160 clubs registered their interest in the Hurl with Me Programme 2015. This programme is for parents/guardians and players aged 7 to 10 years. 24 clubs were chosen for the programme. A tutor will be organised for each club and the programme will run for 6 weeks and will conclude with a national day in Dublin where all clubs will meet and participate in a fun day of blitzes and activities for both players and parents/guardians.
Successful clubs include
Na Brideoga, Mayo
Cumann Camogaiochta Beal Atha Na Slua, Galway
Eoghan Rua, Derry
Omagh, St. Endas, Tyrone
St.Patricks GAC Portaferry, Down
Erin’s Own, Cork
The Harps, Laois
Whitehall Colmcille, Dublin
Other development news this week includes:
· Active Schools Week
· Munster School Of Excellence Workshop
· Poc Fada 2015
· Get a Grip Armagh
· Get a Grip Louth and Wicklow
· Donegal Indoor Blitz
· Offaly Workshop
· Meath Camogie Rules Workshop
Active Schools Week
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) is encouraging ALL schools (primary, post primary) to include Active School Week as part of their annual school calendar. The ASW initiative is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It allows schools to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but it is also very enjoyable. It provides schools with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities that are available in their locality and to work collaboratively with pupils, parents and members of the community.
Munster School of Excellence Workshop
This workshop took place on Thursday February 26th in Bruff GAA Club, Co. Limerick with 18 coaches from Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Waterford in attendance. The first part of the workshop focused on nutrition and lifestyle for development squad players. This was delivered by Munster RDO Ross Corbett. The second part of the workshop was a practical on developing the 6 speeds of camogie and was delivered by Peter Casey. The practical focused on activities and cues that focus player’s minds on developing certain speeds in specific situations.
The Ulster workshop takes place this Saturday the 14th March in the mid Ulster sports arena Cookstown. Contact: NIALL.JACKMAN.ULSTER.CAMOGIE@GAA.IE
Poc Fada 2015
There will be a new national structure for Camogie Poc Fada this year. There will now be a competition at under 16 level as well as senior level. Counties and provincial councils are encouraged to run both an under 16 and senior competition for 2015. They are also encouraged to run their events in areas of natural beauty as per the national competition and not just up and down a pitch as may be the case in the past. This will make the local competitions similar to the national event.
Patricia Jackman, Poc Fada Winner 2014
Get A Grip Armagh
24 Armagh Camogie coaches completed the 'Caman Get A Grip' Foundation Coaching course which was held in St Catherines College, Armagh on the 7th March. The course was tutored by Ger Gribben Camogie RDO and Martin Connolly Camogie Tutor. Well done to all involved and thanks to St Catherine's College for hosting the course and to Marie Fanthorpe for co-ordinating the course. For more photos click on photo link below:
Armagh- Caman Get a Grip Course
Get A Grip- Louth & Wicklow
8 Louth Camogie coaches completed the 'Caman Get A Grip' Foundation Coaching course held in Mattock Rangers, Collon, Louth on the 7th March. Thanks to Mairead Monahan who tutored on the course. Well done to all involved and thanks to Mattock Rangers Camogie Club for hosting the course and to Niamh McKeon for co-ordinating the course. 8 coaches completed a Camán Get a Grip course in Wicklow on Saturday the 7th March also.
Louth- Camán Get a Grip Course
Donegal Indoor Blitz
Nearly 90 girls participated in U10/U12 indoor blitz in Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny. Camogie players from Letterkenny Gaels, St Eunans, Carndonagh, Four Masters, Burt and Na Magha all took part in the 2 hour blitz. Over 30 games took place on the day. For more information on camogie development in Donegal contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Young delivered a camogie practical workshop focusing on coaching girls from 6-12 years on Tuesday 10th March in Banagher Secondary school. 30 coaches from Offaly attended on the night. Damien Young is a Camogie & GAA Level 2 Tutor.
Offaly Workshop with Tutor Damien Young
Meath Camogie Rules Workshop
A club managers & mentors rules conversion workshop took place in Dunboyne GAA Club on Friday, 6th March. 10 club mentors attended the workshop delivered by Frank McDonald. The aim of the workshop was to familiarise existing managers, coaches & mentors with the Playing Rules of Camogie. The workshop also demonstrated the differences between Hurling and Camogie.
Up coming events..
Meath- Camán Get Hooked Level 1 Coaching Course- Contact: email@example.com
Down- Camán Get a Grip Foundation Course- Liatroim, Down on 21st March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cavan- Camán Get a Grip- Drumgoon- 28th March. Contact email@example.com
Ulster U12 Camogie Indoor Blitz- Magheraflet- 29th March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meath First Whistle Course: A Camogie First Whistle Referee Course takes place in Dunderry on Friday 20th March at 7pm. The workshop will allow participants referee up to U12 Go Games. Participants must be 16 years of age. The cost of the course is €10. To book a place contact Lizzie Flynn by emailing email@example.com
Upcoming Ulster Coaching Workshops: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Venue: Ballinderry GAA
Date: 12th March
Time: 7 – 9pm
Topic: Coaching defensive play in conditioned Games
Tutor: Lisa McAliskey
Venue: St Louis Ballymena
Date: 19th March
Time: 7 – 9pm
Topic: Coaching conditioned games in Camogie
Tutor: Sean Paul McKillop
Date: 26th March
Time: 7 – 9pm
Topic: Fitness with the ball through games
Tutor: John O'Dywer