hundred and fifty-two boys and girls who attended this year’s camp – they were excellently behaved and a pleasure to deal with.

Thanks to the Coaches and their Assistants who worked diligently and enthusiastically all week to ensure all participants benefited from the activities. Thanks to John Meade, Richie Sherlock, Brendáin Murnane, Paul Harte, Colleen Foley, Ruari Murnane, Edel Barry, Aileesha McElhinney, Martin Bracken, John Ramsay, Martin Reid, Laura Cahill, Kevin McNally, Sean Twomey, Jack O Driscoll, Luke Cambridge, Jennifer Hall, Ciarán Quain, Fearghal Reid, Dean Smith and Adam Bransfield. Thanks also to Marion Delaney, Ger O Driscoll, Michelle Whooley, Joan Twomey, Imelda O Keeffe and Catherine Docherty who assisted in various ways during the week.

A special thank you goes out to Marion Delaney who organised and financed that an ice-cream van visited the Camp on the final day and gave each child an ice-cream cone. It was a splendid gesture and something enjoyed by all present on a fine hot summer’s day – a welcome relief after the hectic week of activities!

Thanks very much to Upper Glanmire Community Association for the use of their facilities – the outstanding new sports hall is a credit to all involved, and a huge asset to our community.

Thanks to White’s Cross GAA members for their assistance – in particular thanks to Ray Donohoe, Martin Kelleher and Dave Buckley. Thanks also to the committee of the Juvenile Club for their support, many of whom are listed above.

Thanks to Mr Michéal Cremin (Upper Glanmire N.S.) for his assistance. Thanks also to Joe O Malley and Jane (in the school office) for their help and cooperation.

Thanks to our guest visitors to the Camp, Vhi Cúl Camp Ambassadors – Cork Senior Hurler Stephen McDonnell and Cork Senior Footballer Ciarán Sheehan. Two days after his visit, Ciarán, whilst playing with Cork against Kerry in Killarney, picked up a serious knee injury – we wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Both of these visitors held questions and answers sessions with each of the groups of participants, and obviously obliged with autographs!

Thanks to all who supported our Sponsored Blitz on the last day in support of the defibrillator which raised a whopping 1602 euro. This money will go to very good use in the purchase of this life-saving device to be located at the Upper Glanmire Community Sports Hall. Here’s hoping it will always be considered a great asset but one that never needs to be used…

Photographs from the week can be found on our facebook page. Click here to see these pictures and more will be added over the next number of days

Mo bhuíochas,
Conor Kelleher,
Cúl Camp Co-ordinator.