Gaeltacht Scholarships

St Peter’s GAA Club Warrenpoint will award three Gaeltacht scholarships of £100 . An oral examination will take place in the clubrooms Mary Street on Wednesday 14th of June at 7-00pm. The scholarships are open to any resident of St Peters Parish Clonallon and families of members of Cumann Pheadair Naofa who have not received a scholarship from any other source.

National Hurling Development Manager visits Warrenpoint

Hurlers young and old thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the visit to Warrenpoint of Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager on Friday night. Martin himself a former Hurler with Kilkenny was also part of Brian Cody’s coaching staff for eight of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland winning teams and has gained wealth of knowledge, experience and success along the way. Martin’s enthusiasm for our national game was evidently clear to see for everyone on Friday evening.

As part of his visit Martin spent time with our coaches and players from U6 to senior, as well as sharing many anecdotes and stories along the way of his times with Kilkenny, coaching various teams and well-known players of the game, he passed on some excellent advice and tips to the many Hurling coaches that showed up throughout the day. His jovial and relaxed approach proved to be very infectious with a big turnout eager to learn the secrets of successful coaching.

Everyone who turned out on this beautiful evening were full of praise for of Martin and his eagerness to see everyone enjoy and improve their hurling and coaching skills, as a thank you for coming to Cumann Pheadaír Naofa, club secretary Ann McCormick along with Hurling Chairman Damien McConville made a small presentation to Martin.

Hurling coaches attend Successful Hurling Development Pathway

With Martin Fogarty only having just left Warrenpoint on Friday evening, it was off to Downpatrick for the launch of the Hurling Development Pathway. This was an initiative started by our very own Senior Hurler Tom Daly who now sits on the county board in his role as the Down Hurling Development Officer.

The day was facilitated by two guest coaches, Paudie O’Neill, Chairman of the National Hurling Development Committee and Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager, two of Irelands leading figures in the promotion of Hurling Development.

Cumann Pheadaír Naofa had four coaches in attendance at a packed-out event, with coaches from every Hurling & Camogie Club in Down also attending. The day consisted of a presentation from Niall Coulter, who has over the years analysed the failings of Down Hurling teams at county and club level and as such put in place a plan that all clubs should follow in order to develop their players from U6 through to senior level.

In the afternoon Paudie O’Neill and Martin Fogarty took the sessions outdoors to demonstrate their philosophies on coaching with the county U14 & U16 Development squads. This was an extremely informative and success event and it’s hoped that Hurling in Warrenpoint and Down will once again see happier and more successful times.

Cumann Pheadair Naofa Kelloggs Cúl Camp

The Cumann Pheadair Naofa Kelloggs Cúl Camp takes place from Monday 14 August until Friday 18 August and participants are strongly encouraged to register early for the camp.  Participants can register at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Forms will also available be available soon. Children in the Nursery Camp, which is open to children commencing P2 and P3 in September 2016, cannot be registered on line.

To facilitate Cúl Camp registration, Club Cúl Camp Coordinator has arranged for registrations to take place at underage training sessions in the coming weeks.

The Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps, which has become one of the most popular summer camps throughout the island of Ireland, continues to provide an excellent opportunity for kids to participate in Gaelic Games in a safe environment. Each child who attends the Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp will receive gear which includes a jersey and a training top in the Down colours in addition to a school bag.

U12 Hurlers receive new jerseys

Once more WBR Credit Union showed that they are truly at the heart of the people of Warrenpoint and the wider surrounding community with sponsorship funds that were donated to the Hurling section of Cumann Pheadaír Naofa used to help fund the purchase of a much-needed set of jerseys for the clubs U12 Hurlers. The recently received jerseys were presented to Cumann Pheadaír Naofa U12 Manager Dermot Donnelly along with Gerry O’Neill (Cumann Pheadaír Naofa Senior Committee), John Corrigan (WBR CU) and three of the U12 players Oran Murney, Mickey Keohane & Ruairí McIntyre