Picture Gallery: Hoggie and a host of Cork stars passed on their hurling knowledge to 300 kids in the Glen

Picture Gallery: Hoggie and a host of Cork stars passed on their hurling knowledge to 300 kids in the Glen
Patrick Horgan pictured with his nephew Alex Twomey and niece Caoimhe McCarthy at his camp this week. Picture: Denis Minihane.

PATRICK Horgan and a host of the best hurlers in Cork passed on their knowledge to the next generation at a camp in Glen Rovers this week.

Micheál Forde, Glen Rovers, with Robbie O'Flynn. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Micheál Forde, Glen Rovers, with Robbie O'Flynn. Picture: Denis Minihane.

The ProCampsCork event ran for three days in Blackpool and attracted 300 young boys and girls.

An U6 group with Colm Spillane and Glen Rovers' Gearóid Mulcahy. Picture: Denis Minihane.
An U6 group with Colm Spillane and Glen Rovers' Gearóid Mulcahy. Picture: Denis Minihane.

As well as players from local clubs like the Glen, Na Piarsaigh and St Vincent’s, youngsters travelled from Youghal, Ballincollig, St Catherine’s, Bantry, Erin’s Own, Carraig na bhFear and more to take part.

Darragh Casey, Na Piarsaigh, (left) and Andy O'Sullivan, Youghal, in action. Picture Denis Minihane.
Darragh Casey, Na Piarsaigh, (left) and Andy O'Sullivan, Youghal, in action. Picture Denis Minihane.

Patrick Horgan, a certain All-Star after his stunning summer in Rebel red, recruited a number of his team-mates to help out including Seamus Harnedy, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Robbie O’Flynn, Colm Spillane, Shane Kingston, Luke Meade, Tim O’Mahony and Robert Downey.

Tim O'Mahony autographing a hurley for Gavin O'Callaghan. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Tim O'Mahony autographing a hurley for Gavin O'Callaghan. Picture: Denis Minihane.

Cork U20s Simon Kennefick and Ger Mellerick and Glen forward Dean Brosnan were also on hand along with camogie ace Leanne O’Sullivan.

Seamus Harnedy with Michael Tadgh Brosnan, Glen Rovers. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Seamus Harnedy with Michael Tadgh Brosnan, Glen Rovers. Picture: Denis Minihane.

The three Cahalane brothers, Damien, Conor and Jack, who is counting down to an All-Ireland minor football final against Galway, made their presence felt while Glen and Cork legend Tomás Mulcahy was a regular visitor as well.

Damien Cahalane with Darragh Morley, Erin's Own. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Damien Cahalane with Darragh Morley, Erin's Own. Picture: Denis Minihane.

Jerry Lynch Personal Training Centre and Sports Direct lent their support to the camp, which was expertly co-ordinated by Ashley Lovett, a classy forward herself with Ballincollig camogie team.

Cork hurler Robert Downey with Tadhg and Daithí Murphy and Cathal Downey, Ballincollig, at a camp in Glen Rovers.
Cork hurler Robert Downey with Tadhg and Daithí Murphy and Cathal Downey, Ballincollig, at a camp in Glen Rovers.

“It was great to see the enthusiasm from all the kids that took part.

“They love their hurling,” said Patrick Horgan after the last day concluded with an autograph session.An U10/11 group with Conor and Jack Cahalane.Picture: Denis Minihane.

An U10/11 group with Conor and Jack Cahalane.Picture: Denis Minihane.
An U10/11 group with Conor and Jack Cahalane.Picture: Denis Minihane.

Patrick Horgan with Joe O'Callaghan, Glen Rovers. Picture: Denis Minihane.

“The standard was very high and you can see the massive work that’s going on at underage level in all clubs at the moment.”

Cork camogie player Leanne O'Sullivan with the U8/9 group. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Cork camogie player Leanne O'Sullivan with the U8/9 group. Picture: Denis Minihane.

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