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All Ireland edition of the Camogie Association Newsletter - September

posted Aug 30, 2011, 12:04 PM by Kevin Brassil
Win the fabulous pink 2011 All Ireland Camogie jersey from O'Neills O'Neills
, Ireland's leading manufacturer of sportswear have teamed up with the Camogie Association to offer one of our lucky ezine readers a chance to win a prize every month!

In this month's special pre All Ireland finals edition, five lucky readers have the chance to win our special 2011 All Ireland Camogie Championship launch jersey in beautiful pink as worn by this year's senior captains at our championship launch in June.

To be in with a chance to win answer the following question:

Who is playing in this year's All Ireland senior camogie final?

The first five entries via email will receive their fabulous pink jersey. Simply email Claire on with the answer to the question and provide a contact number.

Win a Camogie All Ireland Finals hotel deal with the Croke Park Hotel
The Camogie Association, championship partners RTE Sport and the Croke Park Hotel have teamed up to provide one lucky listener with a hotel break for two at the fabulous Croke Park Hotel on Jones Road.

Listeners to RTE 1 Saturday Sport will be in with a chance to win a wonderful weekend break for two which includes two nights bed and breakfast in an Executive suite in the Croke Park Hotel with an evening meal on a night of choice in the comfortable surroundings of the Sideline Bistro. The prize also includes tickets to the All Ireland Camogie Finals. To be in with a chance to win, listen in to RTE 1 Saturday Sport on September 3rd for details to be announced on the show.

Camogie Association Fund-raiser: Win Tickets to Hurling & Football All Irelands and €1000

The Camogie Association Annual Fund-raiser 'Camogie Goes to the Dogs' takes place on Saturday, September 3rd. Support this year's fundraiser and be in with a chance to win All Ireland Hurling and Football Finals tickets and €1000. It's easy all you have to do is contact to purchase a ticket. Tickets are priced at €20 and include entry to Shelbourne race track on the night of the Irish Derby Semi-Finals, race programme and entry to a buster draw worth €1000. All tickets purchased before Wednesday August 31st will go into a free draw to win All Ireland Hurling and Football Finals tickets. There will be a further chance to win All Ireland Hurling and Football Finals tickets on the night.

All Ireland Camogie Finals in association with RTE Sport

The countdown is on...six teams, three finals, one venue. Sunday September 11th should be in the diary for all and the Camogie Association are urging all Camogie, GAA and general sports fans to get to Croke Park for the triple header All Ireland Finals.

For ticket information and more on the All Ireland Camogie Finals go to and to

A little bit of history will also be created on September 11th as we celebrate our 80th championship final! The first All Ireland Camogie Final took place in 1932 between Dublin and Galway with Dublin winning out. Fast forward to 2011 and Galway are back in the final creating a link with the historic 1932 final.

Check out the photographs from our All Ireland Finals Event launch, today on Sportsfile and our brilliant young camogie fans who are gearing up for September 11th.

This year's All Ireland Finals broadcast schedule will begin with the Premier Junior Final between Down and Waterford live on at noon with the Intermediate Final and Senior Final live on RTE at 2.00pm and 4.00pm. The All Ireland Senior Final will also be broadcast live on RTE 1 Sunday Sport. Later that night, you can get all the highlights and analysis as former Cork Camogie star Therese O'Callaghan, All Ireland winning manager Stellah Sinnott and former Galway manager Cyril Farrell join with presenter Des Cahilll to look back on this year's finals.

Camogie initiatives for All Ireland Finals Day

Following the huge success of our Caman Club Challenge initiative for the All Ireland Senior semi-finals at Nowlan Park, the Camogie Association and Dublin Camogie have teamed up for the All Ireland Caman Club Challenge Twinning Programme. Preparations are in full swing with teams from all over the country travelling to Dublin to play a challenge match on the morning of the All Ireland and attend the finals later that day.

Caman & Run is Back! The first ever Caman & Run took place at the All Ireland Club Finals in March and now, on the biggest day of the year, it makes a return as club teams will battle it out for the prestigious title of All Ireland Caman & Run Champions. The novel solo and handpass relay race competition is open to U14 and U16 club teams with five taking part in each race. Details are available on and by contacting Yvonne Byrne at to enter.

Hope Foundation "Champions for Hope"

Discussions are in place for this year's All Ireland Senior Camogie Champions to play a challenge match in the aftermath of the 2011 All Ireland Final with all proceeds going to the Hope Foundation which is the chosen charity of the Camogie Association for 2011. Keep up to date on for more details on this event

Camogie Sports Administration Programme at Athlone IT

If you are a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer or simply just interested in learning more about being an administrator in your local Camogie Club or County Board then the Camogie Sports Administration Programme: Certificate in Sports Administration at AIT could be for you!

It is HETAC Level 6 approved and it is aimed at helping Camogie Clubs and County Boards to manage and administer the development of individual clubs and regional structures.

The Course will be delivered over a 15 week period- Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm. Lectures will be delivered on campus in Athlone Institute of Technology. The fee is €300.

Initial enquiries from prospective participants should be addressed to Mr Kieran Doyle, Work Based Learning Office, Athlone Institute of Technology at 0906 424438 or email Camogie Association Golf Classic 2011

The Camogie Association Golf Classic took place at a sun-drenched Castleknock Golf Club on Friday August 26th. Thirty one teams took part in this year's four ball competition. Participants included CEO Irish Sports Council, John Treacy and current Wexford Camogie manager JJ Doyle.

The 2011 Camogie Golf Classic winning team was led by JJ Doyle and included Tommy Roche, Gerry McQuaid and Gerry Reilly with a score of 93. Doyle also collected the winning prize for nearest the pin.

In 2nd place on 92 was Mary C Dillion, Yvonne Barry, Betty Arthur, Helen Cawley: 3rd on 89 after a countback was Anna Condon, Mary Smyth, Phyllis Kelly, Norin Palmer: 4th place on 89 was Fiona Corbett, Amelia Barrett, Julie McCrossan and Miriam Doggit.

Longest Drive for men was Fergus Ryan: Longest Drive for Ladies was Breda Ryan: Nearest the Pin for Ladies was Julie McCrossan.

A sincere thanks to sponsors; all of our tee box sponsors; participating teams; all those who donated prizes including Sportsfile, City West Hotel, Elm Green Golf Club, Shannon Golf and Castleknock Golf Club. A special thanks to Castleknock Golf Club also for their help in this years classic. Details will be announced shortly on the 2012 Camogie Association Golf Classic.