The 2014 Camogie Congress will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th. Amongst the items on a busy Congress agenda is that of the election of an Uachtaran Tofa on Saturday afternoon. The current Ulster Camogie Chairperson Kathleen Woods and the former Leinster Camogie Chairperson Catherine Neary are the two candidates vying for the position.
On Friday night, a series of workshops will also take place including a briefing on Child Protection and Welfare and also the new arrangements for Feile 2014 which takes place across Ulster in June. A consultation on the One Association Model will also take place later that night, commencing at 8.30pm.
Trevor Ringland, MBE, a former rugby international who represented Ulster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions has also been confirmed as the guest speaker at the Association’s Conference banquet on Saturday evening. Trevor, who chairs the One Small Step Campaign, is also the Northern Ireland Conservatives’ spokesman for social development and culture, sports and leisure.
President Elect Candidates:
A native of Armagh, Kathleen has been highly involved in the development of camogie across all units of the Association. She was a founding member of Culloville Camogie Club and instrumental in the re-establishment of St Mochua’s Derrynoose. A former teacher and school principal, Kathleen has a long life involvement in Camogie and has coached all Gaelic Games codes. Previous to her post as Ulster Chairperson, she acted as Armagh County Secretary, Ulster Vice-Chairperson and Children’s Officer. She is a member of the Camogie Association Ard Chomhairle, the National Resource Management Committee and the Child Protection and Welfare sub-committee and was a member of the working group that compiled the joint Gaelic Games family publication, Our Games, Our Code.
Kilkenny’s Catherine Neary has previously served as Chairperson of Leinster Camogie Council, Kilkenny Camogie Board and James Stephens Camogie Club. She is a former member of the Camogie Association Ard Chomhairle and National Resource Management Committee. The holder of three All-Ireland club medals with St. Paul’s, Catherine has held numerous coaching and managerial positions with James Stephens Camogie club from juvenile to adult level. She has enjoyed extensive involvement with Feile na nGael, coaching Clara Camogie Club to All Ireland success and acting at various stages as the national and local representative on organising Feile committees. Catherine is a current member of the National Competitions Management Fixtures Committee and Leinster Fixtures Committee.
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