Updated: 17/10/12 : 08:59:44Printable Version
Cathaoirleach Councillor Veronica Cawley hosted a reception recently to honour the Sligo U14 Camogie Team who concluded a superb year when they emerged victorious in Division 5 of the inaugural U14 All Ireland blitz in Leitrim.
The Sligo Under 14 Camogie team is made up of players from Western Gaels, Easkey, and Queen Maeve, Sligo. Following on from their terrific performances at Féile na nGael in Dublin, and their victory in the Section 2 of the Connacht Camogie Under 14 Blitz, the Yeats County girls secured a national title with victories over Leitrim, Fermanagh and Longford.
The Cathaoirleach described it as a ‘rare privilege’ to host All Ireland Champions in County Hall. Indeed she highlighted the very successful year the camogie team have had with their success in the Connacht U14 Blitz and at Féile na nGael in Dublin. The Cathaoirleach also complimented the coaching staff of Micheál O’Broin, Orlagh Cawley and Pamela Cawley for their work with the team, as she pointed out “it can sometimes be difficult to draw players from various teams and hope they can unite and bond, particularly in a tournament setting.” Councillor Cawley also paid tribute to the parents for their support and help in what she described as “..running and racing to training sessions and games.”
Chairman of the Sligo GAA County Board, Cyril Feehily was also in attendance on the night. Mr Feehily also commended the team and their coaches for their success and the promotion of camogie in Sligo. He also stressed the involvement of parents, teachers and coaching staff in schools as vital in the development and success of football and camogie and indeed all sports.
Micheál O’Broin spoke on behalf of the Sligo camogie team and paid tribute to his fellow coach and the team for their hard work in achieving their success. He also wanted to acknowledge the tremendous work being done by Caroline Murray, the Regional Development Co-ordinator for the Camogie Association and thank her for her support.
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