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In Pictures: A huge crowd and great craic at the Ballylinan Cul Camp

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There was a huge crowd at the Ballylinan Cul Camp last week as more than 100 boys and girls came together to hone their skills.

This camp was coordinated by Donie Brennan, Emma Lawlor and Erone Fitzpatrick – with the latter guiding us from group to group to grab some photos.

There were ten groups in total with coaches Ross Bolger, Sophie Moore, Oisin Byrne, Aine Lacey, Jenny Murphy, Simon Hartnett, Sarah Larkin, Siobhan Kaye and Orla Hennessy in charge of this football camp.

The rain held off for our visit on Friday as the main pitch and the juvenile pitch behind it were a hive of activity.

But as this is a Cul Camp in the middle of a pandemic, the children, coaches and coordinators are operating accordingly.

Strict designated drop off times and dressing rooms not being open are among two of the key changes to previous years.

While there was also a new arrangement in place to facilitate taking photographs – with social distancing measures in place.

Indeed there is an historic element to it all as the children will remember a Cul Camp experience like no other.

However, when the whistle goes and the fun and games start, there was no real difference to previous years.

Next week, the Cul Camp action continues as Mountrath, Graiguecullen, The Heath, Portlaoise, Barrowhouse and Killeshin are the venues.

Check out all the pictures from Ballylinan below:

Brothers Eamon and Aaron Kaye

SEE ALSO – Check out more photos from this year’s Cul Camps here

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.