AIB All Ireland Camogie Club Championship
Juveniles (U16): Free
Ashbourne Finals 2014
The upcoming Ashbourne Cup Final marks a fantastic weekend of Camogie action in Queen’s University Belfast. This year Queen’s University Belfast is to become the first institution to host all four Sigerson, Ashbourne, Fitzgibbon and O’Connor Cup finals in the one year, and at the one venue.
The month long celebration of Gaelic games will see a huge influx of teams to Belfast, averaging over 2,250 players in addition to thousands of supporters. The four competitions are the flagship events in the Higher Education sporting calendar and the Upper Malone site, fresh from a £13 million investment will provide a wonderful setting for the games.
The Ashbourne Cup Finals are one of the longest and most prestigious events on the Camogie calendar and next year, marks the 100th Anniversary of the third level competition. Already, plans are being drawn up to mark this magnificent milestone and no doubt, the sporting fare on offer in Queens will whet the appetite for a follow-up in 2015, with the added prestige of securing the 100th championship on offer.
Eat Smart Hurl Smart Diary
The diary and nutrition guide (totalling 148 pages) is a collaboration between the Camogie Association and the Nutrition and Health Foundation and is packed with information on what foods to eat while playing and training for camogie, the importance of fluids, information on the food pyramid and how to balance a busy sporting and school life in addition to a 52 week diary plus information on the relevant Player Pathway! It's a must for every young Camogie player!
Priced at €7.99 which includes post and packaging the Eat Smart Hurl Smart Diary is available to order by calling the Camogie Association: Caroline Fitzsimons, 01 865 8651, Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Payments can also be made over the phone via Credit Card/Laser Card and Visa Debit (ROI only in the case of Visa Debit)
Camogie Association Media Awards
Submissions are invited for the Camogie Association Media Awards in the following categories. Please send by post, copies of submissions to the Camogie Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3 by close of business on February 6th 2014. The Media Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Camogie Association Volunteer Awards on AIB All Ireland Camogie Club Finals day, Sunday March 2nd in Croke Park.
Submissions are invited in the following categories:
PRO of the Year:
Consistent output of work; competency with public relations tools such as utilising print, radio and social media for promoting camogie; presentation in terms of publications such as match programmes etc; level of effort and innovation to raise the profile of camogie.
Submissions will be judged on the accuracy of information, presentation and lay-out, correct branding, photography and overall content.
Submissions will be judged on the variety of coverage; consistency of coverage, content and quality of interviews, level of live updates for games & events; colour & emotional appeal of the piece; and the impact of the piece, locally and nationally. Samples of work must include details on the relevant events covered in the audio samples submitted.
Submissions will be based on the consistency of coverage, quality, variety, accuracy, content of reporting, interviews in addition to the presentation of the content.
Best Use of Social Media:
Submissions will be based on the consistency, regular updates, innovative use of social media with photographs and video content and the visual impact of the website or social media account.
The Special Project category is open to clubs only. It will be awarded to any form of media, be it written, published, internet or otherwise, highlighting some aspect(s) of camogie which made a lasting impression. It will be judged according to presentation; research; imagination; accuracy and innovation.
The submissions will be judged on subjectivity, good taste, good reflection on the game/association, context and composition and the emotional appeal of the photo. Two samples of work only are required. Submissions are invited from *Amateur photographers only.
* Definition of an amateur photographer: The competition is open to amateur photographers. An amateur is a photographer who makes less than 15% of their annual income, or less than €5,000 from the practice of photography.
For further information:
Contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association Tel: 01 865 8618, 087 9030755 Email: Claire@camogie.ie
Camogie Association PRO Training Event –Book your place now! Closing date Wed Feb 5th
The Camogie Association invite all Provincial, County, Club and Second and Third Level officers to attend a PRO training event on Saturday February 8th in the Croke Park Hotel.
The PRO Training event will cover the following topics and will be delivered by experienced practitioners through interactive 45 minute workshops.
• IT & Social Media
• The Role of the PRO and how to work effectively, including presentations
• Dealing with radio & print media
The PRO Training event will commence at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm. Tea & refreshments will be served on arrival and lunch will take place at 1.00pm. All officers and members of the Association are encouraged to attend.
The event costs €10 including lunch
Advance booking is required and the closing date has been extended to today (Wednessday February 5th 2014)
Please note participants are encouraged to bring a lap-top and/or ipad
*For further information and to book contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, Ph: 01 865 8618, 087 9030 755, Email: email@example.com
This is the 4th year of the Legends 7 a side tournament which will take place in St. Brigids GAA club, Blanchardstown on Saturday, March 1st. The AIB All Ireland Camogie Club Finals take place on Sunday March 2nd so it promises to be a great weekend. Counties are permitted to have panels of 12 players for the competition with unlimited substitution on the day. Ten of each team’s players must be aged 35 and over and retired 3 years from inter-county action. Each panel can include 2 players that are aged 33 years and over who are retired 3 years from inter-county activity.
Counties that took part last year included Tipperary, Kilkenny, Armagh, Galway, Clare, Cork, Offaly and Dublin. Start time will be 11am on the day. The winners of the Legends 7’s 2014 will be presented with the Biddy Phillips cup and medals at half-time during the AIB Senior All Ireland camogie final.
Counties that are interested in running a foundation course can book on the Camogie website www.camogie.ie under the coaching courses tab on homepage.There have been 5 foundation courses (Camán- Get a Grip) in 2014 so far in counties Meath, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone and Dublin. The next foundation course is due to take place on the 10th and 17th of February in St.Annes Hall in Bailieborough Co.Cavan. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this course.
Level 1 courses (Caman- Get Hooked) took place in Dublin on the 31st of January and February 1st with another scheduled for thee 8th of February. A further Level 1 course will take place for the Tyrone and Armagh area on the 21st and 22nd of February and on the 1st of March. Please contact Lisa McAliskey on email@example.com to book a place on the Tyrone & Armagh course.
For TY coaching courses contact the Regional Development Officer for your county for more information.
A referee course took place on Saturday January 25th in Kilcormac GAA club in Offaly. Fifteen referees took part in the course on the day. Referee courses can be booked through your local county boards who will arrange a course in conjunction with the National Referees committee.
School of Excellence Workshops
There will be a workshop in each province for School of Excellence coaches, managers and selectors of county under 14 and 15 School of Excellence and Development Squads. Dates of workshops include: February 15th for Leinster counties in Heywood community school Laois, February 22nd in Mallow Cork for Munster counties and on the same day in Armagh for Ulster counties. Feb 24th is the date for Connacht counties in Abbeyknockmoy GAA club in Galway. These workshops will include practical modules along with theory modules on running squads and use of the player diary and its importance for this particular age group.
Irish Daily Star Leagues
The Irish Daily Star leagues throw in on February 23rd with this year’s Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 finals taking place May Bank Holiday. In advance of this year’s league, the Irish Daily Star are producing a special league supplement which will be published in advance of the first round of games.
This year’s Camogie Congress takes place in the Armagh City Hotel on March 28th and 29th. Further details will be available in advance on Camogie.ie