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Hurling & Camogie

Hurling/Camogie Player Pathway

Milltown GAA is delighted to publish and promote its first Hurling/Camogie Player Pathway.

A 'Player Pathway’ highlights the skills and characteristics that Camógs/Hurlers players can expect at each stage of their development, from a child’s early years right through to retirement.
It also contains ways for coaches and parents to help the players get the most from the game.

The model we've used takes some of the best out there from Hurling and Camogie at club and county levels.

The GAA is a family, and nowhere is that more apparent than here in Milltown. Our aim is to maximise participation and, very importantly, enjoyment of our games.

Please click here or on our Hurler (right) to download the Player Pathway.
Training Times - 2018
Saturday mornings: 11 - 12 midday
Please keep in touch with your coaches for up to date information.

Managers & Trainers - 2018:


U6                       Ber Dunne, Paul Delahunty, Keith Gaule, Darren Burke, Céire Cash, Gordon Stewart
U7                       Céire Cash, Darren Burke, Keith Gaule, Fiona Hayden
U8                       Paddy Keogh, Paul Delahunty, Ber Dunne
U9                       Paul Delahunty, Ber Dunne, Fiona Hayden

In The News
Check out the write up we got on Today FM's website here.

Helmets
Mycra Helmets can be ordered through the club for €45. Helmets come in Small, Medium and Large and can be ordered in any colour, including green and red with a Milltown crest. Please get in touch with any of the coaches.

Hurley Size

We get a lot of questions about how to figure out the correct hurley size. When I was growing up the rule of thumb was "measure to your hip". But, as the game has changed, so has this rule.
Now, as the game is much faster, a smaller, lighter hurley is recommended. An easy way to measure these days is to get your child to stand with the heel of the foot on the dominant side forward in line with the toe of the other foot. Hold the hurley at full length with the toe of the hurley in line with the toe of the forward foot. With the heel of the hurley resting on the ground, your child should be able to "shake hands" with the hurley.
If a child is between sizes it's preferable to select the shorter sized hurley.
Please click on the link below for a good guide on how to measure your child correctly.


Of course, our coaches are always available each Saturday morning to help with tips and advice.


How To Measure Hurley Size

To see the difference a correct hurley size makes, have a look at this video from one of the all time greats, Paudie Butler: Importance of Hurley Size for Kids