In what should have been the dead of night on the eve of Day 4 of the White´s Cross GAA Cúl Camp 2012, the Camp Co-ordinator lay awake listening to the ferocious rain pounding off the roof at home. He contemplated how Plan B would be operationalised and the challenge posed of ‘housing’ 127 children in the one hall for four and a half hours! The following morning and the local news reported of major flooding around many parts of Cork city and its surrounds. The Camp Co-ordinator found himself having to turn back on his normal route to the White’s Cross venue, with the road impassable after the night’s rain. However the rain itself had eased off and the two camp venues were deemed playable. As it transpired the hall was not used at all for any of the groups on the day, as the weather swung right around – indeed that afternoon a ‘sos beag’ had to be taken to allow the children apply some sun-block! Indeed in the ten years of running the camp, White’s Cross GAA has never cancelled or postponed a day – long may this continue.
Highlight of the day was the visit of Cork Senior Hurler Lorcán McLoughlin. Having played at midfield for Cork in their narrow defeat to Tipperary on Sunday, Lorcán had lined out with his club Kanturk on the Tuesday in the Intermediate Hurling Championship, and with CIT in the Senior Hurling Championship on Wednesday, and still was good enough to come visit our camp on Thursday morning. Lorcán conducted a Q&A session with each of the groups before taking the pen out and signing his autographs on the new kits!
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