A very important planning meeting for anyone interested in playing or developing Ladies Camogie – the sibling sport to hurling , Ireland’s national game – will take place at 7:30 pm sharp in the New York Gaelic Athletic Association Games Development Office on 893 McLean Avenue (across from Rory Dolan’s bar) on Wednesday, April 18.
Previous meetings and word-of-mouth marketing have revealed player interest does, in fact, exist, from area ladies of varying standards – from first timers to experienced camogs. The NYGAA plan this spring and summer is to tog out two teams (Bronx & Hoboken) in the NYGAA a handful of times at historic Gaelic Park in friendlies, with a potential tournament or two, capped off with a trip to Philadelphia and entrance as one club into the North American GAA Championships Junior C Division.
The goal of NYGAA Camogie is for participants to have fun while making new friends, training together, spreading what many consider the greatest sport on earth. Along the way, the teams representing their clubs will offer local residents a portal into true, unmistakable Irish culture.
Camogie teams are sprouting up in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The brief video links below were produced by Jerome Quinn Media for the Camogie Association. The NYGAA and NJGAA recognize this, and continue to promote the clash of the ash through support and exposure of hurling for both sexes in Gaelic Park as well as involvement in North American GAA tournaments, whenever possible.
The Hoboken Guards Hurling Club presently maintain a tentative interest roster of 17 individuals, however the second year club currently seeks a pair of development officers to manage a new email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), recruit players, plan special events/team outings, coordinate matches and trainings, etc. Much of the sponsorship/foundational “heavy lifting” has been handled by the Hoboken Guards hurling club/NJGAA, as a system is in place.
An unpaid role, the post would benefit the individual/s who step up in this leadership role, as she/they would help launch the first camogie team in New Jersey state history and thus, automatically be a club representative to both the NYGAA and North American GAA. Attributes of a successful CDO would be initiative, strong communication and organizational skills, a serious interest in camogie and Irish culture. Can-do achievers need apply!
Camogie’s Star Rising @ Croke Park: (90 sec.): http://vimeo.com/22130970
Camogie Match Highlight Video
( 2 min.): http://vimeo.com/5499894
Camogie Developing in Australia (5 min.): http://vimeo.com/30479206
If you cannot attend this meeting but are interested in helping promote camogie in the NYC/NJ area, please email: email@example.com