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“Come and show your support” says Camogie President

posted Sep 12, 2012, 12:29 PM by Raheny GAA - Admin   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 12:30 PM ]

Press Release

 

11.09.2012

 

“Come and show your support” says Camogie President

 

The President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor urged all camogie followersto show their support by attending this Sunday’s triple header All Ireland Finals in Croke Park.

 

Speaking at this afternoon’Captains’ Day photocall at GAA HQ, attended by President of the GAA Liam O’Neill and Group Head of Sport, RTÉ Ryle Nugent,Aileen Lawlor highlighted the upcoming games as the marquee item on the camogie calendar and a fabulous opportunity to see the country’s finest camogie players in action.

 

Down face Meath in the Premier Junior final at noon; Galway take on Derry in the Intermediate tie at 2.00pm and in the eagerly anticipated Senior final Wexford face Cork at 4.00pm.

 

“We are one of the largest female sports organisations in the country and I am making a direct appeal to all our members to come to Croke Park on Sunday for three top class games played by superb athletes and excellent ambassadors for the game of camogie. I am also extending that invite to all involved in Gaelic games and to general sports fans to witness the fastest field sport for women in the world.

 

She highlighted the prominence of women in sport this year, as evidenced most recently at the Olympics and Paralympics.

 

“Sunday’s finals are one of the largest female sporting events in the country and given the increased coverage and deserved credit that women in sport, across a variety of disciplines have garnered this year alone, our upcoming games provide another opportunity to fix the spotlight firmly on our female sports stars and showcase their talents to a huge national audience.”

 

This year’s Senior and Intermediate Finals will be broadcast live on RTÉ The Sunday Game with the Senior game also on RTÉ Radio One Sunday Sport and the Premier Junior final available on RTÉ.ie.  

 

Captains and managers from the six competing teams; Karen Atkinson, JJ Doyle (Wexford); Julia White, Paudie Murray, (Cork); Collette Gill, Tony Ward (Galway); Sinead Cassidy, John A Mullan (Derry); Jane Dolan, John Davis (Meath)Fionnuala Carr, Alastair McGilligan (Down) were also in attendance at this morning’s event.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to the editor:

 

Photographs from the 2012 All Ireland Camogie Finals Captains Day are available from Sportsfile at www.sportsfile.com
RTÉ Sport is an official partner of the 2012 All Ireland Camogie Championships.
The 2012 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate & Premier Junior Finals take place at Croke Park on Sunday September 16th.
Karen Atkinson (Wexford); Julia White (Cork); Collette Gill(Galway); Sinead Cassidy (Derry); Jane Dolan (Meath) and Fionnuala Carr (Down) were the Captains in attendance at today’s (Tues Sept 11th) event.
For further information on tickets contact www.camogie.ie orwww.tickets.ie. Ticket prices are €30 per adults/ €15 per students & OAPS/ €5 for juveniles (U-16). Tickets available on the day at Gills Ticket Office (North Circular Rd/Jones Rd Junction) and the ticket van at Nally Square which is open from 10.00am
The 2012 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Finals will be broadcast on RTÉ with the Premier Junior final live on www.rte.ie on September 16thThe Senior final will also be broadcast on RTÉ RadioOne Sunday Sport. Highlights and analysis will also be broadcast later that evening on RTÉ The Sunday Game.
For details on the Camogie Association Camán & Run check outwww.camogie.ie
The Daintree All Ireland Camogie Sevens take place at Kilmacud Camogie Club on Saturday September 15thFor more info check outwww.camogie.ie
The Inaugural All Ireland Cooper U14 Blitz takes place at various venues around Dublin. See camogie.ie for more info.
Follow camogie.ie on camogie.ie, facebook.com/camogieassociation and twitter.com/camogie1

 

* For further information contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, 01 865 8618/087 9030755, claire@camogie.ie

 

 

Quiz for Camogie Minor Team Sept 14th Raheny GAA club

posted Sep 9, 2012, 11:21 AM by Raheny GAA - Admin

 Quiz for Camogie Minor Team September 14th Raheny GAA club

Camogie Ezine - August 2012

posted Aug 27, 2012, 7:22 AM by Raheny GAA - Admin

The countdown is on to the All Ireland Camogie Finals in association with RTÉ Sport on Sunday September 16th in Croke Park. 
 
