What is a Gaelic Football Camp?
St. Patrick’s G.F.C. will host a Gaelic Football Camp (often referred as “Cul” Camps because “cul” in Irish or Gaelic means goal) which are, the official summer camps of the Gaelic Athletic Association (“GAA”). The camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 15 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity & games. The Camp is designed to introduce boys & girls to the thrills and excitement of Gaelic football. Whether a child is experienced or never played Gaelic Football before, the camp is designed to provide a rewarding and fun time.
These camps are held in every county in Ireland as well in the United States and many other countries where Gaelic sports are played.
St. Patrick's Gaelic Football Club’s annual golf scramble is fast approaching. Join us on Thursday, May 23rd, for golf, prizes and good cheer at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield, followed by a presentation banquet dinner & silent auction at The Field Bar & Restaurant in Black Rock. The suggested donation is $150 per player, $600 per foursome, and $50 for dinner only, which includes a three-hour open bar and live band. Contact Donal Reilly (203-482-0602) for more information.
This was St. Pat's second game of the season, and coming away with a victory wouldn't be easy.
St. Patrick's started of very well with a fine score after only a couple of minutes from Seamus McGovern. Rockland then found their stride and scored the next few points, St. Patrick's, just like last week, found it difficult to score even though they created many scoring opportunities. Rockland was now letting the ball do the work, and found it a lot easier to get scores than St. Pats. They were able to hit the net twice in the first half, the second coming from a 40 yard free that found its way to the net on the stroke of halftime.
Halftime score was Rockland 2.05 to St Pats 0.03. At halftime St. Pats made a few positional changes, which seemed to get the forward line going. With Danny Quinn coming into his own at mid field, St Pats started to take some very good scores. With man of the match Kyle Shilling doing a great job defending Rockland's most dangerous player, all of a sudden St. Pats were back in this game.
Despite a goal and a few points from Aidan McCormack, St. Pats just couldn't pull back the lead Rockland built up in the first half. The more these lads train and play together the better they are going to get, and who knows, they could get their first win at Gaelic Park next Sunday before the Connaght Championship game between Leitrim and New York.
Final score St.Patricks 1.08 Rockland 2.10.
Next Sunday St.Patricks v Rangers @ Gaelic Park, Throw In 10.00 am
Any questions or concerns, please email or call Paddy Coyle @ 203 526 2412