Leitrim GAA Management Committee has decided and informed its clubs that its Coaching and Games Department will not proceed with the organisation and running of the 2020 Kellogg’s Cúl Camps. The reason for this decision is exclusively around concerns for the safeguarding of health for all that exists in the current COVID era.

While this is disappointing news for the clubs of the county who would have been the hosting venues for camps and ultimately for those who would have wished to participate, the decision is made in greater health interests of all concerned. Anybody who had previously booked on a Cúl Camp will be contacted directly via email from the GAA around the various options that are available to them at this stage regarding refunds. Any parent who wishes to purchase the 2020 Kellogg’s Cúl Camp gear may do so via Kellogg’s Cúl Camp website from next week forward.

If an individual club wishes to take on the responsibility to proceed with a Cúl Camp, later this summer, it may make a decision to do so, once it is compliant with National Cúl Camp Policy, has ensured that all of the issues that need to be addressed in the current health and safety protocol have been complied with and that it is signed off on by the Club and the County Committee and ensures that it run in accordance with the current guidelines. The County Coaching and Games Department will be available to give any advice or training of coaches that may be required by the club to set up such a Cúl camp, but will not run or supervise any such camp as would have been the case in our county in previous years.

In the meantime, we are confident that a programme of underage activity will be organised through CCC in accordance with the Return to Play Protocols, that will get us through the summer, and the Coaching and Games Department Personnel will be available to assist in the advice and delivery of any coaching programme that clubs may require advice on as they plan for return to play.