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Camogie News

March 20th, 2012

March 20th ‘12

An Chomhdháil Bhliantúil 2012



Congress will take place next weekend, 30 and31 March  2012 in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, where the President of the Association, Joan O’ Flynn will step down having completed her three year term. President Elect Aileen Lawlor will then be inaugurated.

The President  Joan O’Flynn was part of a delegation which visited Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday last  to present a copy of A Game of Our Own: Camogie’s Story to President Michael D. Higgins.

A Game of Our Own: Camogie’s Story was officially launched by the Camogie Association at Croke Park on December 15th 2011.

The book charts the development of the Association from its foundation in 1904 through to the present day. It contains a rich array of photographs and fantastic archival material, stretching back over many decades.


Refereeing in Croke Park

A young Armagh Camog, Rachel Merry from Granemore who is daughter of Rosie Merry, former player with Castleblayney Camogie Club  and a current  inter County referee, is most definitely following in her mothers footsteps where refereeing is concerned. Rachel refereed the half time games at the Camogie All Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park some weeks ago. Rachel is the proud holder of an All Ireland medal at Minor level last year and well used to being at the other end of the whistle; however she gave an exceptional performance and the Monaghan Board would like to congratulate her on being selected for such a prestigious event.


Ulster Hurling/Camogie Roadshow

This coming Saturday (24th March) the Ulster Hurling/Camogie Roadshow pulls into Breffni Park for what promises to be an outstanding day of Hurlin/Camogie activity. Top quality Hurling coaches from around the country will be on hand to deliver excellent workshops targeting some of the common problems we experience. This is also a great opportunity for our hurling and Camogie community to meet one another in an enjoyable environment where many new contacts can be developed. The Hurling Roadshow is open to anyone with an interested in Hurling/Camogie and will feature sessions on:

1. Turning low Training numbers into high quality Hurling/Camogie Session – Delivered by Kevin Hinphey & Paul Divilly (Ulster GAA Regional Hurling Officers)

2. How to develop Forward Play in a Hurling/Camogie Practice Session – Delivered by Mattie Lennon (Monaghan Senior Hurling Manager)

3. Ball, Ball, Ball!!!! Improving player’s Hurling Skills – Delivered by Seoirse Bulfyn (Co Clare Senior Hurling Coach & Sports Co-ordinator LIT)

The Cost to attend the Roadshow is €10.00 per Coach Attending or 6 Coaches for €50.00.
In prepaying for the event each Club attending will receive a Personalised Club Helmet from O’Neill’s and there will be lunch provided for all attending coaches.
In order to book your place,  contact Kevin Kelly on (+4428) 3751 7180 to book via Credit/Debit Card.
For Further information please email


U14 Development Squad

Pauric Dowdall who hails from Inniskeen will take training for the U 14 Development Squad  which will commence on Saturday next in Cloghan and Clubs are reminded to send along as many as possible. Clubs will be updated on times of training.

Mum without me and Senior training went ahead as planned back to back on Monday last. Thanks to all ‘mums’ and camogs for giving up their Bank holiday afternoon to attend, especially the college girls, some of whom had to make a quick dash for the bus afterwards.  Welcome to Helen, our new recruit to the ‘Mum without Me’ programme who put poor Bridie under serious pressure!! This week we are back to the normal time of 4pm at the field.


This week Senior training will continue on Friday evening at 7.30p.m sharp. Under age training will be held on Tuesday evening at the community centre , 6-7pm for beginners and  7-8pm for U14 and U16’s.


Best wishes to Aishling Mac who is playing in the Queens O connor cup this Saturday in Belfast, good luck to her and the team.


Lastly belated birthday wishes to Rosita and Nicola who both celebrated in their own unique ways over the St.Patrick’s weekend


A number of our Juvenile camogs  took part in the St. Patricks Day Parade in Monaghan  Town when they were invited by the Truagh G.A.A.Club together with the juvenile boys and girls football  and the Handball and hurling  Juvenile’s to join in the festivities on Saturday last, well done to Shauna, Emma and Aoife Mc. Aree, Rachael Mc. Elmeel, Tara and Clodagh Mc. Meel, Jennifer Treanor, Emma Keenan, Ciara and Lisa Treanor

Training will resume in the next couple of weeks for this age group.


Training has now been changed to Tuesday’s and Friday’s at 8pm in St Mellans.  Could everyone please make the effort to attend, if you you cannot be present, please text the camogie phone.  New players are very welcome.


Keep free Sunday the 29th of April for the County Blitz, please note change in date, this will be in Inniskeen and we need a full turn out.






The Club are currently aiming to raise much needed funds when they launched their Annual Easter Raffle recently, Valuable prizes and hampers are up for grabs at only 2 euro per line. Draw will take place in the Social Club on Easter Sunday night.


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