BRING ON 2016!
Well Ladies with the 2016 season well under way its time to get stuck into training and aim for those sought after Intermediate and Junior titles. Having competed and won the plate in Erin go Bragh’s annual tournament back in March we have set our sights on the Intermediate and Junior trophies. Currently we train twice a week at Peckham Rye Park. Hoping to continue from our previous successes we humbly play with the following in mind and to paraphrase the captain of 2013 All Ireland Camogie Champions – We trained as friends, we travelled as friends, we hurled out there as friends and we’re going to bring the cup south of the Thames as friends! Green Isle Abú!
GO ON, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO
We are always ready to welcome new players. What better time to start getting fit, have fun, play a few games and make some friends?
Training for the 2016 season kicks off at Peckham Rye Park, Sessions are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. Sessions are twice a week, on Monday’s at 7.00PM and Saturday’s at 12pm at Peckham Rye Park (provided there isn’t a clash with a match). Please do drop us a line if you are interested in joining us for a training session or two. Keep an eye on the calendar of events to check for details of all training and social events for the 2016 season. For all the latest news and club activities please check here.
ABOUT THE CLUB
Green Isle Camogie Club is the only south London based camogie team. We are very proud to be 2016 Erin Go Bragh’s tournament Plate champions, 2012 & 2013 Junior League Champions, 2012 Junior Championship Finalist, 2012 Tara 7s Tournament Champions.
We’re a very friendly, sociable bunch who all happen to enjoy a spot of camogie. Green Isle are always looking for new players. Anyone from absolute beginners up to experienced players are very welcome. Some supporters on the sidelines are always welcome too.
Camogie/Hurling has been described by the uninitiated as “a warlike ballgame played on foot with clubs” but in reality it is just a really fun, energetic game that is great way of developing fitness, improving coordination and if you join Green Isle starting some wonderful friendships.
If you are not familiar with camogie here’s a quick out line. Camogie is a Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women. It is almost identical to the game of hurling played by men. The basic object of the game is score more points or goals than the opposing team. There are H shaped goal posts at each end of the field (similar to rugby but with a net under the crossbar). A point is scored by sending the sliotar (ball, pronounced “slitter”) between the oppositions goal posts above the cross bar. If the ball goes below the crossbar, a goal, worth three points, is scored.