February 15th. ‘11
Training for the County continues on Wednesdays at 8pm. and on Sunday mornings in Cloghan. Manager Paul Ward has lined up a number of Challenge matches for March so its important that the girls keep up the good attendance and its not too late to still get involved.
Monaghan’s first tough encounter will be home to Cavan in the Ulster Junior Championship on 16th April. Cavan are still reeling the defeat at the hands of Monaghan in 2010 when Monaghan claimed the Silverware in the All Ireland Junior B Championship when it took a replay to decide the winners. Cavan are putting in a tremendous effort this Season and have moved up to Division 4 status where they will meet Westmeath, Carlow and Kildare in the National League, all of which will stand to them when they meet the Farney side.
U16 Ulster Championship
Monaghan U16’s play host to Donegal on Saturday next 19th. February. Mary and Gerry Murphy who are currently training this squad are hoping for a win and a chance to meet the winners of Cavan vTyrone/Armagh in the final which takes place on February 26th.
Fixtures and Finance
The fixtures committee will meet on Monday night next in Clontibret Community Hall at 7pm. to draw up this Seasons fixtures, coinciding with this meeting the finance committee will also meet to discuss sponsorship etc.
Irish Daily Star to sponsor Camogie National League
The Camogie Association has announced that the Irish Daily Star will sponsor the National Camogie Leagues in a two year deal.The news was announced last week at a photo call to mark the beginning of this year’s National League. Twenty three counties will play in four divisions with finals taking place in April.
Speaking about the announcement Camogie President Joan O’Flynn:“We are delighted that the Irish Daily Star has come on board as the title sponsor for this major competition. It marks a further boost for the Association and we are looking forward to raising our profile even further with the Irish Daily Star.
The Camogie National Leagues are our second major competition and adding a title sponsor adds to their stature even further. The commitment of the Irish Daily Star to this series is a massive boost to the organisation and further endorses the strong role of female sport, specifically camogie in Irish society.
We look forward to working with the Irish Daily Star as our chief sponsor to further enhance the profile of our game and association, and so too all other forms of media over the next two years and further.”
Paul Cooke, Managing Director of the Irish Daily Star said:
“We at the Irish Daily Star are committed to providing the very best coverage of sport at all levels in Ireland to our 410,000 readers. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the Camogie Association over the years and we are honoured to be the title sponsor of the Irish Daily Star Camogie Leagues for the next two years.”
The 2011 Irish Daily Star Camogie Leagues throw in was on Sunday last with a mouth watering Division One clash between Galway and Wexford – a repeat of the 2010 All Ireland Camogie Final.
A number of guidelines have been recommended for U8, U11 and U12’s in the Go Games Blitz’s. which will take place over the Summer.
PLAYING U12 Go-Games
1 Playing Area 90M x 50M :(13 M line to the far 45 M line)
- Pitches can be laid out lengthways or across a full size pitch
2 11-a-side = max per side (Ideally both clubs play 2 teams of 11-a-side
3 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 2 midfielders and 4 attackers.
4 Cluster Blitzes:
- 12 minutes per half – 24minutes per Go-Game: Minimum of 3 Go-Games per Blitz day.
- Players must rotate positions – For Mini Leagues rotation need not apply
- Where possible no substitutes – teams divide as equally as possible
- Where there are substitutes, all players must get at least one half game
PLAYING The U8 Go-Game
Playing Area for Girls : 32M x 25M (13 M line to 45 M line)
Pitch sizes are for guidelines only and they should be flexible to suit the age/ability of the players of a given game
7-a-side (Max 8-a-side) – goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 2 attackers or to suit.
Three zones. Players must remain within the zone to which they are assigned.
7 minutes per half – 14 minutes per Go-Game: Minimum of 3 Go-Games per Blitz day.
Players rotate positions (i.e. backs become midfielders, midfielders become forwards/goalie etc)
Training continues with the County Monaghan team for all members on Wednesday at 8pm and Sunday mornings in Cloughan. Please try and make this training to shake off the cobwebs, until we get our own training up and running! You can check with Aisling for training time changes.
NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY: We are going to start fundraising again. This time we are helping you with your spring cleaning!! We are colecting any unused mobile phones that you may have at home or at work! We will take all kinds of mobile phones. Please start collecting unused phones from family, friends and neighbours and we will arrange a collection date in the coming weeks!