Coaching & Games: 16th Jun 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.

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 see 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 18/6/14 Blitz 5 7pm Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg, St. Mels, Granard, Killoe Óg. Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Carrick Sarsfields, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels. Dromard: St. Francis, St. Colmcilles, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Vincents. Forgney: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels. Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney, Northern Gaels. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures  Wednesday 25/6/14 Blitz 5 Cashel: Southern Gaels, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels. Colmcille: St. Colmcilles, Clonbroney, Shannon Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks. Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels, Longford Slashers. Drumlish: St. Vincents, St. Francis, Carrick Sarsfields. Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg, Granard, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels. Our U12 Longford Leitrim and our Longford Shield/Plate competitions are both up and running with 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 see for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Leitrim Mini League U12 Fixtures  Round 5 Thursday 19/6/14  Clonguish Óg V St. Marys Granard Ballymore V Allen Gaels Killoe Óg V Fenagh St. Cailins Longford Slashers V Leitrim Gaels St. Patricks Óg V Mohill On completion of this final round of league games all teams will be seeded based upon results of the five round. Due to the way results have played out over the first 4 rounds with 6 teams having at least 6 points and 4 teams having failed to register a win it was decided to change the cup competition to a top 6 instead of a top 4 due to all those teams being so close on points and such a big gap to the next 4 teams. Therefore the knockout fixtures are revised as follows: Cup Quarter Finals Thursday 26th June  3 V 6 = B & 4 V 5 = A Cup & Shield Semi Finals Thursday 3rd July  Cup 1 V A & 2 V B Shield 7 V 10 & 8 V 9 Cup & Shield Finals Saturday 12th July  Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures  19/6/14  Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Grattan Gaels Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg V Carrick Sarsfields Colmcille: St. Colmcilles V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Cashel: Southern Gaels V Clonbroney Drumlish St. Vincents V Northern Gaels Dromard: St. Francis V Wolfe Tones Óg 23/6/14  Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks V Wolfe Tones Óg 26/6/14  Ballinalee: Clonbroney V Shannon Gaels Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg V St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V St. Colmcilles Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels V Southern Gaels Drumlish: St. Vincents V St. Francis Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Northern Gaels 30/6/14 Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks V Clonbroney Development Squads  Last week was a busy one for our U14 footballers as they trained on Wednesday and Saturday and on Thursday they traveled to Carlow IT along with our U14 hurlers where they were tested on their skills, speed and fitness. This was a very enjoyable day for all who attended and we thank all those for making the effort. 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. Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps  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. To that end Longford GAA in association with Kellogg’s are once again running 11 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps over a five week period from: July 7th to August 8th inclusive. 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 7th – 11th Ml Fay Park Longford Slashers, Pairc Na nGael Dromard & Oliver Lynch Park Abbeylara.
July 14th – 18th Moran Park Carrickedmond, Allen Park Newtownforbes & Maguire Park Ballinalee.
July 21st – 25th Keenan Park Ardagh & Emmet Park Killoe.
July 28th – Aug 1st Clonbonny Lanesboro, Higgingstown Granard & Leo Casey Park Ballymahon.Longford GAA Nursery Camps (4-5yrs) 10am-2.30pm Each Day  July 7th – 9th Ml Fay Park Longford Slashers, Pairc Na nGael Dromard & Oliver Lynch Park Abbeylara.
July 14th – 16th Moran Park Carrickedmond, Allen Park Newtownforbes & Maguire Park Ballinalee.
July 21st – 23rd Keenan Park Ardagh & Emmet Park Killoe.
July 28th – July 30th Clonbonny Lanesboro, Higgingstown Granard & Leo Casey Park Ballymahon.Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626
Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060
Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556