St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 089-4440124
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St. Colmcilles High Performance camp

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The 2022 High Performance Programme for Boys aged 13-15 was a roaring success

Sponsored by local business – Walsh Gibbons – Accountants and Business Advisers, participants were exposed to a number of aspects of High Performance and each and every participant took so much out of it.

Day 1 saw Armagh and Crossmaglen Footballer Oisin O’Neill take the boys through a typical Armagh training session.  Meath S&C GDA and GPO, Barry Teather and Caolan Reilly tested the boys strength and agility on Day 2, explaining the key aspects needed for performance and gave them some typical exercises.   Local Fitness Instructor Ant Morgan was the star of Day 3 taking the lads for a yoga session and a detailed but practical talk on Nutrition and how it fuels performance.  This was an interactive session and some really searching questions were asked.

The inspirational  Ryan Cinnamond took the boys for a session on resilience, and captivated the audience on his own journey and how the loss of limbs did not curtail his life or his dreams.  There was hardly a dry eye in the house as Ryan had the group eating out his hand.  Finn Hartford from Meath GAA also went through a video analysis session, looking at key performance indicators and had participants analyse some clips themselves

Every day had a mini blitz also to keep the legs moving and minds sharp but our final day was brought to a rousing end when 8 time Celtic Cross holder and renowned goal scoring machine – Kevin McMenamin sat down with the boys, set them many challenges and objectives and gave us all an insight into the machine that was the 6 in a row Dublin team

Camps like this do not happen overnight and are the conclusion of weeks and months of hard work.  A special mention must go to Conor Brennan, club GPO who worked so hard to pull all the strands together and camp assistants Liam Stafford and Adrian Kavanagh who kept the watching eye over everyone !!

Our sincerest thanks to Walsh Gibbons for their generous support of the camp – each participant went home with a foam roller and bands courtesy of our sponsors and these will prove very useful for everyone as they go through their own High Performance journey in years to come

We are working on a specific High Performance programme of Girls which we hope to have in place for the October holiday !!