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The clubs that will take part in the 2016 Hurl with Me Programme in conjunction with the National Dairy Council have been announced. 24 clubs from around the country will take part in the programme. The six week programme encourages parents/guardians to learn the basic skills of Camogie while also increasing their own physical activity levels. A tutor will be provided to the club to teach the parents the basic skills of the game of Camogie. Both daughters and parents will attend a National day in Dublin on June 26th.
Leinster (9): Craobh Chiaraín (Dublin), Athy (Kildare), Buffers Alley (Wexford), Muinebheag (Carlow), St.Lazarians (Laois), Ratoath (Meath), Kilmacow (Kilkenny), Tullamore (Offaly), Crookedwood (Westmeath).
Munster (7): Castlelyons (Cork), Ballinora (Cork), Cahir (Tipperary), Kildangan (Tipperary), Knockaderry (Limerick), Smith O Briens (Clare), Wolfe Tones (Clare).
Ulster (5): Creggan (Antrim), Culloville (Armagh), Naomh Brid (Tyrone), Glenillin (Derry), Clonduff (Down).
Connacht (3): Mountbellew-Moylough (Galway), Liam Mellows (Galway), Athleague (Roscommon).
Other development News includes…..
·         Camán to Ulster- last chance to register
·         Development Squad Talent Academy Antrim
·         Connacht School Of Excellence Workshop
·         Bredagh Easter camp
·         Solo to Progress Workshop
·         First Whistle Kildare
·         #Belonging16
·         Connacht Camogie Centenary Celebration of Sean O Duffy
Camán to Ulster- last chance to register
The closing date to register your club for the Camán to Ulster event for under 12 clubs in Ulster is April 11th at 1pm.
The event will take place on April 23rd in Tyrone Centre of Excellence Garvaghy.
Development Squad Talent Academy Antrim
70 Antrim Camogie players took part in a Coaching Academy during the Easter break. The focus was on Player Lifestyle along with guest coaching sessions. Players from U14/U15/U16 Development Squads were treated to individual Lifestyle Workshops which were run and organised by NI Dairy Council Sports Nutritionist, Stephanie Ingram.
Guest coaches Ronan Mc Closkey (Loughiel & former County Hurler ) and Clare Dowdall ( Ulster Camogie's Regional Development Officer ) took the practical workshop on the day.
Group picture from Antrim 
Practical Session- Antrim
Connacht School of Excellence Workshop
15 coaches attended the School of Excellence Workshop held in Galway for coaches/mentors of county school of excellence teams at under 14 and under 15 in the province. Tutor Peter Casey did a practical workshop on ‘The Need for Speed’ on the night.
Connacht Workshop
Bredagh Easter Camp
Pictured Easter camp participants in Bredagh club in Co. Down.
Solo to Progress Workshop
The aim of the Solo to Progress Programme is to develop a game structure for u16 "Grow the Game counties". Representatives from Donegal, Tyrone and Monaghan attended the workshop held in Eglish on April 2nd. The workshop included information on the programme, guidelines for coaches and a practical session with demonstration of strength and conditioning exercises.
Solo to Progress Workshop
First Whistle Kildare
Pictured 25 girls who completed the first whistle course in Kildare held in Ardclough GAA club with tutor Donal Ryan.
This is the year of #Belonging16 in The Community Foundation and as part of this they are releasing a new edition of the VitalSigns survey aimed at capturing the sense of belonging in Irish communities. How do you feel about your sense of belonging in Irish Communities? Click the link below to note your response. It will only take 5 minutes.
Connacht Camogie Centenury Celebration of Sean O Duffy
Connacht Camogie Council are organising a tree Dedication Ceremony in recognition of Sean O Duffy of Killawalla Mayo and his involvement in the 1916 Rising. It will take place at Killawalla National School Westport on Friday April 22nd at 12pm.
Reference: A Game Of Our Own, Camogie's Story. Mary Moran

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