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A come & try it Day took place on Friday the 9th May in Tralee IT for all Kerry primary schools. Coaching was provided by the Institute of Technology Tralee students. Thanks to coaches Mikey Kiely, Fergal Collins, Kate Harrington, Rachel Sinott, Gearoid O Doherty, Damien Ryan and Anthony Feally for their excellent coaching at the day. 142 girls from 9 schools attended. Schools included Ardfert NS, Kilmoyley NS, Abbeydroney NS, Slaimhandra NS, Glenderry Ns, Spa NS, Causeway NS and Tralee Educate Together.
Glenderry NS
Other items in the Development News Round up include:
Ø      O’Duffy Cup visits Sligo
Ø      You & Me Play Camogie Programme
Ø      Hurl Smart Week – 2nd-8th June.
Ø      Feile Skills Galway
Ø      Lenovo Skills Hub
Ø      Second Level Blitzes Galway and Mayo
Ø      Upcoming events
O’Duffy Cup visits Sligo
The O’Duffy Cup visited Sligo this week at a Cumann na mBunscol primary school blitz day in Geevagh on Tuesday the 13th May. 130 girls participated on the day. Mary O Connor attended and also Bernie Ryan National Cumann na mBunscol chairperson. Thanks to John Hughes principal of Geevagh National school for a well organised day.
Sligo Cumann na mBunscol winners Castlerock NS with the O Duffy Cup
You & Me Play Camogie Programme
This programme is underway in 3 of the 8 clubs randomly chosen for inclusion in the progamme funded by the Thank you Fund from Coca Cola. Oran club in Roscommon has started their 6 weeks with Tutor Richard McNicholas. The programme is also running in Drumgoon Cavan with Eoin Morrissey as tutor and 12 participants on the first night. Donard Glen Programme starts in Wicklow on 14th May with Mark Mc Manus from Dublin tutoring on this programme. Five other clubs received funding under this fund and will be starting in the coming weeks. The programme also provides a nutritional talk to parents and players over the 6 weeks.
Drungoon, Cavan 'You & Me Play Camogie' parents group with tutor
Hurl Smart Week- 2nd -8th June
The Camogie Association in conjunction with the Nutrition and Health Foundation are running their annual Hurl Smart Week form the 2nd-8th June.
Run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in your club and be in with the chance to bring your club camogie under 12 team to Croke Park in October!
Just register your clubs interest, run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’, submit a report of events and you could be in with a chance to play in Croke Park.
Feile Skills Galway
Teegan Canning Mullagh won the Galway Feile skills competition and will be representing Galway in Ulster in June. Leah Burke (Kiltulla/killimordaly) and Muireann Faherty (Ballinderreen) came second and third respectively.
Galway 1st, 2nd and 3rd feile skills winners
Lenovo Skills Hub
This Gaelic games initiative sponsored by Lenovo is a mixed camp for teenage boys and girls aged 13-15 years. Top inter county players will coach on the Lenovo skills hub for the 4 days. The hurling/camogie camps take place in Carlow, Dublin, Offaly, Clare, Waterford, Cork, Limerick Wexford and Tipperary. Details below of locations and female camogie player involved in camp.
Start time
Female Player Leader
Fenagh Centre of Excellence
June 24-27
Kate Nolan
Dublin West
O'Toole Park, Crumlin
June 24-27
Mairi Moynihan
Dungarvan GAA Club
June 24-27
12.00 am
Patricia Jackman
North Campus GAA Pitch UL
July 8-11
Fiona Hickey
Dr. Morris Park , Thurles
July 8-11
Cáit Devane
St. Rynagh's Hurling Club  Banagher
July 15-18
Sheila O'Sullivan
Buffer's Alley
Jul 29-Aug 1
Katrina Parrock
Midleton GAA Club
Aug 5-8
Orla Cotter
Clarecastle GAA Club
Aug 12-15
Deirdre Murphy
Scariff GAA Club
Aug 12-15
Maire McGrath
Second Level Blitzes-Galway & Mayo
The Mairead Meehan 1st year tournament organised by presentation secondary school Athenry took place this week in Galway with a 1st year seven a side tournament.
Sandra Greaney, captain of Presentation College Athenry receives the Mairead Meehan A cup from 
Michael and Ann Meehan alongside Mr. Cathal Moore, Deputy Principal of Presentation College Athenry.
Calascantius Oranmore captains receive the Mairead Meehan B cup from
Michael and Ann Meehan alongside Mr. Cathal Moore, Deputy Principal of Presentation College Athenry.
A second level blitz took place in Castlebar on 14th May. Davitt College, Sacred Heart secondary school, St.Josephs Castlebar and Gortnor Abbey attended on the day. 70 girls from the 4 schools  took part in the competition for 1st and 2nd years.
Mayo secondary school Gortnor Abbey takes part in Camogie Blitz for first time
Upcoming Events
Ø      Athlone Institute of Technology Camogie Academy taking place next Wednesday the 14th May in Athlone IT. This is a 6 week programme for local schools and will run from 6.30pm-7.30pm each Wednesday. Contact for more information

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