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Camogie News

February 21st, 2012

February 21st ‘12

A busy schedule lies ahead for all camogs in Monaghan as the fixtures committee drew up a list for the current Season. These will be ratified at the March County Board Meeting. The first outing in the Ulster U16 Championship has been drawn for St Patricks Day when Monaghan take on the winners of the Cavan/ Armagh game which has been fixed for the previous Sunday.  Monaghan Senior team will participate in the Ulster Junior Championship which has been scheduled for Sunday June 17th


First Aid Training

Ulster Camogie are funding three Sports Specific First Aid Training days for Development Squad coaches across Ulster. These courses will be run out regionally (Belfast, Armagh and Strabane) and each county will be awarded a place for a coach from each County Squad (U14, U16, U18 and Senior).

Saturday 3rd March- Belfast, Venue TBC. Open to Coaches from Antrim and Down

Sunday 11th March- Strabane, Venue TBC. Open to Coaches in Tyrone Derry and Donegal

Saturday 24th March- Armagh, Venue TBC. Open to Coaches in Armagh, Monaghan and Cavan

County Secretaries, and CDO’s should liaise with their Development Squad coaches and confirm names to; 07825855718on the Wednesday before the allocated course. The course will last approx. 7 hours. Ulster Camogie will be providing this training at no cost to counties or participants. The training covers sports injuries, CPR and Defib training.


Training Day for Officers

The date for Officer Training has been set for Saturday 24th March in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. The training will last from 11am-1pm and lunch will be provided for all attendee’s. Below are the various workshops that will be delivered

Chair & Secretary Training- Delivered by An Cumann Camógaíochta

Treasurer Training- Delivered by Rosemary Hughes Merry, Ulster Camogie Treasurer

PRO Training- Delivered by Ciaran Woods of Gaelic Life & Cóilín Duffy (Ulster Camogie PRO & Freelance Journalist)

Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer – Sport NI (Rescheduled from before Xmas)

County Development Officer Training- Ger Gribben (Rescheduled from before Xmas)

Registrar Training- Colette Lambe

Could all counties please confirm attendee’s by Tuesday 20th March

Club News


There will be no juvenile training until further notice.

Training has now been changed to Tuesday and Friday’s at 7pm in St Mellans.  Could everyone please make the effort to attend, if you cannot make it please text the camogie phone.  New players are very welcome.

Presentation Night
Congratulations to all who received awards at the annual presentation night in St Mellans.  Siobhan Mc Kenna received an award for her” County Player of the Year “ accolade and Orla Mc Meel received “The Club Player of the Year” Award.  Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Mairead Mc. Carron and Mary Meehan received a presentation in recognition of their All Ireland Junior B Championship achievement.  Four of our girls who represented our club on the Ulster Gael Linn panel in 2011 also received an award, they were:  Siobhan Mc Kenna, Orla Mc Meel, Mairead Mc Carron and Sharon Mc Quillan. Well done to all.




It has been confirmed that Gerry McQuaid, trainer of the Wexford double All-Ireland winning camogie teams -Senior and Intermediate -will present the medals to our senior and under-age players at the Club Presentation event which takes place on Saturday March 3 in the Westenra Arms, Monaghan. This is a great honour for the club and it is hoped that a large crowd will acknowledge the presence of such a renowned trainer. A buffet meal followed by presentations to our U-14, U-16, senior club and county players will precede dancing to ‘Tiger Named Alf’. Tickets are selling well – but don’t leave it too late to book yours!

A reminder that the Clothes Collection takes place today (Thursday). Bags of clothes and linen can be left at (not in) the clothes bank at the football field as early as possible and will be collected later in the evening. All of the money (sterling) raised goes towards paying affiliation and referees fees in the Armagh Leagues so your support is appreciated.

Mum Without Me’ continues on Clontibret pitch this Saturday at 4pm. Despite a sleet and snow storm on Saturday last the loyal band of ladies were determined to take to the pitch. Now that’s dedication!! Well done ladies!

Senior training resumed on Friday night last in fairly similar conditions so well done to all those who braved the elements – and the training!! Welcome back to Louise who took leave of absence for a few years to consider her sporting options!! Glad she has returned to camogie with ‘big sister’ Joanne!

Training for under-age players continues each Tuesday evening in the Community Centre at 6pm. Many thanks to Shauna for her help last week.

Congratulations to Karen Boyle who was part of the St. Pat’s team that reached the Purcell Cup final last weekend in Waterford. Unfortunately her side was defeated by a strong team from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Well done though Karen!

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