Camogie Easter camps were a huge success in a number of counties this year. Girls from 5- 12 years took part in a range of camps organised by the Regional Development Co ordinators in conjunction with County Boards and clubs who ran their own camps.
In Galway 107 girls took part in Easter camps. They came from 16 different clubs and the camps took place in 3 different locations- Moycullen, Ballindeereen and Kilrickle.
County players such as Therese Manton, Aoife Lynskey, Tara Rutledge and Anne Marie Hayes came to the camps and spoke to the girls as well as coached the girls the skills of the game. Each participant received a ‘Camogie-Gotta Luv it!’ t-shirt along with stickers, book marks, keyrings etc.
Meanwhile in Munster, 7 Easter camps took place. Clare county board organised 3 camps (2 in Parteen and 1 in Tulla) with 162 participants attending. In Cork Killeagh club had 38 partciapants while Crosshaven club ran one with 40 girls attending. Lixnaw in Kerry had 15 participants while Mungret in Limerick ran a joint GAA and Camogie camp and had
104 participants in total with 35 of these girls.
The Carlow Easter Camp and Lifestyle Player Development Programme took place in McGrath Park Bagenalstown, Carlow on the11th, 12th & 13th April. There were a total of 80 girls participating between both Camogie Camps.
The Camogie Easter Fun Camp was targeted for the 7 to 11 year old camogie players, fun, participation and skill development were the emphasis throughout the 3 days coaching camp.
The Lifestyle Player Development Programme was aimed at the 12 to 16 year old camogie players and included an overall emphasis on Skill Development, Attacking and Defensive play, Match Play, Lifestyle, Heatlhy eating tips aswell as Player Specific Core Work.
The Camps were thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance and all participants received a Camogie “Gotta Love It” t-shirt on the last day.The coaches at the fun camp were Carlow Camogie Players Ciara Quirke, Niamh Quirke, Katie O’Byrne, James Byrne and Trevor Nolan. The Lifestyle Player Development Programme was run and co-ordinated by Carlow IT GAA students Enda Fitzpatrick and Nicole Kelly, all coaches did an outstanding job throughout.
Well Done to Carlow County Board for promoting the camps throughout the county and a special mention to Carlow Camogie Development Officer Mick Lillis for overseeing the running of both camps over the 3 days.
Thanks to all clubs who hosted camps and to those clubs who provided facilities for Camogie camps.
In other development news Na Brideoga club in Mayo were delighted to welcome Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny hurling to their joint hurling and camogie presentation night in Tooreen recently. Please see the below picture of Tommy with the Under 12 team on the night. The girls were delighted to be able to ask the famous Tommy questions about Kilkenny hurling and all his successes to date in the black and amber jersey!