Wexford and Cork have made it safely through to this year’s senior final, defeating Offaly and Galway in their respective semi-finals in Nowlan Park on August 18th. 
 
Derry take on Galway in the Intermediate decider and Down face Meath in the Premier Junior final.
 
The triple header All Ireland Finals take place in Croke Park on Sunday September 16th. The All Ireland Premier Junior Final throws in at 12 noon; the Intermediate Final at 2.00pm and the Senior decider at 4.00pm. The Premier Junior final will be broadcast live on RTÉ.ie while the Intermediate and Senior ties are broadcast on RTÉ The Sunday Game with the Senior game also broadcast on RTÉ Radio One Sunday Sport.
 
Admission prices are as follows: 
All Ireland Championship Finals in Croke Park
Adult: €30
Student/OAP: €15
Juveniles (U16): €5
Family passes presale only: 2 Adult and 2 Children €60 (each additional child €5)
Family passes presale only: 1 Adult and 1 Children €30 (each additional child €5)
Group orders: For every 10 children’s tickets purchased at €5 get one adult free.
 
*There will be no family or group passes available for purchase on the day.

 
It’s a jam packed weekend on Saturday & Sunday September 15th & 16th. While the big ticket event takes place on Sunday, September 16th at Croke Park there is plenty of action taking place on Saturday, September 15th as a ‘warm-up’ to the finals. 
 
First up the annual Daintree Paper All Ireland Kilmacud Crokes 7s is taking place at Kilmacud and it promises to be a great day of camogie as over 60 teams from across the country compete for the All Ireland 7s title. The Inaugural U14 All Ireland Finals blitz also takes place at venues in Dublin with over 1200 girls from 30 counties participating. See www.camogie.ie for more information shortly on this event.
 
Later that evening, the Camogie Association Annual Fund-raising night takes place at Shelbourne Greyhound Stadium. Tickets for the Camogie Fundraiser are priced at €10 and provides for entry to Shelbourne Race track; racing programme plus entry to the Camogie Association Buster Draw with first prize of a weekend break at the City West Hotel, family passes to the Etihad Skyline and Croke Park Museum and a €750 cash prize. In addition, tickets also provide for entry to the Camogie Club Draw with a set of camogie jerseys and socks courtesy of Kukri Sports for a club team of your choice.
 
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Siobhan Lafferty, Camogie Office on 01 865 8652 and emailing Siobhan@camogie.ie 
 
 
A super camogie camp took place in Kildare from the 7th to the 9th of August. This was Kildare’s first ever Super Camogie camp and was primarily aimed at girls aged 7 to 12 years of age. The girls took part in 3 days of action-packed fun-filled activities which revolved around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participation in Camogie. 
 
26 girls took part in total from 10 different clubs across Kildare. The girls experienced first hand top class coaching by Inter-county Camogie sisters Aoife and Fiona Trant over the 3 days. 
 
Kildare Camogie captain Niamh Breen also visited the camp with the Irish Daily Star League cup and Aoife Trant also brought her Player of the Year awards along for the girls to see and hold. A big thank you to Kildare GAA for the use of their excellent facilities in Hawkfield and to all the girls and coaches for a very successful camp.
 
Camogie Lifestyle & Performance Camp
48 girls took part in an advanced Camogie Lifestyle & Performance Camp from the 17th to the 19th of July in two venues in Dublin. Erins isle and Faughs Celtic hosted these camps that were aimed at girls not involved with County Development squads. The girls represented over 10 different clubs across Dublin. 
 
Various Dublin Senior Camogie players took time out of their busy schedule to come and train the girls along with Dublin GPOs. Over the three days the girls learned advanced training techniques and listened to advice from their Camogie idols. 
 
Nutritionist Lauren Delaney attended both camps and gave the girls an insight into what they should be consuming as young athletes before, during and after training/matches and the importance of nutrition and hydration. It is hoped that the girls will bring back the great experience they have gained to their clubs. A big thank you to all involved
 
For more information on camogie in Kildare/ Dublin, please contact Carol Nolan on carol@camogie.ie
 
Yvonne Byrne Regional Development Officer with the Camogie Association co-ordinated a very successful 3 day camp in the Na Magha Club in Derry city. This 3 day camp consisted of skill development and fun games. There were 32 girls from the ages of 6 to 15 years on the camp. Club secretary Sharon McCullagh was delighted with the response as 16 of these were newcomers to the sport. Prizes and t-shirts were given out on the last day and it is hoped that the newcomers will now join the club and continue to play Camogie in Derry city.
 
