Here Come The Baby Jesus Camógs

The games we play in school are the ones that stay in our memories for life.  And what’s that they say about learning from the energy of youth?

Today on a club pitch just north of Kilkenny the Camogie Schools All Ireland B Final takes place between Coláiste Iosagáin of Stillorgan in Dublin and St Angela’s of Waterford.

There are a number of inter-county Minor and even a couple of senior players lining out today and while the crowd may be small in relative terms it will be loud and proud.

Colaiste Iosagáin’s girls have taken to Instagram to create some pre-game publicity mainly for their own schoolmates but which has become something of a mini-sensation on the social media site with heading towards 20,000 views of the short video clips they have done introducing the team.

It is not an official school ppromotion so they did not want to use the school name, coming up instead with the account name of Baby Jesus Camógs.

The budget for the promotion was zero, the setting the hurling wall they share with Coláiste Eoin on the same school campus and the camera crew and production team were whichever girls happened to have the most charge in their phones after training.

We often talk about the importance of sport and physical activity in schools and especially for girls.  One of the key elements in keeping them involved is that they have fun as much as any medal.

That’s what is clearly in evidence here and well done to the girls on showing that while the preparation for a big game is serious stuff, it doesn’t have to be without a smile.


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Image Credit: Marc O’Sullivan

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