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The inaugural programme for U17 county development squads took place at two Munster venues on Saturday the 1st November. Organised by Munster RDO Ross Corbett, 6 counties took part across the 2 venues. Cork, Limerick and Clare squads participated in the University of Limerick with Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford taking part in Waterford Institute of Technology. The day began with three 45 minute coaching sessions in the morning focusing on:
1) Primary Possession & Breaking Ball
2) Striking and Shooting and
3) Tackling, Hooking and Blocking.
In WIT these sessions were covered by current WIT camogie and hurling coaches Colm Bonner (pictured above), Anne Downey and Ray O Brien. They were assisted by current WIT scholarship students Sarah Anne Fitzgerald, Laois and Katie Power and Denise Gaule from Kilkenny. In UL Tipperary coach and UL student Paudie Carey, Limerick coach Mikey Kiely and Tipperary star and UL student Cait Devane covered these pratcial sessions.
A workshop on lifestyle choices for optimum camogie performance covering sleep, nutrition, hydration and recovery then took place in both venues. In UL this was tutored by Limerick Gaelic Football Head of Strength and Conditioning and Nutrition Mikey Kiely and in WIT this was tutored by Munster RDO Ross Corbett.
The day ended with a round robin blitz in each venue where each county got to play each other, with all girls getting at least 40 minutes game time.
Thanks to the University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology for their support and excellent facilities for this programme.
Anne Downey session in WIT
Other development news this week include:
Ø  Derry & Tipperary Halloween Camp
Ø  Galway Lifestyle Programme
Ø  Clare Under 14 Performance Programme
Ø  Mayo Indoor Workshop
Ø  Offaly Development
Ø  Up coming events
Derry Halloween Camp
34 girls attend Derry Halloween Camp. Girls from Glen, Ballinascreen and Magherafelt participated in 2 day camp in O Donovan Rossa, Magherafelt.
Over the 2 days the girls had the opportunity to play camogie in fun filled camp with a variety of activities to help develop their skills and experience in playing camogie.
Thanks to Ruairi Convery who coached over the 2 days.
Group picture from Derry
Derry Halloween Camp
Tipperary Camogie Halloween Camp
A 3 day Halloween camp for 8-12 year old girls took place in Cashel King Cormacs GAA from October 29th to 31st organised by Munster RDO Ross Corbett. 38 girls from Cashel, St Rita’s Fethard, New Inn and Brian Borus participated in the camp in the excellent facilities in Cashel. Thanks to Cashel GAA for the use of their facilities and to the three coaches Donnacha O Brien, Aaron Murphy and Laura Connolly.
Tipperary Camp
Galway Lifestyle Programme
A Lifestyle Academy/programme took place in Moycullen, Galway with 34 girls from Moycullen, Cois Fharraige and Bothar na Trá clubs participating in the programme.
Niamh Kilkenny current Galway senior camogie player provided coaching session to the girls and a questions and answers session was also conducted with Niamh. A lifestyle module consisting of information on nutrition and hydration, sleep and balancing study and Camogie was delivered by Caroline Murray. Yvonne Byrne regional development officer co ordinated the programme in conjunction with Connacht development Officer Gerry Dolan.
Questions and Answers with Niamh Kilkenny
Group Picture from Lifestyle Programme Galway
Clare U14 Performance Programme
Clare camogie held a 2 day performance programme for their u14 school of excellence squads on Thursday and Friday October 30th and 31st in Cratloe GAA. 64 girls took part in the programme in total organised  by Ross Corbett.
Over the course of the two days the girls completed sessions on Wall Ball, Tackling, Hooking and Blocking and defensive play. Basic Strength Movements and Flexibility and Core Strength was completed with Limerick Gaelic Football Head of Strength and Conditioning Mikey Kiely. Fergal O Loughlin Clare GAA Hurling coach covered the topic of Primary Possession. The girls also had an excellent workshop with Clare Camogie star Carol O Leary focusing on the demands of inter county camogie and how to balance this with school work.
Clare Performance Programme
Mayo Indoor Workshop
St. Muireadachs secondary school in Ballina hosted a Camogie indoor workshop on Wednesdays the 29th October. 15 coaches took part from 3 clubs in Mayo and will now run indoor Camogie in their clubs over the winter months.
Mayo Indoor Workshop
 Offaly Development
A development day was held in St.Brendan’s Park in Birr over the Halloween break for the Offaly U13 development squad. Special guest on the day was Galway's goalkeeper Susan Earner. Over the last number of weeks forty U13 players from various clubs around the county have been attending sessions on Sunday mornings to develop their skills in the hope of being part of the Offaly U14 squad in 2015. Special guests have attended some of these sessions in other occasions including county player Elaine Dermody, Aoife Kelly and Lynda Sullivan.
Susan Earner coaching group
Lizzie Flynn RDO coaching group
Up Coming Events…..
Ø  Camán get a Grip Foundation course will be held in Castlewellan Down on 4th and 6th November.
Ø  Coaching the Tackle Workshop will take place in Mattock Rangers Louth on 5th November, Cullyhanna, Armagh on 18th November and Longstone Down on 19th November.
Ø  Down second level under 16 Blitz will take place on 6th November.
Ø  Ulster Camogie Level 1 Coaching Course will take place in Castledawson Derry on 7th,8th and 9th November. For more information contact
Ø  Games for indoor Camogie Workshop will take place in Derrynoose Armagh on 11th November.

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