SUMMER CAMP 2013

The Downs will host a Kellogg's Football Cul Camp from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. Click on image above for more details.  

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps National Launch Day

Once again the National Launch Day of the Cúl Camps in Croke Park turned out to be sunny and warm - a hopeful foretraste of what is to come in the summer.

The Launch was attended by an tUachtarán Liam Ó Néill and Mangaing Director of Kellogg Ireland Jim McNeill.

The children of Scoil Thomáís, Laurel Lodge were joined by players Padraig Joyce (Galway), Rory O'Carroll (Dublin), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Louise Galvin (Kerry), Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone)

 

Jim McNeill / Speech:

Launch of Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps, 2013:

Uchtarán, Ladies and Gentleman thank you all very much for joining us this morning for the launch of the 2013 Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps, here in Croke Park.  As a long suffering Westmeath man my days in Croke Park are few and far between, so it is always nice to have an extra opportunity to make the journey to Croke Park.

I would like to thank Liam O'Neill for his kind words this morning and they are echoed by our experience. We came on board as the title sponsors of the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps in 2012 - this was our first official partnership with the GAA and we have found the experience for our business and our brands, to be exceptional.

Through our combined promotional efforts last year we saw a surge in camp numbers of 6% with over 82,000 children participating in over 1,000 camps nationwide.

From a Kellogg's point of view the partnership has worked brilliantly and we are delighted that families have latched on to the €5 discount available on packs of Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, during the run up to the camps.

 We have carried out research with parents before launching the camps this year and it is encouraging to learn that 85% of parents believe that the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps offer ‘good value' for money at €55 per camp. The price of the camps will remain the same this year and once again a €5 discount is available on special packs which are available in store now.

I want to thank our Kellogg's Cúl Camp Champions who are with us today - we are delighted to be supported by such inspirational athletes -

  • the legendary Padraic Joyce who has surpassed most footballers by playing Inter County football for over 15 years
  • Tyrone's Captain Stephen O'Neill, who despite a short and temporary spell in retirement now leads his County team
  • Three time All-Ireland winner Ursula Jacob.. who joins us as an ambassador for a second year in a row and who I know takes an active role in coaching at Cúl Camps in her native Wexford
  • Noel McGrath a stalwart of the Tipperary hurling team
  • Louise Galvin, who as you know is a true dual player and when not playing football for Kerry - she is shooting hoops elsewhere
  • And last but by no means least; we have another player with dual skills Dublin's Rory O'Carroll, who will be hoping that he can help bring Championship success to Dublin when the season kicks off. ..

I want to thank all of our Kellogg's Cúl Camp Champions for joining us here today to launch the 2013 programme.

I know that they will all be supporting the camps and working with children within their own communities and we hope that with their support and the support of the 2,100 voluntary coaches involved nationwide, that we can grow our participation numbers even further in 2013.

Thank you