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January 4th, 2011

January 4th ‘11

Camogie Convention

With the sub zero temperatures and picturesque snow scenes behind us and everyone relaxed after the break, the Camogie Diary is filling up with a litany of events planned for January.  The County Camogie Convention has now been rescheduled for Monday evening next 10th January in the Enterprise Centre Castleblayney starting at 7.00pm. sharp. Clubs are reminded to bring along names and contact details of  those who intend to become part of the County Panel for 2011.

County Presentation  Night


Plans are being finalised for the forthcoming Presentation evening where the 2010 All Ireland Junior B winners together with the Club Championship, the All County League and Blitz teams will be honoured at a special function in the Westenra Hotel on Saturday 15th January. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from your local camogie clubs. Dinner will be served at 8pm.

Ulster Convention


Sunday January 30th. has been set aside for the Ulster Convention in the G.A.A. rooms Market place, Armagh.

Camogie Congress

Ulster will host the Annual Camogie Congress this year. The dates for the 2011 Camogie Congress are the 25th and 26th March in the Wellington Park Hotel , Belfast, County Antrim. 

Tus Programme

The Camogie Association has been invited to express its interest in a new community work placement programme that will be operated by the Department of Social Protection in 2011

It would enable the county Camogie to get 975 hours of coaching for just €2.56 per hour (total cost €2500 to the county, the balance of €2500 is being paid by the government).   It is a fantastic opportunity for counties to roll out meaningful coaching.

This scheme will operate specifically to place those out of work in coaching positions across all sporting organisations 

Community Work Placement operated by the Department of Social Protection

What does your county/province get through this scheme?

  • 975 hours of coaching (19.5 hours per week for 12 months inclusive of required annual leave)
  • Work programme is designed specifically for your county.
  • Total cost €2,500 – that’s €2.56 per hour of coaching


Suggested areas where coaches could be utilised:

January – June

  • 19.5 hours of coaching per week in primary or secondary schools
  • Coaching at Easter camps/academies
  • Schools of Excellence

July – August

  • Camps/academies
  • Coaching initiatives at blitzes

September – December

  • 19.5 hours of coaching per week in primary or secondary schools
  • Coaching at Halloween camps/academies


Who is eligible to participate in the scheme:

  • Person must be continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and signing on a fulltime basis
  • Be in receipt of jobseekers payment for at least 12 months
  • Be in receipt of job-seekers allowance


How much will participants be paid?

  • Full job seekers allowance plus a top up of €20 per week irrespective of the jobseekers allowance they are currently in receipt of (total value to participants €208 per week)
  • An A PRSI contribution will be paid in respect of all participants

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