This year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps got underway this week with over 130,000 expected to attend across 1,242 camps the length and breadth of the country.
Following the successful health and safety measures from last year, similar guidelines will be implemented and built on again. Many of the camps sold out completely within days or even hours of going on sale but limited spaces remain available at select locations.
The camps provide the perfect opportunity for children aged 6-13 to be physically active for the week while having fun with their friends. They also get to pick up the school bags and shirts that will be visible in towns and schools across the country for a year.
While camps in Ireland are beginning from today, there was a historic first in Dubai in recent weeks with the hosting of the first Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps in the United Arab Emirates. The camps proved a resounding success with 90 children attending. Abu Dhabi will also run a camp later this summer.
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on TG4 has also returned for a second season after last year’s hugely successful run.
The 6-week series on TG4 will also be available on the TG4 player TG4.ie, making the return to camp activity, both live and on-demand, available to everyone at home and abroad.
Hosted by Gráinne Bleasdale, the series includes skills, drills and segments from GAA experts including All-Ireland winning Dublin Ladies Football star Sinéad Aherne, Cork Camogie champion Linda Collins, Waterford Hurler Tadhg de Búrca, and Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy along with Galway Footballer Paul Conroy and Donegal’s Ryan McHugh.
Kellogg, now in its tenth year sponsoring the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, is running a nationwide on-pack promotion giving GAA clubs the opportunity to be in with a chance to win prizes worth €40,000.
GAA fans who would like to support their local club can pick up a promotional pack of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and Bran Flakes and nominate their chosen club on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/competition.
“After another difficult year for kids, today marks a real day of hope as the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps get underway,” said Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Ireland General Manager.
“The first day of camps always brings an air of optimism for the summer ahead and we are very proud to be involved in what is always a memorable week for kids. We also want to remind GAA clubs nationwide of the opportunity to enter the Kellogg’s on-pack competition. We saw first-hand the impact this had on last year’s winning clubs and how important these funds can be in the development of the club.”
“We’re delighted to be up and running with Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps,” added GAA Cúl Camps co-ordinator Charlie Harrison.
“Our games development teams right around the country have put in trojan work getting everything set up to ensure this year’s camps happen in a safe yet fun environment.” Everything is ready and we look forward to welcoming boys & girls from across the country to our camps.”
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