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Fantastic news for Longford Camogie! The possibility of a new Camogie club in the county is looking likely after a huge turn out to the first night of a Mum & Me Programme held in Kenagh. 19 parents/guardians turned up on the first night. 28 daughters from Under 6 up to Under 10 also participated in the indoor Camogie session. The programme is tutored by Colm Flynn. The programme continues for the next 5 weeks with the hope the club will form as an official camogie club early 2015. For more information contact Lizzie Flynn on email
Activity at Kenagh, Longford
Other development news this week include:
Ø  Under 15 phase 2 competition
Ø  Under 16 Inter County Development Blitz
Ø  Fun Direction Project
Ø  TY Gaisce Programme Dublin
Ø  All Ireland winning players visit Killeagh Camogie Club
Ø  Donaghmore Ashbourne celebrate 110 years of Camogie
Ø  Athlone IT Workshop
Ø  Munster Wheelchair Hurling League Medal Presentation
Ø  NUIG Sport agus Spraoi Event
Ø  Up coming events
Under 15 phase 2 Competition
The second phase of the under 15 competition took place in Portlaoise in Rathleague last Saturday the 4th October. Laois, Carlow, Westmeath, Wicklow and Kildare took part on the day. The cup was won by Westmeath defeating Laois in the final. Carlow won the shield beating Kildare 4-2 to 2-4 in the final. Well done to all involved in the day!
Westmeath Cup winners
Carlow Shield Winners
Kildare Under 15 team
Wicklow Under 15
Laois Under 15 team
Under 16 Inter County Development Blitz
Monaghan U16’s won the U16 Inter county Development Blitz held in the Fermanagh GAA Training grounds in Lissan on Saturday 4th October last. Longford and Donegal also took part in the event. The purpose of the blitz organised by Camogie RDO's Lisa McAliskey and Ger Gribben, was to give developing counties the opportunity to play similar counties so that they may return to national competitions in the future. Donegal and Monaghan contested the final on the day. Monaghan emerged victorious on a score line of Monaghan 2-3 to Donegal 2-1. Thanks to Fermanagh GAA especially Teresa McNabb for their help in organising and facilitating the blitz and also a special thanks to the referee John Devlin.
Monaghan Under 16 team
Longford Under 16
Donegal Under 16 team
Fun Direction Project
Fun Direction is an Inner city initiative run by Ciaran Duffy. The idea came from a summer camp idea to get more girls active in the inner city in Dublin which has continued to be a girls multi sports club in 2 locations – East Wall & O Connells school. There are 30 inner city girls taking part in the project. Camogie is one of the main sports the girls take part in each week.  Last week was European Move Week and the girls donated €2 each to Breast Cancer awareness/Irish cancer society and wore pink for the day!
Fun Direction Project
TY Gaisce Programme Dublin
25 TY students attended a TY Gaisce programme that included a coaching and Refereeing course on September 25th & 30th. Eve Talbot Regional Development Co ordinator in Dublin tutored on the foundation course with Donal Ryan and Paul Beecher tutoring on the referee course.
All Ireland Winning Players visit Killeagh Camogie Club
Cork Players Angela Walsh and Laura Treacy brought the O Duffy Cup to Killeagh for the final day of the 6 week parish league programme. Under 8’s and under 11 girls took part in the parish leagues with 60 in total. The final day had 8 teams marching behind a piper which was enjoyed by all girls involved!
Pictures from killeagh Club
Donaghmore Ashbourne celebrate 110 years of Camogie
This weekend Donaghmore Ashbourne Camogie club celebrate 110 years of Camogie in style!
Athlone IT Workshop
35 Sport & Recreation students from Athlone IT took part in a basic skills Camogie workshop. The students learned the basic skills of the game. It is hoped that many of these students will assist in an upcoming schools development blitz in early November. Thanks to Sinead Purtill for assisting in organising the session. For more information contact Lizzie Flynn
Athlone Workshop
Munster Wheelchair Hurling League Medal Presentation
On Thursday October 2nd Munster’s Inter Provincial wheelchair hurling team were presented with their medals for winning the M. Donnelly national inter provincial league for 2014. The panel was comprised of seven men and three women. Congratulations to the athletes for a brilliant achievement. This same panel will now represent Munster at the All Ireland Championship day in Sligo in November.
Munster captain Gary O Halloran receiving the All Ireland inter provincial Trophy from Munster GAA Chairman Robert Frost and M. Donnelly representative Christy Ryan.
Munster panel and backroom team.
NUIG ‘Sport agus Sproai’ Event
National university of Ireland Galway hosted a second year 7 a side Camogie blitz for secondary schools in Connacht on Thursday 2nd of October last in Dangan Sports Grounds in Galway. 18 teams form 13 schools took part on the day. Yvonne Byrne Regional Development Co ordinator for Connacht organised this event in conjunction with NUIG and Connacht second level schools committee. Pictures of the teams are below under up coming events.
Up Coming….
Ø  Code of Ethics Course
A Code of Ethics Course will take place in Kilcormack Community Centre Offaly on Monday 13th October. The course will cost €10 per person. Contact to book a place on the course.
Ø  Westmeath 1st Year Blitz
Westmeath County Camogie Boards along with RDO Lizzie Flynn have organised a 1st year Camogie 7 a-side competition for the first time. Secondary schools from Westmeath have been invited to bring teams on the day. The blitz will take place on 14th October in St. Lomans GAA Club, Mullingar. Teams are to be made up of panels of no more than 10 players and schools can bring a number of teams if they wish. Thanks to funding from Leinster Camogie Council winning schools will receive a cup, medals and a special camogie t-shirt marking the Camogie Associations 110 Celebrations. Contact for more information.
NUIG Sport agus Sproai Pictures
Claregalway secondary school
Holy Rosary Mountbellew
Calasanctius Oranmore
Portumna secondary school
Presentation Athenry
Mercy Roscommon
Scoileanna Chonamara
Seamount Kinvara
St.Brigids Voc.School Loughrea
St.Cuans Castleblakney
St.Killians, New Inn
St. Raphaels, Loughrea
Vocational School Athenry

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