Monday, May 08, 2017

The return of the small ball game

Last week marked a very exciting day in our club’s history, writes Dara Clarke of Kilcullen GAA, with the first ever camogie training session for Girls U8 and U10.

Both camogie and hurling were played in the club in the late eighties and nineties, however it has been some time since the sport was part of the club’s programme. Judging by the response to the return of the sport to the club, there are many wonderful memories associated with those days.

More recently, our children have been introduced to the game in school and have enjoyed playing in local school blitzes.

For now, the sport will be phased in to the club starting with the juvenile girls. The U8s will have camogie integrated into their football training. The U10s will play an extra half-hour of camogie at the end of their football training.

The girls will learn the basic camogie skills and gradually progress to friendly matches with local teams. There is no extra registration associated with the training, but participants must be members of Kilcullen GAA club. The club will supply the hurleys and helmets, however if your daughter has her own equipment, please bring it to training. As always, new members are welcome.

Camogie training is being led by Ann Kennedy (lead coach), and Ann is being assisted by a number of support coaches.

Going forward, the plan is to roll the training out to other age groups, but to do this we need your help. If you are interested in getting involved in coaching either camogie or hurling, we would be delighted to hear from you. All training will be provided.

For further information, please contact Liam Cronin 087 9680399,