Earlier this week a very successful camp was run in Birr in Offaly by Lizzie Flynn, Regional Development Officer for Offaly in conjunction with the Offaly County Board. The camp was run for girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years with 73 girls attending in total. Thanks to Michaela Morkan, Aoife Kelly ad Shelia Sullivan, Offaly Camogie players who coached on the camp and advised the young players in relation to all aspects of the game. At the end of the 2-day camp each girl received a camogie t-shirt and had the opportunity to quiz the coaches. Thanks also to Michelle Maher and Jason Flynn for coaching. Everyone is looking forward to next year’s camp already!


As part of the Camogie Association’s underage development model the roll out of the Under-15 development programme was a major focus in 2012. This development model encourages all counties to run a development programme for their under 15 players. The idea of this model is to encourage players from all clubs in the county to participate in organised sessions (Schools of Excellence) over a set number of weeks. 
 
The programme concluded on Saturday August 18th with a National participation blitz which took place in O' Loughlin Gaels, James Stephens and Clara pitches in Kilkenny. All of the teams paraded at half-time in the Offaly and Wexford game and received a warm reception from those attending.
 
 

The third annual Camogie Association Golf Classic in association with MMI.ie takes place at the superb Castleknock Golf Club on Wednesday, September 26th. Dust down those clubs and get ready for a fantastic day of golf!
 
This year's classic invites teams of four (males and females) to enter at a cost of €260 with golf, goody bag and lunch provided on the day. It is a four ball event, with two scores to count. Tee off times are from 9.30am to 2.20pm. Early booking is advised to secure your choice of tee-time.
 
The first prize for each member of this year’s winning team is a superb complimentary weekend break in The Croke Park Hotel - two nights Bed & Breakfast on a weekend of choice, with dinner for two on one night. Second and third prizes in addition to spot prizes for longest drive and nearest the tee are also available.
 
Show your support for the Camogie Association and book your golf team in for this year's event.
 
To download a form click on the attached link
 
 
The strongest field yet might have been assembled for the Poc Fada at Annaverna on Saturday, August 4th but it made no difference to Waterford’s Patricia Jackman. 
 

 
The 21-year-old Waterford and Gaultier ace made light of the testing conditions to retain the title and annex an historic fourth in succession. She completed the course in 29 pucks.
 
She faced strong competition from Aoibheann Murphy (Armagh), Niamh Mackin (Louth) Rachel Monaghan (Connacht) Stephanie Carthy (Leinster) Martina McMahon (Munster) but despite intense pressure from the chasing pack, Jackman managed to hold on to the M.Donnelly Poc Fada title.
 
 

Adult championship fixtures for Tues 28th and Thurs 30th. Aug

posted Aug 22, 2012, 2:21 PM by Raheny GAA - Admin

 

Adult championship fixtures for Tues 28th and Thurs 30th. Aug.

 

NOTE :  AS DUBLIN JUNIORS  ARE INVOLVED IN AN ALL IRELAND FINAL ON SUN 2ND SEPT SOME OF THE BELOW FIXTURES HAVE BEEN CHANGED.  

 

Sen 1Original date Tues 28th.

 

Raheny

Vs

Na Fianna

No change

 

BBSE

Vs

Judes

Awaiting confirmation

 

Vincents

Vs

G Counsel

Awaiting confirmation

 

Lucan

Vs

OPER

Awaiting confirmation

 

Sen 2Original date Tues 28th.

 

Nh Brid

Vs

Porto

Awaiting confirmation

 

Skerries

Vs

NP/Towers

Awaiting confirmation

 

St Vincents

Vs

Ballinteer

No change - TBC

 

Sen 6 and Sen 7 schedules for Tues 28th.Aug are unaffected

 

 

Sen 3Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.

 

Nh Fionnbarra

Vs

BBSE

Awaiting confirmation

 

St Marks

Vs

Lucan

No change needed

 

Na Fianna

Vs

Th Davis

No change needed

 

Crokes

Vs

Judes

Awaiting confirmation

 

Sen 4Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.

 

Raheny

Vs

OPER

No change needed

 

CBC

Vs

Isles

Awaiting confirmation

 

Crumlin

Vs

Clanna G

No change needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sen 5Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.

