Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club Registration Day on March 8th.

Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club founder member, Anne Walsh pictured with her daughters, Áine (left) and Seána and their friend, Isabelle Brosnan in their jerseys in preparation for the coming season which gets underway on Sunday, March 8th. ©Photograph: John Reidy

It may not have had the title it’s now trading under back then, but Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club was launched around this time last year in a blaze of activity and enthusiasm.

It continued into the late spring, summer and autumn and attracted players and their little sisters and moms and aunts and cousins and coaches and volunteers.

March 8th Registration Day

All of that, and more, merely hibernated for the off-season and is planning its return with a registration day on Sunday, March 8th at 12:30pm at Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club grounds.

Already invitations are coming in for the teams to compete in various prestigious tournaments. The planned clár Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2020 in Cordal next month is among invites with others throughout the county and beyond.

45 Members Already

Before the organisers can even consider any such moves, they have launched an appeal for coaches to handle the volume of girls promising and wanting to join up and get involved.

“We have 45 girls back already from last year and we didn’t even advertise our return anywhere yet,” said club founder and former Cork county player Anne Walsh.

Call out to Coaches

“We’re calling out to coaches to join our squad now and we’re doing so because we know what’s coming our way,

“We could’nt get over the wave of enthusiasm which greeted the formation of the club last year and we want to be ahead of the game and to be able to cater for all these players.

Club Well Supported

“We’ve been very well supported by the Kerry Camogie Board and they provided us with a start-up grant.

Patricia Walsh of Walsh Colour Print is also a great supporter of ours and we’ll be wearing the brand and logo on our jerseys for the coming season.

“She’s one of the people who believes in us and in what we’re doing and it’s very important to know there are people like that behind us,” said Anne.