New Rebel Óg games programme from August 22

New Rebel Óg games programme from August 22
Rory Noonan, chief sub editor The Echo and Jennifer Mullally , Clayton Hotel with Seean McEntee and Ruairi O'Donovan , representing Valley Rovers under 14 team , October winners at the Rebel Og annual awards sponsored by The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Cummins sports, ( award sponsors) in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partners at the annual awards banquet.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

REBEL ÓG coaching are proposing to coordinate a revised games programme for all clubs in the county with teams from U8 to U11 in August and September.

A spokesperson for Rebel Óg coaching said: The following are our proposed dates: Saturday, August 22, hurling; Saturday, August 29, football; Saturday, September 5 and 19, hurling and Saturday, September 12 and 26, football.

We will re analyse the situation in mid-September and may allocate another round of fixtures for October, if we deem it safe to do so.

Groups will be based geographically and matched according to numbers.

Clubs will be in groups of four, where they will play each of the other three teams in their group, in each respective code. This will help limit the mixing of community groups while still providing a games programme.

Games days and times: U8 and U9 games to start at 9.30am and U10 and U11 games to start at 10.45am.

As the fixture format will be worked out and where numbers match up, the same clubs will play at all four age groups from U8-U11 or just at U8 and U10 level as is the case with a lot of clubs.

Children and clubs have been hugely progressive with online training and skills challenges etc during the lockdown but this format allows the opportunity to play games.

Meanwhile they have also announced details of new Kelloggs Cúl Camps venues for 2020.

The camps will commence from July 27 and are strategically placed to allow boys and girls (aged between six and13) from all areas of the county the opportunity to attend.

With more than 20,000 children attending in 2019 in Cork, the camps are extremely popular.

County Games Manager, Kevin O'Callaghan outlined that due to Covid-19, many clubs have opted not to run camps in 2020.

He said that Games Development Administrators have taken on the roll out of camps across the county. He also pointed out that spaces are limited and booking is online only.

All necessary protocols in relation to sanitation will be adhered to in line with the return to play protocols already in place for GAA activities.

Places are now open and booking is available on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie Demand is expected to be high so people are advised to book without delay.

Venues include: Mayfield, Lisgoold, Argideen Rangers, Mallow, Skibbereen, Inniscarra, Kilbrittain, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Newmarket, Castlehaven, Donoughmore, Kinsale, Glanworth, Macroom, Clonakilty, Ballymartle, Glantane and Kilmurry.

All regions are due to return to action next weekend, with the first round of the minor hurling championship due to take place on Wednesday, July 22.

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