Down & Armagh:
Strength & Conditioning Workshop
on Saturday November 17th a strength and conditioning for camogie workshop took place in Newry Shamrocks, Newry, Co. Down. The workshop was facilitated by Ulster Camogie Regional Development Officer Ross Corbett. 26 coaches and players attended the workshop which focused on the basic principals of strength and conditioning and flexibility training.
The workshop gave an insight into what types of training and at what time of the season, should be used to maximise performance and prevent injury. The last in our series of strength and conditioning workshops will take place in St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone on December 1st.
A Level 1 Camogie coaching course took place on 9th,10th,17th November in Mallow GAA Complex.
Tutors Damien Young, Siobhan Ryan and Tom Pierce delivered the course to 18 coaches from Munster counties Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. Modules included skill development, physical fitness, activities and games for decision making, motives and needs of players, specialist skills, planning and appraisal.
Feedback from participants was very positive:
"It was excellent- learned loads and got great ideas. Trainers were excellent, credit to all involved- need more coaches to do it now as I think it would really up the standards," Roisin Hartley (Gaultier Camogie Club in Waterford)
Venue for a Level 1 course in Limerick on Feb 1st, 2nd & 9th 2013 will be confirmed shortly.
For further information, please contact Munster RDO Deirdre Murphy.
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A TY referee course took place on Thursday November 22nd in Loughgeorge Claregalway.
30 girls and boys took part in the Hurling/Camogie Referee course. Details of students will be sent to the clubs in Gwlay so they can use the students to Referee Go Games in the clubs. Thanks to Michael Nee who tutored on the course.
Crossmolina indoor sessions finished up on Wednesday night last with 35 girls attending the final session before xmas. They will compete in a fun blitz with Castlebar Camogie club on Saturday the 24th November in Castlebar and this will conclude Camogie for this year. Indoor sessions will continue in February 2013.
Tubbercurry indoor session continue every Thursday night in St.Attracta’s secondary school in Tubbercurry from 7.30-8.30pm. Over 25 girls are coming to the indoor sessions from the area. Any other interested girls are invited to attend. Easkey winter programme also continues on Monday evenings from 7.00pm-8.00pm in Owenbeg astro turf.
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Manorhamilton Camogie takes place every Friday evening on the new astro turf in Manorhamilton primary school. Any girls from the Manorhamilton area or neighbouring villages aged 6-14yrs can pop down any Friday evening to try it out. Training takes place from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
Gortletteragh indoor Camogie is on every Wednesday evening in Gortletteragh GAA hall. Training for girls aged 6-14 is on from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Seniors and anyone over 14years of age are welcome from 7:30-8:30pm.
New members always welcome
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Dublin & Kildare Camogie News
Please contact Carol Nolan Regional Development Coordinator Dublin & Kildare if you would like any more information on Dublin and Kildare news below
Second Level “Come Try It” blitz day
This blitz was offered to schools who are currently not participating in any schools Camogie competitions.
The blitz day catered for 1st and 2nd year students. The overall aim of the Camogie blitz was to provide students with the opportunity to try Camogie as a sport and kickstart camogie in various schools leading on to representation in the various competitions.
The Blitz took place in the St Brigid’s GAA club on Wednesday November 14th.
5 Second Level schools in Dublin attended this blitz day where 77 girls took to the playing field for various matches against other schools. Schools that attended the blitz each receive a Camogie pack which contained posters, stickers and a dozen slitohars so they can keep practicing their Camogie skills during school time.
A big thank you to St Brigid’s GAA for the use of their excellent facilities on the day, Dublin Colleges Committee and the referees for all their time and support with this initiative and finally to the teachers and students who took time out of their busy schedule at school to take part in the blitz. I hope you all enjoyed your Camogie experience and that you are looking forward to seeing each of the schools in future competitions.
Foundation Camogie “Get A Grip” Course – was held in St Judes GAA on Friday 16th & Saturday November 17th.
21 eager club mentors attended this course over the 2 days. The course explored various elements related to Camogie such as Role of the Coach, Skill work and coaching techniques to name but a few. Thanks to St Judes GAA for their excellent hospitality over the 2 days and to all the participants who attended the course.
TY Foundation Camogie course and Green Card Referee course took place in Thomas Davis GAA club on Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th of November. 28 students in total took part in the courses. Students that attended the Foundation coaching course will coach their 1st and 2nd year Camogie team. The skills and advice they learned from the course will be put to the test when their team will participate in a blitz on Tuesday November 27th in Thomas Davis GAA against other schools that were represented on the courses.
Students that completed the Referee course will referee the various matches. Both sets of students will experience first hand what it is like to referee a game and to manage and coach a Camogie team. Best of luck to all involved.
Dublin Camogie Annual Convention will take place in Parnell Park on Monday December 3rd at 7.00pm
Primary Indoor Camogie blitz days took place last Thursday/Friday Nov 15th &16th in Naas GAA club and concluded on Thursday/Friday 22nd & 23rd of November. 110 girls took part in the first week of the blitzes. Thanks to the teachers and students for attending these blitz days.
Kildare Camogie Academy
This Academy was aimed at girls aged 11 and 12 years olds. It has been taking place in 2 venues in Kildare – Rathcoffey GAA and Moorefield GAA clubs. The girls have been taking part in weekly skills sessions every Sunday morning and will conclude this Sunday with Mini All Ireland games. Nearly 100 girls have turned up every week for this Academy and I would like to thank their parents for bringing them, to the mentors for helping coach the girls every week and to Rathcoffey and Moorefield for the use of their facilities.
Kildare Camogie Annual Convention will take place in Sarsfields GAA on Wednesday December 5th at 8.30pm
Cavan Level One Camogie Course
20 Coaches took part in the Level One Camogie course ‘Caman – Get Hooked’. The course was delivered by Camogie Tutors Ger Gribben and Gavin Craig in the excellent facilities in Ballyhaise Agricultural College and Killinkere Community Centre. The Coaches from 10 different club areas came away with new ideas and techniques to coach players in their clubs. Topics covered included, Communication, Warm-Up Activities, Skill Development, Planning, Decision Making, Players Motives and Needs, Games, Physical Fitness and coaching Specialist Skills.
Thanks to Anne Donnellan – Cavan CDO for her help in co-ordinating the course.
Mum and Me in Truagh Camogie Club, Monaghan
The Truagh Camogie club in Monaghan are currently running the Camogie Initiative ‘Mum and Me’ on Thursday evenings. A great turn out have been attending the programme which aims at giving parents of young players the skills to be able to play FUN Camogie games at home or in the garden. The initiative will continue in Clara community hall next Thursday from 6.30pm. All new parents welcome. For more information, contact Nicola on (086) 3073200 or Ger Gribben on (087) 2733847.