Sponsored by the Croke Park Hotel this is the 5th year of the ‘Legends Tournament’. The Tournament takes place in Na Fianna Club Dublin on Saturday the 28th February. 7 teams are taking part this year: Tipperary, Wexford, Cork, Galway, Antrim, Derry and Dublin.
The Camogie Legends Tournament provides a fantastic opportunity for past players who are 35 and over and have retired from inter-county Camogie to put on a county jersey again and renew sporting acquaintances! The teams are playing for the Biddy Phillips cup. Fixtures for the event can be seen below. The teams will attend the club finals in Croke Park on Sunday 1st March.
Fixtures for the Legends Event
Tipperary 2014 Legends Winners
Other development News this week….
· Level 2 Certificate Presentation- Club Final Day
· 8 schools take part in Camán and Run on Club Final day
· Coaching Updates- Workshops & Courses
· Kilkenny under 16 Camogie Marathon
· Connacht School of Excellence Night
· Pan Celtic 11th April 2015
· Westmeath NS Indoor Camogie Programme
· Upcoming Events
Level 2 Certificate Presentation- Club Final Day
The first level 2 Camogie Coaching Course ‘Solo to Success’ took place in November 2014 with the practical assessments taking place in January 2015. 22 coaches completed this course, 10 of whom are tutors with the Camogie Association. The presentation of the certificates will take place in Croke Park on Club Final day (1st March) by Camogie Association President Aileen Lawlor.
The coaches that completed the course include:
David Kent (Kilkenny), Robert Lewis (Dublin), Elizabeth Byrne (Kilkenny), John Farrell (Kildare), Roberta Farrell (Kildare), Donal Ryan (Dublin), Shane Ahearne (Waterford), Niall Mullen (Dublin), Paul Sweeney (Wicklow), Karen O Donohoe (Dublin), Damien Donohoe (Kilkenny), Stephen Hoary (Dublin), Eoin Breathnach (Tutor), Eileen Gleeson (Tutor), Noel McSweeney (Tutor), Richard McNicholas (Tutor), Tom Pierce (Tutor), Gerard Gribben (Tutor), Ross Corbett (Tutor), Lizzie Flynn (Tutor), Yvonne Byrne (Tutor), Patrick Mullaney (Tutor).
Level 2 Group
8 Secondary Schools to take part in Camán and Run on Club Final day
A Camán and Run Relay Race will take place on Sunday the 1st March at half time of the AIB Senior Club final between Mullagh (Galway) and Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford). Each team have 4 players in the relay race. On the whistle player 1 solo the sliotar on the hurley 40 metres out around a slalom pole and solos back 40 metres and hand pass it to player 2 who repeats the action and so on until all 4 players complete. First team with all 4 players back win!
The 8 schools that will take part in the relay race are: Coláiste Bride (Wexford), Blackwater Community School (Waterford), Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Suir (Tipperary), St.Brigids Vocational School (Galway), Scoil Caitriona Glasnevin (Dublin), Gorey CS (Wexford), St.Raphaels College (Galway), Loreto College Crumlin (Dublin).
At half time of the AIB Intermediate Club final between Piltown (Kilkenny) and Lismore (Waterford) there will be mini games matches where 12 girls from all 4 participating clubs will play on Croke Park.
Kildare Fundamentals Workshop:
On Thursday the 19th of February Kildare Camogie hosted a Fundamentals and Nursery workshop to upskill club coaches. The workshop was held in Moorefield and 24 coaches attended the workshop.
Peter Hally the workshop tutor demonstrated fun games and activities which help our young girls develop basis movement skills such as Agility, Balance and Coordination. Coaches on the night learned skilled based drills which will improve the players striking, catching and passing.
Kildare Fundamentals Workshop
Carlow “Player Pathway” Workshop:
On Monday the 23rd of February 15 coaches from Carlow clubs attended a workshop outlining the benefits of the Camogie Associations player pathway. Coaches on the night were introduced to the different sections of the pathway and they also used the pathway to design a coaching session from scenarios they were given. Thanks to Presentation college De La Salle for facilities.
