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Hurl Smart Week 2017 Announced!
The Camogie Association’s annually Hurl Smart Week will take place from Monday June 5th – Sunday June 11th.  Run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in your club and be in with the chance to win a training session with an Inter County Player.
Just register your club’s interest, run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’, submit a report of events and you could be in with a chance to win!
Why not join with your local GAA club and community in getting everyone out and active for the week. Run an event every day of Hurl Smart Week and get everyone active and enjoying Camogie!
Closing date for registering your interest is Monday May 22nd at 5pm. Register your club here.
Other Camogie Development News this week includes:
·       Hurl Smart Week Activities
·       PRO Workshop for Feile
·       Kerry Skills Workshop
·       Wexford Foundation Course
·       Connacht Colleges Camogie 7’s
·       Monaghan School Development Blitz
·       Donegal School Blitz
·       Feile practical Workshop Kilkenny
Hurl Smart Week Activities
Buffers Alley Wexford – Hurl Smart Week 2016
Lusmagh Offaly – Hurl Smart Week 2016
St Mary's Wexford – Hurl Smart Week 2016
Geraldines Portglenone Antrim – Hurl Smart Week 2016
Ø  Fundamentals sessions – incorporate agility, balance and co-ordination with fun.
Ø  Camán and Run Relay races – set up teams of 4 where participants solo and handpass the sliotar to the next player in relay format. For younger players use beanbags for solo.
Ø  Skills test – set up 4-5 skills with point system – similar to Féile skills test.
Ø  Obstacle course – use ladders, hurdles, tyres, slalom poles to create an obstacle course for your players. Have 2 teams compete against each other.
Ø  Come & Try it evening for new players – provide hurl and helmet for potential new players who try out the sport for the evening.
Ø  Wigs and Wellies – fun game where one team wears wigs and plays a team wearing wellies. Each team wears the opposite for 2nd half of game.
Ø  Poc Fada Course- set up a course that girls have to get around in the least amount of shots.
Ø  Mum & Me/Hurl with Me programme – programme for parents to learn the skills of the game themselves and also the main coaching points of the skills so that they can assist coaches.
Ø  Mixed Blitzes – run mixed underage blitzes for boys and girls in the club.
Ø  Family fun day – run a day for the family at the GAA grounds. Include some fun activities such as face painting, games etc. Open to all of the community.
Ø  Crossbar challenge – run the crossbar challenge with a group of older players with a prize for those who can hit the crossbar in their 3 attempts.
Ø  Wall ball session – run wall ball activities for players/parents in the club- have target practice on the wall with prizes for winning teams.
Ø  Talks on fitness and nutrition – club could organise someone to talk to players/parents on healthy nutrition for playing Camogie and also the fitness of young Camogie players.
PRO Workshop for Feile
A PRO workshop took place on Tuesday April 25th in Carlow.  The workshop was aimed specifically at counties hosting Feile and both club and county PRO’s.  The workshop was lead by Fiona Casey from the National Communication Committee and assisted by Sarah Conroy and Kathleen Egan. 
Over 30 officers attended the workshop which included setting up Twitter accounts, launching a hashtag, other media platforms and a Whatsapp group for sharing of ideas all through Feile build up and beyond. Well done to all in what seemed a very beneficial and practical workshop.
Kerry Skills Workshop
A Camogie Skills workshop was rolled out in Kerry last month. Esther O' Leary tutored the workshops with a total of 35 coaches in attendance. The workshop was held at the Tralee CBS.  Well done to all who took part.
Wexford Foundation Course
A foundation camogie course took place in St Ibars Shelmaliers GAA Club County Wexford on Sunday April 30th. A total of 23 Coaches completed the course. Thank to Camogie Association tutors Ger Gribben and Noel Wilson
Connacht Colleges Camogie 7’s
Connacht second level colleges ran a 7 a side development blitz competition for first years on April 27th in Killtullagh/Kilmordaly GAA pitch.  Over 70 girls participated in the Blitz from Clarin College, Athenry, Mercy Tuam, St. Killian’s New Inn, Calasanctius Oranmore, Mercy Woodford and St. Cuan’s Castleblakney.  Well done to St.Cuan’s College who defeated Mercy Woodford in the final on the day.
St Cuan's College
Mercy Woodford
Monaghan School Development Blitz
The semi-final of the first ever monaghan school development blitz took place last Tuesday April 25th.  St Ciaran’s took on St Louis Monaghan. This was a very close encounter with St Ciaran pulling away in the 2nd half to secure their place in the final. The second semi-final took place Friday April 28th.  St Louis Carrickmacross played Our Lady Castleblaney. A very strong Our Lady’s side took control of the game from the start and never looked back as they won with a very strong performance. To set up the Final against St Ciaran’s Ballygawley.
The final will take place Thursday May 4th at 10.30am in Clogan, Co Monaghan. Good Luck to both teams.
St Louis' Carrickmacross
St Ciaran's Ballygawley
Donegal School Blitz
A very successful Donegal secondary school blitz took place on Wednesday April 26th in Letterkenny. Some schools were competing for the very first time. Schools involved on the day where Lotero Letterkenny, St Marys Buncrana, Abbey Vocational Donegal Town, St Columba’s Stranorlar and Crana College.
We would like to thank all schools, referee and teachers that took part and St Euan’s for hosting the day.
Lotero Letterkenny
Donegal Town
Feile practical Workshop Kilkenny
A workshop entitled ‘Practical coaching workshop for Feile’
Martin Fogarty Director of Hurling & Ann Downey (Kilkenny senior camogie manger) will present on how best to prepare your team leading into Feile. 
·         6.45pm Registration 
·         6.55pm – 7.00pm – Opening Address – Coaching Officer  
·         7.10pm – – Practical Session with Martin Fogarty (Creating Hard – Working Players) Q & A
· – 8.45pm – Practical Session with Ann Downey (Bringing intensity and Speed to your sessions) Q & A
·        8.45pm – – Practical Tips for the weekend of feile, recovery and getting the best out of your players with Clare Dowdall (Camogie Association Youth Officer)
Venue: Dicksboro GAA Club, Kilkenny
Date: Tuesday May 9th
Could all clubs or coaches please register interest by clicking on the link Register here  or contact
If your club or county has any exciting camogie development news you would like to share with us please email

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