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Camán & Peil Abú going from strength to strength

Following on from the great success of the Camán and Peil Abú during the Urban project in the summer, a number of weekly leagues have sprung up and are proving hugely popular with many people having started and continuing to play the game in Waterford City.

Since the end of summer there are weekly Camán and Peil Abú sessions taking place in Naomh Pól GAA Club with parents and players from the club combining to make teams. The first Camán and Peil Abú only started in Naomh Pól in July with a fun day but such is the popularity the Camán and Peil Abú will keep going for a while to come.

Last month a new Camán and Peil Abú league was started in Ballygunner GAA Club in the new Indoor Arena. This league is for players from any club and none who wish to play and get fit while doing so. The league in Ballygunner is very much a social and recreational game with the enjoyment of participants the main priority of those taking part. The Camán and Peil Abú runs every Thursday from 7pm and anyone can come along with full equipment provided. All you need is a pair of runners.

Coach Education

Season upon us From the start of this month, GAA Coach Education Courses are available for all coaches in clubs throughout the county. Foundation Award Courses are available for new coaches and these take 8-10 hours. Award 1 courses in Child & Youth streams will be run across the

county during the coming months. These courses are 15 hours for 1 code and 20 hours for both Hurling and Gaelic Football. Anyone interested in attending courses can contact GDA’s or email

SOLAS fundraiser at Roanmore

Charity Hurling Blitz The 15th running of the Roanmore Charity Hurling Blitz was the biggest yet with 144 teams playing in U8 and U9 in Roanmore, De La Salle and Mt Sion pitches. In aid of the SOLAS Centre this year a grand total of €4553.70 was raised and the presentation will take place in Roanmore Centre on Fri 7th Oct at 8pm. Pictures of the blitz can be seen at www. or photos/liamcheasty/

by Eoin Breathnach

Action from Caman Abu session at Ballygunner indoor arena. Photo: JIm O’Sullivan.

Congratulations to

Waterford Camogie All in Waterford Coaching and Games Development would like to congratulate the Waterford Camogie team who won the All Ireland Jnr Camogie Final on 11th September. A number of the players and manager Marc Cooney worked as coaches on the recent VHI GAA Cúl Camps in Waterford and it was a great day for them to finally win the All Ireland title.

Waterford Coaching and

Games Contacts Follow us on Facebook www.facebook. com/waterfordcoaching Walsh Park 051-591554

Kevin O’Donoghue is beaten at the line. Photo: JIm O’Sullivan.


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