 

Craobh

Vs

Vincents

No change needed

 

NH Maur

Vs

Crokes

No change needed

 

Faugh/Celtic

Vs

Lucan

No change neded

 

Trinity G

Vs

Liffey G

Probably no change needed.  TBC


First Round Juvenile Championship Fixtures 2012

posted Aug 21, 2012, 12:11 AM by Raheny GAA - Admin   [ updated Aug 21, 2012, 12:16 AM ]


2012- Juvenile Championship Fixtures
DateTimeHome TeamAway Team
Saturday 1st September 2012
Un 16 A (Round 1)1/9/122pmLucan AVOl Plunketts
1/9/122pmNa FiannaVBallyboden A
1/9/122pmN JudeVN Uinsionn
Un 16 B- Gp 1  (Round 1)1/9/122pmN BridVSkerries Harps
1/9/122pmFaughs/CelticVN Mearnog
Un 16 B-Gp 2 (Round 1)1/9/122pmG CounselVRaheny
1/9/122pmWhitehall VBye
Un 16 C-Gp 1 (Round 1)1/9/122pmCastleknockVErin Go Bragh
1/9/122pmN PeregrinesVLucan B
Un 16 C- Gp 2 (Round 1)1/9/122pmN FionnbarraVBallyboden B
1/9/122pmCualaVKilmacud Crokes
Un 14 A-Gp 1 (Round 1)1/9/1212pmGood CounselVBallyboden A
1/9/1212pmSt JohnsVLucan A
Un 14 A- Gp 2 (Round 1)1/9/1212pmN UinsionnVN Jude
1/9/1212pmN Brid VNa Fianna
Un 14 B- Gp 1 (Round 1)1/9/1212pmThos DavisVOl Plunketts
1/9/1212pmCuala vVCrumlin
Un 14 B- Gp 2 (Round 1)1/9/1212pmKilmacudVFaughs/Celtic
1/9/1212pmCastleknockVBye
Un 14 C- (Round 1)1/9/1212pmSkerries HaprsVLucan B
1/9/1212pmN OlafVN Padraig
1/9/1212pmN Maur/O'DwyerVWhitehall
Un 14 D- (Round 1)1/9/1212pmBallyboden BVNa Fianna B
1/9/1212pmCBCVCommercials
1/9/1212pmErin Go BraghVTrinity Gaels
Sunday 2nd September 2012
Un 15 A- (Round 1)2/9/1211amN JudeVErins Isle
2/9/1211amLucan AVOl Plunketts
2/9/1211amCrumlinVBye
Un 15 B- Gp 1 (Round 1)2/9/1211amSt FiniansVRaheny
2/9/1211amGood CounselVN Jude B
Un 15B- Gp 2 (Round 1)2/9/1211amN OlafVNa Fianna
2/9/1211amSt JohnsVBye
Un 13 A- Gp 1 (Round 1)2/9/1210amCastleknock AVLucan A
2/9/1210amBallyboden AVKilmacud
Un 13 A- Gp 2 (Round 1)2/9/1210amN UinsionnVNa Fianna A
2/9/1210amFaughs/CelticVN Mearnog
Un 13 B- Gp 1 (Round 1)2/9/1210amGood CounselVSt Johns
2/9/1210amN JudeVOl Plunketts
Un 13 B-Gp 2 (Round 1)2/9/1210amN PeregrieneVN Brid
2/9/1210amErins IsleVRaheny
Un 13 C - (Round 1)2/9/1210amN FionnbarraVLucan B
2/9/1210amThos DavisVCastleknock B
2/9/1210amBallyboden BVCuala
Un 13 D- (Round 1)2/9/1210amCr CiaranVSt Annes
2/9/1210amNa Fianna BVN Barrog
2/9/1210amFingalliansVSetanta
Any unplayed matches due to adverse weather conditions or permission of the county board must be played on or before Monday 10th September 6.45pm

All Ireland Camogie Club 7s Weekend

posted Aug 20, 2012, 12:22 PM by Raheny GAA - Admin

Find attached details of upcoming Kilmacud 7’s competition and the Annual Camogie fundraiser at the Dogs in Shelbourne Greyhound stadium.

You have attended the Kilmacud 7’s competition in previous years and I would like to highlight the following special offers for participating clubs this year.

  • If your club attends Kilmacud 7’s competition and the night at the dogs in Shelbourne stadium your club will receive tickets for the All Ireland Camogie finals on Sunday 16th September. 
  • Also for €10 into the dogs your club has the chance of winning a set of jerseys for their club. 




