DUBLIN CAMOGIE WEEKLY NOTES

Senior Management Team:

The Dublin County Board wishes to announce that Shane O’Brien and his management team have decided not to continue in their roles in 2017. The Board wishes to thank Shane and his team for their wonderful service to progressing the fortunes of the Dublin senior team over their term.

The side came within a point of making the All-Ireland semi-finals in 2015 and were denied a place in the quarter finals in 2016 on scoring difference.

The guidance, inspiration and preparation that Shane and his colleagues – Michael O’Grady, David Herity, Paul O’Donoghue, Sandra Tarr, Mick Ward, Derek Ryan, Laura McCague and Canice Dowling bestowed will have a beneficial impact at this level well into the future.

The Dublin County Board meeting for August passed a unanimous vote of thanks to Shane and colleagues. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

Application For Senior Intercounty Management:

The Dublin Camogie Board is endeavouring to ensure that Dublin Camogie will become a prominent figure within the Camogie Association by welcoming suitable candidates to apply for the position of Senior Dublin Camogie Manager. Check www.dublincamogie.ie and Facebook for full details.

Completed applications can be returned to Brendan Cooper, Rúnaí, Dublin Camogie, by emailing secretary.dublin.camogie@gaa.ie Closing date for receipt of applications for the Senior Management team is Monday 22nd August 2016.

Intercounty Scene:

The Premier Junior team secured their first point of the All-Ireland campaign with a fine 2-08 to 2-08 draw with Roscommon.

Having looked the better team for much of the game, Dublin Minor As were unable to withstand a fine closing quarter from Offaly who triumphed by 4-06 to 2-03 in the Leinster championship semi-final at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Dublin will play Kilkenny in the Shield final on the 28th of August.

Under 16 Championship:

Despite a brave showing the U16 team went down by 2-17 to 2-09 to favourites Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Best of luck to our fellow Leinster county, Kilkenny who play Cork in the All Ireland Senior Camogie championship in a month’s time in Croke Park.

Dublin Club Championships:

Club championship time – the most exciting time of the year – is upon us. Best of luck to all clubs in the upcoming juvenile and adult championships.

The adult championships start on Tuesday the 23rd and Thursday the 25th of August, while the juveniles begin their championships on 27th/28th of August – under 14/under 16 on Saturday – under13/under15 on Sunday. Check website and Facebook for details of fixtures etc.

Adult 7-A-Side Summer Cup:

The inaugural Adult 7’s came to a conclusion in the Phoenix Park. This new format of Summer competition seems to have been very successful. Players seem to draw great enjoyment from the games and the smaller numbers ensured that players were more involved in the games than at the 15 aside level. Among those who enjoyed the night were the players of Naomh Barróg and Na Gaeil Óga – see accompanying photo.

Executive Meeting:

Executive meeting tonight Monday in Parnell Park at 7pm.