Carlow camogie star awarded top scholarship
By Angela Doyle
Frobel College and Carlow star Marion Doyle has been named among the recipients of the 2009 Camogie bursary grants that were announced at a presentation in Croke Park this week.
Marion was named along with seven other of the country’s most talented camogie stars that were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the game over the past three years.
Doyle has made a significant contribution to the sport over the past three years. The Myshall clubwoman has been heavily involved with the development of the game in the county and with her college. She is Myshall’s youth development officer and in 2007 she established the camogie club in Frobel and has been elected as their manger for 2008/2009. This year she won her fourth consecutive county title with Myshall as captain.
The bursaries, which were presented by president of the Camogie Association Liz Howard, will see €7,000 distributed between this year’s recipients. This is the fourth year of the scheme.
The bursaries, which are supported by the Irish Sports Council, are given to those who have helped the development of camogie within their own clubs, counties and colleges.
Each recipient will be required to contribute time to coaching within her county and college over the next 12 months and this will include anything from skills training and coaching camps to research of participation and views of camogie within her region.
Liz Howard, president of the Camogie Association, sees this as an important part of the development of the game. “It is important that camogie is vibrant in third level colleges,” she said. :On graduation many players will be leaders in business, commerce and other fields where their influence will ensure that camogie is to the forefront.”