A great weekend to be had by all!!



Important Notice to all Mentors with Adult Team

posted Aug 19, 2012, 1:10 AM by Raheny GAA - Admin

A Runaí,


To all mentors involved with an adult championship team.


On Sunday 2nd Sept 2012 our Junior Inter County team will play Westmeath in the final of this year’s All Ireland Championship.  Since the semi- final win over Offaly the mentors of this team have allowed all inter county panellists return to their club to train and play in adult championship games.  The same principle will apply in week commencing 20th August.  


Dublin County Board have a further round of adult championship fixtures on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th. August.  This is the week leading up to the All-Ireland Final and championship fixtures (28/30thAugust) for clubs with a Junior Panellist will be rescheduled to the previous Sunday 26th August  in order to allow all Junior County panellists have 6 days free from club commitments including training.  


Any team with a Junior panellist will have their match rescheduled to Sunday 26th August at 11am or nearest suitable time depending on pitch availability.


Please be sure that this message is passed to all adult team mentors


Is mise le meas

Mona 

Coiste Chontae Camogaíochta Baile Átha Cliath


Runaí – Mona Uí Shúilleabháin – 087 6346790


4 Orlagh Court

Knocklyon

Dublin 16





Cathaoirleach – Maire Uí Bhriain – 087 4121 492

Minor Board Update - 17th Aug 2012

posted Aug 19, 2012, 1:07 AM by Raheny GAA - Admin

Hi Folks

Fixtures that were handed out to club delegates at the July Board meeting for back games, top & 4 leagues stand. The Dublin U13 & 14 development squad were due to have games on Saturday 25th August but this has changed to Sunday 26th August so all games scheduled for Saturday 25th August can now go ahead. Referees will be appointed next week.

No championship fixtures have been issued as yet but will issue to clubs by next week.

Please ensure to pass on this information to all the relevant mentors in your club.

Any queries, please let us know


Regards,
Denise O'Neill/Deirdre Wade

Runai

Dublin Minor Camogie Board

Camogie Ezine - July 2012

posted Aug 13, 2012, 3:46 PM by Raheny GAA - Admin

Move Smart for a healthier lifestyle 

 Pictured: President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Dr. Muireann Cullen at Croke Park on June 28th for the announcement of Move Smart Week which ran from July 2nd to July 8th nationwide:

 

Clubs nationwide were encouraged to ‘get up & get active’ with a range of activities to promote exercise and healthy eating, for young and old, male and female from July 2nd to July 8th as part of the ‘Move Smart’ initiative of the Nutrition & Health Foundation and the Camogie Association. 
 
A full programme of activities were available on www.camogie.ie at Move Smart Activities and seven clubs nationwide were mentored by the Camogie Association Regional Development Team during this week with regular updates to facebook.com/camogieassociation as well as an online diary of some of the activities carried out by these clubs Move Smart Diary.
 
Startling statistics by the Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) shows that 3 out of 4 girls aged 9 years of age don’t meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended guidelines of 60 minutes of daily physical activity. 
 
Speaking about Move Smart Week President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor, said:
"The Camogie Association was delighted to launch the first annual ‘Move Smart Week’ with the Nutrition and Health Foundation.  We acknowledge the importance of Nutrition and Exercise in our day to day lives and especially in the lives of our children. Research shows that we must take action and lead the way in encouraging adults and children to exercise more frequently and eat more healthily.Camogie is a great way to make friends, have fun and get plenty of exercise ensuring a healthier lifestyle.Obesity is something we can reverse so why not get active and ‘Move Smart’ to be a fitter, healthier person at one of the many camogie clubs nationwide."

 

Pictured above: Junior Members of Na Brideoga Camogie Club Mayo in action for Move Smart Week

 

Speaking about Move Smart Week, Dr Muireann Cullen of the Nutrition and Health Foundation said: 

"We are delighted to launch this partnership and the first ‘Move Smart Week’ with the Camogie Association.  Obesity costs €1.6 billion per year and will escalate if this national health issue is not addressed.  37% of Irish Adults are overweight and 24% are obese. Results from the GUI study confirm that a sizeable proportion of nine-year-old children in Ireland are overweight: 30% of girls and 22% of boys.  Only half (51%) of children exercise four or more times per week.  This is no surprise when three out of four 9 year old children don’t get the World Health Organisation / National Physical Activity guidelines recommended level of physical activity of 60 minutes per day. Only 21% of girls meet this recommended amount of daily activity.  

