Draws are made for Senior Championship
The eagerly awaited Camogie Season got the go ahead on Monday night when the fixtures for Blitz, League and Senior Championship were ratified at the Board Meeting in the Glencarn Hotel.
The Senior Blitz will set the show on the road on Sunday 10th April and this will be followed up by the 1st League match on Tuesday 19th April. Draws for the Championship which takes on a round robin format are as follows:
Sunday 15th May Truagh V Clontibret
Friday 20th May Castleblayney V Inniskeen
Sunday 26th June Castleblayney V Clontibret
Truagh V Inniskeen
Tuesday 12th July Truagh V Castleblayney
Inniskeen V Clontibret
Tuesday 9th August Play off if necessary
Final Sunday 21st August
The County team had an invaluable workout given that a few of the regulars were out injured when they played their first challenge match on Sunday last. Once again they will take on near neighbours Cavan in the Ulster Junior Championship on 16th April.
An U14 Development Squad will have their first get together on Saturday next in Cloghan, this should include 11, 12, 13, and 14 year olds will mark the beginning of six training sessions for the Development programme, which will also involve two Regional blitz days on the 3rd. April. and 25th April. Clubs are reminded to send a representative along with the girls to the training sessions to help out with the coaching.
A new “ Mums and Me” programme for Mothers and U8’s will be introduced shortly where Mothers get some basic coaching in conjunction with the children.
U10/12 go games blitz begin with Truagh hosting the first Blitz on April 9th.
Second level schools start .their camogie/hurling programme of school blitz’s on March 30th and April 11th.
This course which is targeting Club coaches, Parents, Players, 2nd and 3rd level students will be held in Monaghan County Training Grounds, Cloghan on Sat April 2nd. Tutors delivering practical sessions are Paudie Butler (National Hurling Director), Ronan McWilliams (Ulster Council Regional Development Officer) & Gerard Gribben
(Camogie Regional Development Officer). John Leahy Former all star & Tipperary Senior Hurler will also be in attendance. This conference is due to start @ 9:30.
To book a place on the course contact Paul O’Connor
Games Development Manager
Monaghan County Grounds
All Ireland club finals were back in Croke Park for the first time since 1972 where the Derry Intermediate Champions Eoghan Rua defeated the Harps Laois
Eoghan Rua (Derry) 3-8
The Harps (Laois) 2-3
38-year old Grace McMullan was the hat-trick heroine for Eoghan Rua, Coleraine as they claimed a first ever All-Ireland Intermediate Club Camogie title on Sunday last.
Training: continues tomorrow evening, Friday, at 6.30pm and again on Monday at 8pm. It was great to see such a good turn out on our first night back and even better to see some new faces. You are all very welcome on board. If anyone else would like to train with the team feel free to come along.
Training started up last Thursday night with a pretty good attendance. Please bump up the numbers for the next few weeks in the run up to the blitz which will be held in early April! David will be holding training again on Monday and Thursday of this week at 7pm.