Over 500 Girls Participate in U15 All Ireland Blitz 2017
On Saturday July 29th over 500 Under 15 girls from 19 teams and 15 counties took part in the annual National Under 15 Competition at the GAA Games Development Centre Abbotstown and St Brigids GAA club in Dublin. Thanks to both grounds for the use of their facilities and to the camogie staff, team mentors and girls that made the day so successful.
Division 1 Cup Kilkenny A 1.10 V Dublin A 1.00
Division 1 Shield Antrim 1.09 V Kilkenny B 2.01
Division 2 Cup Clare 3.04 V Tipperary B 1.01
Division 2 Shield Kerry 6.02 V Tyrone 2.03
Other Camogie Development News this week includes:
· All Ireland U15 Blitz 2017
· Camogie Returns to Listowel
· Leinster Club Summer 7s
· Wicklow Camogie Advanced Summer Camp
· Kilkenny Host U14 County Blitz
· Talking Camogie
All Ireland U15 Blitz 2017
Antrim Division 1 Shield Winners
Clare Division 2 Cup Winners
Kerry Division 2 Shield Winners
Kilkenny Division 1 Cup Winners
Camogie Returns to Listowel
Camogie made a welcome return to Listowel in Kerry on Thursday July 27th, when over 20 children aged between 6-14yrs turned out for the new clubs first ever training session. The evening started off with a registration and information session for all interested players and parents, and was then followed by a training session with Camogie Association tutor David Carroll and coach Tim Larkin from Killeedy.
New players, parents and helpers of any age are more than welcome to join the club, please contact Kerry Development Officer Mairead Richardson on 087 213 9457 for more information.
Listowel Camogie Training Session
Leinster Club Summer 7s
On Sunday July 30th 14 club U16 teams from across Leinster, representing 8 different counties took part in 7-a-side competition in Rathleague, Portlaoise. With over 160 girls taking part on the day some great camogie was played across the two divisions and an enjoyable day was had by all.
Division 1 saw a competitive final between St.Martins (Wexford) against Naomh Brid of Carlow. After some very competitive group games, St.Martins managed to win out in the end on a score line of 5.4 to 4.1. Division 2 was another hotly contested final with only the minimum separating the sides. Raharney of Westmeath took on neighbours Killyon/Kildalkey, of Meath, with the latter winning this one on a score of 3.4 to 4.0. We now look forward to the Leinster Minor Summer 7s coming up on August 12th
St Martins Wexford Division 1 Winners
Division 1 Presentation to St Martins
Killyon/Kildalkey Meath Division 2 Winners
For more information on this please contact Sabrina Larkin, Leinster participation & growth officer, email@example.com
Wicklow Camogie Advanced Summer Camp
Well done to all the girls who attended an advanced training ‘Rising Starz’ camp at the Centre of Excellence Ballinakill in Wicklow. The girls were put through plenty of activity over the 3 days including running technique, speed, agility, injury prevention, team building and specialist skills. Thanks to organisers Breda Donnelly and Fiona Ni Shuilleabhain.
Wicklow Rising Starz Camp Participants
Kilkenny Host U14 County Blitz
Kilkenny Camogie hosted 17 county teams at their Bernie Hoban U14 Blitz in James Stephens GAA Grounds on Sunday July 30th. Having to battle the elements throughout the day Kilkenny overcame Cork only after extra time in Division A, while in Division B, Cork exacted revenge and had 2 points to spare of Kilkenny B.
Division C was played out between Kilkenny, Carlow, Clare, Tipp and Cork and saw Kilkenny see off Cork once more. In the D Division, it was Laois B and Wicklow who took to the final, with Wicklow having beaten Waterford B by a single point in the semi-final. In a hard fought final, it was Laois who held tough, winning through by a single goal in the end.
Laois B – Winners over Wicklow in D Division
The third night of ‘Talking Camogie’ was held on Thursday July 20th in Armagh City Hotel. A good turnout on the night saw various members of the association discuss the different topics of interest and some new ideas in relation to:
- age eligibility for adult club and inter county Camogie
- and the structure of the All-Ireland minor championship.
The initiative also includes an opportunity to discuss how you would like to change the playing rules of Camogie. All members of the Association are asked to get involved at the various locations around the country. Next up is Bloomfield Hotel Mullingar on Wednesday August 9th. Have your say and register now for ‘Talking Camogie’!
If your club or county has any exciting camogie development news you would like to share with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org