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Camogie Association Newsletter January 2012

posted Jan 25, 2012, 10:43 AM by K Brassil

€100,000 funding investment by the Camogie Association

Twenty two units of the Camogie Association are set to benefit from a funding investment of €100,000 under the Association's Capital Funding Scheme. This once off funding was announced by President Joan O'Flynn at Camogie Congress 2011. Applications were invited from all units of the Camogie Association.

18 clubs and four county board units were awarded grants varying from over €14,000 to €1,500. 

Speaking about the Capital Funding announcement today President Joan O'Flynn said:

“Assisting county board and club units to build and improve facilities to provide the best possible platform for the development and promotion of camogie is of paramount concern to the Association.
Despite the challenging economic circumstances, it is of significant importance that funding is made available to invest in our county and club units.
The applications to the Capital Funding Scheme were extremely competitive and of an impressive standard. It also provided an excellent snap shot of the huge commitment of volunteers at county and club level to promoting and developing camogie in their respective areas and the level of foresight and planning which goes into this.”

Capital Funding Recipients:
  • Munster:Cork Camogie Board, €14,350; (Cork) Inniscarra Camogie Club, €6,600; Tipperary Camogie Board, €10,350; (Clare) Kilmaley Camogie Club, €5,000; (Tipperary) Clonoulty Rossmore Camogie Club, €3,000; (Cork) Ballinhassig Camogie Club, €3,000; (Limerick) Treaty Gaels Camogie Club, €3,000.
  • Ulster:(Down) An Riocht Camogie Club, €3,000; (Tyrone) Derrylaughan Camogie Club, €2,500; (Antrim) Naomh Eanna GAA Club, €2,000; (Monaghan) Inniskeen Camogie Club, €1,500.
  • Leinster:Dublin Camogie Board, €8,350; (Offaly) Clara Camogie Club, €6,500; (Dublin) Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club, €2,500; Castleknock GAA Club, €2,500; Good Counsel Camogie Club, €2,000. (Wexford) Bunclody Camogie Club, €3,000; (Westmeath) Raharney Camogie Club, €2,000. 
  • Connacht:Galway Camogie Board, €10,850: (Galway) St. Colemans Camogie Club, Gort, €3,000; (Roscommon) Oran Camogie Club, €3,000; St Dominics GAA Club, €2,000.

A Game of Our Own: Camogie's Story

A Game of Our Own: Camogie's Story by Mary Moran was launched at Croke Park on Thursday, December 15th. The book which charts the development of the organisation from its foundation in 1904 through to the present day contains over 500 photographs and previously unseen archival material. Launched by President Joan O'Flynn, speakers on the night included former Cork camogie player Pat Moloney Lenihan and Wexford player and five times All Star Kate Kelly.

Copies of A Game of Our Own: Camogie's Story are available to buy from the Camogie Association by logging onto or calling 01 865 8651. Priced at €25 plus €5 post and packaging it is a must have for all camogie and GAA fans.


Third Level action & launch

This Wednesday night (Jan 25th) will see current Ashbourne Cup champions WIT take on NUI, Galway in Waterford at 7.00pm while last year's finalists UCC welcome UCD to Cork. Check out previews by Fionnuala Carr on and for more information also go to

The official launch of the Ashbourne & Purcell Cup Competitions will take place on Monday, February 6th at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Check or for details on this event.

All Ireland Club Finals countdown

The final stages of the club championship throw in on Sunday, February 5th as the Intermediate & Senior semi-finals take place. Four mouth-watering ties are in store. In the Senior grade, Wexford champions Oulart the Ballagh face Loughgiel in Casement Park at 2.30pm while Drom/Inch take on All Ireland champions Killimor in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 2.00pm. Meanwhile, in the Intermediate grade Lismore face Ardrahan in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 2.00pm while champions Eoghan Rua play the Harps in St Mary's Killyclogher at 2.30pm.

Diary dates and other news.....

Keep your diary free for the Legends Tournament on Saturday, March 3rd on the eve of the All Ireland Club Finals. Details to be announced shortly. 

Also, Caman & Run is to make a return, taking place at this year's All Ireland Club Finals on Sunday March 4th. Attendees at the All Ireland Finals will be familiar with the novelty solo relay race and entry details for participants will be announced in due course.

Finally, don't forget the Irish Daily Star Leagues throw in on Sunday, February 26th but in the meantime there is the prospect of a thrilling weekend of Camogie action in WIT for the Ashbourne & Purcell Cup Finals on Feb 19th while the club semi-finals are also just around the corner.

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