The National Féile na nGael competition in association with John West takes place in Tipperary/Waterford this weekend from Friday the June 17th-Sunday June 19th. This year there is 76 Camogie teams taking part in National Feile (38 host, 38 travelling teams). For the first time ever a team will compete from San Francisco in the Camogie Tournament in Tipperary/Waterford.
In addition to the National competition 4 regional Féile Blitzes will take place on Saturday June 18th with 26 teams taking part. In total 2450 under 14 girls will play Camogie this weekend as part of Féile na nGael. Best of luck to all players involved.
The Féile Skills Competition took place on Saturday June 11th in the GAA Games Development Centre in Abbotstown. There were 27 counties represented from Camogie on the day (pictured above).
1st: Eimear Heffernan (Tipperary)
2nd: Alife Fitzgerald (Waterford)
3rd: Maeve Muldoon (Galway)
Edwina Keane (Kilkenny senior player) presented prizes on day
In other development News:
· Hurl Smart Week
· Carlow Camogie4Teens Blitz
· Mayo Cumann na mBunscol
· Wexford Academy
· Over 200 girls take part in Westport NS Blitz
Hurl Smart Week
Clubs all around the country took part in Hurl Smart Week from June 6th-12th. 82 clubs signed up to take part in the week in association with the Dream Bike Initiative. Well done to all involved in their activities for the week.
Clonduff, Down Hurl Smart Week
Dunderry, Meath Hurl Smart Week
Glenuillin, Derry Hurl Smart Week
Fethard, Tipperary Hurl Smart Week
Making a splash for Hurl Smart Week at St.Annes Louth
Geraldine's Portglenone, Antrim- Hurl Smart Week
St.Mary's Clonmel, Tipperary- Hurl Smart Week
Tullysaran, Armagh- Hurl Smart Week
Ballynestragh Gaels, Wexford- Hurl Smart Week
Carlow Camogie4Teens Blitz
On June 11th last girls from the Carlow Camogie4Teens programme organised a blitz for under 6 and under 8 teams in the county. 110 girls from 10 clubs participated in the blitz held in the Carlow Town hurling club.
Well done to the Camogie4Teens participants for organising a great day!
Action from Carlow Camogie4Teens Blitz
Group picture at Camogie4Teens Blitz Carlow
Mayo Cumann na mBunscol
Mayo Camogie Cumann na mBunscol blitz took place on June 8th in the Connacht Centre of Excellence. 9 schools took part in a 9 a side and 7 a side competition.
Tooreen NS were winners of the 9 a side defeating Snugboro in the final while
Kilmovee were winners of the 7 a side defeating Brackloon in the final.
Tooreen National School
Kilmovee National School
A Wexford Camogie Academy is underway for under 13 club players in the county. Clubs in the county will send players to a series of coaching session over the summer months when county teams are in full swing. During the course of the programme, the girls come together from all over the county and take part in 3 blitzes. The first of these blitzes took place on June 11th with 71 players taking part on the day.
Wexford Academy Group
Over 200 girls take part in Westport NS Blitz
Westport Camogie club organised a mixed Blitz day for schools in the Westport area on June 15th. Participants were mixed on the day from the schools that attended. Schools included Scoil Padraig, Gaelscoil, Brackloon and Louisburgh.
Group pictures from Westport Blitz day