Move Smart Week aims to encourage people all over Ireland to get active, even just a little per day.  One in 10 children watch three or more hours of television on an average weekday and 66% watch for between one and three hours .  If some of this TV time was substituted for 60 minutes of a moderate level of activity, we could reverse the obesity epidemic and give our children a healthier, happier future."

 

 
Pictured below at Clooney/Quin GAA Club during Move Smart Week: Participants from the Camogie & GAA under-age teams at a workshop on Diet/Nutrition & Core Exercises.

 

Move Smart Week Launch Video 

President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Dr. Muireann Cullen speak about Move Smart Week at Croke Park on June 28th. 

Feile 2012 Round Up 

 Pictured above: President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor speaks to Newport/Ballinahinch Captain Caroline Mullaney before she holds aloft the Division One Final Cup as Martin Nolan, CEO of Bus Éireann looks on.

 

Féile 2012 kicked off with over 120 camogie and hurling clubs marching from Croke Park Stadium to O’Connell St on Thursday night (July 5th) and continued with a full round of on-field action on Friday (July 6th) to determine the final pairings which took place in Parnell and Croke Park respectively on Saturday afternoon. 
 
It was a double for Kildare at the headquarters of Dublin GAA with Clane starting the fun in the Division 4 decider against Bray Emmetts from Wicklow. Leading by 1-2 to 0-0 at half time, they maintained the upper hand to win by 2-4 to 1-0.
 
Naas beat Westmeath’s Raharney in the Division 3 final by 3-2 to 0-3. They laid the foundation for their famous success in the first half after which they led by 2-2 to 0-0. 
 
The Division 2 final took place at Croke Park and it provided some stunning action in a truly exciting game. It was the highest scoring final of the camogie series and Inagh/Kilnamona from Clare came out on top against Waterford representatives, De La Salle 5-5 to 2-3.
 
The Division 1 decider brought the curtain down on a thrilling three days of action and it was Newport/Ballinahinch who garnered the silverware. They were level with Davitts (Galway) at half time on 0-2 apiece but pulled clear in the second half to win 3-3 to 0-2 and set the seal on a day to remember for Tipperary camogie.
 
 
Action from the Féile 2012 Division One Final at Croke Park on Saturday July 7th as Newport/Ballinahinch of Tipp battled it out with Davitts of Galway.

 

 

Championship 2012 in association with RTE Sport Round Up

This year’s championship is reaching the business end as both Wexford and Galway booked their semi-final spots on August 18th, topping their respective groups as seeded semi-finalists after four round robin stages. 
 
Pictured: Jenny Duffy (Cork) v Arlene Watkins (Offaly). Both sides must play on July 21st against Tipperary and Kilkenny respectively to reach this year’s quarter-finals.

 

Meanwhile, Cork and Tipperary, who finished joint second in Group A, face each other in a play-off on July 21st with Cork winning home venue following a draw on Monday July 16th and Offaly face Kilkenny at home (both finished joint second in Group B) also on the same day for a place in this year’s quarter-finals on August 4th. The losers of these respective games must face either Clare or Dublin in a qualifier on July 28th with the winners proceeding to the quarter-finals on August 4th. It’s all still to play for in the Intermediate, Premier Junior and Junior A & B grades yet while this weekend the All Ireland U16 A semi-finals take place as Cork take on Galway and Kilkenny face Dublin with details available on camogie fixtures/results at http://www.camogie.ie/fixtures-results.asp
 
 

Upcoming Events:

Camogie Association Golf Classic

The third annual Camogie Association Golf Classic in association with MMI.ie takes place at the superb Castleknock Golf Club on Wednesday, September 26th. Dust down those clubs and get ready for a fantastic day of golf!
 
This year's classic invites teams of four (males and females) to enter at a cost of €260 with golf, goody bag and lunch provided on the day. It is a four ball event, with two scores to count. Tee off times are from 9.30am to 2.20pm. Early booking is advised to secure your choice of tee-time.
 
The first prize for each member of this year’s winning team is a superb complimentary weekend break in The Croke Park Hotel - two nights Bed & Breakfast on a weekend of choice, with dinner for two on one night. Second and third prizes in addition to spot prizes for longest drive and nearest the tee are also available.
 
