The camp will run Monday to Friday (beginning Monday 12 Aug) 10am – 2pm each day. What better way to keep the kids active (and out from under your feet). The last camp before back to school, don’t miss out!!!!
Folks reminder that registrations for our Cul Camp will close this Friday 9th Aug. The camp runs next week Monday 12th August- Friday 16th August 10am-2pm each day.
This camp is open to boys and girls from ages 6-13 and they will play all Gaelic games Football, Hurling and Camogie. All children registered to the camp will receive a cul camp kit (jersey, half zip and kit bag) as well as a week of quality coaching delivered by our county coaches.
Online registrations only and more details can be found at the link below
So we are halfway through the week of our Gaelic football camp and so far the weather has been kind (although it could be nicer) and the children have been fantastic playing our games.
So far this week we have had a couple of special guests as well. On Monday Nóra Ní Mhuirí from local charity STEPS came in to have an informal chat about mental health awareness.
On Wednesday we had Chris Collins (Derry Games Development Manager) come in to discuss the amount of sugar found in some of our favourite energy drinks and snacks. I think everyone was pretty shocked by some of the results. Everyone at the club are so appreciative to you both for coming in to deliver some important messages. Thanks very much.
A special word also to our guest coaches who have been fantastic as well Benny Heron, Paul Gunning and Christy Sheerin. As well as our own club coaches who give up their time to ensure that the camp is a huge success. Without your help the camp would not be the success it has been.
So we are three days down and two to go!!! Lets hope for a little sunshine before the week ends.
The time has almost arrived for one of the highlights our coaching calendar the St Canice’s GAC gaelic football camp!!!
A huge thank you to everyone that has registered with us, our numbers once again are terrific and we are really excited to get the next week underway.
Please find below some details regarding the camp
Camp will run from 11am-2pm each day.
Registrations will begin on Monday from 10.30am (please ensure your child is there by 10.45am so we can begin the camp on time at 11am)
Under 6’s (Primary 1 &2’s) the camp will run from 11am-12.30pm each day for you. We ask that parents stay with their children during these times. On Friday it will be slightly longer due to giving out the jerseys.
All children from primary 3 upwards are to bring a packed lunch and drinks that will last them throughout the day. (we are aware of some nut allergies so if we can refrain from sending snacks with nuts)
Children should dress accordingly for the weather. So maybe send some warmer clothes as well as their playing kits. If its forecasting to be hot and sunny make sure to apply sunscreen in the morning
If parents can come onto the pitch at 2 o clock to collect your child we can make sure no one is running across the car park at a busy time.
On Friday 21st June St Canice’s Primary School rounded off a great year by winning the Aaron Devlin Memorial tournament.
After winning all three of their group games they progressed to the quarter finals were they overcame a good Ballymcguigan side.
In the semi final they outfought a dogged Ardboe team, with the game headed towards injury time up stepped Padraig O Kane with a point to send the lads into another final.
In The final against Anahorish the lads showed great determination to come back from two points down in the final minutes to secure victory. First of all Cahair O Neill raced onto a ball over the top of the defence to drill the ball into the corner of the net. From the resulting kickout Paddy Higgins won possession and created a great point to secure the win.
Congratulations to all involved for what was a great year for the school team, and to Mr Tracey for the hard work throughout the year.
A huge congratulations to St Canice’s Primary School who were crowned the All County Champions 2019.
On a night were playing conditions were far from ideal the lads served up a treat of football against some formidable teams. First up in the quarter finals the lads came up against a very well drilled Anahorish primary school team and the lads managed to get over the line by the slimmest of margins. In the semis they played a Faughanvale team buoyed with victory over Mayogall in their quarter final game. the game was in the balance at half time but the boys pulled away in the second half to reach the final.
The final itself was a nerve wrecking experience for the large crowd in the Owenbeg stand. The opponents were a very good Holy Family Primary side who came though the other side of the draw. The first half was a very close affair but it ended with St Canice’s two points down at the break. The second half was a roller coaster, St Canice’s battled back straight away but Holy Family regained the upper hand to extend the led to 6 points. But a Cahir O Neill goal halved that lead and that was followed by a Daithi McCloskey goal to tie the game. With the seconds ticking down and chances at a minimum a high ball into the Holy Family box was punched in again by Daithi McCloskey. The resulting kickout was the last act of the game. A great game that had it all, and the scenes from the lads at the final whistle will live long in the memory of these young men.
Congratulations also to Gaelscoil Neachtain who competed in Division 2 Championship. They played a very strong St Eoghans Moneyneena in the quarter finals, and unfortunately fell just short of the win. Losing by a single goal. The boys battled hard and will no doubt be back here on the big stage again soon. Maith thú lads
Everyone here on behalf of the club would like to congratulate all our schools on the marvellous achievements they have made this year. We look forward to seeing everyone progressing through our teams over the summer. The future is looking very good. Magpies abu