Féile na nGael 2017 is Here!
The National Féile na nGael competition in association with John West takes place in Carlow, Wexford and Kilkenny this weekend from Friday June 16th – Sunday June 18th. This year there is 112 Camogie teams taking part in National Feile (56 hosts, 56 travelling teams). With 7 Divisions, this will be the largest Camogie Feile since the competition started.
In Other Camogie Development News this week:
· Regional Feile 2017
· Feile Skills Competition 2017
· Hurl Smart Week Concludes
· Cumann na mBunscol Mayo 9 a side Finals
· Toronto Camogie Thriving
· Hurl with Me Continues
Regional Feile 2017
In addition to the National Competition 4 Regional Féile Blitzes will take place on Saturday June 17th with 27 teams taking part. In total 3,336 under 14 girls will play Camogie this weekend as part of Féile na nGael. Best of luck to all players involved.
Division 1 Ballyboden St Enda’s, Dublin
Division 2 Mallow, Cork
Division 3 Ballinderreen, Galway
Division 4 Trim, Meath
Feile Skills Competition 2017
The Féile Skills Competition took place on Saturday June 10th in the GAA Games Development Centre in Abbotstown. There were 26 counties represented from Camogie on the day (pictured above).
1st: Amy O’Sullivan (Kerry)
2nd: Alanna Fox (Clare) and Katie Gilchrist (Galway)
3rd: Rebecca Farrell (Tipperary)
Kate Nolan (Carlow senior player) presented prizes on the day
1st Place Amy O'Sullivan Kerry
2nd Place Alanna Fox (Clare) & Katie Gilchrist (Galway)
3rd Place Rebecca Farrell Tipperary
All 26 participants in Feile Skills
Hurl Smart Week Concludes
Well done to all 66 clubs across the country who took part in ‘Hurl Smart Week 2017’. All reports of events are being collated and a draw will be done for 10 lucky clubs to win an Inter County Player visit. See below a sample of different ideas clubs had during the week.
Zorbing for Hurl Smart Week in Murroe Boher
St Josephs Madden Armagh senior players who abseiled the Europa Hotel in Belfast as a club fundraiser
Great turnout for Granagh Ballingarry Community Walk
Cumann na mBunscol Mayo Blitz
Well done to all the schools who took part in the Cumann na mBunscol finals in Mayo. The competition was 9 a side and the winners on the day, Tooreen National School were in flying form.
Toronto Camogie Thriving
Toronto Camogie in Canada are a club thriving at the minute. Having attended the World GAA Games last year in Dublin it set them up well this year with large numbers attending their first training session last month. They are preparing for the North American Championships to be held in San Francisco in September.
Hurl with Me Continues
The National Hurl with me Programme in Conjunction with the National Dairy Council continues in 24 clubs across the country. Preparations are under way for the national day which they will all attend on Sunday June 26th at the GAA Games Development Centre, Abbotstown.
Thomas Davis Dublin
Round Towers Dublin
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