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Development News: Munster Schools Camogie Coaching Project and more!

By Camogie Press
Posted 22/11/2017
Munster Schools Camogie Coaching Project
12 Primary and secondary schools in Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Clare have been receiving specialist coaching to try and increase playing numbers in targeted clubs and areas around Munster. Coaches have included county stars Laura Collins (Kerry) and Laura O’Neill (Limerick), as well as club mentors Noel O’Connell (Tipp) and David Carroll (Clare). The coaching will continue over the winter, and finish off with a blitz day for all schools involved!
 
Coaching Courses - Munster
Causeway hosted a Foundation level coaching course on Saturday, where 17 eager coaches were put through their paces by Camogie tutors George Fitzgibbon and David Carroll (pictured). Monaleen in Limerick also hosted a Foundation course on Saturday 11th November for 24 coaches, and Cratloe GAA was the setting for a Level 1 course on the 10/11/18th November. Well done to all involved!
 
Participants at Coaching Course in Munster
 
Munster Coaching Workshop Sells Out!
The very first Munster Camogie Coaching Skills Workshop proved to be extremely popular, selling out in just two days! The workshop will be held on Saturday 2nd December @ Mallow GAA, and will feature a stellar line up of coaches including Brendan Cummins, Martin Fogarty and Paudie Butler amongst others!
 
Darver Hosts Secondary School Blitz
A second secondary school camogie/hurling blitz took place in Darver on Mon 13th November.
Ten teams from Louth took part on the day. St. Louis, Dundalk, St. Vincent’s Secondary, Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer, Our Lady’s College, St. Oliver’s CS, and Ardee schools all took part in the blitz. Despite the cold conditions it was an enjoyable day of Camogie. We look forward to running more of the same in 2018.
Ardee
 
Scoil Ui Mhuiri
 
St. Louis
 
St. Olivers
 
St. Vincents
 
Camogie for Teens Belfast
Camogie 4 Teen girls in the city had two great weeks, they completed their first Whistle course November 10th with over 15 girls passing the assignment.  This was followed by an excellent programme delivered From AWARE called Mindfit, the girls discussed social problems and Building resilience as players and youth. It was excellent to see so many of the girls engaged in such relevant topics. Simon McCrory Antrim hurling Captain also came along and delivered a practical session to the girls. Thanks to Simon for his time and effort. So far this has been another excellent programme.
 
Participants at Camogie for Teens
 
Participants at Mindfit programme