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The President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn will attend the Donegal Camogie Go Games Blitz at the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Saturday November 27th.
The event, catering specifically for those under the age of eight and younger, is the culmination of a year long initiative with the Camogie Association, Donegal Camogie Board and the Donegal Local Sports Partnership.
The blitz, which will run from 10am to noon will be followed by a presentation to all participants. President of Ulster Camogie Council Catherine O’Hara and Ulster Camogie Council secretary, Breige McGilligan will also be in attendance.
In addition, certificates will be awarded to those who took part in the æMum and Me’ initiative which a number of Donegal clubs organised in conjunction with the Donegal Camogie Board and the Camogie Association. The æMum and Me’ course encourages the participation of mothers and daughters in the game of camogie with both taking part in camogie coaching sessions and games.
Speaking in advance about the Donegal Camogie Blitz President Joan O’Flynn:
“”The Camogie Association is fully committed to developing the game of camogie at all levels. Saturday’s event is a wonderful example of this with both the under age camogie blitz and also the æMum and Me’ initiative.
On one level, we have players of eight years and younger learning the skills of camogie and developing a passion and interest for the game. In addition to that the æMum and Me’ course brings mothers and daughters together to learn the skills of camogie. It serves to maintain the involvement of young children in camogie and also brings mothers, who may have left the game back again and furthermore involves mothers who are learning it for the first time. It is about fun, inclusion and participation.
Furthermore, under the National Development Plan we are aiming to increase the number of clubs nationwide over a five year period. We are extremely grateful for the work of Donegal Camogie Board and Donegal Local Sports Partnership in promoting and developing the game in the county and Saturday’s event is testament to their ongoing endeavours.””
Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator Myles Sweeney would like to:
“”Congratulate the Camogie Association through their development team of Regional Development Officer Yvonne Byrne and County Officer Gavin Craig and the volunteers in the participating clubs on their work to date in developing Camogie in County Donegal.
He stated that:
Through focused planning  Camogie in the county has had a rebirth with a lot of positive development work progressing in many areas in the county, it is especially pleasing to see development in new club areas such as Mc Cumhaills, Dungloe and Four Masters with Malin and Letterkenny Gaels coming on in the future. The programme being delivered at present links well with the ethos of Donegal Sports Partnership and the Irish Sports Council in the provision of sporting opportunities to girls and women through such initiatives such as the Mum and Me Programme, Primary and Post Primary Blitz Days and the Games Programme.””
*For further information contact Yvonne Byrne, Regional Development Co-ordinator, Camogie Association, 087 623 5855,

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