The teenagers involved in the Camogie4Teens programmes are really showing their confidence and capabilities around the country. Having completed modules in Public Relations, Coaching, Refereeing and Lifestyle many of the teenagers have also organised blitz days in their counties. One such programme that seems to have made a huge impact is the Cork programme. Check out this audio of the teenagers interviewed post programme.
The Camogie Association applied for funding for this initiative and were one of 5 national governing bodies to receive funding for a project from the Coca Cola Thank you Fund.
The aim of this unique programme is to cluster Camogie clubs together in a county in order to provide targeted programmes for their teenagers (15-18 year olds).
10 programmes took place in first half of year in counties Dublin, Meath, Carlow, Westmeath, Derry, Antrim, Cavan, Galway, Limerick, Cork
10 more programmes will take place in the second phase. These include: Wicklow, Offaly, Wexford, Kildare, Down, Armagh, Donegal, Roscommon, Clare, Tipperary
Camogie4Teens Cork participants who organised an U10 Blitz on May29th for the Seandun division with 150 participants on the day from 9 clubs
Camogie4Teens finale blitz Dublin on May 28th. 30 teenagers from the programme ran a blitz for 6 teams on the day.
Camogie4Teens Galway completing the Referee Course.
In other Development News……
Ø Countdown to Hurl Smart Week 2016
Ø Hurl with Me Programme update
Ø Camán to Connacht coming soon…
Ø National Feile Skills Competition
Ø Donegal town schools cup
Ø Dublin Poc Fada Competition
Ø Jim Nelson Under 12 Memorial Tournament
Ø Come & Try it Wicklow
Ø Tyrone Referee Course
Ø Ulster Hurl with Me
Countdown to Hurl Smart Week 2016
Hurl Smart Week 2016 takes place from June 6th-12thin association with the Dream Bike Initiative.
82 clubs will take part in the week organising events within their clubs. Clubs are currently preparing a plan for the week ahead. One such club who shared their plan with us is Buffers Alley, Wexford.
Hurl With Me Programme Update
The 24 Hurl with Me Programmes in association with the National Dairy Council are coming to a conclusion after 6 weeks of training.
The national day will take place on Sunday June 26th in the GAA Development Centre in Abbotstown.
Creggan, Antrim Hurl with Me Programme
Rathoath, Meath Hurl with Me Programme
Ballinora, Cork Hurl with Me Programme
Camán to Connacht coming soon…
Bank Holiday Monday June 6th in Pearse Stadium is the location for Camán to Connacht 2016. 32 clubs from Connacht will take part in the blitz day for under 12’s.
Camogie4Teens Galway after completing the Referee Course with tutor Richard McNicholas. The girls will now referee at the Camán to Connacht day in Pearse Stadium on June 6th.
National Feile Skills Competition
The National Feile Skills Competition in association with John West will take place on Saturday June 11th in the GAA Development Centre in Sports HQ in Abbotstown with Camogie/Hurling starting at 10.30am on the day. 26 participants will take part in the Camogie Feile Skills Competition.
Donegal town school cup.
6 schools took part in the Donegal town schools cup on May 31st. Schools included St Peters, Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala, Gaelscoil n Geithre Maistri, St Francis, Scoil an Linbh losa and Sessiaghoneill.
St Francis and Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala were winners on the day
Dublin Poc Fada Competition
The Dublin Poc fada competition took place in Howth head Beann Eadair GAA on May 27th.
Pictured U16 winner Megan Thomas & Senior Winner Faye McCarthy
Jim Nelson under 12 Memorial Tournament
The inaugural Jim Nelson Memorial under 12 Camogie Tournament in memory of the St. Pauls club man Jim Nelson took place in St.Pauls club last weekend. Jim is famously remembered for taking Antrim Senior Hurlers to an All-Ireland final in 1989 and coaching Loughgiel Senior hurlers to an All-Ireland victory in 2012. However, Jim also raised the profile and standard of Camogie in Antrim having coached Antrim to Division 1 where Antrim remained during his tenure, winning Junior and Intermediate All-Ireland titles.
Ballycastle winners of the Jim Nelson Cup after defeating Loughgiel by 2 goals
O’Donovan Rossa winners of the Jim Nelson Shield.
Come & Try it Wicklow
Two Wicklow clubs Donard/The Glen and Aughrim who took part in the schools coaching programme had their Come Try It Events (club open day) as a finale to the coaching programme. See pictures from events below.
Tyrone Referee Course
Referees who completed a referee course with Frank McDonald in Eglish on Saturday 28th May
Ulster Hurl with Me
Ulster Camogie are rolling out a number of Hurl with Me Programmes in the province.These are rolling out in the next 6 weeks.
Pictured Hurl with Me Ballymacnab with tutor Olive McGeown.