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Lawlor announced as Camogie Association President Elect  



Aileen Lawlor was voted in as the President Elect of the Camogie Association at Annual Camogie Congress this evening (Saturday, March 26th) in Belfast.



Lawlor will take up the role as President of the Camogie Association in March 2012 succeeding Joan O’Flynn.



Lawlor, a former inter-county referee and vice-chair of Westmeath County Camogie Board defeated Catherine O’Hara of Antrim the out-going chair of Ulster Camogie Council.



Speaking on Congress 2011 President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:



“”It was a great weekend with fantastic energy and enthusiasm displayed by all who attended- including delegates from North America, London and Europe.



There was excellent feedback from all involved and amongst the main items on the agenda was a twelve month review of the playing rules with recommendations to come before Congress in 2012. Galway camogie player Veronica Curtin, Kilkenny Camogie Manager Ann Downey and Wexford manager JJ Doyle are some of those on the playing rules review committee. I wish them well in their work.



Chief amongst the highlights this weekend was the launch of our æVolunteering for Camogie’ handbook and our æCamogie Development Initiatives’ booklet- both extremely important for attracting and retaining volunteers in the Association and also ensuring the promotion and development of the game.



I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Aileen Lawlor and I look forward to working with her during the course of the year and ensuring a smooth transition of the Presidency in 2012.””



President Elect of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:



“”I am delighted to take up the position as President Elect of the Camogie Association. It is a fantastic honour and a great privilege.



During my tenure, I will work with others to continue to raise the profile of the Camogie Association and I would also like to focus attention on efforts to increase the number of female referees in the Association.



It is also my intention to work to continue to ensure that our overseas communities are catered for and that the Camogie Association will work in conjunction with the GAA on this matter.””



Miriam O’Callaghan, past President of the Camogie Association will take up a new post as PR and Communications Member on the Camogie Association National Governing Body.


She defeated Gerry O’Sullivan, Dublin in a vote for the position. Sheila O’Donohoe of the Camogie Association Higher Education will take up her role at central level with responsibility for Coaching and Development.




The 2012 Camogie Association Congress will take place in Cork- the native county of President Joan O’ Flynn.








? Photographs from the Camogie Association Congress are available from Caroline Quinn Photography,, + 353 86 336 2898


? The Camogie Association Congress took place at the Wellington Park Hotel Belfast on Friday March 25th & Saturday March 26th 2011.



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