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Dundalk FC Fyffes summer camps kick off

// 4 Jul 2019

UPDATE (30 July): Please note our two remaining camps, in August, are now full.

The popular Dundalk FC Fyffes summer football camps have kicked off for 2019.

The first of four weekly camps – which have been held every year since 2007 – is taking place in Oriel Park this week.

Open to boys and girls aged 6-14, each five-day camp is based on structured coaching sessions with qualified coaches and lots of fun challenges and games – designed to ensure every child leaves with lots of great memories, having made new friends and learnt something new.

Each participating child will also receive a full camp kit, certificate of completion and a football, plus they will get to have a meet and greet session with some Dundalk FC first team players.

Today the first intake of kids got to meet Lilywhites stars Seán Murray (below), Seán Hoare, Stephen Folan, Jordan Flores and Gary Rogers, who signed shirts and had photos taken with the kids, who themselves got to chat to some of their Oriel Park heroes.

Places are still available for our next three camps, which will run from 22-26 July, 12-16 August and 19-23 August. The camps run from 10.30am – 3pm daily.

Dundalk FC community officer Liam Burns, who runs the camps, said: “We are delighted to host another season of Dundalk FC Fyffes summer camps at Oriel Park for 2019.

“The place comes to life every summer with lots of kids having fun, getting active, enjoying their football and interacting with kids from different social backgrounds. It also gives the kids a great opportunity to interact with their first team heroes to create memories to last a lifetime.”

Fyffes marketing manager Emma Hunt-Duffy said: “As an outlet for parents to keep their children occupied and active while school’s out for summer, the camps have proven to be a great way for local kids to keep fit and healthy, improve their football skills and most important of all – have lots of fun with their pals.”

Priced at €80 per child, with €15 off any subsequent weeks, registration can be made by calling into the Oriel Park office (Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 5.00pm) or by phoning (042) 933 5894.

Photos: © Ciaran Culligan