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Craobh Rua Camlocha Hurling Club Notes

Craobh Rua Hurling Club encourage anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of our Club Activities to speak to an under age mentor or Committee member. We will be happy to give all appropriate support to any individual who wishes to become involved in our activities.

Important Information For Coaches

Please  see below a list of Safeguarding and Foundation Courses taking place over the next few weeks.

Registration for the Safeguarding is done on the night of the course and pre-enrolment is not required.

Certs for this will be issued on the night. The cost is £10 per coach.

Registration for the Foundation Courses must be done prior to the course.

In order to do this you need to register on and then go into the particular course you are attending and enrol.

Certs will then be issued for the Foundation direct to the email address you use for your initial registration. The cost is £15 per coach.

A group of young Craobh Rua hurlers who participated in the recent U9 Hurling Blitz
A group of young Craobh Rua hurlers who participated in the recent U9 Hurling Blitz

Safeguarding Workshops

Sunday 17th February in St Peters GAC Lurgan at 10am

Monday 25th February in St Patricks GAC Cullyhanna at 7pm

Tuesday 26th February in St Patricks GAC Cullyhanna at 7pm

Wednesday 27th February in Belleek GAC at 7pm

Friday 1st March in Whitecross GAC at 7pm

Friday 8th March in Dromintee GAC at 7pm

Friday 15th March in Keady GAC at 7pm

Foundation Awards (with direct link to course after you have registered on the portal)

Saturday 2nd March in St Peters GAC Lurgan at 9.30am

GAA0UF1228 - St Peter's

Saturday 2nd March in Whitecross GAC at 9.30am

GAA0UF1232 - Whitecross

Saturday 9th March in Dromintee GAC at 9.30am

GAA0UF1233 - Dromintee

In relation to the Foundation and Safeguarding Courses please note:

Attendees only need to register onto the portal for the Foundation part of the course.

Once they do this they can then enrol on the Foundation.

For the Safeguarding part of the course this is not required.

Nutrition Seminar

Thanks to all who attended the “Nutrition : Relationship to Sports Performance” Seminar.

All in attendance found it informative and thought provoking. Míle buíochas to all involved with organising and delivering the event.

Senior Hurling

Pre season training this coming Tuesday night 8:15pm  & Thursday night 8:15pm at the clubhouse.

For noting: The Armagh Hurling Championship dates  Semi Finals : Last Week in July and  Championship Final: 2nd Weekend in August.


Under 9 Blitz

Some of our Underage hurlers participated in the Under 9 Blitz at the Dundalk Institute Of Technology (DKIT) on Sunday just past. It was a  great mornings hurling. Our young hurlers participated in six games in total.

Míle buíochas to all who helped with ensuring our young hurlers had an enjoyable sporting mornings games.

Underage Coaching

Training for Under 14 and 16s has resumed on Thursday nights in St Pauls Highschool from 6:30 to 8pm. All information  will be conveyed through management. Anyone wishing to help in a coaching or support capacity with our Underage Activities is welcome to approach a team coordinator or Committee member to discuss. We welcome any support or help with all our club activities.

Minors: Training Thursday night, meeting at club 8-15.

Our Underage Coaching Schedule  Arrangements are as follows

Monday night in St. Paul’s High School Green Road Bessbrook   for all primary school ages Primary 1 - 7.


Rua Ógs  (Primary 1 & 2) - In Assembly  Hall

Under 8 1/2 - (Primary 3 & 4) in Gymnasium Hall

Under 10 1/2 - (Primary 5 & 6) in Sports Hall

Under 11 1/2 (Primary 7) in Sports Hall

Teams will also be notified through text lists and parents / guardians are asked to also keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further details.

Current Underage Coaches & Coordinators

U6 Orla McCaul & Majella Bradley

U8 John Kelly & James McCartan U10 Joe McEldowney & Sean Cunningham

U14 Fiachra Bradley & David O’Brien

U18 Paul Cunningham

Helmet Recycling Scheme

Our club has commenced a a Hurling Helmet Restoration & Recycling Scheme. We would ask anyone with hurling or Camogie helmet that they no longer use to leave them  at our Clubrooms on any Tuesday or Thursday evenings. The scheme under the guidance of Paul Cunningham hopes to restore helmets to a safe and appropriate standard so that they can be reused. It is a worthy scheme and we urge all to support it.

Fixture: Under14 Feile Round 1

Home match on Sunday 3rd March

Craobh Rua v Cu Chullains

Important Date For Your Diary

Cúl Camp – confirmed week of 22nd July

Under 8 & Under 10 County Blitz

Craobh Rua will host an all County Under 8 & Under 10 Hurling Blitz on Sunday 2nd June. The first all County U8/U10 Blitz will take place in Killeavy on Sunday 28th April.

Armagh GAA club draw 2019

The club draw tickets are now available. 4 monthly draws, over 100 prizes, total prize fund over £90,000. First draw march 2019. Price £100 .Any member who wishes to purchase a ticket should contact a Committee member. £80 of every ticket sold (after minimum sales target reached) goes directly to the Club.

Support Your Club, Support Your County.

Coiste / Committee Meeting

Next meeting Monday 18th February

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