Tullamore Camogie Club organised a primary school blitz for all the local schools. The blitz took place on Wednesday 29th May. 75 girls representing local primary schools took part in the blitz to celebrate the club’s 40th Anniversary & the Green Ribbon Project with Mental Health Ireland. Well done to all who organised, helped and participated on the day. Congratulations to Tullamore Camogie Club on 40 years and best of luck in the other activities organised for the year ahead.
Westmeath camogie workshop
A camogie practical workshop demonstrating new drills and ideas for coaches took place in Clonkill in Westmeath on Thursday 30th May. Working on speed, movement & striking, decision making & anticipation, first touch and developing skills the 15 coaches present coaches received lots of new ideas for their own club trainings. Thanks to Lizzie Flynn for delivering the workshop.For more information contact Lizzie Flynn via email email@example.com or phone 087-6436579.
Kilkenny Player Lifestyle Camp
On Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of May Kilkenny Camogie held their first “Player Lifestyle Camp” for the county under 15 development squad in St.Kierans College. 42 girls out of a panel of 45 took part in the weekend’s activities. This camp was designed to give the girls a sample of what it would take, to become a senior inter county Camogie player. On Friday evening the squad took part in a skills session on the field which included, catching, striking on the run and breaking the tackle. Lizzie Byrne, IT Carlow Student and former inter-county player gave a presentation on the lifestyle issues surrounding Camogie at top level. Lizzie spoke about the benefits of correct hydration, nutrition and game preparation. Lizzie also covered the topic of adequate sleep and stress management. On Saturday morning the girls had an early start as Lizzie Byrne and Patrick Mullaney took the girls through a series of fitness tests. Tests included, standing long jump to measure explosive power, speed test and a YO-YO test to measure anaerobic fitness levels. Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny hurler and the winner of 8 All-Ireland medals and numerous other accolades took time out to speak to the girls about the importance of lifestyle choices both on and off the field. Tommy signed autographs and chatted for an hour and outlined his connection with Camogie. Tommy’s sister Grace is also a member of the Kilkenny Senior Camogie panel. A special thanks to the squad coaches David William, Dave Gallagher and Mike Dolan and Kilkenny Camogie Board for their support for this initiative.Thanks also to Lizzie Byrne, a student of Sports and Exercise GAA in Carlow IT.
Cavan Camogie ‘Games For Decision Making’ Workshop
Cavan Camogie held a workshop for Club and County coaches who are coaching ‘Youth to Adult’ level teams on Thursday 30th May at Kingspan Breffni Park. The workshop was delivered by Ger Gribben RDO for Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath.The ‘Games For Decision Making’ workshop is aimed at giving coaches and mentors ideas for developing and improving decision making and skills under pressure through altering the pitch area, player numbers and playing rules.Members of the Cavan Senior Camogie Team participated in the session which left the coaches able to observe and take notes throughout the workshop. A Q&A session followed which allowed the coaches to ask questions and share ideas on what games were played and the reasons for them. A special thanks to the 17 Cavan Senior Camogie who attended the workshop.Any clubs or county teams looking to host the workshop in the Cavan, Monaghan, Louth or Meath region, contact Ger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0872733847 to arrange the workshop.
*Pictured: Players at the Kilkenny player lifestyle programme