National blitzes for Development Squads

All three of Laois’ football development squads will be in action this coming Saturday August 17.

All three of Laois’ football development squads will be in action this coming Saturday August 17.

The U-15 and U-16 squads are in national blitzes and the U-14s in a blitz with other Leinster counties. The U-15s are playing in Fr Browne Avenue Portlaoise (old Portlaoise GAA grounds behind O’Moore Park) and Laois take on Louth at 11am and Down at 12.30pm.

The U-16s are travelling to Monaghan GAA’s Centre of Excellence in Cloghan, County Monaghan. Cloghan is located on the N2, between Castleblaney and Clontibret. Also taking part will be Donegal, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Mayo (A and B teams) and Antrim. Laois begin their day with a game against Mayo A at 11am. They will play a further two games at 12.15pm and 1.30pm with the opposition being dependent on the result of the first game.

The U-14s will be travelling to Offaly for their blitz, and at the time of writing the venue and draws have not been decided. All the other Leinster counties except Wicklow will be taking part in this blitz.

Setanta Hurling Camp 2013

Following last week’s very successful Setanta U-10/U-11 hurling and O’Mordha Óg U-12 and U-13 football camps, the 2013 U-12/U-13 Setana camp will take place from 10am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August in Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise (old Portlaoise GAA grounds behind O’Moore Park).

The camps include top-class hurling coaching, skill development, teamwork development and games. The cost is €30, and for this, each participant will also receive a Laois jersey.

Enquiries about the camp should be made to Laois GAA Hurling Games Development Administrators Ciaran Muldowney (086-8293008) or Andrew Kavanagh (087-1257517).

Cúl Camps 2013

Cúl Camps will take place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 3 in the following clubs:

Naomh Eamann; Borris/Kilcotton; Portlaoise; The Rock; Arles/Killeen

The Naomh Eamann and Borris/Kilcotton camps are for hurling; the camps in The Rock and Arles/Killeen are for football while the Portlaoise camp will cater for both codes. The camps cost €55 (bag and kit included, and a reduction for second or subsequent children in the same family or for those who have attended an earlier camp) and are open to primary school children aged 6 to 13 years

Further details can be had by contacting Laois GAA’s Cúl Camp coordinator Ciaran Muldowney (086-8293008) or the Laois GAA office (057 8660674).