Today, the Camogie Association announced the 5th annual ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in partnership with ChildFund and the Dream Bike Initiative.
Running from June 6th-12th, Hurl Smart Week aims to increase activity levels of all ages, male and female by providing a programme of events in local camogie clubs. 82 clubs nationwide are signed up to take part in the week.
Clubs will run a number of events with the aim of getting everyone active through Camogie/Hurling activities such as relay races, obstacle courses, wall ball challenges, target practice challenges, nutritional talks etc.
Catherine Neary, President of the Camogie Association said: “This is the 5th year of this initiative with an increase in clubs taking part year on year. The Camogie Association is keen to support communities and families in being physically active through this initiative and are delighted to support the Dream Bike Campaign as part of the week.”
Speaking about the initiative ChildFund CEO Michael Kiely said: “We are delighted and honored to be a part of the Camogie Association’s ‘Hurl Smart Week’, a fantastic event showcasing the passion for Camogie in local communities across Ireland. It is also a wonderful opportunity to support our Dream Bike initiative for vulnerable girls in Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka & Uganda.”
The 82 participating clubs are detailed below.
For further information contact:
Caroline Murray, Project & Initiatives Co ordinator, The Camogie Association, Phone 087 1251269, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ChildFund Dream Bike Campaign
The Dream Bike Campaign is a partnership between The Camogie Association and ChildFund to empower girls in developing countries.
It takes just €100 to buy a bike and change a life. The gift of a bike can empower girls in developing countries to get to school safely and play a huge role in stabilising
their future so they can achieve their dreams. If you would like to help make this dream a reality please visit: www.childfund.ie/dream-bike Phone 01 6762128
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Carlow: Mount Leinster Rangers, Burren Rangers, Setanta
Dublin: Kilmacud Crokes, St.Kevin’s
Kildare: Maynooth, Celbridge, Rathcoffey, Moorefield, Naas, Clane, Nurney
Kilkenny: St.Lachtain’s, Mooncoin, St.Brigid’s
Laois: Harps, Banrion Gaels, Clonad
Meath: Kildalkey, Dunderry
Offaly: St.Cillian’s, Lusmagh
Westmeath: Clonkill, Castletown Geoghegan
Wexford: Ballynestragh Gaels, St.Martin’s, St.Anne’s, Marshalstown, Buffers Alley, St. Mary’s Rosslare, Blackwater
Clare: Smith O Brien’s, Sixmilebridge, Whitegate, Crusheen
Cork: St.Colum’s, St. Catherines, St.Vincent’s, Ballygarvan, Youghal, Enniskeane, Brian Dillions, Rockban
Kerry: Causeway, Tralee Parnells
Limerick: Murroe Boher, Bruff, Monaleen, Killeedy
Tipperary: Portroe, Ballybacon Grange, Burgess Duharra, St.Mary’s Clonmel, Holycross Ballycahill, St.Ritas Fethard
Antrim: Geraldines Portglenone, Tír na nÓg, St.Paul’s
Armagh: O Connells Tullysaran, Killeavy, Meabh O Neills, St.Brenda’s
Derry: Glenuillin, O Donovan Rossa
Down: St.Joseph’s Ballycran, Atticall, Clonduff, Ballygalget
Tyrone: St.Brigid's Brocagh, Caíliní an Chnoic Doiretreasc
Galway: Ballinderreen, Mountbellew/Moylough, Athenry, Liam Mellows, Ardrahan, Portumna