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.
The ProCampsCork event ran for three days in Blackpool and attracted 300 young boys and girls.
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.
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.
Cork U20s Simon Kennefick and Ger Mellerick and Glen forward Dean Brosnan were also on hand along with camogie ace Leanne O’Sullivan.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”