DUBLIN CAMOGIE WEEKLY NOTES.

Executive Meeting at 6.30pm at Moran’s Red Cow Hotel on Tuesday night.

Best of luck to St Dominics Cabra who also have a Senior C All Ireland home semifinal against St Malachys, Castlewellan on 14th February in the Senior C All Ireland and to Loreto Beaufort in their Senior D All Ireland home semifinal against Our Lady’s Castleblaney also on 14th February.

Dublin Camogie’s Annual Awards Night was held in Westmanstown Sports and Conference Centre on Saturday night. It proved to be a hugely successful occasion for the 200 players, guests and friends who attended this event. Aileen Lawlor, Uachtarán of Cumann Camogaíochta was the special guest of honour. Congratulations to Martina McGilloway who organised the night with great efficiency.
Clubs of the Year Small: Naomh Olaf (Mary Gibney),
Medium: Faughs Celtic (Liam O’Connor) and
Large: Lucan Sarsfields (Mary Rigney)
Volunteer of the Year 2013 Aoife Maguire (Good Counsel) and 2014 Mona O’Sullivan (Ballyboden St. Endas)
Club Players of the Year:
Senior 7 Rachel McAllister (St. Finians),
Senior 6 Sarah Coyne (Good Counsel),
Senior 5 Aisling Dunne (Whitehall Colmcilles),
Senior 4 Catherine Costello (Faughs Celtic),
Senior 3 Ciara Long (Thomas Davis), Senior 2 Fiona Hayes (Ballinteer St. Johns),
Senior 1 Jill Horan (Ballyboden St. Endas)
County Players of the Year:
Junior: Christine O’Reilly (Naomh Peregrine),
Premier Junior: (Deirdre Johnston (Naomh Uinsionn),
Senior: Emma White (Good Counsel)
Player of the Decade 2004-2014 Louise O’Hara (Erins Isle)

Referee conversion course for hurling referees who wish to referee camogie matches in 2015. Tuesday 10th February @7.30 Venue TBA. To book a place on course, contact Garry Beagan, Referee Coordinator @0851743646.

Under 14 Camogie players: Many thanks to all the 144 girls that were nominated by their clubs to attend the U14 Skills and match trials. 80 girls have now been selected to participate in 2 more weeks of intensive trials before the final selection of the squad is made. Next trial 8.30am – 10am on Sunday 8th February in Ballyboden St Enda’s All Weather Pitch (Sancta Maria). Check Camogie website and Dublin Camogie Facebook for details. Girls must bring own hurl, helmet, shin guards and water to each session.

Dublin Camogie is delighted to welcome 2 new clubs to the fold – Na Gaeil Óga and Westmanstown Gaels. We wish them all the best and assure them of our support. Na Gaeil Óga is the only All Irish GAA club in Dublin.

The Ashbourne Cup is celebrating 100 years in existence this year. Dublin City University will be the Centenary Ashbourne Cup hosts and the competition will take place on the 14th – 15th February with the following teams competing for a place in the semi-final; University College Cork, University College Dublin, National University Galway, Waterford Institute of Technology, University Limerick, Dublin City University. Check www.camogie.ie for the history of this great competition. Anyone wishing to volunteer helping on that weekend should contact An Rúnaí, Brendan Cooper.

The Legends competition 2015 is sponsored by Croke Park Hotel. This year’s tournament will take place in Na Fianna club, Dublin on February 28th, the eve of the All-Ireland Club Championship Finals.

Seniors and Premier Juniors preparations for the coming National League are progressing along nicely. Seniors’ recent performance in the challenge game against Limerick was very encouraging to players and management.

Busy opening day of the Daily Star National Leagues on Sunday 22 February for our Dublin teams:
Div. 1 Dublin at home to Derry.
Div. 3: Dublin at home to Roscommon.
Venue details TBC.

Dublin Minors are also in action away to Limerick on Sunday 22 February in the All Ireland Minor A Championship.

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