Ballinteer Community School was the venue last Saturday afternoon for the final day of the ‘Camogie4Teens’ programme run by Dublin Camogie. This innovative promotional initiative brought teenage participants from clubs across Dublin – including 7 girls from Ballyboden St Enda’s – for intensive courses on foundation coaching, ‘first whistle’ referee, Admin/PR, a lifestyle module and and culminated with the girls managing and refereeing an U9s camogie tournament on a glorious Saturday afternoon in Ballinteer.
Teams from across south Dublin were represented at the blitz, and our U9s were very ably managed and encouraged by players from Naomh Judes, Faughs and Commercials – a welcome and refreshing change for the girls from their usual managers. Our girls were drawn to face Kilmacud Crokes, Ballinteer St Johns and a second team from Kilmacud. Encouraged every step of the way by their new managers, our girls went after every game from the throw in, and with some tiger-ish displays across the field, the Boden girls came away with a very creditable two wins and a draw.
A great afternoon camogie for our girls – GRMA to Camogie Dublin for the tournament – and for the goodies afterwards – and to our friends over at Ballinteer St Johns.
And well done to Boden girls Saoirse F, Saoirse H, Ciara, Aisling, Hannah, Aoibheann and Ciara for completing the course.
Many thanks to Dave Rusk for the photos. For more photos, see here