Munster Children’s Officer Training
There was a full house for the Munster Childrens Officer Training workshop (Safeguarding 2) at the Charleville Park Hotel on Tuesday 13th February.
This was the second of four Officer Training Workshops organised by the Camogie Association for Munster as part of our commitment to supporting the development of clubs and counties, in addition to the General Officer, Registrar/Treasurer/PRO and THDC workshops (please note these workshops are now full).
For more information on any of the training workshops please contact Munster Participation and Growth Co-ordinator Stuart Reid on firstname.lastname@example.org
Milestone at O’Dwyers Camogie Club
O’Dwyers Camogie Club of Balbriggan reached a milestone last weekend, playing their first challenge match in u10 Camogie against Craobh Chairain. A club already strong in the other codes, O’Dwyers have been working hard to get players out onto the Camogie field in the past couple of months and it is exciting for them to achieve this in their centennial year.
This enthusiasm showed in the faces of the girls at the weekend, with O’Dwyers hosting on their all-weather pitch overlooking the sea, you couldn’t but enjoy the game. 27 girls took part on the morning from the two clubs and O’Dwyers look forward too many more challenge games ahead of the Go Games kicking off.
Off the field, the club have made a presentation to the parents for the start of the year introducing the Camogie structure, player pathway, social activities and plans going forward. They also have a long-term Camogie roadmap of where they aim to be in 2021, providing for a new age group year on year. Congrats to all on the work done so far and on the first game of a new era.
Carlow Foundation Coaching Course
Carlow Camogie held a successful Foundation level coaching course on Saturday 10th February in Kildavin GAA. 24 coaches from 8 clubs were in attendance. On the day these coaches were instructed on the role of the coach, fundamental movement, skill development and planning a session. Carlow recently also completed a Level 1 and have a further foundation course coming up on March 10th. It is great to see such work being done in the county and bodes well for the coaching standards that players will experience within their clubs. Many thanks to the participants on the day, tutors and Kildavin GAA for the use of the facilities.
Westmeath Camogie also held a foundation level course in Ringtown Hurling club in Whitehall on Saturday 10th February with 19 willing coaches from 4 clubs in attendance here also. Westmeath are actively working on increasing their coaching expertise being delivered at club level and will also be hosting a Building Rapport and Communication workshop on Monday 23rd April. This is aimed at informing coaches about the importance of communication in retaining the player as they progress from u8 to adult. Again, many thanks to Ringtown for the use of the venue and congrats to all who took part.
Further coaching courses are continuing to run across Leinster, please check with your county development officer or county secretary to enquire if your county is hosting a course.