Kildare & Meath Primary Schools Coaching initiative
The Kildare & Meath Primary Schools initiative has continued during the winter and recommenced in the new year. A programme of coaching across 6 mornings in the following schools over a 6-week period has been completed or is in progress across that timeframe.
Coaches Deirbhile Byrne, Lizzy Broderick, Eamon O’Callaghan and Ted Walsh have been very busy with these introductory camogie sessions and they have been very well received in each school. The programme was completed in St. Paul’s Navan, Our Lady of Mercy Kells, Scoil Naomh Barra Wilkinstown, Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen, Scoil Mhichíl Naofa Athy, Scoil Bhríde Milltown, and are also in progress at Carnaross NS, Kilskyre NS, Ballinlough NS, Curragh GNS and Scoil Phádraig Naofa Athy. The girls and boys have really enjoyed the great fun and enjoyment created by the coaches at each of the sessions.
Strong links are being forged between these schools and local clubs; indeed, Athy Camogie brought 5 of their top young players into Scoil Mhichíl Naofa on the final day of the coaching term, bringing their county minor and u21 cups with them. This proved to be very positive with the young girls and boys who will now follow on with further sessions ran by the Athy club.
Photo 1: At commencement of session at Scoil Naomh Barra, Wilkinstown
Photo 2: Game in progress at Scoil Bhríde, Kilcullen
Photo 3: Coaching in progress at Scoil Bhríde, Milltown
Photo 4: Games in progress at St. Pauls, Navan
Photo 5: Girls and boys who underwent the sessions at Scoil Mhichíl Naofa Athy with local players and the county minor and u21 cups