p Congratulations to the Camogie Association, in conjunction with Dublin Camogie Board, and the Camogie Gathering Committee, chaired by Rachel Hogan, and to everyone involved with the hugely successful Camogie Gathering 2013 event, which took place from Thursday to Saturday.
pWell done to the teams from Toronto Camogie Club, Fullen Gaels, Manchester, Croydon and Tara Camogie Clubs, London along with North American players took part in the tournament and to the Dublin Camogie clubs Na Fianna, St Vincents, St Brigids, Ballyboden St Endas and Trinity Gaels who also took part. Playing in Croke Park Stadium on Friday night was a very special and memorable occasion for the players.
pOur thanks to Na Fianna club for hosting the Official opening of the Camogie Gathering on Thursday night and for staging the finals on Saturday.
pCongratulations to Tara Camogie Club who won the Gathering Cup final when defeating fellow London Camogie Club Croydon 1-4 to 0-2.
pWell done to Fulham Gaels Camogie Club, Manchester who took the honours in the Shield final when defeating Toronto Camogie Club, Canada 3-5 to 1-1.
pAttention all referees: Can referees who are unavailable or who swop matches, please inform Referee Coordinator Garry Beagan. This is still not being adhered to despite several requests.
pSome referees are still not being returning match reports. This is unacceptable. Please return all reports to An Runai immediately following match with team sheets
pLeague Top 4/Bottom 4 play-offs in all Divisions will take place this Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Details have been sent to all clubs.
pThe Dublin U13 Development Management team are inviting clubs to nominate 2 girls born in the year 2000 to attend a School of Excellence session on Saturday 17th August 2013. The session will take place in Phoenix Park, hopefully, 10:00am until approx. 2:00pm. See www.dublincamogie for full details.
pThe Dublin County Camogie Board are organising a School of Excellence for U12 club players. This will consist of six coaching sessions in the Phoenix Park during the summer and an internal one-day blitz in the autumn. Sessions on Fridays from Friday 26th July to Friday 30th August 7-8.30pm. Internal Blitz: provisionally fixed for Saturday, October 26th. Check www.dublincamogie.ie for details.
pKathleen "Kay" Mills has made the shortlist of names for the new bridge over the River Liffey. Kathleen, who won a record 15 senior All-Ireland titles with the Dubs, is one of five city icons still in contention for the honour. Dracula author Bram Stoker, Legion of Mary founder Frank Duff, labour activist Rosie Hackett and Willie Birmingham, the founder of ALONE, are also being considered as names for the bridge which will link Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street. The shortlist will now go before a full meeting of Dublin City Council in the autumn before a final decision is made on the bridge's name. Please contact your city councilor.