Busy month at Blarney GAA

Well done to our U14 Footballers who qualified for Féile competition (held in Ballincollig) recently by beating Mayfield, Passage West & Whitechurch in the qualification rounds. The boys were unlucky to lose to a very good Caha Og side (amalgamation of Adrigole and Glengarriff) on the day. The Boys are now looking forward to representing the Club at the hurling Féile in early June where Blarney will be one of the host clubs.

Car Boot Sale “A most enjoyable day, very well run Boot Sale. Very helpful stewards.” Michael Anthony speaking at our May Bank Holiday Monday Car Boot Sale. Our next Car Boot Sale takes place on Monday 3rd June. The club grounds open at 7am for sellers. NO BOOKING REQUIRED – just show up on the day! Please note – gates close for sellers at 10am. Traders; Car €15 and Van €20. Patrons €3 Only assistance dogs allowed.

Blarney / Rathpeacon Club Na NÓg is thriving at the moment with great action on the field for all our young stars. On April 27th Blarney / Rathpeacon Under 9s had great wins against Macroom in football and enjoyed the fruit afterwards! Blarney / Rathpeacon U10s also played Glanmire on April 27th with some great football on display from both sides, well done to all the players. The boys also played Mallow on June 2nd in Mallow, some great hurling on display, well done to all the players. Finally, the U10s travelled to Douglas for a hurling blitz, and a great day had by all the kids which included a crossbar challenge, tug o war and a run up the hill to finish it off, thanks to Douglas Gaa for the fun day. See https://bit.ly/2W9XZq3 for loads of great pics. On June 4th Blarney / Rathpeacon Under 9s took on Blackrock’s hurlers in Church Road on Saturday. A good standard of hurling shown and great endeavour by all players. Blarney / Rathpeacon U7’s enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of football in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on June 4th. The sun was shining and a great day was had by all. The lads are making great progress in both hurling and football. Thanks to the 28 lads that played and to the coaches and parents for their continued support. Last Saturday saw another great outing for the U8 lads in Donoughmore against Lee Gaels, Donoughmore and Grenagh. Unfortunately Na Piarsaigh had to pull their 3 teams at short notice and after a bit of tweeking, by our hosts, we got going and had a very enjoyable (cold) morning.

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. A 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 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. This year the Blarney GAA Cul Camp will take place from July 1st – 5th on club grounds. Registration details will be advertised closer to the event

Blarney/Rathpeacon under 11 footballers brought a panel of 25 players to the John Kerins memorial tournament in Mayfield one Saturday morning in May, the other teams in our group being Mayfield, Brian Dillons and Whitechurch. First up it was Mayfield at 11am. After a close first half Blarney/Rathpeacon took the lead early in the second half and won in the end. Next it was Brian Dillons and again Blarney/Rathpeacon pulled away in the second half winning by a couple of points. The final game was against Whitechurch. After a great game with our neighbours we won by a single point in the end surviving a second half rally by Whitechurch. We finished top of the group and have now qualified for the finals in Pairc Ui Rinn on the 15th of June. Well done to all the players, coaches and parents. Thanks also to our opponents for three great games. This really is a special group of lads who are working hard in training and most importantly having fun while learning. They’re all looking forward now to Parc Ui Rinn in June

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