Ballymac Plans for Coiste Na nÓg Cúl Camp 2017

Ballymacelligott GAA Club looking forward to summer and the Kellogg's Cúl Camps.
Ballymacelligott GAA Club looking forward to summer and the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps.

Ballymac GAA Club will host the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp for girls and boys from July 31st to August 4th on the main pitch in Ballymac.

The camp is aimed at providing boys and girls – between the ages of six and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays. The activity revolves around maximizing enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

Games Based Approach to Coaching: Improving Technical Skills and Decision Making

Two workshops will take place over the coming weeks with the dates and venues listed below.

The workshops will be practical sessions focusing on developing and improving player’s technical skills and decision making through various types of games.

The sessions will be delivered by former Kerry footballer and current Kerry South U-16 manager Sean O’Sullivan.

The sessions will be aimed primarily at coaches working with teams from U-12 up to senior level. One session will take in Killarney and the other in Tralee and the same session will be delivered at both venues with a cost of €5 per coach.

Monday, February 20th at 7.30pm in Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee; Monday, February 27th at 8.30pm in St Brendan’s College Sports Hall, Killarney.

Workshops for U-6 to U-12 coaches will take place in March, with the first session planned for March 13th.

Details on these will be available over the next week. For any questions please get in contact with Donal Daly @

Registration Evening

The first registration evening took place last Friday. A second registration night will take place on Friday, March 3rd from 7.30pm to 9pm.

The annual membership cost is €40 for the first child and €25 per additional child of the same family.

Family membership is €175. Registration forms can be downloaded from the club website at and may be completed beforehand or alternatively will be available on the day.

We welcome new players for 2017. If you require further information please contact: Coiste na nÓg Registrar, Robert Harris at 087 20 53 532; Secretary, Dave Slattery at 087 22 01 042 or Chairman John Rice at 085 72 47 993.

U-14 Boys Training

Training will commence on Monday Feb 6th at 8pm on the New Astro Turf Pitch at the Green School, and will continue there for the month of February.

Faoi 8/10

The academy is due to start for both the U8’s and the U10’s on Sunday the 05th of March at the usual time of 11.00am on the main pitch.

U-6 Boys And Girls

Our U-6 boys and girls will start their year on Sunday, February 26th in St Brendan’s Hall, Ballydwyer at 11am. All players please bring gum shields, water and indoor runners.

Goal-Keeping Course

 Tralee Town Board is organising a Goalie Course for U-14 and U-16 players. There are still spaces for those interested in taking part. The course is run over five nights. It should be of great benefit to those who play in goals and also for coaches.

Thanks to the the board for the organisation and we hope it benefits all those taking part.

The Goalie Course for both U-14 and U-16 squads will begin this Wednesday, February 8th at 6pm at Kerins O’Rahilly’s Pitch. Please ask those taking part to be there at 5.45pm

Gary Kissane is in charge of the course. It will run for five weeks in total each Wednesday night. Each night it will be run in one of the clubs of The Town Board as follows:

Wednesday, February 8th at 6pm: Kerins O’Rahilly’s; Wednesday, Februay 15th at 6pm: Austin Stacks, Connolly Park; Wednesday, February 22nd at 6pm: John Mitchel’s; Wednesday, March 1st at 6pm: Ballymacelligott and on Wednesday, March 8th at 6pm: Na Gaeil.

Referee In Service Course

With the new playing season fast approaching we wish to take stock of the refereeing scene in the county. Please ensure that your nominated referees are available to act. Referees must attend at in service course on either of these dates: February 14th in Dr. Crokes Clubhouse at 7.30pm

February 21st in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 7.30pm. The in-service applies to both football and hurling referees who have been trained.

An information night for new referees will be held separately later in February. We will also be working with Coiste na nÓg in the recruitment of new people.

It is expected that all clubs should have a nominated one active referee for both senior and under age games.

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