Joan O’Flynn, President of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael, and C¾ilÝn O’Reilly, Dublin City Council, were in the Phoenix Park (Thursday July 23rd) to launch æPuck Around Town,’ a Camogie project for Dublin City.
The project is aimed at girls aged 10-14 years and will be delivered in six City Council areas in the city. Each area will link with its local Camogie clubs including: St Kevin’s, Good Counsel, Crumlin, Clanna Gael, Naomh Barr¾g and Craobh Chiarßin. The programme will run for six weeks and will culminate in a trip to
The girls will learn the skills of camogie by way of an introductory programme that will be delivered by coaches and Games Promotion Officers from the local clubs. Dublin City Council’s Sport Development Officers have been busy recruiting girls for the project over the summer months and it is hoped that with good numbers participating, the clubs will reap the benefits in terms of player recruitment.
President of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael Joan O’Flynn commented, “”We are delighted to be part of this new exciting initiative. As an Association we would like to present all girls with the opportunity to play the game of Camogie and we hope those who partake in this programme will take up the game with their local clubs.
“”It is fitting that the initiative is being launched here in the
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Dublin City Council’s Sport and Recreation Co-ordinator CoilÝn O’Reilly said, “”Dublin City Council is very happy to be involved in a project of this kind. Young girls have been identified by the Irish Sports Council as a group that needs more opportunities to participate in physical activity and this project will offer young girls the opportunity to become more physically active while participating in one of our national games.””
Further information contact:
Eve Talbot, Regional Camogie Development Co-Ordinator for
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