Here you can read about the development initiatives undertaken on a weekly basis by the Camogie Association Development team
School of Excellence Provincial Workshops:
The underage development model has run very successfully in counties for the last number of years at under 14 and under 15 levels. A review of the under 14 structure was undertaken with participating counties earlier this year results of which have been circulated to all counties. Each year a provincial workshop is held for managers/mentors/coaches to update them on the structure for the year ahead. Details of the workshop dates and venues are below. Each county is urged to attend these workshops. The workshops will include information on the underage structure for 2014 and also information on the use of player tracking documents and the player lifestyle diary.
Dates of the provincial workshops are as follows:
Leinster-15th February – Heywood College Laois with guest coach Frank Flannery.
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Munster -22nd February -Mallow with guest coach Frank Flannery.
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Connacht-24th February- Abbeyknockmoy with guest coach Liam Hodgins.
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Ulster-5th March- MRD Ulster Sports Arena
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Wheelchair Hurling interprovincial League:
The first round of the M Donnelly interprovincial wheelchair hurling Tournament took place in the Presentation secondary school in Athenry, Galway last Saturday the 8th of February. The day was organised by Denis Boyle in Connacht and other members of the National Inclusion committee in conjunction with Tony Watenee National Inclusion Officer with the GAA. All four provinces took part in the league with 6 on a team. There will be a provincial league hosted in each of the provinces with an All Ireland day held later in the year. There were mixed teams taking part on the day with TY’s from the Presentation school keeping the score board and doing umpire.
Picture of Ulster team at Interporvincial league above.
Foundation courses coming up:
15th Feb Cork- contact email@example.com
1st March Tipperary- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
8th March Derry- Contact email@example.com
Level 1 course coming up:
21st, 22nd Feb and 1st March-Armagh to cover Tyrone/Armagh area- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Since January foundation courses have taken place in Meath, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Cavan, Dublin and Derry. A very successful Level 1 course was held in Dublin on the 31st January, 1st and 8th February. The course was held in Kilmacud Crokes GAA club with 15 coaches completing the course.
A camogie skills workshop was held on the 6th of February with students in Sligo IT who are currently studying Recreation and Leisure in the college. All 16 students will be going on a 12 week coaching placement with Sligo GAA. There will be specific students from the course coaching Hurling and Camogie in conjunction with Benny Kenny (GAA Hurling coach) and there will be national school blitzes organised for the schools in the programme on week 6 and week 12
A workshop took place in Buffers Alley Wexford on games based training and how to get the best out of your players. Frank Flannery tutored on the workshop with the wexford intermediate team in use for the practical session. 23 coaches observed the session
Wexford Workshop at Buffers Alley club
Cumann na mBunscol
28 schools will be participating in a Cumann na mBunscol day in Meadowbank in Derry on13th february. Best wishes to all those involved in the day. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Development Blitzes for Ashbourne Weekend
To coincide with the third level competitions Ashbourne/Purcell/ Fr.Meachair hosted in Queens University Belfast this weekend (15th and 16th February), there will be a schools participation blitz for year 8 girls on Friday the 14th February in Queens. On Saturday the 15th February there will be a club under 14 blitz taking place with 14 clubs already registered to play. The girls will then have a chance to see the third level colleges in action in Queens University. For more information on these blitzes contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more details on fixtures for the ashbourne/purcell and Fr.meachair weekend in Queens please see www.ccao.ie
Mum & Me
A Mum & Me programme took place in Dromintee Armagh in January/February with 27 young girls taking part and 22 parents involved in the programme. This is a very popular programme in clubs as it helps them to get mums involved in the club and in their daughter's participation in the sport. They also really enjoy trying out the sport themselves.
Teenage Retention programme
A teenage retention programme is taking place in Armagh from the 10th January to the 14th February. There are 39 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 years taking part in the programme from Clann na Gael, St.Endas and Aghgallon. Special Guest coaches include: Collete McSorley, Jason Cahill and Mark Magee. For more information on the programme contact email@example.com