Ceann Creige gear up for exciting year


Following on from a busy 2021, this year promises to be an exciting one for everyone connected with Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club.

The club have already started back in the schools and are keen to get new members at all age groups. Having developed strong links with Uddingston Grammar’s Shinty team, they have also been keen to arrange some challenge matches with some of the other local shinty teams and have promised to keep supporters posted about these events in future editions of The Irish Voice.

Several of our members have attending a hurling coaching course and the club was delighted to see some of its teenagers signing up to undertake this course.

A heartening development for the club has been the inclusion of some of its Senior Mens’ hurlers representing Lancashire in the National Irish Hurling League. Some of those same players will also take on Letterkenny Gaels Mens’ Hurling in a challenge match in Glasgow on Saturday February 19, at Clydebank Community Sport Hub at 5.30pm. Everyone is invited along to welcome Letterkenny Gaels to Glasgow and also support Ceann Creige, while being treated to some great hurling on display.

The Camogie team (above) were awaiting their fixtures from Camogie Britain as The Irish Voice went to press.

Meanwhile, plans for an Irish Cultural Day at Clydebank Hub on Saturday March 5 are gathering apace. The club is delighted to welcome East Belfast GAA club to Glasgow and is keen to have a shinty team along also. This event is a day for all the family, with food provided during the day. The club wishes to place on record its thanks to the Emigrant Support Programme, which has made this day possible.

Ceann Creige was also delighted recently to announce a partnership with A Lust For Life for 2022. A Lust For Life is leading the Irish wellbeing movement. The multi-award winning Irish mental health charity uses content, campaigns, events and programmes to facilitate young people to be effective guardians of their own mind and to be the leaders that drive our society towards a better future.

Their primary school wellbeing and resilience programme was launched in 2020 and aims to build resilience, increase wellbeing and enhance the emotional literacy of 3rd to 6th class school children. Through this programme, children develop a set of self-care tools that empowers them to understand their own minds as well as increase their confidence in taking care of their minds. To date the programme has reached a total of 500 schools and 21,500 pupils across Ireland and it is the charity’s aim, to reach every primary school pupil in Ireland with the Schools Programme by 2024.

“As a club we are aware that sporting performance is not just a physical endeavour, but also a mental one,” a spokesperson said. “We aim to promote and educate our members on mental health issues. To do this, it is key to align ourselves with those who have the knowledge and expertise in the field of mental health. We thank A Lust For Life for allowing us to display their logo on our training tops.”