Camán to Croker in association with Torpey Hurley’s took place on Saturday October 18th with 64 clubs attending this year’s event as part of the 110th anniversary celebrations of the Camogie Association. Pictured above is Aileen Lawlor President of the Camogie Association with John and Sean Torpey of Torpey Hurleys. This was the third year of the initiative which catered specifically for under-12 camogie teams. A series of regional blitzes took place earlier in the year in Pearse Stadium, Semple Stadium, O’Connor Park, Tullamore and Clones. Participating clubs in each province were entered into a draw to attend Camán to Croker while a further ten clubs who hosted a Hurl Smart event were also chosen.
More picturess from the event can be seen below.
Other development news this week include:
Ø Leinster Second Level Blitz
Ø Donegal Schools Blitz
Ø Camán Get a Grip in Fethard Tipperary
Leinster Second Level Blitz
On Thursday the 16th of October Leinster Development officers held a first year schools blitz in Fenagh Co.Carlow. The Blitz was attended by a number of schools from Laois, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford. Despite the weather warnings over 270 girls took part in the participation blitz.
A big thank you to Leinster Second level schools committee for helping out, thanks to Carlow Camogie for organising the excellent venue in Fenagh and thanks also to the referees on the day.
Schools that took part:
Kilkenny: Loretto, Presentation, Castlecomer CS, Colaiste Mhuire and Johnstown
Wexford:St.Mary’s New Ross, FCJ Bunclody, Gorey CS, Colaiste Bríd Enniscorthy
Laois: Heywood CS, Scoil Chriost Rí
Carlow: Borris VEC
Offaly: Banagher CS
Colaiste Bríde Enniscorty
Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown Kilkenny
Loreto Kilkenny A
Loreto Kilkenny B
Donegal Schools Blitz
Ulster Camogie in partnership with Donegal GAA, hosted a very successful Come and Try it Hurling/Camogie blitz in Donegal Centre of Excellence, Convoy on Thursday 16th October. Fifty 1st – 3rd year girls participated in the blitz.
St Columbans, Crana College and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana took part in the blitz on the day (pictured below). On the back of this successful blitz, Letterkenny Institute of Technology are providing placement students to the 3 schools to provide extra camogie coaching before Christmas, with another blitz scheduled for December.
Camán Get a Grip in Fethard Tipperary
13 coaches completed the Camán Get a Grip coaching course in St.Rita’s club in Fethard in October. Eoin Breathnach tutored on the course which covers all the basic skills of the game and how to coach these skills using the IDEAL model. Earlier in the year this club were involved in the You & Me play camogie Initiative and so had a number of parents from this initiative keen to get their coaching qualification.
Action from Camán Get a Grip Course in Fethard, Tipperary
Lifestyle camp 30th and 31st October- Cratloe Clare- contact Ross@camogie.ie for more information
Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling Finals- 1st November – Sligo
Leinster Forum- Croke Park- 8th November. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Pictures from Camán to Croker
Buses arrive in Croke Park
Action from the day
Aileen and Young Referees
Thomas Davis, Dublin
Action from the day
Bridiní Oga, Antrim
Not a seat left in Croke Park for Fingallians, Dublin players
Action from day