Cúl Camps Return Backed by New TV Programme

It looked at one point as likely as hitting a sliotar to the moon but it has now been confirmed that the GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camps are to take place this summer and to be boosted by a new TV programme on TG4 to get warmed up in advance.

The camps themselves will start on July 20th with with the GAA Cúl Camp TV programme airing from June 29th.

This first phase of camp activity will be broadcast Monday to Friday from 10.25 to 11.00am and repeated at 5.15pm from June 29th to July 17th.

It will also be available on the TG4 player making the return to camp activity, both live and on demand, available to everyone at home and abroad.

The GAA Cúl Camps series will be produced by Waterford based Nemeton TV, and presented by Gráinne Bleasdale.

The series will include skills, drills, games, nutrition, and wellness segments that will appeal to all the family from multiple All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie and Football star, Rena Buckley, Dublin hurler Liam Rushe and former Donegal footballer star Kevin Cassidy.

Recent developments with the Government and GAA roadmaps, and extensive planning relating to health and safety, mean details for this year’s camps have also been confirmed.

In line with the Safe Return to Gaelic Games Document, children will be welcomed back to club venues around the country from July 20th.

A list of all venues will be confirmed on the Cúl Camp website on Monday, June 22nd when bookings reopen. It is likely to be bigger than the stampeded you would expect for an All Ireland Final ticket.

Over 4,000 people had pre-registered for 2020 camps and have been offered a place or a full refund.

Since 2006, 1,389,539 children have participated in the Cúl camps programme including over 156,000 children and nearly 6,000 coaches in 2019.

“I am delighted that we are in a position to confirm plans around arrangements for our 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps and acknowledge all of the work that has taken place in recent weeks in an effort to get us to this point,” said GAA president John Horan.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone and we have had to revisit what are the most successful underage camps run by any organisation, anywhere.”

“We were determined to run the camps this year and while they have to be organised differently, I hope the essence of what they represent will still shine through.”

“We are delighted the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are going ahead this year with the exciting addition of bringing it to people’s homes on the small screen,” added Kelloggs Ireland Manager Ruth Hughes.

“We are very excited to be working with the GAA and Kellogg’s on this initiative and to be giving the next generation of children the opportunity to improve their GAA skills from home,” concluded TG4’s Head of Sport, Ronán Ó Coisdealbha.

“The GAA Cúl Camps television series, along with our Campa Cúla4 programme will form a one-hour block of television each morning which will entertain and educate children with action-packed activities during the Summer.”

It is brilliant news and will be welcomed in homes around the country.

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