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Development News: Munster Coaching & Referee Mentoring Workshop and more!

By Camogie Press
Posted 18/10/2018
 
Munster Coaching & Referee Mentoring Workshop
Munster Camogie are running a FREE coaching workshop on Saturday 20th October, 9.30-3pm @ Mallow GAA
 
 
This coaching skills workshop is open to all registered coaches in clubs/schools working with players aged 8-16yrs, schedule and timings as follows –
 
  • 9.30-11am = Goalkeeping Coaches Workshop
Current Limerick Senior Goalkeeper Laura O’Neill will coach a number of young goalkeepers through a practical skills session, all coaches are welcome to observe the session
 
  • 10-12pm = Coaching Skills Workshops
3x 30min practical sessions focusing on different skills, coaches will be shown the skills and will then practise their delivery using current camogie players
 
  • 12-3pm = First Whistle Referee Mentoring
First Whistle Referees on the Munster Young Referee Mentoring Programme will be mentored during a series of challenge games - all coaches are invited to stay and observe
 
The workshop is aimed at giving coaches practical experience of delivering new ideas and skills to a group of players, as well as continuing on our referee mentoring programme from this year.
 
Please click on the link above or here -  Munster Coaching & Referee Mentoring Workshop - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! - to register for the workshop, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Stuart Reid at stuart.reid@camogie.ie
or Rob Lotty (Munster DO).
 
 
CCAO – Third Level Camogie
The Freshers 7’s tournament took place on Monday 8th October kindly hosted by DCU at their wonderful sports campus. There were 12 colleges represented on the day with over 20 teams taking part. Waterford IT were eventual winners of the “A” Final, with Mary I, Limerick winning the “B” and Trinity the “C”. A great day’s camogie was had by all and a great introduction to third level camogie for these first year students. Colleges who participated are: Maynooth, Mary I, Trinity, UL, WIT, DCU, CIT, NUIG, DIT, Marino, It Tallaght, It Blanchardstown and IT Carlow.
 
 
A big thank you to DCU for organising and hosting the event. What a start to a busy season ahead. Keep up to date with upcoming fixtures and results on Twitter or Facebook @3rdLevelCamogie.
 
Roscommon Host Mini Speed Leagues in Primary Schools
Roscommon Camogie hosted a hugely successful mini speed league day in Lusnamult, Roscommon on Tuesday October 16th. 
This brand new initiative was the first of its kind in Roscommon. All schools were invited to the event which had an 'established schools' and a 'developing schools' element with school competing at their own level.
The schools were split into three even groups. 
 
 
SECTION A:
 
A Ballymurray B Gaelscoil A C Lisaniskey A
 
D Mt Feevagh E Coman’s Wood A F Tisrara
 
SECTION B
 
A Tulsk B Gaelscoil B C Lisaniskey B
 
D Athleague E Coman’s Wood B F Knockcroghery
 
SECTION C
 
A Castleplunkett B Tarmon C Curraghboy
 
D Boyle 1 E Boyle 2 F Boyle 3
 
Group one played a series of 7 a side games set out on mini pitches. 
 
Group two received some coaching on the fundamentals of the games from the Brian Griffen (ex-Roscommon Senior Camogie Manager) with Niall Healy (ex Galway Senior hurler) assisting. 
 
 
Group three worked on the wall ball with James Heffernan (Camogie Youth Coordinator) and All Ireland Hurling medal winner,  Davey Glennon. 
 
Each group rotated after 40 minutes so each girl got a chance to play games, learn some new skills and get some new ideas on wall ball activities which they could bring into their own practices. 
 
The referees were all members of the All Ireland winning Roscommon U14 panel. 
 
Each school had their pictures taken with the Roscommon All Ireland winners plus the All Ireland U14 Cup and they also got a picture taken with the county hurlers. The schools also received a goodie bag with a few Camogie goodies for each girl that took part. With over 170 girls taking part it proved to be a really enjoyable day for all involved with each girl got a chance to compete at her level.
 
Huge thank you to Noel Dervan (Roscommon Cumann na mBun Scoil) and John Mullins (Connacht Camogie) for coordinating the event, thanks to each and every school and every player that took part, to our excellent referees from the Convent Roscommon, to James Heffernan, Brian Griffen, Niall Healy and Davey Glennon. Huge thanks to Roscommon Gaels for the use of their facilities.