Waterford Camogie notes
16 July 2012
Gaultier Camogie Club;
Club Colours; Navy and sky- blue
Regarded as one of the most beautiful districts of County Waterford, the Barony of Gaultier enjoys a fine reputation for both scenery and hospitality. Here is to be found a haven for sportsmen of all ages, its woodlands, skirted by fertile land, border the famous Belle Lake. The Barony lies east of the main Waterford/Tramore road bounded on the south by the sea, and on the east by the estuary of the Suir, Nore and Barrow.
Although Camogie was played in the Barony as far back as the late forties when a group of local girls got together and entertained teams from Waterford and Wexford in friendly games in a local field at Ballygunnertemple. The present club was founded in the year 1958 by a few enthusiasts who were to become the backbone of the team for a number of years afterwards; their first game was played against near neighbours and friends, Mooncoin of Kilkenny. The first championship game followed at Dungarvan versus Ballinamult, then led by inter-county star May Nugent.
Remembering the only thing achieved in life without effort is failure, getting something done is an achievement, getting something right is an accomplishment. This certainly applies in Gaultier, where right from the start, special attention was and still is given to the juveniles. Girls from the area are introduced to the game at a very young age and with specialised coaching and attention to detail the many skills and finer points of this great game are demonstrated, practiced and encouraged in a way that makes every girl special. Camogie as in all other team sports, calls for self sacrifice, dedication, discipline and application, in other words character building in a major way. To watch a team trained and coached to play as a unit is a reward and a great joy in itself, this is not to say that individual skills and any special talent is not nurtured and encouraged in such a way as to compliment each other, and the first mentioned.
The club must now look to the future; the time and effort so unselfishly given down the years must be multiplied and harnessed to take the club forward with even greater strength and purpose than ever before. No easy task, but something well worth aiming for. With the foundation well and truly laid and with the continued cooperation of the schools the future looks very bright.
It is most heartening that at present we are blessed in the knowledge that this trend is continuing. The many juveniles of today are getting first class attention with dedicated individuals giving their time and expertise on a regular basis at the various levels. The great number of young girls from the area taking up this great sport is encouraging. Finally, a word of deep appreciation to you, the people of the area, for your cooperation and support for the work that is being done, long may it continue. Our club is not about yesterday but all about tomorrow, the past is history, the future is what we together make it
CHAIRMAN: Mr. Tony Cummins
VICE CHAIRMAN Mt. John C. Flood
TREASURER: Ms. Aisling Flood
SECRETARY: Mrs. Cathy O Donoghue email - email@example.com
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Ms. Patrica Jackman
REGISTRAR: Mrs. Catherine O Keeffe
P.R.O. Mr. Kevin O Donoghue
CHILD WELFARE : Mrs. Joanne Caroll
U15 Camogie Blitz
Well done to all who took part in the U15 blitz held in De La Salle on Saturday last July 14th. Teams from De La Salle, St Mollerans, Lismore, Roanmore & Gail Tir participated on the day where over 60 girls showed off there skills over 2 & a half hours of camogie. Well done to all & to Trish Jackman for the smooth running of the blitz on the day.
Waterford U16s fall to Antrim in second round
Waterford 1-3 Antrim 3-13
It wasn't to be Waterfords day in the second round of the All Ireland U16 B Championship when they played Antrim in Ashbourne on Sunday last July 15th. The Deise girls had to fight an uphill battle from the throw in as things didn't go their way, even tho' they fought bravely but were unable to overcome a very tough Antrim side. The girls have one more game left in the championship which takes place next Saturday V Wexford at a Waterford venue to be arranged, Waterford have been defeated by both Cork and Antrim which means that they do not qualify for the All Ireland semi-final.
Waterford: Scorers: M. Judge 1-0, M. O' Flynn 0-1, M. Curran 0-1, I. Bray 0-1
Panel; Shannon Delahunty. , Kayleigh Veale, Megan O Connor, Hannah Murphy Nix, Johanna Houlihan , Caoimhe McGrath, Rachel Donnelly, Lorraine Bray, Iona Heffernan, Mia O'Flynn, Claire Murphy, Sara Judge, Elizabeth McGrath, Molly Curran, Niamh Ahearne, Doireann Flynn, Sarah Murray, Aisling O Keeffe, Eimear Walsh, Angela Flynn, Ciara Twomey, Taylor Murray
Management; Brendan Donnelly, Shane Aherane and Breda Veale
All Ireland Intermediate Championship
The second round of the All Ireland Intermediate championship will take place on the coming Saturday next July 21st. This will be the third round of the championship for the Waterford girls who are already qualified for the All Ireland Semi-final having beaten Limerick and Antrim in the first two rounds. The girls opponents on Saturday will be Derry who also beat Limerick and Antrim in the first two rounds,a win for the Waterford girls will determine who they will play in the semi-final. Time and venue not known at the time of going to press.
Waterford U14 Camogie Blitz
Waterford County Camogie are hosting an Inter-County camogie blitz in the W.I.T Sports Campus on Sunday next July 22nd as part of the camogie accademy. Teams taking part in this blitz are Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. Games are expected to start at 10 am sharp on the day.