County Camogie Chairperson Gary Carville opened the February County Board which was held in the Westenra Hotel Monaghan on Monday evening last by welcoming Ulster Council Administrator, Ciaran Kearney. Outgoing Regional Development Officer, Ger Gribben and his newly appointed replacement for this area, Lisa Mc. Aliskey together with the Executive and Club Delegates.
With Just four camogie clubs and struggling in Monaghan, the Ulster representatives were more than helpful in lining out plans to encourage existing and foster new clubs in the County.
A suggestion that two of the stronger clubs namely, Castleblayney and Clontibret who both have been winners of the Ulster Junior Camogie Club Championship in the past two years and can boast participation at all levels in Monaghan and Armagh, would name a second string of players at the next meeting who could participate in a nine a side Shield Championship. This would facilitate Inniskeen and Truagh who are struggling to field at Senior level.
Clontibret and Castleblayney would then compete against each other for the Senior Championship title. Both of these clubs would enter two 9 –a-side teams in the League to compete against Inniskeen and Truagh.
Another suggestion outlined how a 7 -a – side Blitz be organised at the beginning of the playing season to include teams from other Counties.
Lisa Mc. Aliskey Regional Development Officer gave an outline on some of the Coaching courses which she would be undertaking for foundation level coaching, whereby a coaching course with an underage team would be held in a central club in the County and potential coaches could go along to learn the skills of coaching underage camogie.
A new regristration system has been set up by Ard Comhairle and registrars are invited to attend a training course to be held in Armagh on February 20th.
Camogie Association PRO Training Event
Saturday February 8th
Croke Park Hotel
The Camogie Association invite all Provincial, County, Club and Second and Third Level Officers to attend a PRO training event on Saturday February 8th in the Croke Park Hotel. The PRO Training event will cover the following topics and will be delivered by experienced practitioners through interactive 45 minute workshops.
Camogie Association PRO Event Details:
10.00am Opening & Welcome by Chairperson of the Communications Committee Miriam O’Callaghan
10.15am IT & Social Media Workshop c/o Ed Donnelly
11.00am Radio & Print by Ciaran Woods of Gaelic Life
12.00noon The Role of the PRO by Liz Howard & Brid McNamara
12.45pm Closing Address by Miriam O’Callaghan, Chairperson of the Communications Committee
Tea & refreshments will be served on arrival and lunch will take place at 1.00pm. All officers and members of the Association are encouraged to attend. The event costs €10 including lunch. Please note participants are encouraged to bring a lap-top and/or ipad.
Booking is required. The closing date has been extended to Wednesday, Feb 5th