The programme was held in Hyde Park on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August. This programme was open to club camogie players ranging from 14 to 17 years of age. The aim was to improve player development, identifying how camogie can improve a player’s lifestyle and career advancement.
On Monday specialised coaching was given by two of Roscommon’s top camogie players, Kelley Hopkins and SinÚad O’Brien. Both Kelley and SinÚad were on the successful Roscommon Camogie team who won the All-Ireland Junior Championship in 2009. SinÚad is also a member of the All-Ireland winning club team, Four Roads, who won the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship in 2010. A workshop on lifestyle issues was also provided covering topics such as nutrition and hydration.
On Tuesday, specialised coaching was provided courteous of another of Roscommon’s top players Annette McGeeney and the Kilkenny sisters from Galway, Orla and Niamh. Annette, an International Camogie All-Star and the two Kilkenny sisters, both first All-Star award winners in 2010, also answered a lot of questions from the players present.
The programme was a great success with all who participated receiving a training top and cert.
To find out more on this programme or other initiatives in the region contact Lizzie Flynn, Regional Development Officer by email on email@example.com or by phone on 087-6436579.