Ancient games gets a new lease of life

St Pats East Kerry hurling officials at the gear presentation with pupils, teacher and coach Ann McEnery and teacher John O’Donoghue (back, third from left)

A VERY talented camogie player is spearheading efforts to introduce the game of hurling – for the first time – at a Killarney primary school.

Ann McEnery, who is from Limerick, has joined the teaching staff at Loughquittane National School in Muckross and she is taking charge of the training sessions for the enthusiastic young pupils who are determined to learn the skills of the game.

The pupils enjoying the first training session with the new gear

The school recently received hurling gear, on loan, from St Pat’s East Kerry hurling club in an attempt to promote the sport in the school.

“We were anxious to make a start on this and we are very grateful to St Pat’s for the support. Ann was an accomplished camogie player so she will take charge of the training sessions,” said teacher John O’Donoghue.

“All the school are extremely enthusiastic about learning the skills of our most ancient game,” he added.

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