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posted Aug 20, 2011, 9:37 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Aug 20, 2011, 10:12 AM ]

All Ireland Finals in association with RTÉ Sport 
Get the date in your diary and be part of this year's triple header All Ireland Finals at Croke Park on Sunday September 11th. The 2011 All Ireland Senior Final pairing has already been decided with Wexford facing Galway while we await the outcome of this weekend's Intermediate and Premier Junior semi-finals to see who will be part of the billing on September 11th.

The All Ireland Premier Junior Final will be broadcast live online on www.rte.ie while the Intermediate and Senior Finals will be live on RTÉ Two with the senior final also on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1.

Another date for the diary is Captains Day 2011 which is taking place in Croke Park on Tuesday, September 6th. So keep up to date with camogie.ie for more details

Ticket information, on line booking, group pass applications and match information for this year's All Ireland Finals are all available on www.camogie.ie

In other pre All Ireland Finals news Wexford Camogie Team are holding their press night on Thursday September 1st in Wexford Park with further details to follow while Galway Camogie Team are to confirm shortly on arrangements for their media night.

Caman & Run is set to return to Croke Park for All Ireland Finals Day with under-age clubs invited to attend. The Inaugural Caman & Run took place on All Ireland Club Finals day with post-primary schools participating in a Senior & Junior solo & relay race at GAA HQ at half-time. This time around, Camogie will be inviting clubs and more details are to follow shortly so get practising!

Finally, a big thank you to all the clubs who took part in this year's Caman Club Challenge on All Ireland senior semi-finals weekend. 20 clubs from around Ireland made the journey to Kilkenny to take part in challenge matches with Kilkenny Camogie Clubs on the morning of the semi-finals and attend the games later that afternoon. Congratulations to all who took part and to Kilkenny Camogie for supporting the initiative.


Camogie Action across the globe
Camogie keeps growing and growing...Best wishes to Toronto Camogie Club. Check out their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/Toronto Camogie Club. If you are planning a trip to Canada and want to team up with a great club then contact the club at torontocamogie@yahoo.com

Congratulations to Brisbane Camogie Club, Queensland which was formally established this year following a number of years work behind the scenes. The club has 30 girls training at present with numbers growing steadily. Brisbane are also the host city for the Australasian games with Camogie joining the billing for the first time ever. Brisbane Camogie Club are co-managed by Orla Carey from Birr Co. Offaly and Roisin Brouder from Co. Limerick. If you are travelling to Brisbane and want further information on the club go to www.brisbanehurling.com or to get in touch with Orla or Roisin by email on brisbanecamogie@gmail.com

Meanwhile, clubs from New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Connecticut and of course Boston took part for the second consecutive year in the CYC (Continental Youth Championships) in Boston this August participating at U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14 level. Well done to all involved.

Also, hopes are high for an Inaugural Camogie match at this year's Asian Gaelic Games in Seoul in October.

Congratulations to all involved in the European Hurling and Camogie Finals which took place recently.

Keep the diary free for an International Camogie Tournament in New York City hosted by New York Young Irelanders. The organisers are inviting teams from Canada, USA, Continental Europe, Australia and the British Isles to play. The cost per entry is €100 for a team of ten. The tournament will take place in the historic Gaelic Park. For further information contact Kathleen on 1 718 499 9482 and newyorkcamogie@gmail.com

The 6th Annual Feile na mBan hosted by Tir Conaill GAC is taking place the weekend of September 30th to October 2nd. The event will include a full array of camogie and ladies football games, coaching workshops and more. For further details go to www.tirconaill.org



Initiatives,forthcoming books, Playing Rules review, Camogie goes Pink! and more.....

Camogie initiatives

A two day programme, "Player Lifestyle and Performance Programme" for 14-17 year old girls will take place in two locations in Galway. On August 16th/August 17th from 1.00 to 4.30pm in Pearse Stadium and on August 22nd/August 23rd in Craughwell GAA Club from 11.00am to 2.30pm. The programme is aimed at improving player development and identifying how sport can improve a player's lifestyle and career advancement.The cost is €20 per entry and places are limited. For further information contact Caroline Murray, on cmurray@camogie.ie or 087 1251269.

Longford hosted their first ever camogie specific coaching camp at Longford Slashers GAA Ground with over 40 girls attending the two day event to receive top coaching tips, skills and drills. The camp was a follow on from the Camogie Factor Blitz which took place in April with over 80 primary school girls attending. For more information on camogie development in the Longford area and surrounding counties contact Lizzie Flynn, lflynn@camogie.ie or 087 643 6579.


Playing Rules Review- have your say

The Camogie Association Playing Rules review is under-way. Have your say by logging on to www.camogie.ie and completing the questionnaire contained on the news section of camogie.ie.
Closing Date is August 21st.


Poc Fada 2011

Patricia Jackman retained her Camogie Poc Fada title and completed a hat-trick of All Ireland Camogie Poc Fada championships after a stunning display at this year's Poc Fada Finals in the Anaverna Mountain Range, Louth. Well done to Rachel Monaghan of Galway who came second and Lyndsey Condell of Carlow in third position.


County news

Congratulations to Donaghmore Ashbourne on the publication and launch of their ambitious new Camogie Development Plan. The plan has identified five main areas for priority: growing participation; improving performance; volunteers; enhancing camogie's profile; running our club effectively. It will provide the roadmap for club growth and development up to 2015. Well done to all involved and best wishes.

Back to school? Then don't forget to get Active!

With the schools set to return in a couple of weeks, don't forget that the Camogie Association is encouraging all schools to take part in the Active School Flag initiative. The Association will continue to help promote and develop the game of camogie in primary and post primary schools nationwide and facilitate the receipt of an 'Active School Flag' to the school. The initiative was developed by the Department of Education in 2009. For further information on the Active School Flag programme and how to introduce camogie contact Mary O'Connor, Director of Camogie Development at moconnor@camogie.ie or go to www.activeschoolflag.ie


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 camogie.ie for more details on this event

Camogie Goes Pink.....

Following this year's All Ireland Camogie Championship launch at which the Camogie Association unveiled their one-off special pink 2011 Championship launch jersey produced by O'Neills, it is now available to buy on line by logging onto www.oneills.com and clicking onto the Womens/Ladies GAA range.

From the book shelf.....

The Camogie Association official history by Mary Moran 'A Game of Our Own' will be on sale this November. Further details to follow on www.camogie.ie
Congratulations to Cavan Camogie Board who recently launched their Official History. It is a fantastic publication with over 550 pages and 1000 photographs. Further details are available by contacting Michelle Dunne, Cavan Camogie Book Committee by email to michelled@hla.ie


Diary dates...
Golf 2011- Castleknock Golf Club on Friday August 26th. Team of four@€260 invited to play with golf, goody bag and lunch included. Limited places available. Contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, claire@camogie.ie and 01 865 8618

Camogie Association Annual Fundraiser- Camogie goes to the Dogs 2011 at Shelbourne Park on Saturday September 3rd on the eve of the All Ireland Hurling Final. Support the Camogie Association Annual Fundraiser by purchasing your tickets. Information on www.camogie.ie