Offaly Camogie's after school camps a huge success

The camps seem to be a hit with aspiring camogie stars

St. Brendan's Community School, Birr is the venue for the new After School club being supported by Offaly County Board and TY students of the school. This new initiative kicked off on January 15.

Players aged from U9 to U11 were invited from the surrounding clubs to take part every Monday from 4.30pm-5.30pm. With numbers growing every week, last week saw over 50 girls attend. These sessions are based on fun, introduction to skills and progression of skills over time.

The TY students who came forward are interested in getting involved in club and school camogie activity and will complete a Foundation Coaching course next Monday to continue their coaching.

The club is under the stewardship and supervision of Orla Carey Fitness, a local coach/player who has built up a great relationship between the TYs, the players and parents.

"We look forward to this initiative continuing and hope to bring the same concept of clubs coming together to the north part of the county in the coming months," a statement from Offaly Camogie read.

15 TY students have signed up to be part of the programme. They will do a foundation course on February 5. There will be 5 training sessions, a blitz, a foundation course and a first whistle referee course.

"Thank you must go to St. Brendan's school for their support and facilities and the clubs/parents and children themselves for making this a success."

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