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Learn Irish and GAA skills at the same time with Campa Chormaic

21 May 2013

Campa Chormaic was set up in memory of Tyrone captain Cormac McAnallen whose love of the GAA and the Irish language were two huge planks of his life. Summer camps offer teenagers the chance to learn the language and develop their GAA skills at the same time in a week long course. This year it's being held at St Colman's College in Newry from July 1-5 and in St Malachy's in Castlewellan July 8-12. There are language classes in the morning and skills activities in the afternoon. The course costs £45 and includes a kit.. The form is in the `Media` section of our website in the Downloads folder. Closing date for receipt of applications is June 15th

The orgnaisers write: ``Preparations for Campa Chormaic An tIúr agus Múrna 2013 are well underway at this stage. We are determined to build on the resounding success of our inaugural year in St Colman's College, Newry. Your child was an integral part of our week.

We are focusing our attentions on 11 to 16 year olds but we are flexible within reason if someone is happy for their child to take part with predominantly older kids.

As you know the camp encompasses  Irish classes and cultural enrichment in the morning, followed by Gaelic Games in the afternoon. At the camp staged at Violet Hill, Football (for girls and boys), Hurling, Camogie, Rounders and Handball are offered. 

The camp runs this year from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July - 10am to 3.45pm and children are required to bring their own packed lunch, snacks and water.

Head of History and Government&Politics in St Colman's College Eamonn Mc Evoy is the afternoon Sport Coordinator and we are delighted to announce that Eamonn is preparing a fun historical element to the morning classes this year in further tribute to Cormac Mc Anallen who taught this subject at St Catherine's, Armagh.

The camp costs £45 per child which includes a unique Campa Chormaic jersey as well as classes in the morning (taught by qualified Irish teachers), coaching in the afternoon (by qualified coaches) and also treated to insights into Inter County football provided by the likes of Stephen Kernan, Paul Mc Grane, Daniel Mc Cartan, Kevin Mc Kernan to mention only a few. 
These men are all giving of their time voluntarily.

We believe that £45 represents phenomenal value in challenging times. 

We are genuinely excited about the camp and are very grateful to St Colman's College for the provision of the outstanding facilities to us. We consider this an important strategic alliance.

You can download our 2013 application, print and send to address provided. Alternatively you may wish to send to St Colman's College (46 Armagh Road BT35 6PP) for my attention.

Many thanks for your continued support. We are very confident that the traditional values that Cormac stood for will be inculcated in your child throughout a fun filled week by a passionate and driven team of teachers and coaches.

Please do not be afraid to spread the word and feel free to send this email on to other potentially interested parties. First come, first served!