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48 clubs will attend Camán to Tullamore this year in O Connor Park on Saturday the 23rd May. Clubs from Leinster were invited to attend the event and 48 clubs were chosen from those who applied for the day. The clubs that were drawn out include:
Carlow: Naomh Brid, Burren Rangers, Ballinkillen, Setanta
Dublin: St.Vincents, Kilmacud Crokes, Castleknock, Good Counsel
Kildare: Rathcoffey, Naas, Johnstownbridge, Celbridge, Kilcock, Eire Og Corra Choill, Clane
Kilkenny: Tullogher, O Loughlin Gaels, James Stephens, Kilmacow, John Lockes, Clara
Laois: Banrion Gaels, St.Lazarians, Naomh Eamann, Camross, St.Brigids
Longford: Longford Slashers
Meath: Navan O Mahonys, Kiltale, Ratoath
Offaly: Lusmagh, Kilcormac/Killoughey, Birr, Tullamore, Drumcullen, Shinrone
Westmeath: Crookedwood, Raharney, Clonkill
Wexford: Cloughbawn, St.Mary’s Rosslare, Kilrush, Oylegate/Glenbrien, Glynn Barntown, Rathgarogue/Cushinstown
Wicklow: Donard Glen, Kiltegan, Carnew Emmetts
Other Development News includes:
·         Hurl Smart Week 2015
·         Wexford First Year schools Blitz
·         Belfast Schools Blitz
·         Basic Skills Workshop Kilkenny
·         Derry Schools Blitz
·         Feile Launch and schools visits
·         Teacher Summer In Service
·         Caman to Ulster and Connacht a huge success!
·         Up coming…
Hurl Smart Week 2015
Run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in your club and be in with the chance to bring your club Camogie under 12 team to Croke Park in July! Just register your clubs interest, run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’, submit a report of events and you could be in with a chance to play in Croke Park.
The Camogie Association in conjunction with the Nutrition and Health Foundation are running their annual Hurl Smart Week from the 1st to 7th June. This is the 4th year of this initiative.
Why not join with your local GAA club and community in getting everyone out and active for the week. Run and event every day of Hurl Smart Week and get everyone active and enjoying camogie!
Register your club here for Hurl Smart Week to be in with a chance to go to Croke Park! Closing date for registering your interest is Thursday 21st May at 5pm
Ballygarvan took part in Hurl Smart Week last year. Read below what David Dorney of Ballygarvan Cork had to say about last years event held at their club.
Wexford First Year Schools Blitz:
On Thursday the 7th of March 4 wexford post primary schools took part in a first year blitz in Marchelstown GAA club in Wexford. Our Lady of Lourdes Rosbercan were winners on the day with Méanscoil Gharman winning the shield final. Other schools that participated were the VEC in Enniscorthy and Gorey Community school. Thanks to Joe Roche (county development officer) for organising the blitz and also to the referee on the day Pat Redmond.
Gorey C.S.
Meanscoil Gharman
Our Lady of Lourdes
VEC Enniscorthy
Belfast schools Blitz
St Joseph’s Carryduff and St Bernard’s Belfast attended schools blitz organised by Bredagh club. Anne Costello and other Bredagh club members have been actively involved in providing Gaelic Games coaching to the children in the school. 60 boys and girls took part in camogie/hurling blitz held in Cherryvale. The day consisted of the schools playing in mixed teams over 2 hours of hurling/camogie.
Belfast Blitz
Basic Skills Workshop Kilkenny
16 coaches took part in a Basic Skills workshop for Camogie in John Lockes club. On the night the tutor demonstrated to the coaches the basic skills need for the game. Fun games for warm ups and cool downs along with the “Games Based Approach to Training” was discussed.
Derry Schools Blitz 
A joint initiative between Na Magha GAA and Camogie Association has taken place to promote camogie participation in the local secondary schools in Derry City. Enda McDermott provided 6 weeks coaching in 4 secondary schools- Thornhill College, St Brigids, St Marys and St Cecilias. Na Magha club has already a strong link within the feeder schools and currently provide ongoing assistance all year round within schools in Derry City. The long term aim is for the 60 girls who participated in ‘Have a Go’ blitz will feed into Na Magha club structure and experience regular games and training through the club. Thanks to Sharon McCullagh and Donna McCloskey from Na Magha club. Thanks also to Shane McCann and Paul Callaghan Ulster GAA Active Clubs co-ordinators.
Derry Schools Blitz
Feile launch and school Visits
Feile 2015 will be launched in Belfast next Monday the 18th May. School visits will take place on 18th May to the 20th May. Ulster will host feile this year. There is 42 clubs hosting and 42 clubs travelling to the festival of camogie on 19th-21st May. Irish Pride are the new sponsors of feile.
Teacher Summer In Service
See below the teacher in service courses coming up for summer 2015.
Camán to Ulster and Connacht huge success!
Last weekend was a busy weekend for clubs in Ulster and Connacht.
35 clubs attended the Camán to Ulster event held in Newry on Saturday the 9th May. 24 clubs took part in the Camán to Connacht event in Pearse Stadium on Sunday the 10th May. All clubs will be put in a draw to attend the Camán to Croker day. For more pics on the day see the camogie facebook page:
Fiona Hamilton Connacht Chairperson at Camán to Connacht pictured with 2 players from Ballinasloe
Darragh Cross, Down who attended the Caman to Ulster Event
Up coming events…..
·         Leinster Under 14 Blitz takes place in Portlaosie on Sunday 17th May in conjunction with Gael Linn tournament.
·         Belfast Secondary schools blitz 13th May Cherryvale Playing fields
·         Derry Primary schools blitz 14th may Na Magha club
·         Donegal Schools Blitz 18th May Letterkenny Gaels

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