Bray Emmet’s U14’s Girls Camogie take part in Easter Development Camp in Donegal
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Over 60 participants took part in Donegal's Easter
Camogie Academy that took place from the Tuesday 26th to
the 28th of April 2011 in Burt GAA grounds, a ten minute
drive from Letterkenny.
The Bray Emmets Camogie club who were visiting Donegal joined
the Academy on day one and day two of an action packed three day
Day one consisted of skills, drills, mini games and a hydration
and nutrition workshop.
That evening the Bray girls returned to their Hotel for a swim
and a bite to eat with a quiz night organised for that evening with
Bray Emmet's very own Joe Barnes acting as quizmaster, that
was not only educational but also great craic as all the girls took
an active part in the quiz as did the parents who were also on the
Day two consisted of specialised skills, drills and at the end
of the day a Donegal selection played the Bray Emmet's in a closely
contested challenge match, which the Bray Girls narrowly won.
The Bray girls received a sliotar each at the end of the Academy
for their participation. Gavin Craig, County Development Officer
deemed the Academy a huge success and was delighted that Bray
Emmet's decided to travel such a long distance to take part.
Paul Sweeney who organised the trip for the group would like to
extend his sincere thanks to Joe Barnes for organising the bus and
all his help with arranging the questions and comparing the quiz
night. Paul would also like to express his sincere thanks to
the four parents who travelled with the Group - Geraldine Holland
(Mother of Clare & Nicola ) , Darragh and Mary Hayde (Parents
of Sarah who travelled all the way up by car with Sarah's two
younger brothers and baby sister) and Hugh Connaughton
(father of Aoife Connaughton).
Mary Hayde was instrumental in the purchase of spot prizes for
the quiz night but also responsible for getting refreshments ready
for the girls before they left Donegal for the return trip to
And finally to the 25 girls themselves, who engaged in the
training with enthusiasm and respect, who enjoyed the fun and craic
back in the hotel on Tuesday evening and did their parents proud by
behaving appropriately while representing Bray Emmet's.
Well done girls.
Some picture from the outing
can be found