It’s all systems go for the Cork Under 15 developments squads as the selectors announced the names of the forty two players chosen from the recent trials held over two weekends. In total over one hundred players aged fifteen attended and were put through vigorous sessions of drills and exercises under the watchful eyes of former inter county players and mentors who assessed every player before coming together to make the final decision on the panels that were chosen.
With the announcement of the panel each player has been given a detailed programme which they will now participate in under the guidance of former Senior inter county players Miriam Deasy, Liz O Neill, Nora Ahearn and former manger to the Cork division two team Aidan Crowley. The panel will prepare for the Munster Development blitz day which will take place on July 17th in Cahir where on the day development squads from each of the Munster counties will participate in what promises to be a wonderful occasion for camogie in the province. Margaret Hyde from Fr O’ Neill’s has been appointed co coordinator for the panel.
Last year for the first time Cork as a county began organising development squads when they successfully participated in the Coillte Development programme at under 14 level and following on this the county board set about establishing development squads. At last year’s convention Fiona O Driscoll presented a detailed proposal of how the county could progress with organising development squads, the idea was to get it up and running this year at under 15 level while next season its proposed to organise an under 13s squad. A committee was then put in place to put the proposal into action and Fiona O’ Driscoll, Mick O’ Regan and Miriam Deasy in liaison with county chairperson Marion Mc Carthy and juvenile chairman Tracy Sheehan got to work organising the trials, a huge amount of work was put in to get everything organised and now their plan is about to be put into operation.
The squad will meet as follows, Tue June 8th 15th 22nd and 29th July 6th and 13th
Jessica Hennigan Ballincollig, Chloe Mahon Ballinhassig, Katie O’Donovan Ballygarvan
Siomha Ni’ Dheasunaigh Bishopstown, Grace Marum Blackrock, Shauna Ring Brian Dillon’s, Emma Madigan Buttevant, Amy Maye Carrigaline, Anna O ‘Keeffe Carrigaline, Rachel Sheehan Carrigtwohill, Becky Hennigan Cloughduv, Aoife Keating Cloughduv, Aoife O ‘Sullivan Courcey Rovers, Aoife Downey Douglas Ellen Martin Douglas, Emma Kavanagh Douglas, Erin Lynch Douglas, Joy Leo Douglas, Muiread Mulrooney Douglas ,Maeve Corkery Eire Og, Kate McCarthy Enniskeane, Jennifer Hosford Glen Rovers, Lauren Callanan Glen Rovers, Erin Looney Inniscarra, Laura O’Carroll, Inniscarra,
Niamh Burns Inniscarra, Lisa Maloney Kilbrittan, Megan O’Donovan Kilbrittan, Ali-Rose Sisk Killing, Jessica Swayne Killing, Laura Tracey Killing,, Nora Walsh Killing, Bronagh Ganley Mallow, Leona’ Hanlon Mallow, Amy Lee Na Pairsaigh, Amy Ryan Newtownshandrum ,Ciara Copse Newtownshandrum ,Lorna Hooper Newtownshandrum, Meabh Cahalane St Finbarrs, Erin Harrington Tracton, Mary Mc Guinness Tracton, Susan O’Leary Valley Rovers, Shannon Bulman-Joyce Youghal.
Over the coming weeks their progress will be monitered and hopefully it is the beginning of long and enjoyable careers for the young participants.