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29 Sept 2022

Tipperary hurling manager Liam Cahill was star guest at Carrick-on-Suir summer camp

Tipperary  hurling manager Liam Cahill is star guest at Carrick-on-Suir summer camp

Caption: Children aged five to seven years old who took part in Carrick Davins GAA Club summer camp with coaches, Davins Intermediate player Aaron O’Halloran, Mikey Ryan from DKAM sports and special guest Tipperary hurling team manager Liam Cahill.

Newly-appointed Tipperary senior hurling team manager Liam Cahill dropped into Carrick Davins Club’s summer camp to present medals to young GAA stars of the future on the final day of its summer camp last week.

More than 50 children enjoyed the games, GAA skills sessions and matches run at the camp that ran at Davin Park between Wednesday, August 10 and last Friday, August 12.

Before presenting the camp’s young participants with medals, Tipperary manager Liam Cahill spoke to the children giving them advice on playing and training and answered their questions.

Each medal was engraved on the back to mark the centenary of the founding of Carrick Davins GAA Club, (1922 – 2022).

The Davins GAA Club is the only club in the world named after GAA co-founder and first President, Maurice Davin from Deerpark, Carrick.

The medals presentation ceremony was followed by a barbecue.

Davins GAA Club juvenile secretary and camp co-ordinator Antoinette Power thanked Mickey Ryan from DKAM sports, intermediate player Aaron O’Halloran and club secretary Niall Ryan for setting up games and keeping the children happy. They had help last Wednesday from Heather Morrissey, which was really appreciated.

She thanked Ann Power, who keeps the club spotless all year, and was a tremendous help during the camp and also Shelly Ryan, Morgan Butler, Lynsey Hackett and Daryl Walsh who did whatever was needed which included filling more than 200 water balloons.

Antoinette also paid tribute to Walter Whitty who provided the children with hot food last Friday and does so every year and Liam Cahill for taking time out to visit the camp “in what was a very tough week for Tipperary GAA, we are very grateful to him for making the time and the kids loved it”.

She concluded by thanking the children and their parents/guardians.

“The kids were great fun and everyone listened and enjoyed themselves in very hot conditions. It was great to welcome kids from other clubs in the town. This is what it is all about.”

Check out more photographs from the summer camp in this week's edition of The Nationalist now in local shops. 

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