Schools present on the day were: Gort, Presentation Athenry and Vocational Athenry from Galway. Hospital and Laurel Hill from Limerick. St Aloysuis and Coachford from Cork. Bruff and Borrisokane from Tipperary and Loretto from Kilkenny.
All Participants were treated to skills coaching from top class coaches such as Joe Canning (Young Hurler of the Year), Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Limericks Leading Forward), Eddie O Sullivan(LIT GAA Officer), Seoirse Bulfin (Director of Sport LIT), Yvonne Byrne (Second Level Camogie Development Officer Munster) and intercounty camogie stars and all Ireland champions Mary O Connor and Deirdre Murphy.
All schools honed their skills with each of these coaches and also received a talk from Sports Psychologist Kieran Maloney in goal setting and team and individual profiling.
On completion of the day all players got a souvenir t-shirt from the day and a complimentary meal from LIT.
The partnership of Limerick Institute of Technology and Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael proved to be a key element in the huge success of the day.
Limerick Institute of Technology has built up an excellent reputation as a hurling nursery on the back of recent Fitzgibbon Cup successes. Some of hurlings’ top stars including Joe Canning, Jackie Tyrell, Eoin Kelly, Kieran Murphy, Niall Healy, Shane McGrath and Johnaton Clancy have had success on the playing fields of LIT before going on to establish themselves as household names on the intercounty hurling scene.
LIT is keen to develop camogie to the same extent. Yesterdays Schools Skills Day gave participants a chance to have a look around and sample some of the fantastic facilities Limerick Institute of Technology has to offer and for LIT to demonstrate its commitment to promoting ladies sport and the game of camogie in particular.
Sports and Recreation Manager Seoirse Bulfin: “”LIT has a long history in the promotion of ladies in sport and in particular, Camogie. We were delighted to be able to work on such a project with the Camogie Association. The day was a resounding success with a host of positive feedback coming from each participating school. We hope to utilise this feedback to good effect prior to next year’s event. LIT looks forward to working closely with the Camogie Association on a regular basis in the future. A big thank you to Mary, Deirdre and Yvonne for all their assistance in making the day the success it was””
For further information:
Contact Yvonne Byrne, Munster 2nd Level Camogie Development Co-ordinator
Telephone: 087 641 5485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.