Cobh Camogie News

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Camogie-Logo400x400It’s been a busy few weeks for Cobh Camogie Club. The u13’s contested the East Cork final on the 7th of September in Castleyons. The skill level on the night was very high and despite the bad weather conditions the girls put in a super display.

They were unlucky not to win on the night ending with just a 4 point margin between the teams. The Club took part in the Cobh’s fittest club challenge on Spike Island on September 10th. The event was organised by the AIB in support of two great causes Breaking the Silence and Cobh Playground. A great day was had by all with some of our coaches and Junior players combining with Cobh GAA club in the adult section. This was followed by a great trip to Dublin on Sunday 11th September. The day started off with a trip to the Round Towers Camogie Club in Dublin.

Our u10’s and u14’s played matches against the home team and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We would like to thank Kevin Heade who organised the matches against his native county and the Round Towers Club for their hospitality on the day. The teams continued onto Croke Park for the All Ireland Senior Camogie Final and despite the results not going Corks way the girls had a great trip as well as great sing song on the way home. Well done to club member Adam McCarthy who was the strength and conditioning coach for the Cork team this year. A big thank you to all those who travelled on the day and helped in organising a memorable trip for the girls.

While they were travelling to Dublin the u8’s and 9’s were enjoying a great fun training session involving tug of war challenges and haystack obstacles organised by their coaches to mark the last training session of the season before the street leagues start.The u 14’s, u16’s and minors continue their preparation for the championship with the minors in action against Sliabh Rua on the 13th September, the u14’s travel to Clonakilty on Sunday the 18th and the u16’s play Buttevant on Saturday the 24th. We look forward to seeing the younger girls in action in the upcoming street leagues.

Finally the club would like to send it’s condolences to the family of the late Mercia O’Mahony (nee Forrest). Mercia was a former player with Cobh Camogie club and also represented the club at Imokilly level. Mercia helped Cobh to win a county championship in the 60’s playing a pivotal role at full back. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.