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The 2015 Liberty Insurance GAA Games Development Conference – 'Putting Youth into Perspective' takes place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th January in Croke Park
The topic for the Camogie presentation at the Conference is ‘The need for Speed’- developing and enhancing teenage player’s capacity on speed of hand, speed of foot and speed of thought. Peter Casey will be presenting on the topic. Peter Casey has been the coach with the Clare Senior Camogie Team from 2012 – 2014.
The 10 lucky winners of passes to the conference are:
1.      Fiona Ni Shúilleabháin- Monageer Wexford
2.      Aine Fanning- St.Vincents, Dublin
3.      Donie Browne- Mungret St.Paul’s Limerick
4.      Eilis Nyhan- St.Colum’s Cork
5.      Louise O Connor, Moycullen, Galway
6.      Elizabeth Byrne, Young Irelands, Kilkenny
7.      Linda Kenny, Burren Rangers, Carlow
8.      Alan Buckley, Skerries Harps, Dublin
9.      Fiona Casey, Causeway, Kerry
10.    Karen McCormick, Loughgiel Shamrocks, Antrim
Other development news this week includes:
Ø  Jennifer O Leary visits Clontibret
Ø  Derry workshop
Ø  Letterkenny Gaels Coaching
Ø  Derry schools Blitz
Ø  Re energise Programme Down
Ø  Camán get a Grip- Treaty Gaels
Ø  Development Dates to note for 2015!
Jennifer O Leary coaching Clontribet Girls
8 time All Star winner Jennifer O'Leary has been coaching in the Clontribet Camogie club for the past number of weeks. Jennifer is an excellent role model and the girls were very eager to learn from the best. They all enjoyed and benefited from the coaching she delivered.
Jennifer O Leary and the Clontibret girls
Derry Workshop
16 coaches from Dungiven, Loup and Glenullin attended the workshop on what to coach u12’s and planning effective sessions. This was a coach the coaches workshop and all the coaches participated throughout the 2 hour session. The workshop was broken down into warm-up activities, drills v games, spacial awareness, questioning and principles of attack/defence. The next workshop will be in Loup on Thursday 8th January 2015 with the topic ‘What to coach u8s’.
Derry group at workshop
Letterkenny Gaels Coaching
Twenty four under 10’s participated in a training session in Letterkenny IT college. The girls were all put through their paces during the indoor session. The focus of the session was working on first touch. Games were set up to encourage the girls to make the right decision when put under pressure. At the end of night the girls had a few Christmas treats to mark the end of the year and look forward to well-deserved break.
Letterkenny group
Derry Schools Coaching/Blitz
60 girls from Derry participated in a fun year 8 camogie Blitz in Templemore Complex, Derry. The girls were from St Marys Derry, St Brigids Derry, St Cecilias Derry and St Marys Limavady. All the girls have received coaching from Emer McAteer over the last 5 weeks, During the course of 2 hours Blitz over 20 games were played between the girls in 6 a-side match.
Derry Schools Blitz
Re-energise Programme
Catherine McGourty has been passing on her coaching expertise to the youth of O’Donovan Rossa.  Down star Catherine, has been delivering sessions to the girls on breaking the tackle, strength and conditioning, creating scoring chances and making the right decisions on the ball over the last number of weeks.The girls all learnt from one of Ulster’s finest and will hoping to put all tips into practise in next seasons campaign.
Camán Get a Grip Course- Treaty Gaels
A Camán Get a Grip foundation coaching course took place in treaty Gaels in Limerick on 6th December last. 16 coaches attended the course. Eileen Gleeson form Clare tutored on the course.
Action from Camán Get a Grip Course
Treaty Gaels group who completed Camán Get a Grip Course
Development Dates to note for 2015!
Pan Celtic:                   11th April
Under 16 National Development Blitz:          11th & 25th April
Camán to Croker:        2nd May
Hurl Smart Week:       1-7th June
Feile na Gael:              20th/21st June
Under 14 Competition: 12th September

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