The 2010 Campa Chormaic was launched this year by hurling giant, Henry Shefflin and the rising star of Co Down football Martin Clarke at the Canal Court Hotel.
Now in its 6th year the Campa Chormaic was set up in memory of Tyrone footballer Cormac McAnallen who died of a rare heart condition. The Camp is aimed at 9-16 year old boys and girls and offers them the chance to learn Irish culture and language and participate in football, hurling and camogie.
2010 sees the Camp move into Co Antrim and Co Derry following the successful Co Down Camp last year.
‘Campa Chormaic was originally set up in Brantry, Co Tyrone and last year was the first time we had taken the camp outside of Tyrone. ’ Said Paul McAnallen.
’The Camp in Castlewellan was really successful and this year we are delighted to take the camp into Antrim and Derry for the first time, where we can replicate the successful formula of language and sport from the Tyrone and Down camps.’
’The Campa Chormaic has grown into an important cultural and sporting milestone in the GAA calendar in Tyrone, Down and now Antrim and Derry. I think it is a fantastic initiative and I am delighted to be able to give it support.’ Said Henry Shefflin.
The camp is aimed at young children aged from 10-16 and will run on the following dates:
Campa Chormaic Antrim (Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh) 9th – 13th August
Campa Chormaic Derry (Ardscoil Naomh Colm ) 5th – 9th July
Campa Chormaic Down (Scoil Mhaolmhaodhóg, Caisleán Uidhilín) 12th – 16th July
Campa Chormaic Tyrone(Áras an Bhaird, An Bréantar) 26th July – 13th August
For further information log onto www.campachormaic.com