10th March 2008
Over 130 first and second year students from 8 secondary school across Kerry will take to the pitches of ITT. The two-hour course, which aims at increasing the number of young girls playing the sport, will begin at 10am. The initiative is supported by the Irish Sports Council.
Hurleys and helmets will be provided and coaching on the day will come from members of the IT, Tralee camogie and hurling teams, as well as special guest, Mary O’Connor. National Director of Camogie, O’Connor, is dual All-Ireland winner with the Cork camogie and ladies football. She will be there to provide the girls with plenty of insight and share her knowledge on the game.
Munster Camogie Development Coordinator Deirdre Murphy, hopes for a fun and enjoyable day: “”We’re all hoping that Wednesday will be a huge success. While we do want to get more numbers playing the sport, the æCome and Try It’ day is really about having a bit of fun in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be showing the girls new skills as well as brushing up on the old ones,”” Murphy said.