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Camogie Association Run Skill Assessment Workshop
On Saturday 3rd February, the Camogie Association ran a skill assessment workshop in St Patricks High School, Keady. The workshop was open to club coaches (U8, U10 and U12) from Armagh, Cavan, Louth and Monaghan. On the day Niall Williams, the Camogie Association Coach Education and Development Co-ordinator, took coaches through a variety of age-appropriate skill assessments for girls playing U8, U10 and U12 Camogie. All of the coaches found the workshop extremely beneficial, the only complaint was that the workshops weren’t on every week. The teams that are involved will also be taking part in a Blitz in Keady on 24th February.
Waterford U14 School of Excellence
The Waterford Camogie U14 Schools of Excellence continues at the WIT Arena throughout February and March. 120 girls representing each of the clubs in Waterford have been in attendance under the watchful eye of a host of experienced coaches. Well done to all involved. Photographs thanks to Garrett Fitzgerald.
Leinster Foundation Courses
Saturday 3rd February saw 8 coaches from Laois complete the Foundation coaching course in Portarlington as delivered by our tutor David Carroll. Congrats to those who took part and we look forward to seeing you on the side-lines in 2018.
There are a number of Foundation and Level 1 course scheduled across Leinster for the coming months. If your county wishes to organise a course, please contact See below for upcoming courses scheduled, if you wish to attend contact your county development officer.
·         Saturday 17th Feb – Wexford Foundation – St.Ibars
·         Saturday 17th Feb – Kilkenny Foundation – Erins Own 
·         Saturday 24th Feb – Kilkenny Foundation – Piltown
·         Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th March – Kilkenny Level 1 – Glenmore
·         Saturday 10th March – Carlow Half Foundation
·         Saturday 14th March – Wicklow Half Foundation – Aughrim
·         Fri 23rd, Saturday 24th and Saturday 31st March – Dublin Level 1 – St.Maurs
·         Saturday 14th April – Offaly Half Foundation
Officer Training in Munster up and running.
The first officer training workshop in Munster took place on Wednesday January 31st in the Charleville Park Hotel. This workshop was for those new to the position of chairperson or secretary on their club or county executive. Over 30 officers from across the province were in attendance with the content delivered by Marie Kearney.
Upcoming Officer Training – Leinster
The Officer Training workshops continue this month in Leinster on the following dates. If you are a new/recurring officer in any of these roles and wish to attend, you can click on the links below and register your interest, alternatively you can also contact you county secretary. These workshops are free of charge and aim to provide you with helpful information and guidance on your role within the club/county executive.
Tuesday 20th Feb
General Officer Training (Chair and Secretaries)
Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, Co.Carlow
Tuesday 27th Feb
Registrar, Treasurer and PRO Training
Leinster Council GAA Offices, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
Tuesday 6th March
THDC Training
Leinster Council GAA Offices, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
Munster Development Officer Workshop
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing support and training to county officers, the Camogie Association and the Munster Council teamed up to host the first of a series of County Development Officer workshops on Tuesday 6th February @ Mallow GAA.
Officers were taken through the role description and procedures required for the position, the national development plan and focus areas for the year, shared ideas and experiences of what programmes are working well in their counties as well as looking at ways in which we could improve existing provision.
A big thank you to Mallow GAA for the facilities, Munster Council for all the help and support and all the attendees for travelling on a freezing cold night!
Kildare & Meath Primary Schools Initiative
The Kildare & Meath Primary Schools initiative has continued during the winter and recommenced in the new year. A programme of coaching across 6 mornings in the following schools over a 6-week period has been completed or is in progress across that timeframe.  Coaches Deirbhile Byrne, Lizzy Broderick, Eamon O’Callaghan and Ted Walsh have been very busy with these introductory camogie sessions and they have been very well received in each school. The programme was completed in St. Paul’s Navan, Our Lady of Mercy Kells, Scoil Naomh Barra Wilkinstown, Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen, Scoil Mhichíl Naofa Athy, Scoil Bhríde Milltown, and are also in progress at Carnaross NS, Kilskyre NS, Curragh GNS and Scoil Phádraig Naofa Athy. The girls and boys have really enjoyed the great fun and enjoyment created by the coaches at each of the sessions. Strong links are being forged between these schools and local clubs; indeed, Athy Camogie brought 5 of their top young players into Scoil Mhichíl Naofa on the final day of the coaching term, bringing their county minor and u21 cups with them. This proved to be very positive with the young girls who are now following on with further evening training sessions provided by the Athy club.  
The Empowering Female Leaders Conference
The Empowering Female Leaders Conference will take place on 10th Feb 2018. Places are limited this year so please book early via link below to avoid disappointment! We look forward to seeing you in Garvaghey on 10th Feb!

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