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GAA unveil plans for the 2020 Cul Camps

The GAA have announced new plans for the staging of the 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps.

The camps themselves will start on July 20 with a new GAA Cúl Camp TV programme airing on TG4 getting kids warmed up from June 29.

This first phase of camp activity will be broadcast Monday to Friday from 10.25 to 11am and repeated at 5.15pm from June 29 to July 17.

It will also be available on the TG4 player making the return to camp activity, both live and on demand, available to everyone at home and abroad.

The GAA Cúl Camps series will be produced by Waterford based Nemeton TV, and presented by Gráinne Bleasdale.

The series will include skills, drills, games, nutrition, and wellness segments that will appeal to all the family from multiple All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie and Football star, Rena Buckley, Dublin hurler Liam Rushe and former Donegal footballer star Kevin Cassidy.

Recent developments with the Government and GAA roadmaps, and extensive planning relating to health and safety, mean details for this year’s camps can now be confirmed.

In line with the Safe Return to Gaelic Games Document, children will be welcomed back to club venues around the country from July 20th.

A list of all venues will be confirmed on the cúl camp website on June 22 when bookings reopen.

Camp times may be altered in selected venues due to the current circumstances.

Morning: (09.30 to 13.30), Mid-morning: (10.00 to 14.00) and Afternoon: (14.30 to 18.30)

These options will be clearly outlined on the camps website and details on specific camps safety protocols will be shared with all those registering for camps.

The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps kit is a huge part of our camps with mass appeal among primary school children all around the country and beyond.

Given current circumstances, camps schedules may be reduced in certain counties which has prompted the GAA to pursue the option of making kit available for sale for children who may not get the option to participate in the 2020 camp programme.

For the over 4,000 people who had pre-registered for 2020 camps, they have been contacted with three options; 1) a full refund 2) a delivery of kit and a refund of the remaining amount or 3) priority for a place on one of our re-scheduled camps.

To allow for all health and safety measures, capacity at certain camp locations and venues may be reduced this year and in some instances demand for places will outstrip availability. Early booking is strongly advised.

GAA President John Horan welcomed confirmation of details for the 2020 camps.

He said: “I am delighted that we are in a position to confirm plans around arrangements for our 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps and acknowledge all of the work that has taken place in recent weeks in an effort to get us to this point.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone and we have had to revisit what are the most successful underage camps run by any organisation, anywhere.

“We were determined to run the camps this year and while they have to be organised differently, I hope the essence of what they represent will still shine through.

“I’d also like to acknowledge the support of long-term partners Kelloggs for their ongoing support and also TG4, who will play a central role in the first phase.”

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