Supported by Clare Local Sports Partnership and the Clare Camogie Board, 7 Indoor venues in Clare are hosting a six week indoor camogie coaching programme.
Over 260 girls aged 8-12 from across the county are attending the indoor facilities in Corofin, Ballyea, Ennis, Scariff, Shannon, Clonlara and Cratloe.
Club coaches, members of the Clare camogie panel and Galway All-Star Orla Kilkenny are coaching at the various venues with the emphasis on fun, developing the basic skills of the game and encouraging a culture of practicing at home.
All participants paid €12 each for the six week programme, with the balance of hall costs covered by the Clare LSP and County Board.
Munster Camogie Development Officer Deirdre Murphy paid tribute to all involved: æRunning this programme would not have been possible without the support of the Clare Local Sports Partnership.
There is a lot of coordination involved in getting a programme like this up and running. Clare Camogie Development Officer Pauline McNamara and all the venue Coordinators have done excellent work in promoting and organising the venues.
Also sincere thanks to all the coaches who have given up their time to be involved. Between the club coaches and county players, all have had long years at this stage and are still giving their time to pass on and further develop the skills of these young players.
This is week 3 of the six week programme, at the end of which all participants will receive a certificate. We hope that all the girls taking part will have enjoyed the sessions and improved their skill level and will get into the habit of practicing their camogie skills at home.’
For further information:
Contact Deirdre Murphy, Munster Camogie Development Co-ordinator