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Camogie Notes

March 13th, 2012

March 13th ‘12

Calling all Hurling/Camogie Clubs and all Hurling/Camogie Coaches

Ulster Hurling/Camogie Roadshow

Sat 24th March 9.30 – 1pm in Breffni Park, Cavan

Applications immediately please.

 Coaches and administraters will be busy next weekend with courses being held in Cookstown                                        Co Tyrone and in Kingspan, Breffni Park Cavan on Saturday 24th, March

                          The Course in Cavan is open to all Club Coaches 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.    How to Coach Strength Training for Hurling/Camogie – 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.

Places can ONLY be reserved through advanced payment

In order to book your place, complete the form attached, along with payment (Cheques can be made payable to ‘Ulster Council GAA’) and return to:

Ulster Hurling Roadshow, Ulster GAA Offices, 8-10 Market St, Armagh. BT61 7BX. Or contact Kevin Kelly on (+4428) 3751 7180 to book via Credit/Debit Card.

For Further information please email kevin.kelly.ulster@gaa.ie

At the Ulster Camogie Council Meeting on 3rd February, County Delegates asked for Camogie specific Officers Training. This has also 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


Club Notes



Well last Saturday proved to be a rather busy camogie day in Clontibret as our seniors trained for the first time in a long time on a Saturday –  God be with the days when as little ‘chisslers’ you all congregated at 11 am and stayed until you had to be chased home!!! Helen joined the girls for the session before heading back to London and showed how she is as fit as ever and hasn’t lost a bit of her skill. In fact, last year she collected both League and Championship football medals in London.

Our Mums trained at 4pm and now that Ciara has a pair of boots the tempo of the little match was electric!!! In fact Croke Park will soon be too small for these ladies! Best wishes to Marie McKenna who has a back injury at present but hopes to return shortly.

At 6pm a number of our players, both senior and U-14, welcomed ‘Rith 2012’ into Clontibret and escorted it through the village before passing the baton to the pupils of Scoil Mhuire who, having completed their 1k, passed it to Dessie and the lads from the local GAA Club. Many thanks to all who helped with the event. However 2 ‘athletes’ who caught the eye during the relay were 2 ‘Mammies’ – Terri and Patricia – who not only jogged with the pupils of Scoil Mhuire, but carried the school banner as well!  Contracts are being drawn up and it is hoped that both ladies will sign-up at the next ‘Mum without Me’ session on Monday, March 19th at 2.30pm!!

Training for our seniors will take place this Friday evening at 7.30pm and it is hoped to have another session on Monday at 4pm. Players are delighted with the news that John Green has signed up (again!) to replace Aidan as senior trainer, when he heads off to Australia at the end of this month. John of course is no stranger to the job having served a 3 year term prior to heading ‘Down Under’ in August 2010.

Our primary school players train each Tuesday at 6pm in the Community Centre and, commencing on Tuesday 20th March, our U-14’s/U-16’s will train straight after them, from 7 – 8pm.

Finally, Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona dhaoibh go léir!






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