President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and President of the GAA Liam O Neill speak about Camogie in this clip
Development News this week;
· Carlow Goalkeeping Programme
· Recreational Camogie Blitz
· Strike to Score Workshop
· School News
· Upcoming Events-
Carlow Goalkeeping Programme
On Saturday the 24th of January, thirteen goalkeepers in Carlow took part in the first day of a 6 week programme for goalkeepers. The girls were coached in a number of different skill by the county development officer Ger Power and Carlow inter-county goalkeeper Mary Coady.
The session took part in Fenagh (Carlow GAA’s centre of excellence) and 5 Carlow clubs took part- Ballinkillen, Burren Rangers, Mount Leinster Rangers, Muinebheag and Setanta.
Special thanks to coaches Ger and Mary and all the girls who attended. Week 2 of programme takes place on Saturday the 31st January.
Group attending Goalkeeping Programme Carlow
Recreational Camogie Blitz
Over 95 camogie players attended a 'Recreational Blitz' in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt on 25th January. Recreational camogie was set up for retired players of 2 years or more to take part in for recreational purposes and to keep fit. Three counties were represented, with 7 club teams taken part in the blitz. Clubs included Swatragh, Ballinderry, Glen, Bellaghy, Liatroim, Portglenone and Ballycastle. Over 24 games were played over 2 hours.
Thanks to Peadar Lagan, Donna Spiers and Lisa McAliskey for officiating the games.
Recreational Camogie Players at Blitz
Strike to Score Workshop
20 coaches from Cushendall, Loughgeil and host club Ballycastle attended a 'Strike to Score' Workshop in Cross and Passion College. This was an interactive session were the session was broke down through appropriate drills and games.
Coaches at the 'Strike to Score' Workshop
Carlow Secondary Schools Blitz:
On Wednesday the 28th of January in Fenagh GAA complex Carlow Camogie held the first every Carlow second level schools blitz in Fenagh GAA Complex Carlow. 3 schools took part in the event despite poor weather conditions on the day. 54 girls participated from Borris vocational school, Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown and St.Leo’s college Carlow.
Colaiste Eoin Hackestown
Borris Vocational school
Secondary Schools Junior Finals
In Dublin 6 finals took place in Cup & Shield competitions held in Clanna Gael on 23rd January. Ali Towmey Senior camogie player presented to the winners on the day.
Junior A: Championship Final: Our Lady’s (Templeogue) 3-05 Vs Coláiste losagáin (Stillorgan) 5-02
A Shield St Joseph’s College (Lucan) 5-08 Vs Castleknock Community College 2-02
Junior B Final: St Mac Dara’s (Templeogue) 2-03 Vs Dunshaughlin 1-04
Shield Final: Loreto Crumlin 1-02 Vs Scoil Caitríona (Glasnevin) 6-09
Junior C Final: Mount Sackville 3-03 Vs Jesus & Mary College (Goatstown) 5-03
Shield Final: Loreto Beaufort (Rathfarnham) 3-08 Vs Coláiste de hlde (Tallaght) 2-05
Colaiste Íosagáin (Stillorgan) Junior A Winners
Meanwhile in secondary schools competition in Connacht, Seamount College Kinvara defeated St Raphael’s Loughrea in the Junior Connacht College Championship on 27th January last.
Seamount Kinvara, Galway
Carrie Dolan Captain Seamount being present with Cup by
Donal Burke of Connacht Colleges Camogie.
The Irish Primary Principals Network annual conference takes place in Citywest on Thursday the 29th January and Friday the 30th January. Come visit the camogie stand at the event!
“Get a Grip” foundation course will take place in Laois this Saturday the 31st
of January. The course is now fully booked. If you club are interested in taking part in a camogie coaching course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmeath GAA invite Camogie clubs to workshops coming up.