Donegal Camogie Academy
Date: July 22, 23, 24.
Thirty teenagers from four clubs attended a 3 day Camogie academy in Burt, Co. Donegal. Clubs represented were Burt, Carndonagh, St Eunans (Letterkenny) and Na Magha (Derry).
Specifically aimed at young teens, these 12, 13 and 14 year olds enjoyed a variety of skills and thrills from Camogie coaches. Gavin De Craig presented a health and nutrition programme on the first day to ensure they will partake of correct foods and drinks, pre, during and post training and matches.
Camogie All-star and Director of Camogie Mary O’ Connor took all the players for an intensive indoor and wall-ball session. Specialist skills and drills were on the agenda for the third day of the academy.
John Crossey, former Antrim hurler, was in attendance and watched the session in action.
All girls declared that the most important detail learned from the 3 intensive days was to practice at home, not just at training.
Course content included: Health and Nutrition Seminar, Basic Skills Development, Indoor Workshop, Wall-ball Session, Specialist skills Development, Modified Matches.
Manus O’ Donnell, chairperson of Donegal County Board, was delighted with the numbers attending and is looking forward to bringing the majority of these players to Croke Park in October for Coillte Development Day.
Organisers Yvonne Byrne and Jennifer Steede deemed the academy a success and are hoping that this will be a start to more workshops and academy’s for these girls.