Leinster Regional Junior Novice Schools Deciders
The Leinster Junior Novice Games finals took place on Wednesday 8th May in Rathleague Portlaoise as reported earlier in the week. I’d like to take a final opportunity to thank all the pitch providers (Blessington GAA, Dunganney GAA, and Portlaoise GAA) for their fantastic facilities. Every player was a credit to their school and I look forward to hearing and seeing them playing for their local clubs in the coming months. Well done to all. Here’s a quick taster of the Junior Novice Initiative in numbers!!
The Games in Numbers
- 32 Schools participated
- 43 camogie teams togged out
- Over 500 girls playing camogie
- 2 Regional Blitz Days
- 4 Divisional Finals
- 84 games played/refereed
- 256 sliotars sponsored(Cul Sliotars)
- 4 sets of jerseys sponsored(Leinster Camogie)
- 4 Player of the Final iHurls (Cul Sliotars)
Clara Girls National School Coaching
A 6-week block of camogie coaching commenced on Tuesday 14th May in Clara all girls national school in Offaly. With Aoibhe Whelan the head coach, 44 girls took up the hurls for what was the first time for many. It wasn’t all skills and drills however, as there was games a plenty too. The first session was focused on introducing the grips, swings and beanbag solo’s and every girl enjoyed their session in the summer sun. Many thanks to Aoibhe, the 1st and 2nd class teachers and the school itself for getting involved in this new coaching block. Fantastic to see new girls coming to the game.
Hurling and Camogie Provincial Workshop
The Camogie Association are delighted to be working with Martin Fogarty and the GAA on the roll out and delivery of the National Hurling & Camogie Development Provincial Coaching Workshops 2019.
The Coaching workshops are designed to support all coaches working with Youth and Adult players, incorporating all that is good regarding coaching best practice.
The Leinster region workshop takes place on June 15th in St.Kierans College, Kilkenny. Workshops are now live for booking https://learning.gaa.ie/hurlingworkshops with full details of workshops attached above.
Keep an eye out….for
The Leinster Club Summer Sevens will be coming on stream in the coming week or so. This is for both u16 and u21 age grades and open to all clubs in the province. This Summer Sevens is for entirely non-county players to provide games to club players whilst the county scene is in full flow.
These will take place as u16 and u21 in a South East venue on 23rd June and u16 and u21 in the North Midlands venue on 13th July to try encouraging teams to come to the closer area to themselves. Venue and application with all additional details will be out shortly via the county secretaries in the coming week or so.