Leinster camogie blitz marks three years of development
The Leinster Primary School Development Squad camogie blitz took place at Commercials Hurling Club, Rathcoole Dublin on Saturday 13th November marking a successful three year camogie development initiative funded by Leinster GAA.
Over 330 girls from eleven counties took part in Saturday’s event which selected a panel of players from post primary schools within the province.
In 2007, 480 girls took part with the numbers doubling to 960 in year two. In 2010, 1440 girls were participating in camogie at primary level.
Speaking about the Leinster Primary School Development Squad Director of Camogie Development Mary O’Connor:
“”The Camogie Association is committed to the development of the underage Camogie player and this 3 year primary school programme is an integral part of our aim for girls to enjoy lifelong involvement in the game of Camogie. Our partnership with Leinster GAA has been very beneficial for Camogie and huge recognition must be given to them for their foresight and support in this initiative. We would also like to acknowledge the tremendous work of Leinster Development Committee and Leinster Camogie Council on this project.””
Players subsequently selected for the Leinster Primary School development panels, came from schools which were earmarked for development, under the three year camogie coaching initiative. Coaches worked in schools for a ten week period in each of the three years.
The schools that were selected, under the plan, were chosen on the potential of their respective area to establish and sustain a camogie club.