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Colm remarked that he looked forward to building on the positive progress made within the county. He said: æwe have made significant strides at underage level over recent years. In particular, establishing and running under 13 Development Squads for three consecutive years has been very important. This year, we initiated a very successful under 11 Development Squad where young players’ interest and skills in camogie were nurtured and we aim to continue with this approach’.
Colm also welcomed the appointment of Eve Talbot as Regional Development Officer for Kildare (in association with Dublin) and said this is a fantastic step forward. He continued: æThe attendance and interest in recent coaching workshops in three centres throughout the county has been excellent and is a great foundation for the future. Over the coming years, the creation of more development opportunities is exciting. Along with the day to day business of administering and promoting the games, we will continue to work together to realise the potential of Kildare camogie and to give as many as possible to opportunity to play and enjoy it’.

Liz Roche, previously Registrar of the County Board makes a return in her new role as County Secretary. Willie Pierce will assist Liz while Joan O’Flynn returns in the PRO role. All other officers posts were returned unopposed. The 2008 Executive agreed at the Convention is as follows:
À Chairperson – Colm Hoban (Maynooth)
À Vice Chair – Margaret Sexton (Nurney)(outgoing)
À Secretary – Liz Roche (Eire Og)
À Assistant Secretary – Willie Pierce (Celbridge)
À Treasurer – Marie Cullen (Kill) (outgoing)
À PRO – Joan O’Flynn (Celbridge) 
À Registrar – Mary Burke (Naas)(outgoing)
À Joint Development Officers – Gerry Ryan (Celbridge) and Martin Connolly (Maynooth)(outgoing).
In the last of the on-field action this season, St. Laurence’s claimed the under 21A when they overcome Johnstwonbridge’s challenge on 1 December in Celbridge.

by Joan O’Flynn


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