Busy month for Blarney GAA

Premier Intermediate Championship Blarney 0-24 Ballinhassig 2-12 Well done to all players and mentors involved in the Premier Intermediate Championship win over Ballinhassig in Ballincollig. The lads showed great skill and determination to win the first round game. P Hallissey; E Mullane, P O’Leary, C Power; A McEvoy, J Jordan, P Philpott; B Ahern, M Coleman; S Crowley, R Murphy (Capt), M O’Leary; K Costello, D Hanlon, S Barrett. Subs: P Power for E Mullane (35), P Crowley for M O’Leary (48). M Coleman (0-10, 0-7 frees, 0-1 65, 0-1sl), S Barrett (0-5), P Power (0-3), R Murphy (0-2), J Jordan, S Crowley, K Costello and D Hanlon (0-1 each).

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps is Ireland’s biggest children’s summer camp, and this year, with over 150,000 children taking part across Ireland for a week of fun, friendship and sport.Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan said, “The growth of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps has been one of our great success stories with an 8 per cent increase in attendance year on year in 2018 alone.” The survey of 1,000 parents, carried out to mark the launch of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, exposed the fact that nearly 60 per cent of Irish parents do not know the recommended daily amount of physical activity their children should have, with a third believing 30 minutes is adequate. New research reveals a fifth of Irish parents can’t afford to get their children involved in sport with almost a third, (31 per cent) of parents saying that they just don’t have the time to bring to take them to training or games. As a consequence, worryingly, 66 per cent revealed that their children rely too heavily on technology, with YouTube and TV being the biggest culprits even though nearly all parents surveyed (86 per cent) agree that excessive use of technology has a negative effect on their children. A place on a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps costs €60 for the first child, €55 for the second child, €45 for the third and subsequent children. In the North, the cost is £50 for the first child, £45 for the second child, £40 for the third and subsequent children. This year the Blarney GAA Cul Camp will take place from the 1st – 5th of July on club grounds. Registration details will be advertised closer to the event.

Club na nOg Blarney/Rathpeacon U10s hosted Aghabullogue in hurling last Saturday. Well done to all the players who endured tough conditions to put on a great display of hurling. Blarney/Rathpeacon Under 9s played Douglas in hurling last Saturday in Douglas and performed admirably. Blarney/Rathpeacon U8s hosted Inniscarra in a football blitz on Saturday, winning 8 out of 9 games – tough conditions but great performance and brilliant support as ever. Well done to all our Club Na NÓg teams who are having great fun so far this year and while the older teams have been playing games against other clubs the younger teams are having great fun in our wonderful facilities at home in Blarney. Well Done to all involved Club Beag. Thanks to all the parents and children who came down to Club Beag on its return. It was our first session for 2019. We had a great turnout with 35 boys and girls enjoying the session. We will be back again on the 11th of May and we hope to see you all there.

On Sunday May 5th Kevin O Donovan ran on Blarney GAA’s pitch to raise awareness and funds for Cork Deaf & Parkinsons Ireland. www.idonate.ie/corkmile2019 for anyone that wishes to donate

Best of Luck Craig! Current Junior B Hurler Craig Sykes will run the Cork Marathon in uniform with an additional 14kg of kit to raise funds for his cousin’s daughter, Heidi Patterson. From all in the club, we wish Craig the very best and support where you can.

We are delighted to again support this years Pieta House Darkness Into Light. Last year 1,023 people registered to attend the Blarney event and raised €30,439 to support vital services. This year the event takes place on Saturday 11th of May at 4.15am, departing from club grounds.