Sum­mer Camp fun

Water­grasshill United’s 12th an­nual sum­mer camp is big suc­cess

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page - Bar­bara O’Con­nell

WATER­GRASSHILL UNITED re­cently held their 12th an­nual Ross’s Cen­tra sum­mer camp at their Ske­hanagh Park grounds. The week-long camp was open to boys and girls from aged 5-14 and it was a huge suc­cess.

This year 152 kids en­joy a fun-filled camp in fan­tas­tic weather which al­lowed them free ice creams and wa­ter bal­loon fights.

The camp was or­gan­ised by the club and it’s their big­gest fundraiser. The funds will go to­wards the regis­tra­tion for the School­boys League teams for the new sea­son, in­sur­ance, and the con­stant im­prove­ment of the Ske­hanagh Park grounds.

The camp was run by com­mit­tee mem­bers Richard Cole­man, David Ho­gan, and Joe O’Ke­effe and su­per­vised by out­go­ing vice-chair­man Robert Knaap.

The camp was a great team ef­fort with help from coaches, Sarah Barry, Ken Beechi­nor, Gary Pren­der­gast and U15, U16, U17 play­ers Sean O’Driscoll, Lee Flana­gan, Dan Den­nehy, Christy Gra­ham, Owen Des­mond, Stephen O’Toole, Sean Des­mond, An­drew Des­mond, Ceadan Ho­gan, David Cum­mins, Kee­lan O’Sul­li­van, Chris O’Ma­hony, Cor­mac Line­han, Kieran McCarthy, Conor Gowen, Gearóid White, Han­nah Healy, Kay and Maeve Shee­han, Leane Lof­tus, who all took on coach­ing roles through­out the week which was great for the kids.

The goal of the camp was to get the U15, U16, and U17 play­ers in­volved and get them in­ter­ested in coach­ing and hope­fully sign them up for FAI kick­start cour­ses.

The camp has been sup­ported and spon­sored by Ken Ross from the lo­cal Ross’s Cen­tra, since 2006.

The camp at­tracts play­ers from the Water­grasshill, Glenville, Leam­lara, Bartlemy, Lis­goold and Rath­cor­mac and pro­vides them with a safe and fun en­vi­ron­ment for the week.

Cork City Women’s FC and Water­grasshill United are or­gan­is­ing an­other three-day camp from Au­gust 14-16 at Ske­hanagh Park. The cost is €35 for three days for boys and girls aged 8-14.

If you pay for camp be­fore Au­gust 11 will re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary foot­ball.

You can sign up on­line on http:// www.corkc­i­ty­wom­ camps/

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

Broth­ers, Cor­mac and Ciaran Line­han show off their skills at the Water­grasshill United, Ross Cen­tra soc­cer camp, at Ske­hanagh Park.

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

U7 player Ciaran O’Dono­van makes a fine save dur­ing the Water­grasshill United soc­cer camp.

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

Mem­bers of the U7 team en­joy­ing them­selves at the Water­grasshill United soc­cer camp.

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

U11s, Gearoid Gub­bins, Cian Mc­Grath, Ciaran Line­han, Ryan Lof­tus, Ryan Power, Rami Gharib, Zach O’Sul­li­van, Co­ran O’Neill, Jack Gaffney.

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

U7s James Mur­phy and Dar­ren Cahill prac­tice their drib­bling skills.

Pic­ture: Jim Cough­lan

Conor Kear­ney, Jack Gaffney, Ben O’Cal­laghan, Joshua Lavoie, Cian Mor­ris­son at the sum­mer camp.

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