Cúl Camps and coaching – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E33

For boys and girls alike, the GAA’s Cúl camps are an essential part of the summer right across the country. In this latest episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike Finnerty visits the Mayo GAA Cúl Camp at Hollymount/Carramore GAA club to talk with some of the coaches who are working at grassroots level in the county.

The pod features a lengthy chat with Mayo GAA Games Manager Billy McNicholas about the secret of the Cúl Camp’s success and what is being done to ensure Mayo continue to produce good young players. Billy also reminisces about coaching future Mayo stars like Conor Mortimer, Cillian O’Connor and Pearce Hanley back in the day.

Mike also talks to the newest member of the Mayo GAA coaching team, Denise Fahy, and one of the Cúl Camp coaches, Liam Óg Horkan from Garrymore.

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8 thoughts on “Cúl Camps and coaching – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E33

  1. Solan a guy who may be the breath of fresh air needed.. Mcstay been around a long time and hasn’t established himself as top inter County manager albeit not given the mayo job, didn’t do alot with the rossies, bar the club scene.. But there’s a big difference. Dempsey much the same so it’s a tough one.. Solan young and has good rapport with his u21 team.. Trouble is mayo need a few forwards of walsh/Clifford class.

  2. I think Solan could be good in time, but may need take lead somewhere else first as opposed to coming in after being Andy’s second in command of Leitrim. He done well in one of his years with U21, but that team was already well established as winners so jury still out.

    Kilgallon, Kennedy, McConville swing it for me. The main thing I like about Dempsey’s tenure in Knockmore is he brings good people in around him and listens to them as they’ve all stuck around.
    New ideas and new voices with experience of winning could be what’s needed.

  3. Thanks Willie Joe. Aother breakfast podcast for me with my coffee. Quite refreshing listening to Billy McNicholas and the other coaches speaking and you realise the huge amount of selfless work that goes on away from the spotlight. It’s one thing to coach at your own club with kids you either know or know their families and another thing altogether to devote so much time to so many other parishes. That Billy picked Pearse Hanley as the most obvious kid at Cul camps to make it surprises none of us that were involved with underage teams that had to try and cope with young Pearse.
    The other thing that struck me was the likely reversion to U18 for minor grade and the possibility of seeing Sean Deane and this years brilliant crop going again. I would love that.

  4. Im in favour of going back to u18 for minor. Too many u19 games conceded. Castlebar and Claremorris was a cracking A final though. But instead of lifting a cup the captain was given a photo frame!!!

  5. Completely agree with the above posters we need to go back to u18 for minor…. but i thought this was just for club competitions is the county still not going to be u17 for minor championship??

  6. According to an artificial by Aiden Henry in the Connaught Telegraph, the Co Board chairman Seamus Tuohy will have the last say on who will be the next Mayo manager.
    If that’s the case, what was the point in having a selection committee in the first place?

  7. The quoted text from the Aidan Henry article is ‘Yet, at the end of the day, it may come down to who the county board chairman, Seamus Tuohy, wants.’
    So it was speculative conjecture.

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