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Hurl Smart Week Bursts Into Action – We like to Move it Move it!
66 clubs across the country are getting their members moving this week through various activities as part of the Camogie Association’s Hurl Smart Week.  From fundamentals to mountain walks and ball sessions to mindfulness, its all happening! Check out some of the great pictures below.
Other camogie news this week Includes:
·       Hurl Smart Week Pictures
·       Hurl with Me Programme Continues
·       Club-School Link Profiles
·       Feile Skills Star Challenge
·       Wexford Camogie 4 Teens Feile Promotion
·       New York Camogie Continues to Flourish
Hurl Smart Week Pictures
Selfie at Granagh Ballingarry
Hula Hut Challenge!
Watching the Expert in Ballinasloe
Plenty of Practice in Monaleen Limerick
Mindfulness in Murroe Boher Camogie Club
Killeavy Camogie on Slieve Gullion
Hurl with Me Programme Continues
As the National day draws closer 24 clubs across the country are getting in their last 2 weeks of practice under the guidance of our excellent tutors.  In conjunction with the National Dairy Council the Hurl with Me initiative has seen large numbers of parents taking part in the programme with their daughters.  We look forward to seeing all their new skills on display at our National event on Sunday 25th May in Abbotstown, Dublin.
Lough Lene Gaels Westmeath
Round Towers Dublin
Davidstown Courtnacuddy Wexford
Round Towers Kildare
Club-School Link Programme
Patrickswell National school
Patrickswell National School were one of eight schools that were selected for the promotion of Camogie through the schools, to encourage all school going children to experience our traditional sport and give pupils who do not play Camogie the opportunity to try out the game.  This programme helped to strengthen the strong relationship between our school and our club.
The programme involved a trainer coming in for two hours a week at the school and another hour in the club.  The students were very lucky to have our own Aaron Gillane coaching them.  Aaron is a member of the Limerick Senior hurling panel and a past pupil of Patrickswell National School.
Patrickswell school have been very positive in encouraging children to take up physical activities and welcomed the opportunity to avail of the School Club Link Programme as it gave the girls the chance to develop their camogie skills early or experience the game for the first time.
Start date:          March 27th
End date:           May 17th
No of Classes:   6
Total Children:  74
Coach:               Aaron Gillane
Geraldines Portglenone Antrim & St Mary’s Primary School
As part of the Camogie school-club link programme Geraldines camogie club rolled out the initiative, coaching in their local primary schools for 6 weeks followed by a blitz in their club for the kids that where been coached and surrounding schools.
The coaching at the school took place on Tuesday and Thursday and the club coaching was on Saturdays where 30 children availed of the coaching. On the blitz day the GAA club set up 3 pitches at our main pitch (the weather was fine), young referees from the club came for the day and refereed all the games.  There were 13 teams from 10 schools who took part in the blitz which was fantastic turnout for schools in the South West Antrim area. 
We were delighted with the intensiveness of the coaching during the programme, it certainly improved our players and encouraged them to keep playing.  The Principal of the school was delighted about the programme and in a very busy and hectic primary school curriculum she accommodated us more than well.
Coaches for the programme: Claire Doherty former Slaughtneil player & Margaret O’ Connell from Geraldines.
John West Féile na nGael Skills Star Challenge
John West Féile na nGael Skills Star Challenge will take place on Saturday June 10th in the National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. The competition will commence at 10.00am and conclude at 2pm. There are 26 camogie players taking part. The schedule for the day is as follows:
9.00am      Registration Opens
10.00am – Hurling/Camogie Skills Star Challenge Commences
12.15pm – Hurling/Camogie Skills Star Challenge Completed
12.45pm – Hurling/Camogie Skills Star Presentations
Best of luck to all involved!
Wexford Camogie4Teens Feile Promotion
A number of girls who participated in the Camogie4teens initiative in Wexford last year have built on their skills developed over the programme and have been hard at work in the promotion of Feile 2017.
They have conducted an interview with the 1974 Rathnure winning team and Wexford player Una Lacey, with these airing on South East Radio in the build up to this year’s competition. Along with this they have produced profiles on the Wexford Camogie Facebook page for each of the Wexford clubs participating in this year Feile 2017. Great to see these girls building on their skills and actively promoting camogie in their home county. Well done to all!
New York Camogie Continues to Flourish
GAA Coaching at Good Shepherd School Inwood Manhattan
New York GAA development officers conducted introduction sessions to Gaelic Games to the boys and Girls of Good Shepherd School located at Inwood Manhattan. Kids got to try Hurling/Camogie as well as Gaelic Football, and it is clear by the big smiles on the kids faces the enjoyed the games.
Shannon Gaels Underage Hurling/Camogie
Shannon Gaels Hurling/Camogie is going strong and continually growing, thanks to the club and coaches for promoting Hurling and Camogie in the club. 
Rockland Camogie
Rockland continues to see good numbers, with a lot of new girls getting into the sport.  Recently New York HDO Emmett Conlon was training the girls to see how they have progressed. A very enjoyable session was had by all.
New York Teams Play in Philly Camogie Blitz
Well done to all the girls from New York who competed at a recent underage Blitz at Limerick Field’s in Philadelphia. Overall the girls had a great day and lots of Camogie was played. Well done to all involved. 
Connacht GAA Half-time Games
New York v Sligo – Half time games – New York's next generation of Gaelic games stars
Well done to all the boys and girls who participated at the half time games on Sunday in front of a well attended Gaelic Park.  It was the first time that all four codes took part at the half time games! Well done to all who took park.
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