Gaelic games continue to top the poll as the most popular sports played by Irish children, with seventy seven per cent playing either football (44%) or hurling/camogie (33%), according to a survey commissioned by Kellogg’s to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps.
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity which revolves around maximising enjoyment and learning the skills of Gaelic Games.
The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day and children can put into practice what they have learned. Over one thousand camps will take place in communities all over Ireland during July and August with 2,100 voluntary coaches giving over 30,000 hours of coaching to young children.
Speaking at the launch, Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Champion, Padraic Joyce said, “I am delighted to get involved with the Cúl Camps programme this year, while there were no such camps in my day, I have mentored and coached at camps in my own club, Killererin, and I have seen how the children’s skills can dramatically improve with expert coaching delivered in a safe and fun atmosphere.