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Senior stars to pass on all their expertise

HUNDREDS of budding young Dublin football and hurling stars have the chance to get expert skills coaching from current intercounty stars thanks to the upcoming three-week Vodafone Dublin GAA Academy.

Football stars Bernard Brogan and Eamon Fennell will join with hurlers Simon Lambert, Shane Durkin and Danny Sutcliffe to deliver the programmes that will run from next Monday July 23 to August 10, with each academy session culminating in a field trip to Croke Park.

Brogan and Fennell will oversee the expert Vodafone Dublin GAA Academy five-day football camps at St Claire’s DCU, Glasnevin from Mondays to Fridays, for the weeks starting July 23, July 30 and August 7.

The programme will include expert coaching in the full range of football skills, including

free-taking, high fielding and tackling, as well as expert advice on nutrition, strength and conditioning.

Lambert, Durkin and Sutcliffe will provide a similarly in-depth five-day camp on hurling skills, from Monday July 23 to July 27 at Alfie Byrne Park on the Clontarf Road.

The camps are for boys and girls aged between seven and 15 years, but places are limited. The camps cost €60 per week.

Dublin star Bernard Brogan said: “We’re all really looking forward to the Vodafone Dublin GAA Academy sessions. We get the very best coaching and advice available week in week out and we are delighted to have this opportunity to pass it on. It’s also a great opportunity to meet young players as they are the future of Dublin GAA and their support is so important to us as players.”

For registration and further information, visit www.vodafonedublingaaacademy.ie.

O’Carroll superb

DUBLIN senior Ross O’Carroll inspired Kilmacud Crokes to a

3-11 to 0-15 win over O’Toole’s in their Dublin AHL1 encounter at Blunden Drive last night.

O’Carroll was in sparkling form, registering 3-4 and his two first-half goals were especially important as the hosts threatened to run away with matters after an enterprising opening.

Michael Carton was particularly influential for O’Toole’s as they led by 0-10 to 2-2 at the interval but gradually the league holders began to find their form with Rob O’Loughlin and Niall Corcoran impressing from full-back and centre-back respectively.

O’Carroll’s third goal gave pushed Crokes into the lead and they pushed on to victory thanks to points by Declan Browne, Damien Kelly and Barry Mulligan.