Camp Notes – 23rd. June 2014


Summer Party organised by the The Aughacasla National School Parents’ Association will be held on Saturday 28th June between 02:00 and 04:00 in Camp Community Field. Prices are €5 per child and €10 per family. Activities and refreshments will be available, a fun day for all. Everyone is welcome.


Down through the years Camp people at home and all over the world have shown a huge interest in the local history and heritage of the area in all its facets, physical, social, culture and rich archaeological features.   Of course Camp archaeological sites and other memorabilia are documented,  however there is also more information out there yet undocumented.  And so it is timely that we should set up a group, The Camp Heritage Society to work on ducumenting the local lore,  some of which is not in book or paper, and leave something that future Camp young people will have into the next century. Time passes quickly and with it too go, the memories, stories and knowledge, so please join us if you have any interest in this subject !  Many hands make light work !

A meeting will be held in early September to formally set up The Camp Heritage Society.  If you have an interest or have any ideas  –   Contact person(s)  Brigid O Connor – 087 2359304,  Martin Quirke – 087 9865964.


What a “homecoming” for Shane Finn on Saturday on the last run of his 12 day 12 Marathons which commenced in Dublin and finished in Dingle on Saturday. This amazing young man who took on the challenge in aid of Spina Bifida,Hydrocephalus Ireland, a cause close to his heart as his cousin Mary suffers from the condition ran up the steep incline at Gleann na nGealt,  like it was a casual jog.  People awaited at every village and cross roads in West Kerry to Cheer Shane on and even ran alongside him on his epic journey,  as he clocked up the 12 days,  flanked by his Dad Timmy cycling at his side.  On the last lap heading into Dingle, Shane was accompanied by a lone runner Mark Evans his business partner at WK Fitness Gym.  They arrived to tumultuous applause from the waiting crowds which were in the hundreds outside WK fitness Gym. Comhghairdeachas Shane and well done, you have surely sprinted into the World records for this wonderful achievement !!!


The death of George McClelland, Killelton, Camp, Dublin and The Isle of Man occurred last week. George was a larger than life character, whose entrepreneurial spirit was to take him to many parts of the world promoting Irish Art,  a hobby which he turned into a business in the early years of his life when he began collecting antiques for his shop,  which he opened in Belfast in the early 1960’s. George’s late wife Maura Scannell a native of Annascaul, who predeceased him 7 years ago was to bring him to the Kingdom and their home in Killelton, Camp was where Maura and George entertained their many many friends down through the years.  His daughter Cathy’s address to the congregation at St. Marys Church Camp was poignant and there were tearful moments in the church as she recalled George and Maura’s life and the love which they had for Camp and its people. In 1978 George presented an artist’s  icon of The Madonna and Child to St. Marys Church, Camp, a beautiful piece from his own personal art collection.  Fr. Joseph Geoff who assisted with Fr. John Buckley PP in the concelebration of the requiem Mass on Friday paid tribute to George, his best friend at The Nursing Home they shared over the past months. George was laid to rest in Camp Cemetary alongside his beloved wife Maura. Go ndéana Dia trocaire ar a anam. He is survived by his daughters, Anne, Cathy and Kerry, son George, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, extended family, relatives and many friends to whom sympathy is extended.


The Foley family, Curra would like to thank all who supported in any way, the Coffee Cake day held recently in their home in aid of The Jack and Jill Foundation.  E1800 was raised towards the foundation.


Tickets are available for the Camp Cash Cow Family Day out in Camp Community Sports Field on Sunday, August, 3rd. Please support our annual community fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward the Camp Sportsfield Development.


Annascaul v Dromid Match Report
Annascaul were away to Dromid Pearses recently and added two more points to their tally in the league table with a four point win.
Aidan Crean opened the scoring for Annascaul with a point in the opening minute. Annascaul dominated the first half and would have been disappointed not to have a greater lead at the half way mark with three attempts on goal saved by the Dromid keeper. However two points from Jason Hickson, a point from Emmet Kennedy and three points from James Crean saw Annascaul leading by five at half time, Annascaul 0-07 Dromid 0-02.
Points at the start of the second half from James Scanlon and James Crean were cancelled out by a goal for Dromid in the fifth minute which was replied by a pointed free from Jason Hickson. Dromid took over for the next ten minutes out scoring Anascaul by 1 goal and 3 points to a Jason Hickson free leaving the sides level with ten minutes to go. Anascaul showed character with 5 of the next 6 points being theirs through Emmet Kennedy, Eamonn Hickson, corner back David Clifford, Shane Foley and James Crean. Shane Foley secured the victory with a punched effort as time drew to a close. Full time score was Anascaul 17 points to Dromid 2-7.
Best for Anascaul were Eoin Curry on his first start for his team, James Farrell, Ger Farrelly, James Crean and Eamonn Hickson with the Man of the Match going to David Clifford.
Team – Tommy Pierce, Andrew Finn, Gearoid O’ Shea, Eoin Curry, Ger Farelly, Eamonn Hickson (0-01), Eoin O’ Neill, Emmet Kennedy (0-02), Jason Hickson (0-04,3f) Fionn Coakley, James Farrell, David Clifford (0-01), Aidan Crean (0-01), James Crean (0-05), Shane Foley (0-02). James Scanlon (0-01) for Andrew Finn and Johnny Deane for Aidan Crean. Great to see 8 men getting scores. Keep up the good work lads.

The Camp 10 mile Summer Trail Run will take place next weekend. Registration on Saturday at 11.00 am. Spectacular scenery, wonderful terrain and fine weather to continue, could you ask for more ! Enjoy. More information on Facebook Page.