Friday, 21 August 2015

Photos from St. John's G.A.A. Club Academy Monday 17th - 21st August 2015

St. John’s G.A.A. Club Academy continue to shine

St. John’s G.A.A Club Academy held a very successful 5 day Club Camp for 6-13 year olds held in Stenson Park from Monday 17th – Friday 21st August last, writes Michael McGee.

Despite some heavy showers that fell over the week it did not dampen the spirits or the enthusiasm of the St. John’s young future stars. Following on from the much lauded 11 week programme organised by the club for the U-6’s to U-10’s which ended in June the club organised the Camp for its young players. With the support of the Sligo G.A.A. Boards Coaches namely Liam Og Gormley Sligo G.A.A. Board Development Officer, Pat Kilcoyne along with county stars Ross Donovan & St. John’s own County Star Eoin Flanagan expertly giving excellent coaching in Gaelic Games. The camp was deemed an outstanding success according to club officials with over 70 kids participating.

Kelly delighted with Camp success
The Club’s Juvenile Chairman Fergal Kelly expressed his delight with the overall organisation and the huge numbers taking part.

 “It was absolutely brilliant, we couldn’t have expected the turnout of players that attended. We are delighted with the coaches involved from Liam Og Gormley and his staff of Coaches Pat Kilcoyne, Benny Kenny, Ross Donovan all assisted greatly along with our club coaches. I would like to thank the Co. Board Coaches with our club coaches for giving such great coaching and guidance throughout the week.”

Chairman praises Sponsors Seamus & Nuala Flanagan and Club Secretary John Reilly
Without the sponsors this week wouldn’t have happened. Seamus & Nuala Flanagan have been loyal supporters over the past number of years. Their son Eoin helped out with the Coaching as well. It was great for the children to see the intercounty players on the same field as they trained. I would also like to thank John Reilly who guided the camp the whole week and kept control over the week’s activities which ran so smoothly. He would also agree that the children were well behaved and are a credit to their families for the way they behaved themselves added Kelly.

In summing up the Club Chairman said “it was a fantastic week for the children. They got five days of brilliant coaching. They have increased their football skills and social skills and above all they had fantastic fun.”

Dara Fleming & Shane Egan coaches with some participants

Pauric Hansbury & Cathal Jordan Club Coaches with the young players

Tammy Gwynne, Elana Nevin & Aoife Kelly with their young stars

Cameron & Danielle Keaney Coaches with the club's young Academy players

Coaches Eoin Flangan Senior County Player, Pat Kilcoyne Sligo G.A.A. Board & Ross Donovan Senior County player

The Top Officials Niall Gordon & Ray Henry Snr Joint Chairmen of St. John's G.A.A. 

Fergal Kelly St.John's Juvenile Chairman, Niall Gordon Joint Chairman, Pat Kilcoyle Sligo G.A.A. Board, Ray Henry Joint Club Chair, Eoin Flanagan and Ross Donovan Sligo County Stars

Niall Gordon, John Reilly, Anne Kelly, Martin Keaney, Ray Henry & Fergal Henry

 A "Kean" ey affair Cameron, Martin & Danielle

Cathal Jordan,Cameron Keaney,  Shane Egan, John Reilly, Danielle Keaney, Elana Nevin, Tammy Gwynne, Aoife Kelly, Dara Fleming & Pauric Hansbury

Group photo of the club coaches

Ray Henry, Liam Og Gormley, Kyle Burns & Eoin Flanagan

The sponsors Seamus Flanagan and son Eoin Sligo G.A.A. Star

Group photo

Pat Kilcoyne, Eoin Flanagan, Fergal Kelly receiving sponsorship cheque from sponsors Seamus Flanagan, Ross Donovan, Ray Henry, Martin Keaney & Liam Og Gormley

The club's glamorous ladies Majella Maxell, Bernie Egan & Marie Lyttle

Fergal Kelly, John Reilly, Gerry Quinn, Cathal O'Loughlin & Shane O'Meara with some young players

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