Our Easter School of Excellence kicked off on the Tuesday of Easter week (11th April) with Camogie. Our attendees and coaches were joined by Senior Camogie player Áine Rafter and special guest Orla Gray of Dublin Camogie and Na Fianna. Hurling followed on the next day and club coaches including Mattie Weldon were joined for the training session by Senior A Hurling manager David Curtin. Ladies Football was on Thursday facilitated by our internal Ladies coaches and ex Dublin Ladies and Senior Ladies footballer Natalia Hyland. The week finished up with football on Friday and special guest Senior football coach Marty Masterson.
Sessions were held on the All Weather pitch and the gym in the Sancta Maria complex. Each day the focus was on technical, tactical and athletic development of our players and while the emphasis was the same every day, there was a change of coaches reflecting the differing codes with the coaches bringing their particular skill set to the sessions.
At the end of each day, Orla, David, Natalia and Marty addressed the gathered players giving advice and helpful information. Talks centring around the transition from U16 to Adult games and what players need to concentrate on to make the successful transition from Juvenile to Adult
Many thanks to all our club coaches for giving of their time, to our guests mentors Orla, David, Natalia and Marty, to our Coaching team and finally to the 140 15/16 year old Camogie players, ladies footballers, hurlers and footballers who attended each day.