Coaching & Games: 10th October 2016

Longford GAA Coaching & Games To keep in touch with everything on a week-to-week basis you can keep an eye on the Coaching & Games section where fixtures and notes will be updated weekly. 20/20 Communication As per contact from Damien all correspondence with clubs will now be conducted via email and through the Club Underage secretaries’ address ONLY. Every Underage Section has their own secretaries address ad goes along the lines as follows: ( It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring this accounts and passing the information to the relevant people. Longford GAA Minor Board Golf Classic The 21st annual Golf Classic will take place on Saturday 22nd of October in County Longford Golf Club and will be kindly sponsored for the 2nd year my Seamus Butler MCC. Our dedicated website with all information is now live and can be accessed at The website contains all details on the various ways the Golf Classic can be supported. Funds generated from this event will all go towards underage development with our flagship initiative being the awarding of €750 bursaries to some of the members of our Elite Player Development group – further information to follow in the weeks ahead. Senior County Final This Sunday see’s Abbeylara and St. Columbas Mullinalaghta take part in the blue ribbon of Longford Club football, the Senior County Final, in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. As with other years the Underage Sections of both Clubs will take part in the pre game and half time activities but this year both Clubs Underage Section is the same in Northern Gaels so this will make for an interesting half time game as kids from both adult Clubs will play in the Northern Gaels jersey. No doubt everyone will enjoy their day and the best of good luck to both teams in the show piece final. Go Games Our Autumn schedule concludes this Wednesday with the final blitz of the season take place in 3 different floodlit venues. All fixtures are available on the Master Fixtures Document. Please see below for all up coming fixtures. U10 Go Games Fixtures Wednesday 12/10/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm FLOODLIGHTS REQUIRED Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, Clonbroney, Grattan Gaels, St. Patricks Óg & Ballymore Shamrocks Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, St. Colmcilles, Carrick Sarsfields, St. Vincents & Northern Gaels Cashel: Southern Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, & St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg   Longford GAA Master Fixtures & Events Calendar There is a link on our website which allows anyone to download our Masters Fixtures document as any time. This document is the template for the Official Fixtures that the Secretary distributes weekly but is not considered as Official notification of Fixtures if downloaded as only fixtures sent from the County Secretary can be considered Official. This should be people’s first port of call for information regarding Longford GAA events. We also have an Events Calendar on our website at This calendar contains everything a Longford GAA person might need to know from our full fixtures program to Club workshops to County Board meetings to National fixtures to other large sporting events so as everyone can see what’s happening in the weeks and months ahead. Any changes made will be updated on the calendar in real time and will constantly evolve as different scenarios arise. Longford GAA Website We are doing a lot of work updating or website with information and resources that people might be interested in and trying to use the website as the first source for all information someone might want to find out. Some new additions include the Master fixtures plan which can be downloaded by clicking additional information includes an updated Go Games section that includes fixtures, rules, things to know as well as U12 fixtures and rules for all our competitions. and click Downloads. We now have all underage mentors contacts available by following and clicking the relevant tab. We also have a new referees section that is available on the home page and finally something that is still a work in progress, as there is a lot of information to collate, but we are developing a player profile section for all our football squads that will include a photo and some player information that can be accessed through Development Squads The U13 Skill School 7 A Side tournament concludes this Monday the 10th and with in excess of 70 kids taking part this has been another great success. This Monday also see the start of our Paul Barden Tournament for players born in 01 & 02 who are on our U15 & U14 Development Squads as well as a few invitational players who developed with their Clubs during the summer. All information on our squads will be updated on our website at and clicking the relevant squad. Lorraine GAA Office 043 3345 219, Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556 or follow us on Twitter @OfficialLDGAA &