WITH GAA clubs throughout the country finally back in action, it’s been full steam ahead for Scotland’s only Hurling and Camogie club, Ceann Creige.
The club has been busier than ever since the easing of lockdown restrictions with its Senior Men’s team (above) making their competitive debut in Leeds recently. They showed great strength and character to record a 3-12 to 1-15 victory over Yorkshire Emeralds in the All Britain Hurling Shield, Round 1, which is all the more remarkable given that they didn’t even have the chance to have a full contact training session prior to the match. The team now look forward to welcoming Liverpool Wolfe Tones to Clydebank Hub at the beginning of July for Round 2 ahead of the semi-finals and final weekend in Birmingham in mid-July.
The team is actively exploring options for more games in the reminder of 2021 and particularly 2022 and are looking for new players, coaches, a management team and sponsors. Please reach out if you can help in any role or know of someone that can.
Ceann Creige’s Camogie team have been training hard and recently welcomed a mix of Shinty and Camogie players to play a mixed rules match. The girls have more games planned post summer, so keep an eye on the club social media pages for more information.
The youth section of the club has been holding its first ever summer camp, which has welcomed more than 40 children and young people and allowed Ceann Creige to ‘the closest partnership in history between the GAA and the Camanachd Association at youth level’ according to Peter Mossey, Chairman of Scotland GAA. The camp has taken place, in part, as a result of a partnership with Ceann Creige and Conradh Na Gaeilge Glaschu and the club hopes this camp will be the first of many.
Ceann Creige will also be launching a new three-year development plan in 2022, after the completion of their first plan between 2019-2021, and are looking for any ideas or new volunteers to get in touch.
You can keep up to date with Ceann Creige’s progress, or indeed get involved with the club by visiting their website: https://ceanncreige.ueniweb.com their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CeannCreige or following them on Twitter: @ceanncreigeclub