Coaching & Games: 12th September 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: (secretarybng.clubname.longford@gaa.ie). 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 Our 20/20 committee have been working hard in recent weeks in advance of the 21st annual Golf Classic which will take place on Saturday 1st 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 http://www.longfordgaaminorgolfclassic.com/ 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. Go Games Our Autumn schedule kicked off last Friday night in various halls throughout the county as approximatly 200 U8’s took part in indoor football which will continue to run for 4 more weeks. This week sees the start of the U10 outdoor blitzes which will conclude with 2 floodlit blitzes in the weeks ahead. All fixtures have been forwarded to the Club secretaries and are available on the Master Fixtures Document. Please see below for all up coming fixtures. U10 Go Games Fixtures   WEDNESDAY 14/09/16 European Week of Sport Go Games U10 – 7pm Colmcille: St. Colmcilles, Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney, Northern Gaels & St. Vincents   15/09/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Clonguish Óg, Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels & St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels & St. Patricks Óg   29/09/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm FLOODLIGHTS REQUIRED Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, St. Colmcilles & Clonbroney Kenagh: St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg, Grattan Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Southern Gaels Drumlish: St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks & Northern Gaels   U8 Go Games Fixtures   16/09/16 European Week of Sport Go Games U8 Indoor Football Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Granard & Ballymore Shamrocks 6:30-7:15pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Clonbroney, Inny Shamrocks & Northern Gaels 7:15-8pm   Kenagh Hall: St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg & Southern Gaels 6:30-7:15pm Kenagh Hall: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels & Carrick Sarsfields 7:15-8pm   Newtownforbes Hall: Clonguish Óg & Shannon Gaels 6:30-7:15pm Newtownforbes Hall: St. Colmcilles & St. Vincents 7:15-8pm   St. Mels College: Longford Slashers & Killoe Óg 6:30-7:15pm St. Mels College: St. Patricks Óg & Grattan Gaels 7:15-8pm   Thursday 22/09/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Indoor Football 6:30-7:15pm St. Mels College: St. Patricks Óg & Killoe Óg 7:15-8pm St. Mels College: Longford Slashers & Grattan Gaels   23/09/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Indoor Football 6:30-7:15pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Inny Shamrocks & Granard 7:15-8pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Ballymore Shamrocks, Northern Gaels & Clonbroney 6:30-7:15pm Kenagh Hall: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels & Southern Gaels 7:15-8pm Kenagh Hall: St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg & Carrick Sarsfields 6:30-7:15pm Newtownforbes Hall: St. Colmcilles & Shannon Gaels 7:15-8pm Newtownforbes Hall: Clonguish Óg & St. Vincents 6:30-7:15pm St. Mels College: St. Patricks Óg & Killoe Óg 7:15-8pm St. Mels College: Longford Slashers & Grattan Gaels   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 http://longfordgaa.ie/cg-calendar/ 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 www.longfordgaa.ie 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 http://longfordgaa.ie/download-fixtures/ 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. www.longfordgaa.ie/coaching-go-games/ and click Downloads. We now have all underage mentors contacts available by following www.longfordgaa.ie/contacts/ 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 www.longfordgaa.ie/development-squad-news/ U12 Longford Only Mini League Our Longford only competitions enter their final week as 5 finals will be played this weekend to go with the 2 finals played last weekend – please see the Master Fixtures Document for the most up to date fixtures. Development Squads All information on our squads will be updated on our website at http://longfordgaa.ie/development-squad-news/ 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 & www.longfordgaa.ie