The first ever Camán Abú adult recreational hurling blitz took place in Mayo recently, as some 30 players descended on the Sportlann in Castlebar to have a go at the novel game introduced by Croke Park in recent years. Players from Ballina, Westport, and Claremorris, along with members of the Mayo Ladies Senior Football panel were on hand to give the event a strong launch - after being introduced to clubs in Mayo in the past few months.
Since its introduction, four centres have sprouted up around the county - with the appetite for the mixed game in a friendly and sociable environment proving very popular for all participants. The event was promoted by the Camogie Association with the support of the GAA and the Mayo Sports Partnership. A special thanks to Connacht Camán Abú co-ordinator Michael Carroll from Roscommon who refereed the blitz on the night. Camán Abú centres in Mayo are based in Westport, Ballina, Ballyvary, and Claremorris. For more information on Camán Abú in Mayo ring 087 2450566 or visit www.justplay.gaa.ie