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Dublin Camogie Board Notes

Congratulations to Dublin Institute of Technology on a magnificent win in the Purcell Cup final – well done to Dublin players Joelenne Hoary, who captained the team, Sarah Ryan, Grainne Quinn and manager Stephen Hoary of Good Counsel. Hard luck to UCD, NUIM, TCD and DCU.

Congratulations to Alison Maguire who was named an Ashbourne Cup All-Star and Sarah Ryan and Rachel Ruddy who won Purcell Cup All-Star awards.

Appreciation to Lucan Sarsfields and Parnells for training support.

Table Quiz in aid of senior and junior Dublin teams on Monday, March 15 in Na Fianna. Tables of 4 are €40. Book by emailing All clubs urged to support.

Dublin play Wexford on Sunday, February 28 in the National League Round 1 in Buffers Alley at 2.00 pm while the Junior team is away to Armagh also on Sunday, February 28 in Cullyhanna at 1.30pm. Best of luck to both teams.

Speedy get well to St Finian’s mentor Liam Curran.

Latest edition of CamogEzine February 2010 now published. Check for details.

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Many thanks to Offaly and Tipperary for challenge games at the weekend.

Next county board meeting is on Monday, March 8 2010.

An exciting new league and championship structure has been approved by the County Board. Many thanks to development officer Denis Murphy for his preparatory work.


Dublin Camogie Board Notes

Many thanks to Erins Isle for hosting the finals of Div 2 and 3 of Féile na nGael and to Thomas Davis for hosting Division 3 of competition.

92 girls from across Dublin turned up for the trials on Saturday and Sunday to select next year’s U14 panels.

Eimear Butler, Aine Fanning, Jacinta Buckley, Joan Twomey, Fiona Ní Shúilleabháin and Paul Beecher observed the girls and selected the panels to go forward.

Training starts in St Brigid’s next Sunday morning 1st November at 9am, all selected girls have been informed and should attend.

Many thanks to all who participated in the U8-9 Blitz in the Phoenix Park.

Convention is on Saturday 28 November in St Olafs.

Clubs are reminded to submit their articles for Dublin GAA Yearbook 2010 immediately to


Elaine Kelly Cup victory for Archbishop Ryan

archbishopThe Elaine Kelly cup was last week competed for by four Lucan primary schools – Scoil Mhuire Woodview, St Andrew’s, Scoil Mhuire GNS and Archbishop Ryan, Balgaddy – at Lucan Sarsfields’ 12th Lock grounds.

On a marvellous evening for camogie, with over 100 players taking part, Archbishop Ryan narrowly edged out St Andrew’s in the final by 2-1 to 1-1.

Shauna Barron and Ruby Lawlor played superbly throughout for St Andrews and Julie Lang scored the goal of the tournament.

However, Archbishop Ryan, with player of the tournament, Sarah Boland, and newcomers to camogie Mary Omole, Ayobami Akinse and Ralva Kidikula, were too strong in the end and deservedly .


Falla na gClubanna needs your club crest

GAA clubs across the world are being approached to submit their club crests for inclusion on a commemorative wall that is being built outside the entrance to the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

As part of the GAA 125 celebrations, the Falla na gClubanna is being created in recognition of the role that clubs play in the GAA, and the intention is that every club will have their crest displayed.

The deadline for the collection of crests is June 30, so, to make sure of inclusion, contact your County Development Officer.


Dublin camogie girls win James Hurley shield

u13camogiebeaganDublin’s U-13 camogie team recently won the James Hurley Shield blitz competition with fine performances in each of their games on the road to the final.

The team, filled with local talent, played with great heart and determination, drawing with Offaly before beating Kerry and a Cork Primary School selection to set up a final against Offaly. The girls were improving all day and saved their best performance for the final, running out winners by 3-5 to 0-2.

Player of the Tournament was Niamh Byrne from Lucan Sarsfields. For more information, see


Young Cuala girls’ sides showing promise

Cuala’s juvenile girls’ teams have been recording a succession of fine results over recent weeks.

The highest accolade last weekend went to the U-10 team who recorded wins against Ballyboden in camogie and Kilmacud Crokes in football. The U-11s also had a big win against St Judes in camogie.

This weekend, the U-9 camogie team play St Mark’s on Sunday, the U-10 footballers play St Brigid’s on Saturday, and the U-11s play Clontarf in football on Saturday and Raheny in camogie on Sunday.

The U-12s play Naomh Barrog (camogie) on Saturday, and Lucan (football) on Sunday.

Wrapping up a busy weekend, the U13s play Oliver Plunkett’s (camogie) on Saturday, and St Brigid’s (football) on Sunday.