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In Pictures: Laois Cumann na mBunscol host second Leinster primary school games

Laois Cumann mBunscol hosted the second annual Allianz Leinster Cumann na mBunscol Primary school games Leinster Camogie blitz in the LOETB Centre of Excellence on Thursday, June 13.

The blitz was organised by the Laois Committee and funded by Leinster Cumman na mBunscol.

Over 160 school primary  from seven Leinster Counties participated in the Development blitz.

The games were officiated by Laois referees from the Laois Camogie Young Whistlers project. Special thanks must go to Niall Handy, Tómas Moore, Andrew Kavanagh and Danny Gorman from Laois GAA for facilitating the event.

It is the first of his kind for primary school girls in Laois so many thanks must go to Laois Cumann na mBunscol speared headed by Chairperson Shane Maher and his hard working committee for have the forward thinking to organise the event –  especially when camogie is so strong in Laois at the moment.

Two Laois teams took take in the blitz which had been chosen from a development squad of players that had been selected in April and trained by local primary school teachers across the county.

On the day of the Blitz the Laois Blues and Laois white were managed by senior players Róisín Gimartin , Joan Dollard , Maeve Collier along with Helen Collier retired teacher from Mountrath G.N.S.

The event by so successful it was highlighted by PR Company Along Came a Spider, who are steer heading the 20x 20 women in sport media company working to increase women participation and media coverage by 20% by the year 2020.

Many thanks to Fiona Delaney for sending in these photos.

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