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Hurl with Me Programme
Enter your club to be part of the Hurl with Me Programme 2015. Closing date 6th March. This programme is for girls in your club aged 7 to aged 10 years and their parents/guardians. The programme will be for 6 weeks. A tutor will coach the basic skills of Camogie to the parents/guardians and girls aged 7 to aged 10 years. A national participation day will be held on 6th June in Dublin for all clubs taking part in the programme. On this day both parents/guardians and their daughters will take part in a fun day of blitzes/games.
You will need at least 12 girls aged 7 to aged 10 years and at least 10-12 parents/guardians to take part in the programme.
To register you club please click the link below
Development news for this week
Ø  Leinster Development Training Day
Ø  Under 14 Participation Day Ulster
Ø  Coaching Courses update
Ø  Coaching Workshops update
Ø  President Aileen Lawlors Visits Belfast
Ø  Up coming events
Leinster Development Squad mentors Training day 2015
The annual Leinster development squad mentors training day took place on Saturday 14th February in Heywood Community School in Ballinakil in Co Laois.  Mentors from all leinster counties were invited to attend the day which included a nutrition talk from the National Dairy Council and Nóra Ní Fhlannagáin BSc(Hons) RD MSc, Performance Nutritionist for Age-Grade Rugby with the IRFU.  She was joined by All-Star Kate Kelly from Co. Wexford who shared her tips and experiences with coaches. 
A practical session with Peter Casey of Clare took mentors through the 6 speeds of camogie.  Peter was a key note speaker at the GAA Coaching Conference this year with his presentation on ‘The Need for Speed’ with Mary O’Connor, Director of camogie development. Peter took the Laois U16 camogie team through their paces as part of this session where mentors had to engage and give feedback to players.  All mentors were issued with guidelines for the year for running U14 & U15 development squads.
Kate Kelly with Laois Under 16 players
U14 Participation Day -Ulster
340 under 14 camogie players took part in the first under 14 blitz of the year run by Ulster Camogie. Clubs from Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Donegal, Down and Tyrone participated in the blitz held in Meadowbank Sports arena. This was a fun and inclusive blitz, with 28 teams being represented by 25 clubs. There were a total of 80 games played in the 4hours with all teams showing great team work and skill levels. The blitz is of huge benefit to those hosting feile this year in Ulster.
U14 teams that took part in the Ulster Blitz
Coaching Courses Update
3 Level 1 courses have been completed in Munster in the last two weekends. One course ran in Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork with coaches from Newtownshandrum, Iniscarra, Na Piarsiagh(Limerick), Bruff, Knockaderry, Crecora, Ballyagran and Murroe Boher completing the course which was tutored on by Eileen Gleeson and Paudie O Brien.
Cork Level 1
Clare Camogie also hosted a course in Cratloe which saw coaches from Cratloe, Clonlara, St Josephs Doora Barefield, Corofin, Eire Og Ennis and Kilmaley complete the course which was tutored by Richard Mc Nicholas, Lizzie Flynn, Eileen Gleeson and Ross Corbett over the two weekends.
Clare Level 1
The third course was hosted by Youghal Camogie club in Cork which saw coaches from Youghal, Caslemartyr and Ballyduff Upper complete the course which was tutored by April Purcell, Patrick Mullaney and Ross Corbett.
Youghal Course
On February 6th, 7th and 14th 19 coaches from Wexford took part in a “Get Hooked” level 1 course. A special thanks to the county development officer Joe Roche and to the development secretary Stephenie Curtis for organising the course. Thanks also to tutors Noel Wilson and Noel McSweeney over the two weekends.
Wexford Level 1
Coaching Workshops Updates
Kinsale Basic Skills Workshop
A basic skills workshop took place in Cork’s newest club Kinsale on Sunday February 8th with 16 coaches in attendance. The workshop covered all the main skills and coaching points along with fun games and warm ups which incorporate these skills. The club’s first session is on March 8th. Best wishes to all involved.
Coaches form new club in Kinsale
Wexford Fundamentals Workshop:
On Tuesday the 17th of February 15 coaches from Wexford took part in a fundamentals workshop.
This worskshop was designed to demonstrate games and drills for our young players to work on the basic movement skills such as agility, balance, coordination and running, jumping throwing. Thank the tutor Peter Hally who hosted a fun and interactive workshop on the night.
Wexford Fundamentals Workshop
President Aileen Lawlors Visits Belfast
Aileen Lawlor President of the Camogie Association visited Belfast on Wednesday Feb 11th to celebrate camogie at school and club level. The visit included launching Bredagh GAC Camogie's 10th anniversary celebrations as well as marking the success of camogie at Primary and Secondary level in Belfast.
Aileen launched the inaugural Aileen Lawlor Inter Schools Camogie Shield at Victoria College which saw Victoria College run out winners over Aquinas Grammar and Slemish Integrated College Ballymena in a closely contested competition involving 60 girls.
Historic win for Victoria College camogie team as they capture the Aileen Lawlor Inter Schools Shield.
Pictured above from left to right
Aileen Lawlor President of Camogie Association presenting the Shield to the team captain, Zahra Lowry, Ms P Slevin Principal, Ronan O'Brien Senior teacher and camogie coach in school.
Up coming Events
Ø  School of Excellence dates.
Connacht- Carnmore Galway (24th Feb). Contact
Munster- 28th February-
Ulster- 14th March- or
Ø  Media & Volunteer Awards- 21st February
Ø  Legends Tournament- 28th Feb- Na Fianna Dublin- start time 11.30am
Ø  AIB Intermediate and Senior Club finals- Croke Park- 1st March

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