I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Douglas Camogie Club and I hope you get enjoyment and friendship from your involvement. This information sheet will provide you with details on various aspects of the club. If you require any further information please ask the trainers or committee and they will be happy to answer your questions.
The club is run on a voluntary basis to provide girls with the opportunity to play camogie. Competitions are organised by the Cork County Camogie Board for clubs throughout the county. Douglas enter teams in Junior, Under 18, 16, 14 and 12 competitions. Within the city there is a separate committee who organise competitions confined to city clubs in Under 15, 13 and 11 age-groups. Players from Douglas are eligible to be selected for the Seandun divisional team which represents the city clubs in Senior and Under 15 competitions. Players are also nominated for selection for teams to represent the county in All-Ireland competitions. The Douglas club has a proud tradition of involvement with the county teams with many players winning All-Ireland medals over the years.
Douglas camogie club is independent of the Douglas Hurling and Football club but are closely associated with the club. The camogie club have the use of the GAA pitches for training and home games. With the recent addition of the indoor training hall the camogie club have obtained a number of hours per week during the winter months. Details of the times of training can be found on the notice board at the entrance to the GAA pavilion. The club colours are green, white and black.
Membership & Levies
To join the club you must pay an annual membership fee, which covers affiliation and insurance. You will not be able to play matches until this is paid. I have enclosed an application form with this letter and I would ask you to return this to the trainers as soon as possible. There is a small levy on the indoor training to cover our costs.
To play camogie players must have specific equipment. In addition players may wish to purchase some additional gear.
Essential equipmentEach player will require a hurley for out-door use and a helmet is required for both indoor and out-door use. These can be purchased from the club at a discounted rate. Please ask the trainers for the up-to-date price as these vary from year to year. Special indoor hurleys are provided by the club.
Additional gear Football boots are essential for out-door use especially in bad weather. Runners can be worn indoors. Shin guards and protective gloves and green & white football socks are also worth considering. All these can be bought in the local sports shops. (PS Many of these shops will give a discount for any purchases on production of a valid membership card.) Finally you will need a black skirt which can be bought from the club.
While the club is fortunate to have a number of dedicated officials who train the players I would encourage parents to get involved no matter what their experience might be there are jobs for everyone.
Transport to away matches is provided by parents on a voluntary basis. I would ask all parents to make their cars available for this task.
Once again welcome to the Douglas Camogie club and I wish you a long and happy playing career.