There was a large attendance for the Annual Mass for deceased members and friends, thanks to everyone who helped make it a special event.
Jason Rice receives donation collected at An Riocht annual Mass for deceased members (also in photo Ryan Campbell and Zac & Tyler Shepcar)
Club Coaching Officer Seamus Curran led a group of coaches into the local schools last week for the first of four pre-Christmas sessions and it all went very well, here’s to more of the same.
If anyone has time to spare on a Thursday, they should contact Seamus who will be very pleased with the additional assistance.
Well done to the coaches who attended the three week block of P1 to P4 coaching for coaches; the next three weeks are for coaches of U10 & U12 teams.
The Cancer Focus ‘Keeping Well Van’ visited the Men’s Shed at Dunavil last week and was booked out.
Kingdom Men's Shed presentation by Tom Cunningham (co-ordinator) to Cancer Focus Well Van staff, Sharon Caulfield & Rebecca Doherty, which visited Kingdom Men’s Shed last Monday to carry out health checks.
An Riocht Camogs on St Louis team to reach Ulster Final.
L to R - Emma Cousins, Leah Colgan, Kirsti Cunningham, Sinead O'Rourke, Claire Fearon, Cailin Cunningham, Aine Fearon, Niamh McDowell.
An Riocht Camogs on the St Marks team which qualified today for the Ulster Final
Left to Right Holly Killen, Tiarna Donnan, Ciarrai Connor, Aoife McDowell, Eve Doran, Caoimhe McAlinden, Andrea O’Neill, Anna Rose McKay.
Coaches please note that the‘Planning the Season’ course in St Johns is now on Thursday 3rd December at 7.15pm. It will show coaches how to split the season (what to cover during various times of the year) in order to cover all aspects of training, using a new ‘games training’ approach rather than ‘non-games training’ model. It will show how players can train at the right volume and intensity in order to help prevent injuries and burnout using the FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time & Type) principal.
Youth ClubVolunteers urgently required to help deliver various programmes and for general supervision, if you can give a couple of hours a week please let us know; training courses available.
Dunavil hosted the Cumann Na mBunscol boys indoor football last week.
There was a most encouraging Camogie meeting last week with no fewer than 15 returning or new underage coaches signing up to a training programme over the next three Wednesdays followed by organised coaching for children post-Christmas for U6 & U8 starting 6.30pm on Wednesday 6th January, for U10 & U12 starting 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th January, & for U14 & U16 starting 7pm on Thursday 7th January.
The Club will buy second hand Camogie helmets from anyone who no longer needs theirs to use as starter helmets for new players.
Already signed up for Child Protection Training on next Friday at Dunavil are
Tara Campbell, Jim Clarke, Patricia Clarke, Ailish Curran, Colleen Fearon, Lisa Fearon, Sinead Finnegan, Noeleen Harper, Carrie Killen, Louise Morgan, Ciara Quinn, Anthony Rogers, Joanna Sloan, Stephen Sloan, Rosanne Small, Sharon Small and Teresa White. There are still a few places available, if interested contact the Club asap. Everyone involved with underage camogie or football needs to have completed Child Protection training within the past three years.
The P1 to P7 Football Coaching continues on Saturdays 28th November and Saturday 5th December from 11am to 1pm before closing down until Saturday 9th January.
Also on Saturday 5th December there will be a bus trip to Pairc Esler in Newry to see the Football Interprovincial Leinster v Munster, leaving Dunavil 2.30pm for a 4pm throw-in, returning to Dunavil for 6pm. It is important that names are given in at practice the week before so the right size bus and tickets can be booked.
Camogie Coaches at first session with Ger Gribben. Next Wednesday Ger will be joined by Niall Jackman to deliver coaching workshop.
Thirteen coaches turned out for the first Camogie Coach coaching programme last Wednesday with Ger Gribben; this week Ger is joined by Niall Jackman who will take coaches from U14 to Senior allowing Ger concentrate on coaches of younger teams. It’s not too late to get involved, and more coaches are required to give the young people better quality coaching, so come along and give it a go.
Thanks to everyone who helped with Strictly Come Dancing at Dunavil. The Judges winners were Tierna Rooney and Jonny Gordan and the People’s Choice were Orla McAlinden and Canice Quinn.