Show your support for the Camogie Association and book your golf team in for this year's event.
 
To download a form click on the attached link
 
 

Camogie fund-raising night out

Camogie Association Fund-raising night at Shelbourne Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, September 15th 

The 4th annual Camogie Association Fundraiser at Shelbourne Race Track takes place on Saturday night, September 15th on the eve of the All Ireland Camogie Finals. 
 
It marks a great weekend of camogie activity as the Daintree Paper All Ireland Camogie 7s throw in at Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday afternoon while the All Ireland U14 inter-county camogie blitz also takes place in venues around Dublin that day.
 
Tickets for the Camogie Fundraiser are priced at €10 and provides for entry to Shelbourne Race track; racing programme plus entry to the Camogie Association Buster Draw with first prize of a weekend break at the City West Hotel, family passes to the Etihad Skyline and Croke Park Museum and a €750 cash prize. In addition, tickets also provide for entry to the Camogie Club Draw with a set of camogie jerseys and socks courtesy of Kukri Sports for a club team of your choice.
 
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Siobhan Lafferty, Camogie Office on 01 865 8652 and emailing Siobhan@camogie.ie 
 

And finally…..

 
The newly formed Gusserane Camogie Club are holding a fund-raiser on July 21st when they bring Derek Warfield and The Young Wolftones to Powers Lounge/Marquee Ballycullane. This will be a night of entertainment for all.
 
Admission is only €10.00 and tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Mary on (086) 6008050 and/or Collette on (087) 9065604

All Ireland Feile - Day 2 Thomastown

posted Jul 10, 2012, 8:55 AM by Ger McGloin



Well if ever there was a contrast with days/weather then day 2 of the Feile had it all. We had glorious sunshine on a superb pitch with spectators sprawled along the pitchside on the Thursday and then Friday in Thomastown we had woeful weather on a wet and boggy pitch but in saying all that we still had the spectators who came out to cheer on the Parish. Fair play to everybody who took time off from work and other activities to bring along the families to what must have resembled the Stone Roses concert in the Phoenix Park.

We had the traditional parade around pitch 1 with the Lone Piper, but this time he flew around as the rain was coming down. We all stood once more for a fairly muted Amhran na bhFiann and then broke for the cover of the club house. Glenealy were up first @ 10am against Cuala and were subsequently put to the sword by a clinical display of shooting from the Cuala forwards. Maybe it isn't in keeping with the spirit of the Feile but I suppose they wanted the win to ensure a semi-final spot. Raheny were up on the hill going through their warm ups and team announcements and were looking forward to taking the pitch. Our opponents were De La Salle (Waterford) and just as the game started the heavens opened up even wider and we were drenched. The team took to the pitch in their allotted positions and the ref fired in the sliotar, the ball popped out and the De La Salle centre forward gathered the ball and turned onto her left and struck a sublime point that any inter-county player would have been proud of. This wouldn't be the last we would see of this girl throughout the match. In the end De La Salle were far too strong for us and we got a lesson in camogie but one thing was sure they got a lesson in heart and determination from the Raheny girls as they never once gave up or let the heads drop. They kept on getting the ball up the park but the scores wouldn't come. We hit the uprights twice but nothing came of the rebounds. The final whistle blew and they all shook hands and we made for the shelter of the clubhouse and some much needed tae and sangwiches before our next encounter.

The rain never let up it just continued to pour and the pitches were getting cutup. Watching from the door of the clubhouse the clouds got darker and the rain got even heavier. We sprung the girls for the next game against Cuala and got them warmed up and called out the lineup. In went the sliotar and the game was away. Once more we were under savage pressure but battled hard against a superior outfit and it was our turn to be put to the sword.... I've said what I said already on  that front. We just couldn't get the scores. Injuries necessitated switching players around but it was much like the "Boy with his finger in the Dam" as no sooner that we had plugged one gap another 2 would open up. A great display once again from the Raheny girls but conditions and luck were against us and we finished up on the loosing side. The final whistle blew and hands were shook and even the ref came over and said "I was willing ye to get a score but it wouldn't happen".

We gathered together for a quick chat just and to say how proud we were of the effort the girls had put into the days games and that they would have wonderful memories of the time they played in the Feile. We all retreated to the bunker to get changed into something dry and maybe even get the last cup of tae into us to heat us up. Home we went as there was showers and preparations for "De Dishco" to be had.

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