March has been a very busy month for Laois Camogie. Our senior team were in full swing in the Irish Daily Star’s League.
They played brilliantly only losing one of their matches away to Wexford. David Cuddy and his team now face Kilkenny on 19th April in the semi-final, a guaranteed nail biting match guaranteed!
Our minors and U-16s are also ploughing through their competitions - the All-Ireland Minor B and U-16 Leinster Championship. It’s great for anyone interested in camogie to come along to these matches to see the work ethic being instilled by their manager Mark O’Gorman and his team of selectors. There is great promise for the future of camogie in Laois when you see these girls in action.
On the 13th of March, Laois Camogie held it’s inaugural Race Night at Newbridge Dog Stadium. A sincere thanks to all our supporters and sponsors who gave so generously for the event. Young and old were in attendance and the competition between the generations was palpable on which generation could pick a winner.
It was great to witness the ten camogie clubs in the county pull their resources together to make the night an amazing success. Each club presented a winning trainer on the night. We would highly recommend Newbridge Dog Stadium to any club/school looking to fund raise as their Operations and Sales Manager Fiona Conlon is always on hand to help.
The support of businesses in Laois has been great to date. One such business is Boots in Laois Shopping Centre. A massive ‘Thank You’ to Will Brennan of Boots, Portlaoise, for donating two amazing First Aid Kitbags to Laois Camogie. These First Aid Kits will be used by the U-14 Development Squad, U-16 County Team and Minor County Team.
Will and his team were absolutely brilliant and are great supporters of Laois Camogie. Tina Cuddy, U-14 Development Squad Head Coach and Barney O’Connor U-14 Development Squad Assistant Coach were on hand to accept the kits as were Denise, Molly and Aine also from our U-14 Development Squad.
Laois Camogie held an Easter Camogie Camp from 31st March to 2nd April in Clonad GAA Grounds. Girls from 7-14 years came to learn some amazing skills to use with their club and school.
The camp was an amazing success with all the girls looking forward to the next one. A big ‘Thank You’ to our senior players for running the camp - you are a credit to your county! Thanks also to Clonad GAA for the quality facilities.