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 Academy.

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 trip.

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 Dublin.

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 here