June 14th ‘11
Ulster Press night
With the Ulster Camogie Finals due to be held in the newly refurbished Athletic grounds on Saturday June 25th. representatives from the teams involved got together at the Armagh Planetarium and then on to the G.A.A. grounds for a photo shoot on Monday evening last. Monaghan who will meet Tyrone in the Junior decider were represented by the Captain Siobhan Mc. Kenna together with fellow County players, Joanne Mc. Skeane and Shauna Finnegan. Five underage players from the Castleblayney Club also doned their Monaghan Colours for the cameras.
The newly reopened venue will host a busy day of action as the Senior, Intermediate and Junior titles are up for grabs.
Last year’s Premier All-Ireland Junior Champions Antrim will take on Derry in the Senior final.
Hosts Armagh will be hoping for silverware when they face league champions Cavan in the Intermediate final.
The battle for the Ulster Junior title will be between Monaghan and Tyrone. Monaghan will have an uphill battle on their hands going by the last Tyrone encounter, on that date Monaghan were without quite a number of the regulars.
Monday’s Press event was an opportunity to take photographs and conduct interviews ahead of the games.
Players and management from all counties involved were in attendance along with Ulster Camogie Council Officials.
Feile na nGael
Preparations are hotting up in both the Castleblayney and Clontibret Clubs where the U14’s are making their final adjustments at training for the Feile na nGael competition which takes place in Galway this year from 24th – 26th June. Both clubs can look forward to a great weekend and we hope that the weather will be kind to them.
Westenra Camogie Championship
Its either a feast or a famine as the Camogie diary is full to capacity for the weekend of 26th June when the Championship gets underway on the Sunday. Castleblayney take on Clontibret and Truagh take on Inniskeen. The previous day Monaghan will take part in the Ulster Final and Castleblayney and Clontibret are away to Feile in Galway.
All Ireland Championship Sponsorship
The Camogie Association has announced that the 2011 All Ireland Camogie Championships will take place in association with RTÉ Sport. The news comes on foot of the championship launch held in Croke Park. Speaking about the announcement President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“We are delighted that RTÉ Sport has come on board as the official partner for the All Ireland Camogie Championships. This development represents an extremely positive step for the Association RTÉ’s involvement is a powerful endorsement of our game and will bring camogie to a wider audience”
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. Could everyone please attend. With the championship now less than 2 weeks away we really need to put in a big effort over the next couple of sessions. We meet Inniskeen on Sunday the 26th of June.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Lorraine, Siobhan and Carol are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to Caroline Mc Kenna who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. Could anyone that owes for the lucky square please see Majella. Thank you to all who support.