Games & Fun for Academy kids

The Cuala Academy mini all Ireland is the established end-of-season event for Academy kids.  It’s a showcase for the scale of the academy and the enjoyment and skills for the kids who participated throughout the year.

This year, the event takes place on week beginning 16th June with finals on Sat 21st June.MAI_3

Registration will take place at Academy training on Saturdays 10th, 17th, 24th May. Registration fee is €20 per child.

Each year/gender will divide into teams and play games against each other.  The teams are balanced to allow for maximum enjoyment and participation. Each team is named after a county and each player gets a team t-shirt to wear for the matches.

The eight leagues will be 2005 Boys, 2005 Girls, 2006 Boys, 2006 Girls, 2007 Boys, 2007 Girls, 2008 Boys, 2008 Girls.

Each team plays 3 matches on 2 weekday nights (3 football, 3 hurling; total 6 matches).  There are no winners or losers in any league.

Saturday Parade, Finals & Fun day

Saturday 22nd is the big final day with a parade through Dalkey to Hyde Park followed by 2 matches for each team. This is followed by presentations, photographs and a lunch pack for kids/bainisteoirí.

Teams & Bainisteoirí (with parents) will parade through Dalkey to the Hyde Park pitches and then a schedu

le of games will take place.  At the end each child gets a trophy and a lunch pack.

We will encourage families and supporters to make banners etc to build atmosphere for parade and final matches. We’ll have over 350 kids playing and another 600 parents/siblings/grandparents in Hyde Park on the Saturday.

Ancillary activities such as simple face painting, t-shirt sales will be encouraged.

After the awards the 2004 Boys & Girls are playing some matches and we also have Gaelic for Moms and Gaelic for Dads matches.

Volunteer as a Bainisteoir!

–          Every parent is welcome to be a Bainisteoir, no experience necessary & it’s great fun

–          Each team will have 2 or 3 bainisteoir in case a parent can’t make a night

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–          Must be present for their two weekday evening sessions & Saturday

–          Must co-ordinate parents/kids for two weekday evening sessions & Saturday

–          Responsible for building team spirit & encouragement of kids