“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’s 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.
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 16th. The 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 15th. For 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
Quiz for Camogie Minor Team September 14th Raheny GAA club
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.
Sen 2Original date Tues 28th.
Sen 6 and Sen 7 schedules for Tues 28th.Aug are unaffected
Sen 3Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.
Sen 4Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.
Sen 5Original date Thurs 30th.Aug.
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.
A great weekend to be had by all!!
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
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Coiste Chontae Camogaíochta Baile Átha Cliath
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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
Denise O'Neill/Deirdre Wade
Dublin Minor Camogie Board
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."
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.
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Dr. Muireann Cullen speak about Move Smart Week at Croke Park on June 28th.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.