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24 Hurl with Me Programmes in conjunction with the National Dairy Council are in full swing around the country. Parents and daughters are getting involved in the 6 week programme designed to get parents active through learning the basic skills of the game. Pictured above St.Lazarians, Laois Hurl with Me Group
Clubs involved in programme:
Leinster (9): Craobh Chiaraín (Dublin), Athy (Kildare), Buffers Alley (Wexford), Muinebheag (Carlow), St.Lazarians (Laois), Ratoath (Meath), Kilmacow (Kilkenny), Tullamore (Offaly), Crookedwood (Westmeath).
Munster (7): Castlelyons (Cork), Ballinora (Cork), Cahir (Tipperary), Kildangan (Tipperary), Knockaderry (Limerick), Smith O Briens (Clare), Wolfe Tones (Clare).
Ulster (5): Creggan (Antrim), Culloville (Armagh), Naomh Brid (Tyrone), Glenullin (Derry), Clonduff (Down).
Connacht (3): Mountbellew-Moylough (Galway), Liam Mellows (Galway), Athleague (Roscommon).
A National day for all 24 clubs will take place in the GAA Games Development Centre in Abbotstown on Sunday June 26th. Check out video footage from last year’s event:
Other Development News includes:
·         Camogie4Teens update
·         Feile Preparation in Waterford
·         Longford second Level Blitz
·         Belfast ‘Come & try It’ Day
·         Poc Fada 2016 details
·         110 girls attend open night in Naomh Maurs, Dublin
·         Primary schools Cup Letterkenny
·         Camogie Communion Pictures becoming the norm!
·         Derry Hurling/Camogie only Cul Camp details
Camogie4Teens Update
Check out this link to the match report compiled by the Camogie4Teens team of reporters on Saturday's Munster final between Cork and Limerick in Kilmallock.
The girls also conducted post game interviews with Cork captain Ashling Thompson and also with players Eimear O'Sullivan and Meabh Cahalane.  
The final night of the camogie4Teens took place in Westmeath recently with 70 girls being coached from clubs Clonkill, Crookedwood, St. Munnas, Lough Lene Gaels & Raharney.
Westmeath Hurl with Me
Cathal Joyce from Athlone delivered our lifestyle section of the Camogie4Teens in Meath. Cathal is a qualified personal trainer and gave the girls a talk on nutrition, hydration and the importance of rest & recovery. The final night of the Camogie4Teens for Meath took place in Trim with coaching stations set up the the girls who participated in the programme.
Meath Camogie4 Teens Blitz
Pictured below planning module at Camogie4Teens Dublin Programme.
Feile preparation in Waterford
18 clubs from Waterford, Cork, Wexford and Kilkenny participate in Waterford Feile preparation blitz. Waterford and Tipperary Camogie clubs are jointly hosting Feile 2016 and in an effort to prepare teams for feile a participation blitz was organised on Saturday May 21st in Carriganore and Abbeyside GAA club.
St.Catherines Cork who attended the Waterford Feile preparation Blitz
Meanwhile a Goalkeeping workshop took place on May 18th in Carriganore with 20 players and 7 coaches in attendance. Tutor for workshop was Patrick Mullaney.
Goalkeeping Workshop Waterford
Longford Second Level Blitz
30 girls from 1st and 2nd year took part in a Blitz competition from schoolsTemple Michael & Meán Scoil Mhuire in Longford. Girls who attended had the opportunity to receive coaching with a mixed 6 aside blitz competition.

Longford Blitz
Belfast ‘Come & Try’ it Day
A Belfast primary school ‘Come & Try day took place on May 19th in St. Pauls GAC in Belfast. Schools involved included Ballymacward, St Teresa’s, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Holy Rosary, Bunscoil Phobal Feirste and St Therese Lisieux.
Belfast 'Come & Try it' day
Poc Fada 2016 Details
The National Committee has, for the past three years encouraged counties to hold their Poc Fada events on hills or mountains in their counties and to attempt to run a competition as closely as possible to the challenges and characteristics of the National Final held annually in the Cooley Mountains. Average number of pucks in Camogie is 28 – 33 over shorter but mountainous course. The new criteria will require any county or province holding a Poc Fada event:
·         To have at least eight (8) competitors participating
·         The event cannot be played on a playing pitch, beach, racecourse, road or boreen.
·         The minimum number of pucks to be taken by any competitor should be 12-16
110 girls attend open night in Naomh Maurs, Dublin
Naomh Maurs Rush Co Dublin held an open evening on May 20th with over 110 girls taking part. The evening included lots of fun activities and mini games with a party in the club afterwards.
Naomh Maurs open night
Primary Schools Cup Letterkenny
The Letterkenny primary school cups tool place on May 24th with 4 schools taking part- Kilmacrennan, Woodlands, Gaelscoil and Illistrin.
Woodlands defeated Gaelscoil in the final
Player of the Tournament award
Camogie Communion Pictures becoming the norm!
Commercial’s Dublin- latest club to produce a ‘Camogie Communion’ Picture!
Derry Hurling/Camogie only Cul Camp details
Derry will host a Hurling and Camogie only CUl camp this summer in
Owenbeg Derry’s Centre of Excellence.
Date: Monday 4th-8th July 2016
Current Derry senior hurlers and camogie players will be coaching at the camp.
For further information contact:
Clare Dowdall:

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