Young sports stars received a financial boost as Belfast City Council shared £10,000 between eight separate Regional Development Squads. The squads act as’ hot houses’ for young talent offering intensive coaching and providing increased competition experience for young contenders.
The Belfast Camogie Regional development squad were among the 8 squads chosen for this initiative. Pictured above Megan Millar representing the Camogie squad.
Lord Mayor, Arder Carson, said “Taking part in sport is great training for life – it offers not only improved health and fitness, but trains individuals in team working, leadership, discipline and tactical thinking.
“It encourages people to strive for something extra in their daily lives and that’s why it is important that the council support it and our upcoming stars. Success, even if for many of us it is just basking in reflected glory, can unite us and provide another reason to be proud of our city.
“I wish everyone here continued success in the future and look forward to hearing more about them,” added the councillor.
(Ref: press release issued by Corporate Communications, Belfast City Council).
Other development News
· Mayo Secondary school finals
· Monaghan Schools Blitz
· Galway 2nd year Blitz
· Belfast U8 Indoor Blitz
Mayo Secondary Schools Finals
Mayo secondary schools finals took place in Castlebar Mitchells on Tuesday the 13th October. 5 schools took part on the day with Balyhaunis CS defeating Westport in the Cup final and St.Josephs Castlebar defeating Louisburg in the shield final.
Ballyhaunis CS- Cup winners
Presentation of Cup to Ballyhaunis CS Captain by Connacht Chairperson Fiona Hamilton
Sacred Heart Westport- Cup runners up
St.Josephs, Castlebar Shield Winners
Louisburg- shield runners up
Presentation of Shield by Connacht Chairperson Fiona Hamilton to St.Josephs Captain
Monaghan Schools Blitz
Clogan GAA Grounds hosted a 1st to 3rd year camogie blitz on Wednesday the 14th October with 58 girls taken part. A number of girls were playing camogie for the first time at this blitz. There was four schools in attendance. St Louis Monaghan, Castleblaney community college, Inver and St louis Carrickmacross. Well done to all involved.
Monaghan Group Picture
Galway 2nd year Blitz
A participation based blitz was held in Carnmore Galway on Wednesday the 14th October for 2nd year students. 9 schools attended the 7 a side blitz. Schools included St.Brigids and St.Raphaels Loughrea, Holy Rosary Mountbellew, St.Killians New Inn, Scoileanna Chonnemara, Taylors Hill, Mercy Tuam, Vocational Athenry and Rosommon Community College.
Athenry Vocational School
Holy Rosary Mountbellew
Roscommon Community School
St. Raphaels Loughrea and St.Killians New Inn
Taylors Hill, Galway
Belfast U8 indoor blitz
The start of the U8 indoor blitzes took place on Sunday the 11th October in St Johns GAA club Belfast. Five clubs took part including St Pauls, St Johns, Rossa, Gort na Mona and Loch Mor dal gCais. Over 50 girls took part on the day with the expectation that this blitz will grow in numbers in next few weeks. The u10 blitz will take place this Sunday 18th October from 1-3pm. For more information on Camogie in Belfast contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Pictures from Belfast U8 Blitz