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Camán to Leinster Date Announced!
The Camogie Association’s annual Camán to Leinster blitz event has been announced as Sunday March 12th in the GAA Games Development Centre Abbotstown. This event is for U12 club teams and every club that registers for the day will be in the draw to take part in the National Caman to Croker day in April.
Register Here by Monday 27th February.
Camogie Development News this week:
·       Primary Schools Coaching Programme in Kildare
·       Hurl with Me St Patrick’s Wicklow Town
·       Games Approach & Go Games workshop in Donegal
·       Coaching Camogie changes from U12 to U14 in Derry
·       Foundation Course Antrim
·       Whistle4Feile Kilkenny
·       Level 2 Coaching Course Cork
·       Level 1 Coaching Course Dublin
Primary School Coaching Programme Kildare
Camogie coaching (and hurling where schools are co-ed) is currently being carried out/commencing shortly in six Kildare primary schools in Newbridge (2), Athgarvan, the Curragh, Kildare Town and Monasterevin and is being received very warmly and enthusiastically! Feedback so far has been excellent, indeed some schools reporting that parents are woken early on the coaching days as the players prepare for the coaching! Local clubs have been very supportive also and have embraced the initiative.
Hurl with Me Programme St Patrick’s Wicklow Town
St Patrick’s of Wicklow Town are the newest club to Camogie in the Garden County.  A Hurl with Me programme has started for 6 weeks with funding from the Wicklow Sports Partnership to provide hurls and sliotars for all taking part.  Well done to club coaches, Alan Lawlor and Margaret Leonard, for initiating the programme with the Camogie Association and all 34 children and 32 parents who took part the first night. Great turnout!
Games Approach to Training and Go Games Workshop Donegal
A workshop entitled ‘Game approach to training for u10” took place in Letterkenny GAA club in Donegal on February 10th. Clare Dowdall tutored on the workshop and showed how to use games based activities to develop players at u10 and u8 level. Thanks to Letterkenny Gaels u10 camogie squad for demonstrating on the day. Great to see so many coaches attended the workshop with coaches receiving a booklet outlining the session completed and go games playing rule.
Camogie Coaching Changes from U12 to U14 Derry
A workshop entitled ‘Coaching changes from u12 to u14” took place in Greenlough GAA club in Derry on February 9th. Kevin Kelly Ulster Hurling Development Officer tutored on the workshop and showed how to change from small sided to full sides games . Thanks to Greenlough club for providing tea and facilities. 16 coaches attended the workshop with coaches receiving a booklet outlining the session completed and what to coach children at each age group.

Foundation Course Antrim
15 coaches Took part in their Camán Get a grip Coaching qualification in Antrim on Saturday February 11th. Thanks to Cargan for the venues and to tutor Siobhan Poulter.
Whistle4Feile Kilkenny.
The last Whistle4feile Course will take place this Friday February 11th in Kilkenny, venue Nolan Park. Time 6-10.30pm. This Course is aimed at recruiting new referees for the National Feile na nGael competition June 16th – 18th 2017. There is limited Places left if anyone is interested they can contact
Level 2 Coaching Course Cork
The level 2 coaching course is taking place in Charleville County Cork.  15 coaches from 6 counties are taking part. The course started on January 20th. Weekend 2 has just finished.  Paudie Butler delivered the wall ball module on Saturday just done. The final weekend is the 25th of Feb with assessments the 12th March.  Well done to all taking part in this course which is aimed at coaches from Adult Club and Juvenile Inter County.
Level 1 Coaching Course Dublin

18 coaches completed the Level 1 Coaching course which took place in Good Counsel GAA Club in Dublin.  Thanks to our tutors Ger Gribben, Nollaig Ryan, Noel MacSweeney and April Purcell for all their guidance over the two weeks.


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