Athlone IT held the AIT 7's competition for secondary schools on September 22nd last in the college with 70 girls playing in the competition. The competition aims to encourage female participation at second level while also giving the girls the opportunity to see the college facilities and the cmaogie club structure at third level. Birr Community College were winners on the day for the second year running. Thanks to all the participating schools and their teachers for supporting the event and to the referees on the day.
Pictured below of schools that attended the blitz.
Birr Community College
Birr Community College
Sacred Heart Tullamore
Portumna Community School
Presentation College Athenry
In other news:
· Camogie4Teens- Roscommon, Clare & Donegal
· ‘Club is Key’ club support Programme- Cork
· Monaghan Second Level Blitz
· Female Coach Development Programme- Waterford
· Tyrone Indoor Development underway
· 80 attend Donegal Second Level Blitz
· Westmeath Coaching Course coming up….
Camogie4Teens- Roscommon, Clare & Donegal
Camogie for Teens began in Clare on Monday October 10th with the lifestyle and nutrition workshop. County player Carol O Leary helped deliver this module. The group attended the Senior camogie county finals and the U13 finals on Saturday October 15th and assisted with many tasks on the day. The Camogie4teens initiative even featured in the match day programme on the day!
Carol O leary Talks to Clare Camogie4Teens
On Monday October 17th the PR workshop was led by Brid Mcnamara.
Peter O'Connell journalist with the Clare Champion also attended to speak with the girls on match reporting. 28 players from clubs Newmarket on Fergus, Kilkishen, Sixmilebrisge, Cratloe and Parteen are involved in this initiative.
Camogie4 Teens article in Clare County Final Programme
Roscommon Camogie 4 teens is well underway with the Administration and PR module completed. The coaching and referee courses have also been completed with the final module on lifestyle coming up this week with Caroline Gunning as tutor. There are 27 teenagers completing this initiative in Roscommon.
Group work at Camogie4Teens Roscommon
Donegal Camogie4Teens commenced on October 7th with both teenage girls and boys taking part in the initiative. Clubs participating include Four Master, Letterkenny Gaels, Burt and Na Magha.
Donegal Camogie4Teens Group
‘Club is Key’ club support Programme- Cork
Avondhu Division in Cork have been selected to benefit from the "Club is Key" Club Support programme in conjunction with the Cork Sports Partnership for 2016/2017. The aim of this programme is to support the clubs (of which there are 9) and volunteers in the division through a series of training courses and workshops in areas such as coaching, refereeing, fundraising, recruitment of volunteers etc. Club representatives attended the launch of the programme in Mallow on October 11th.
Avondhu Division at launch
Monaghan Second Level Blitz
Monaghan secondary school blitz took place on October 6th last with 70 girls in attendance.
Castleblaney College & St. Louie Carrickmacross
St. Vincent's in action at Monaghan Blitz
Female Coach Development Programme
This programme is being run in conjunction with the Waterford Sports Partnership with the focus being on novice female coaches. 9 clubs in Waterford are represented on this course. Night 1 took place on October 17th with Safeguarding 1 child protection course. 21 people took part in the programme. The programme is based at the newly completed WIT Arena and will run for two further evenings. Content will be delivered by Peter Jones from Waterford Sports Partnership and Jason Ryan.
Female Coach Development Programme- Waterford
Tyrone Indoor Development underway
The first night of the Tyrone Indoor winter Blitz for under 14’s took place in the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown. Teams that took part are pictured below.
Naomh Teresa's Dungannon
80 attend Donegal second level Blitz
Over 80 girls from 1st to 4th year took part in the Donegal secondary school ‘Come & Try it’ blitz day on October 18th in Letterkenny. Well done to all!
Scoil Mhuire Buncrana
Westmeath Coaching Course coming up
Westmeath Camogie are running a foundation coaching course for coaches on Saturday October 29th in Clonkill. The course is now fully booked up but for coaches interested in completing a coaching course in Westmeath, Meath, Offaly & Longford please contact Lizzie Flynn on: firstname.lastname@example.org