A function was held in Kinsale Community School recently to launch a new coaching initiative in this progressive school. The clubs that provide players for the school hurling teams have combined together to provide a coach to help the teachers who are already involved in hurling.
This scheme is being supported by Cork GAA Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan and local GDA Paudie O’Brien who were present for the launch. Martin Barry is the new coach and all present wished him the best of luck for the year ahead.
Mr. Fergal McCarthy Principal of the school spoke about the huge value he places on the position of sport in a young person’s education and thanked the teachers from the school who are involved in all the sports that are on offer. Kevin O’Callaghan welcomed the initiative and challenged the school to aim high and challenge for Harty Cup honours in the years to come. Niall Murphy outlined the recent successes in hurling that the school has achieved which include nine County titles, with successes at Munster and All Ireland level also.
The recent successes of the Cork Development Squads were also acknowledged with five students from the school involved with those panels. The future certainly looks bright for hurling in KCS. The school will host its Open Night on Tuesday 22nd September beginning at 6:30pm with the Principals address at 8:00pm. All are welcome.
Pictured are Kevin Madigan (KCS), Kevin O’Callaghan, (Cork GAA Games Manager) Paudie O’Brien (GDA), Jack Grainger (Ballinhassig), John O’Sullivan (Ballinhassig), Martin Barry (Coach KCS), Niall Murphy (KCS),