Coaching & Games: 14th Jul 2014

To keep in touch with everything on a week-to-week basis you can keep an eye on the Coaching & Games section of the Longford Leader where fixtures and notes will be updated weekly. Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

Our Camps continue this week where we again host three camps in Carrickedmond, Newtownforbes and Ballinalee where this week we will have approximately 350 kids in attendance. Next week see’s our camps move to Ardagh and Killoe, places in all our main camps can be booked at and places on our nursery camps can be booked at the office in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park or by completing and returning the yellow form. Bookings for all main and nursery camps closes at 12 noon on the Friday before the camp is due to start. Longford Coaching & Games aims to promote Gaelic Games within our clubs and county by providing quality coaching in a safe and fun environment for all boys and girls irrespective of ability. Our camps cover a range of activities including Gaelic Football, Hurling, Handball and Rounder’s as well as many fun games and blitzes. All our camps are mixed from 6 to 13 years. We will also be running Nursery Camps separate to the main camps for 4 – 5 year olds. Please see below a list of dates and venues for Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2014. Longford Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp Schedule (6-13yrs) 10-2.30 Each Day

July 21st – 25th Keenan Park Ardagh & Emmet Park Killoe.

July 28th – Aug 1st Clonbonny Lanesboro, Higgingstown Granard & Leo Casey Park Ballymahon.
Places for the main camps can be booked online at up until the Friday before the given camp is due to commence. Should anyone require a physical application form text MAIN and your name and address to 0879126556 and I will post one out. Longford GAA Nursery Camps (4-5yrs) 10am-2.30pm Each Day
July 21st – 23rd Keenan Park Ardagh & Emmet Park Killoe.
July 28th – July 30th Clonbonny Lanesboro, Higgingstown Granard & Leo Casey Park Ballymahon.
Places for our nursery camps can only be booked by completing a yellow form and returning with payment in full, to arrive in the office, no later than the Friday before the given camp is due to commence. Should anyone require a physical application form text YELLOW and your name and address to 0879126556 and I will post one out. National Respect Exhibition Go Games Our Go Games program will continue to run for the season with blitzes taking place each week throughout the county at the various age groups. For a complete rundown of all Go Games fixtures please and for upcoming fixtures at U8, U10 and U12 they will be confirmed in these notes on a weekly basis, see below. Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Fixtures
Wednesday 16/7/14 Blitz 7 at 7pm Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis, Clonbroney. Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg. Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, St. Mels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels. Abbeylara: Northern Gaels, Granard, Wolfe Tones Óg. Cashel: Southern Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures Wednesday 23/7/14 Blitz 7 at 7pm Ballinalee: Clonbroney, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis. Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels, St. Patricks Óg. Granard: Granard, Northern Gaels, Wolfe Tones Óg. Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Southern Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks. Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Vincents, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields. Our U12 Longford Leitrim competition is now complet with both finals taking place in the last 10 days. In the Shield final Fenagh St. Cailins took on Allen Gaels in an all Leitrim final played in Carrick On Shannon with Fenagh St. Cailins coming out on top, in the Cup final, which took place last Friday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, there was a clash of the town teams as the undefeated St. Marys from Carrick On Shannon took on Longford Slashers. On a wet night where conditions were not easy both teams showed a lot of good touches and use of the ball with the game played at a high tempo. St. Marys were the physical bigger team and Longford Slashers struggled to get in side the scoring zone as this area was well marshaled with St. Marys picking off their scores on the counter attack as Slashers dominated play for long periods. On the turnover Slashers again had a lot of ball but some excellent defending, goalkeeping and some wayward shooting resulted in St. Marys always having Slashers at arms reach and at the final whistle St. Marys remained undefeated and no one from any of the 5 Longford clubs will deny that they were the best team throughout the competition and were worthy winners. We would like to comment Longford Slashers on the manner in which they played the game and for showing their appreciation for the winners at the end of the game. This competition has been a great success and we would hope to run it again next year with a few tweeks to make it even better again.
Our Longford Cup competition will now get underway and will coincide with our Shield/Plate competitions as games taking place on Thursday nights mainly with the exception of Ballymore Shamrocks fixtures, which will take place on Monday evenings. Fixtures for all these games will be printed here on a weekly basis but please for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures
10th July Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels V Clonbroney 17/7/14 Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V Shannon Gaels Dromard: St. Francis V St. Colmcilles Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg V Southern Gaels Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg V St. Vincents Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels V Northern Gaels Ballinalee: Clonbroney V Grattan Gaels 21/7/14 Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Ballymore Shamrocks 24/7/14 Colmcille: St. Colmcilles V St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg Cashel: Southern Gaels V St. Francis Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Wolfe Tones Óg Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels V Carrick Sarsfields Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Ballinalee: Clonbroney V St. Vincents Longford U12 Cup Fixtures (All games @ 7pm) 24/7/14 Newtownforbes: Clonguish Óg V Longford Slashers Granard: Granard V Killoe Óg St. Patricks Óg A Bye 31st July Free Week 7th August Free Week Development Squads Last week our U14 football panel went with 2 teams to a blitz in Meath where they played 2 very strong Meath teams. In their second game they played a great game against Louth where they came out on top. Our U15 footballers had a very busy week where they played in a Leinster tournament over two days. The group stage games were played in Kinnegad where the squad played 2 brilliant games defeating Louth and Westmeath thus qualifing for the finals night. They were defeated in the semi final by Meath and won the 3rd/4th place playoff against Wexford. It was a very positive 2 days for the squad with over 25 players playing throughout the tournament. Our U16 footballers played a great game against Laois in the Fr. Manning cup last Wednesday which they won by 5 points and this result leaves them in the shield final which takes place on the 23rd in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park against Kildare. Our U14 and U16 hurlers are playing in blitz’s this weekend, a report on how they get on will be here next week. Hurling Unfortunately Noel suffered an injury playing with Westmeath which has taken him off his feet for the next few weeks so coaching and the U13 School of Excellence are on hold until he is back in action. Training continues in clubs over the coming weeks, U8 – U14 in Slashers on Wednesday evenings, contact Niall on 0879344157. U8 – U14 in Clonguish on Thursday evenings, contact Brian on 0878035701. U8 – U14 in Edgeworthstown on Saturday mornings, contact Willie on 0878232216. U6 – U10 Spring Academy for hurling in Kenagh continues every Sunday at 11.30am contact Sean Kelly on 0861996045. Coach Education & Workshops
Our all county programs are all complete except for our Go Games Referee course-see details below. Some of our club specific programs will include; What to do U8-U12, What to do U14-Minor, Club coaching development plan, Developing thinking players, Strength and conditioning for juvenile players, Coach mentoring program, season and session planning, spot and fix, nursery workshops etc. Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626
Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060
Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556