Club notes 27 February 2017

This Friday night March 3rd at Mrs. Robinsons were launching our White Collar Boxing Night. Be there for 8.30 p.m. where all the fighters and their bouts will be revealed.

On Saturday last 25th our u-14 camogs lifted anchor and set sail for, what was for our infant camogie outfit, the uncharted waters of the Dublin Camogie League. Their 1st outing in this adventure, thankfully favoured by pleasant if somewhat blustery conditions, had them undertaking the long journey to Castleknock to play St. Brigids. With many of its players under 13 years the team lacked a little on physical presence and experience. However, in their feistiness and determination the girls made up, to a considerable extent, for these disadvantages. This was evidenced in the Eire Og girls not being a whit intimidated by their much more mature opponents. That the game had to be played on a full-sized pitch, a totally new experience for ar gcailini, added further to the challenge they faced. The Eire Og girls were into action straight away, and from throw-in to final whistle battled bravely against the odds.

There were lots of good performances on the day but special mention must be made of Aisling (0-1), of Emily in defence and Faith in mid-field. The stand-out moment of the game involved full-back Siobhan (briseann an duchas..,the apple does not.) catching a high velocity, net-directed sliothar and delivering with graceful strike 50m. to safety.

An auspicious start to the u-14s campaign which carries hope for the future of the sport within the club. Tosach maith leath na h-oibre.

The u-8s and u-10s started their 2017 training on Saturday morning on the astro turf in Charlesland. The coaching team was delighted to welcome on board 2 new members, Fiona and Evelyn. Training takes place every Saturday at 10.45 a.m. and is open to girls born after 2009 and 2007 respectively. Beidh failte mor roimh cailini nua. Why not put a hurl in your daughters hand?

A gentle reminder to all parents to complete their online Garda vetting form so that they can help with small tasks around the club during the year like lifts, refreshments etc…Please direct any questions on Camogie Garda Vetting to Freda OKelly Fredaok13@gmail.com

Online application form is here GAA Garda Vetting – Online Form

PEIL NA GCAILINI What is the function of team sport in society? A question which would give rise to a lot of debate and would take a lot of time to tease out. However its answer would certainly include the promotion of athleticism and the promotion of kicking, manipulative and other skills. Anyone who has seen the top ladies teams in action would have to agree that Peil na mBan (LGF) is a sport which has a wider range of these skills than most other team sports.

Eire Og has girls teams at u-12, u-14 and u-16 levels. Training for these teams takes place on Thursday evenings in the Eire Og grounds between 6.30 and 7.30 p.m. with an extra session for u-12s at Saturday at mid-day. Why not drop down and take advantage of these sessions to improve your fitness and all-round dexterity? Ladies Gaelic, like basketball, is a low-contact sport.

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