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Clare GAA looks to future as it establishes youth committee

CLARE GAA has become the first county board in the country to set up a youth committee. The new Clare GAA Youth Committee met for the first time at the Ennis offices of TTM Healthcare in the past fortnight when plans for the new group were laid out. Newly appointed Head of Operations with Clare GAA, Deirdre Murphy was among those present in what was her first official engagement since taking the post. Young people from eight different schools from Clare were present, namely St Flannan’s College, St Joseph’s Tulla, Rice College, St Joseph’s Spanish Point, Scariff Community College, St Anne’s Killaloe, Coláiste Muire and St Caimin’s Community School. Establishment of a youth committee for Clare GAA was one of the action points of the Strategic Plan for the association. Planning and training officer with Clare GAA, Paddy Smyth said the “life and vibrancy” of young people should never be underestimated as he welcomed Transition Year students who were studying …

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Deirdre Murphy appointed head of operations for Clare GAA

Clooney’s Deirdre Murphy has been appointed as Head of Operations with Clare GAA. She will take up the role in the middle of October. In an interview with The Clare Champion, County Board Chairman Kieran Keating stated that Murphy’s previous experience both outside and within the county made her stand out from the rest of the field. “I suppose her experience and background makes her ideal for this type of role. Her work with the Camogie Association and UL speaks for itself while her natural ability on the field with Clare is well known. She knows Gaelic Games very well and has served a number of roles that have enhanced her knowledge of the games and business side.” There was an initial field of 16 candidates for the role which over time was whittled down to the final three. Keating insists there was strong competition for the role and candidates from a wide variety of disciplines interested in this position. …

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Olympics gain could be Clare ladies’ loss

Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association (WGPA) executive committee member, Deirdre Murphy, who has played adult camogie for Clare since 1997, has contrasted the way three possible Olympians are treated in their rugby and hockey camps, to their ladies football and camogie experiences. Naomi Carroll is an international hockey player, while Susan Vaughan and Eimear Considine could be part of the Irish Rugby 7s squad at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “If you take Clare, in particular, you have Eimear Considine, Susan Vaughan and Naomi Carroll, who have a realistic chance to take part in the Olympics in rugby and hockey. They are experiencing what all Clare camogie players want to experience with regard to the level of professionalism, the level of care and training,” Murphy said. She says Clare camogie players and footballers would love to train in that type of professional environment. “Look at Máire McGrath, who is just as talented but her experience at inter-county camogie doesn’t compare to what …

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