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The Academy runs every Saturday from 1 to 2 pm in Cherryvale. 

Lead coach is Jack Anderson (07557473986)


On Saturday 15th October 2011, nearly 90 children took part in the launch of Bredagh’s Paudie Butler Academy of Hurling and Camogie at Aquinas School Hall.

The Academy is a specifically designed play programme for boys and girls from ages 4-8, helping them learn the multiple skills of hurling and camogie in a healthy, safe and enjoyable environment.

The GAA's Director of Hurling, Paudie Butler, was delighted with the attendance and impressed with the range of skills and determination of all involved, saying, "Bredagh GAC are to be commended on this initiative, which is designed to attract children not just to the games of hurling and camogie but to enjoy an hour of exercise and fun.”

As Paudie stressed in his opening talk, a key part of the Academy is the involvement of parents as coaches, mentors and helpers. One of the standout memories of the launch for the chair of Bredagh’s hurling committee Eamonn Mulvenna was "to see all of the parents taking part so enthusiastically as encouraged by Paudie’s and George’s orders. We hope to see much more of that enthusiasm and involvement over the next few weeks.”

Bring your hurl and helmet and if you don’t have one, we have some.

All are welcome: anyone in the local area who would like to help out or get involved in a coaching capacity. No experience necessary but be prepared to get involved!!

Have a look at the photographs taken on the first day of the Academy here.

And the fun continues for the boys and girls throughout 2012.  See some more pictures here.