March 22nd ‘11
An Chomhdhail Bhliantuil 2011
A number of Monaghan Delegates will attend the Annual Camogie Congress in the Wellington Park Hotel Belfast which is scheduled for this weekend 25th and 26th March.
Proceedings get underway on Friday evening with registration at 6.30 pm. and conclude on Saturday night with the Congress dinner. An election will determine if Ulster’s Catherine O’Hara will become President Elect.
U14 Development Squad
A good turnout was reported for the first of the six training sessions for the U14 Development Squad which took place in Cloghan on Saturday last. Marie Greenan and Roisin Mc. Kenna have taken charge of this group and will prepare them for the two blitz days which will take place on 3rd April and 25th April where a number of Counties in the Region will participate. Training continues in Cloghan next Saturday at 3pm.
Ulster Council News
Geraldine Clarke who is current Chairperson of the Monaghan Board has been named as one of three who will sit on the Ulster Disciplinary Committee, others are Fiona Farrelly, Derry and Mary Mc. Guigan, Armagh.
June 25th has been pencilled in on the Camogie Calendar for Ulster Final Day which this year will be held in the newly refurbished GAA grounds in Armagh, and where Monaghan hope to book a place for the “Camogie Showcase of the Year”
History was created on Monday night last to launch the National Camogie Congress at the Wellington Park Hotel, when the Balmoral Hotel played host to the inaugural Ulster Camogie ‘Players Forum’
The forum entitled ‘Ulster Camogie – Moving Forward together – Our Voice, our vision’ broke new ground in helping to give Camogie players their say on a public stage for the first time. The Maire Ni Chinneide Cup won by Monaghan in 2010 was displayed along with the other Ulster winning trophies
Monaghan were represented by County players, Siobhan Mc. Kenna and Mairead Mc. Carron
Among the key speakers at the event were Cork’s All-Ireland winning Captain, dual player and the Association’s National Director of Camogie, Mary O’Connor.
The views of players at the forum will help drive forward the association in the coming years.
Monaghan Hurling Coaching Conference 2011
A Hurling/Camogie Conference 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.am
CLOSING DATE FOR NAMES IS MONDAY 28TH MARCH