Pictured: President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Dr. Muireann Cullen at Croke Park on June 28th for the announcement of Move Smart Week which ran from July 2nd to July 8th nationwide:
Clubs nationwide were encouraged to ‘get up & get active’ with a range of activities to promote exercise and healthy eating, for young and old, male and female from July 2nd to July 8th as part of the ‘Move Smart’ initiative of the Nutrition & Health Foundation and the Camogie Association.
A full programme of activities were available on www.camogie.ie at Move Smart Activities and seven clubs nationwide were mentored by the Camogie Association Regional Development Team during this week with regular updates to facebook.com/camogieassociation as well as an online diary of some of the activities carried out by these clubs Move Smart Diary.
Startling statistics by the Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) shows that 3 out of 4 girls aged 9 years of age don’t meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended guidelines of 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
Speaking about Move Smart Week President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor, said:
"The Camogie Association was delighted to launch the first annual ‘Move Smart Week’ with the Nutrition and Health Foundation. We acknowledge the importance of Nutrition and Exercise in our day to day lives and especially in the lives of our children. Research shows that we must take action and lead the way in encouraging adults and children to exercise more frequently and eat more healthily.Camogie is a great way to make friends, have fun and get plenty of exercise ensuring a healthier lifestyle.Obesity is something we can reverse so why not get active and ‘Move Smart’ to be a fitter, healthier person at one of the many camogie clubs nationwide."
Pictured above: Junior Members of Na Brideoga Camogie Club Mayo in action for Move Smart Week
Speaking about Move Smart Week, Dr Muireann Cullen of the Nutrition and Health Foundation said:
"We are delighted to launch this partnership and the first ‘Move Smart Week’ with the Camogie Association. Obesity costs €1.6 billion per year and will escalate if this national health issue is not addressed. 37% of Irish Adults are overweight and 24% are obese. Results from the GUI study confirm that a sizeable proportion of nine-year-old children in Ireland are overweight: 30% of girls and 22% of boys. Only half (51%) of children exercise four or more times per week. This is no surprise when three out of four 9 year old children don’t get the World Health Organisation / National Physical Activity guidelines recommended level of physical activity of 60 minutes per day. Only 21% of girls meet this recommended amount of daily activity.
Move Smart Week aims to encourage people all over Ireland to get active, even just a little per day. One in 10 children watch three or more hours of television on an average weekday and 66% watch for between one and three hours . If some of this TV time was substituted for 60 minutes of a moderate level of activity, we could reverse the obesity epidemic and give our children a healthier, happier future."
Pictured below at Clooney/Quin GAA Club during Move Smart Week: Participants from the Camogie & GAA under-age teams at a workshop on Diet/Nutrition & Core Exercises.
Move Smart Week Launch Video
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Dr. Muireann Cullen speak about Move Smart Week at Croke Park on June 28th.
Pictured above: President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor speaks to Newport/Ballinahinch Captain Caroline Mullaney before she holds aloft the Division One Final Cup as Martin Nolan, CEO of Bus Éireann looks on.
Féile 2012 kicked off with over 120 camogie and hurling clubs marching from Croke Park Stadium to O’Connell St on Thursday night (July 5th) and continued with a full round of on-field action on Friday (July 6th) to determine the final pairings which took place in Parnell and Croke Park respectively on Saturday afternoon.
It was a double for Kildare at the headquarters of Dublin GAA with Clane starting the fun in the Division 4 decider against Bray Emmetts from Wicklow. Leading by 1-2 to 0-0 at half time, they maintained the upper hand to win by 2-4 to 1-0.
Naas beat Westmeath’s Raharney in the Division 3 final by 3-2 to 0-3. They laid the foundation for their famous success in the first half after which they led by 2-2 to 0-0.
The Division 2 final took place at Croke Park and it provided some stunning action in a truly exciting game. It was the highest scoring final of the camogie series and Inagh/Kilnamona from Clare came out on top against Waterford representatives, De La Salle 5-5 to 2-3.
The Division 1 decider brought the curtain down on a thrilling three days of action and it was Newport/Ballinahinch who garnered the silverware. They were level with Davitts (Galway) at half time on 0-2 apiece but pulled clear in the second half to win 3-3 to 0-2 and set the seal on a day to remember for Tipperary camogie.
Action from the Féile 2012 Division One Final at Croke Park on Saturday July 7th as Newport/Ballinahinch of Tipp battled it out with Davitts of Galway.
Championship 2012 in association with RTE Sport Round Up
This year’s championship is reaching the business end as both Wexford and Galway booked their semi-final spots on August 18th, topping their respective groups as seeded semi-finalists after four round robin stages.
Pictured: Jenny Duffy (Cork) v Arlene Watkins (Offaly). Both sides must play on July 21st against Tipperary and Kilkenny respectively to reach this year’s quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Cork and Tipperary, who finished joint second in Group A, face each other in a play-off on July 21st with Cork winning home venue following a draw on Monday July 16th and Offaly face Kilkenny at home (both finished joint second in Group B) also on the same day for a place in this year’s quarter-finals on August 4th. The losers of these respective games must face either Clare or Dublin in a qualifier on July 28th with the winners proceeding to the quarter-finals on August 4th. It’s all still to play for in the Intermediate, Premier Junior and Junior A & B grades yet while this weekend the All Ireland U16 A semi-finals take place as Cork take on Galway and Kilkenny face Dublin with details available on camogie fixtures/results at http://www.camogie.ie/fixtures-results.asp
Camogie Association Golf Classic
The third annual Camogie Association Golf Classic in association with MMI.ie takes place at the superb Castleknock Golf Club on Wednesday, September 26th. Dust down those clubs and get ready for a fantastic day of golf!
This year’s classic invites teams of four (males and females) to enter at a cost of €260 with golf, goody bag and lunch provided on the day. It is a four ball event, with two scores to count. Tee off times are from 9.30am to 2.20pm. Early booking is advised to secure your choice of tee-time.
The first prize for each member of this year’s winning team is a superb complimentary weekend break in The Croke Park Hotel – two nights Bed & Breakfast on a weekend of choice, with dinner for two on one night. Second and third prizes in addition to spot prizes for longest drive and nearest the tee are also available.
Show your support for the Camogie Association and book your golf team in for this year’s event.
Camogie Association Fund-raising night at Shelbourne Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, September 15th
The 4th annual Camogie Association Fundraiser at Shelbourne Race Track takes place on Saturday night, September 15th on the eve of the All Ireland Camogie Finals.
It marks a great weekend of camogie activity as the Daintree Paper All Ireland Camogie 7s throw in at Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday afternoon while the All Ireland U14 inter-county camogie blitz also takes place in venues around Dublin that day.
Tickets for the Camogie Fundraiser are priced at €10 and provides for entry to Shelbourne Race track; racing programme plus entry to the Camogie Association Buster Draw with first prize of a weekend break at the City West Hotel, family passes to the Etihad Skyline and Croke Park Museum and a €750 cash prize. In addition, tickets also provide for entry to the Camogie Club Draw with a set of camogie jerseys and socks courtesy of Kukri Sports for a club team of your choice.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Siobhan Lafferty, Camogie Office on 01 865 8652 and emailing Siobhan@camogie.ie
The newly formed Gusserane Camogie Club are holding a fund-raiser on July 21st when they bring Derek Warfield and The Young Wolftones to Powers Lounge/Marquee Ballycullane. This will be a night of entertainment for all.
Admission is only €10.00 and tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Mary on (086) 6008050 and/or Collette on (087) 9065604
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