For more information on the Camogie Association Player Pathway please click on the link below:
Carlow Player Pathway Workshop
Derry Coaching the Tackle Workshop:
Coaches from Ballygalget, Newbridge, Slaughtneil, Greenlough, Magherafelt and host club Lavey all took part in the indoor interactive workshop. The session focused on different types of tackling and identifying the key coaching points for each tackle. The players took part in drills and games to emphasis the technique of tackling in game situation.
For more information contact Lisa@camogie.ie
Coaching the Tackle Workshop
Kilkenny Get a Grip foundation course:
On Saturday the 21st of February 16 coaches took part in a foundation course which was held in Dicksboro Gaa club Kilkenny. Course tutors April Purcell and Nollaig Ryan provided expert knowledge on the day and guided the participants through each module. Thanks to Dicksboro GAA club for the use of their facilities. For more information on coaching courses in Kilkenny please contact email@example.com
Kildare Get a Grip Course:
19 coaches from Kildare took part in the “Get a Grip” foundation course which took part on Saturday the 21st of February. Thanks to the course tutor Noel McSweeney. Thanks also you to Naas Camogie who organised the venue and also supplied lunch for participants. For more information regarding coaching courses in the Kildare area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilkenny under 16 Camogie Marathon:
During the mid-term break Kilkenny under 16’s as part of a squad fundraiser took part in a Camogie Marathon. The squad along with mentors had to complete fun activities together over a 12 hour period. Throughout the 12 hours the squad covered areas outlined in the Camogie Player Pathway such as technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle and personal capacities. All girls were asked to raise money using a sponsorship card and also used the event as a team building activity.
Camogie Marathon Kilkenny
Connacht School of Excellence Night
A training workshop for development squad coaches in Connacht took place in Carnmore, Galway on Tuesday the 24th February. After the information session with Regional Development Officer Yvonne Byrne, there was a practical workshop open to both squad and club coaches in Connacht. 32 coaches took part in total in the workshop. Peter Casey presented his workshop on ‘The Need for Speed’ on the night. Members of the Galway under 16’s provided practical demonstrations for the coaches on the night.
Connacht Workshop with Peter Casey
Pan Celtic – 11th April 2015
The Camogie Association are pleased to announce their involvement in the 2015 Pan Celtic festival which is taking place in Derry, running from 7th – 12th April. The Camogie competition is open to senior (3 grades) and under 16 (3 grades) squads and will be held on Saturday 11th April 2015.
The U16 competition will take place in Owenbeg Centre of Excellence (Dungiven) as a one day event. 15 a-side competition. The senior competition will take place in various pitches in Derry City as a one day event. The senior finals will be held in Celtic Park-15 a-side competition.Clubs can apply by printing out the application form and returning it to the address provided before Friday 6th March 2015.
For more information contact Lisa McAliskey-Camogie Regional Development Officer for Antrim, Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Monaghan. Email: email@example.com
Westmeath NS Indoor Camogie Programme
The conclusion of the Westmeath Indoor Camogie took place in Moate on 16th February. On the day 38 girls from Castletown Geoghegan, Dalystown and the Gaelscoil Athlone took part. Gaelscoil Athlone came out in top at the Moate venue. 14 Primary schools took part in the Indoor Camogie programme with 170 girls taking part in total.
· A Camogie Nursery workshop will take place in St. Munnas club, Westmeath on Wednesday 25th February. Parents and coaches are invited to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
· A Child Protection Course (Code of Ethics) takes place in Donaghmore Ashbourne on Wednesday 4th March. The course starts at 7pm and costs €10pp. To book a place contact Jenny Rispin via email on Jenny.email@example.com
· A rules conversion workshop takes place in Dunboyne GAA Club on Friday 6th March at 7pm. The aims of the workshop are:
1. To familiarize existing managers, coaches & mentors with the Playing Rules of Camogie.
2. To demonstrate the differences between hurling and camogie.
3. To explain and demonstrate the interpretation of the playing rules where they differ in hurling. The cost is €10 p.p. All managers & mentors from every club are asked to attend this workshop. To book you place please contact County Development Officer, Martin Heneghan, on email firstname.lastname@example.org
· School of Excellence dates.
Munster- 28th February- email@example.com
· Legends Tournament- 28th Feb- Na Fianna Dublin- start time 11.30am
· AIB Intermediate and Senior Club finals- Croke Park- 1st March