Coaching & Games: 15th Sep 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. Schools Coaching Our coaches have been in contact with all schools to agree slots for coaching between now and Christmas and coaching commenced last week. In our primary schools coaching will be once a week for 6 weeks as we take 2-3 groups from each school with these groups coming from 1st – 4th classes. Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Anyone from Granard or Ballymahon who were unable to collect your gear on from the local pitch can now collect it in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park from Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. We are still awaiting the backpacks to be delivered so I will not be in contact with those who attended our Lanesboro camp until the bags arrive which will hopefully be before September has passed. Once they arrive we will send a text message confirming arrangements for collection. National Respect Exhibition Go Games Our U8 outdoor Go Games program is now complete with the indoor program commencing shortly. Our U10 program will continue with the floodlit blitzes and our U12 program is in the knockout stages. 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 1/10/14 Indoor Football Blitz 1 Mostrim Sports Hall: 6:45-7:45 Carrick Sarsfields, Northern Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks. 7:45-8:45 Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonbroney, St. Mels. Newtownforbes Sports Hall: 6:30-7:30 Killoe Óg, Clonguish Óg. 7:30-8:30 St. Vincents, St. Colmcille, St. Francis. Kenagh Sports Hall: 6:30-7:30 St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg, Longford Slashers, St. Patricks Óg. 7:30-8:30 Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels. Streete Sports Hall: 6:30-7:30 Streete, Granard. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures Wednesday 24/9/14 Blitz 11 at 7pm Drumlish: St. Vincents, St. Francis, Killoe Óg, Granard, Ballymore Shamrocks. Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg, St. Patricks Óg, St. Colmcilles, Clonbroney, Carrick Sarsfields. Cashel: Southern Gaels, Longford Slashers, Grattan Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels. Our U12 competitions are now all in knockout stages with finals to be played on the 27/9/14 in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. Fixtures for all remaining games will be printed here on a weekly basis but please see www.longford.gaa.ie/gogames for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures (All games @ 7pm) Div2 Plate: 18/9/14 Semi Finals Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg = A Cashel: Southern Gaels V Ballymore Shamrocks = B Div 2 Shield: 18/9/14 Semi Finals Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels = C Dromard: St. Francis V Wolfe Tones Óg = D Div 1 Cup: 18/9/14 Semi Finals Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers V Clonguish Óg = E Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Northern Gaels = F Div 1 Shield Killoe: Killoe Óg V Granard 23/9/14 Div 1 Shield Granard: Granard V St. Patricks Óg Development Squads Our U14 football development squad meet up this weekend for their last session before the regional tournament starts while our U15 squad will have their follow up session on their tests they done at the start of the year. The tests include skills techniques, speed , functional movement screen and other fitness tests. The lads have been working hard all year so there should be a improvement in all areas. They will also participate in the regional tournament which kicks off on Monday the 6th of October. Hurling 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 As notified to all clubs in recent weeks we will be running an Award 1 Youth/Adult Coaches course during the months of October and November, if anyone would like more information on this course or to book a place please contact Damien on the number below. U13 Pella We have had great interest in our U13 Pella program so much so that we have now brought a second hall online, as we will now hold blitzes in both Edgeworthstown Sports Hall and Mercy Convent Ballymahon Sports Hall. Every club who has confirmed that they will take part has been fixtures for 4 blitzes over the course of 6 weeks. We still have 1 remaining slot available in our last blitz for what ever club wants to attend a 5th blitz – please contact Damien to book. These blitzes are for players who are in their last year at U13 level but if clubs need a couple extra players they should bring U14 players who got little football during the year but under no circumstances are U12’s allowed to play. Tuesday 23/9/14 U13 Pella 6:30 – 8pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg, Granard, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels. Mercy Convent Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels, St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg. Tuesday 30/9/14 U13 Pella 6:30 – 8pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: St. Francis, Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg, Granard, Killoe Óg. Mercy Convent Ballymahon: Cashel, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels. A Plan for Longford by Longford Under the stewardship of Cyril Connor a committee has been formed to develop a plan for football within the county for the next five years, the members had their initial meeting last week and the wheels are now n motion so if anyone would like to get involved in the process or has any ideas that they would like brought to the table please contact any of the names below. Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556