Munster Council Camogie held their second Primary schools development squads Blitz in Mallow GAA club. Regional Development Officer Deirdre Murphy, in conjunction with Munster Colleges Camogie and Munster Cumann na mBunscol, were the driving force behind the initiative.
The Munster Camogie Council development plan prioritises coaching development in primary and secondary schools with PR work and the improvement of the game in the weaker counties amongst the core areas being addressed. Munster GAA is supporting the development plan and has been proactive in the venture, ensuring both associations follow an integrated approach to improve the profile and development of Camogie in the province.
The blitz involved each of the six counties participating with in a round robin series of games.
Cork team Manager Terry O’ Brien was delighted with the event which ran on schedule and was blessed with glorious sunshine. The medal presentation was historic in itself, with the 250 players gathered around the podium after the fninth set of games and the array of different county jerseys made welcome viewing.
Limerick’s enthusiastic Manager Tim Larkin noted the performance of exceptional players including Niamh McCarthy, Emer Crowley, Jessica Dunne and Erinn Desmond from Cork, Caroline Walsh, Niamh McInerney and Deirdre Cotter from the Banner whilst Alanna Kissane, Rachel O’ Mahony and Sarah Fitzgerald from Kerry were prominent throughout the day.
Experienced Munster Tutor Donal McCarthy, Principal of Ballylooby, praised the initiative and the impeccable organisation of the event. Players of note from