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By Camogie Press
Posted 2019-10-25 00:00:00
Coaching Course Season kicks off
 
On Saturday last, 19th October, two foundation courses took place in both Wicklow and Westmeath. This marked the first of the coaching courses for the upcoming season and were delivered by tutors Donal Ryan and Aine Fanning, respectively. Well done to 17 new coaches who participated and are now ready for the new season of 2020 in advance.
Next up for the month of November is two Level 1 courses taking place in Kilkenny (1st/2nd/9th November) and in Westmeath (8th/9th/16th November). There will also be Foundation courses held in Kildare (9th & 23rd) and Meath (16th) via Brendan Kenny.
 
 
Presentation to Colaiste Raithin
 
The pupils of Colaiste Raithin were delighted recently to receive their new set of camogie jerseys which they received having been drawn from the 33 schools who participated in the Leinster Junior Schools Novice initiative in May this year. Teacher Maire Ni Nuanain was thrilled to now have a set of camogie specific jerseys and is already entered to attend a 1st/2nd Year blitz in November for their first official wear. The school were thankful to Leinster Camogie for their sponsorship of these and for being included in the development initiative ran by Sabrina Larkin to get camogie active within their relatively new school. Wicklow County Camogie Development Officer, Breda Donnelly, attended on the day also for the presentation.
 
 
 
First Year Blitzes
 
In efforts to get young players out onto the camogie pitches of Leinster before Christmas break a couple of participation blitzes will run in November for secondary schools. Invites have already been sent out to schools and the following blitzes will take place:
  • Wednesday 13th November – 1st Year Blitz for Laois/Offaly/Westmeath/Longford schools in Bangaher GAA Fields, Co.Offaly
  • Thursday 21st November – 1st/2nd Year Blitz for Wexford/Wicklow/Carlow/Kilkenny area in Ferns Centre of Excellence, Co.Wexford
Keep an eye here for report and pictures from the day!