Coaching & Games: 1st June 2015

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 secretaries’ address ONLY. There are two addresses per club, one for the adult club ( and one for the underage section ( It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring these accounts and passing the information to the relevant people. 20/20 Vision For Longford Coaching Workshops Code Of Ethics Course On this Friday the 5th of June we will be holding a Code of Ethics and Best Practice in Sport Course. Places are very limited and must be booked by contacting Damien on 087 912 6556. Award 1 Youth Course All five Clubs involved in this program have now completed at least their 3rd session with one club now fully complete. To date everything has been going smoothly so we would like to congratulate and thank each club for their organisation and we look forward to the remaining sessions in the weeks ahead. U13 All County Competition Our U13 Competition enters the finals stage this Thursday as both the Shield and Cup finals take place in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, see below for fixtures. Last Thursday seen Northern Gaels qualify for the Cup Final where they will meet Longford Slashers and in a very close and hard fought Shield semi final North Longford will take on East Longford in the first game of the night. This U13 competition was designed so as to give more players the chance to play 15 a side football against teams of a similar ability. There are 11 teams taking part which are made up of 5 Clubs, 2 Amalgamations and 4 Regional Units and those teams are as follows: Clonguish Óg, East Longford (Wolfe Tones Óg/Clonbroney/St. Vincents), Granard Ballymore, Killoe Óg, Longford Slashers, Mid Longford (Carrick Sarsfields/St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg), North Longford (St. Colmcilles/St. Francis), Northern Gaels, South Longford (Ballymahon Forgney Gaels/Southern Gaels), St. Patricks Óg and Western Gaels. The competition had been drawn up in a blitz type format that would allow each team two matches per fixture with winning teams progressing and losing teams going through the back door with the chance of still reaching one of two finals. Thursday, 28th May 2015 U13 Longford Competition Week 4 Finals Please note: North Longford = St. Colmcille’s, St. Francis South Longford = Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels East Longford = Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonbroney, St. Vincents Mid Longford = Carrick Sarsfields, St. Dominic’s/Moydow Harpers Óg Shield Semi Final Venue: Glennon Brothers Pearse Park North Longford V East Longford 6:45pm 30 minute halves, 60 minute game Cup Final Venue: Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Longford Slashers V Northern Gaels 8pm 30 minute halves, 60 minute game U12 Competitions This year see’s the expansion of our link up with Leitrim GAA as for 2015 there will be 10 Longford Clubs and 10 Leitrim Clubs competing in two different divisions of our cross border league. In division 1 and 2 we will have a two group or 5 where everyone plays each other in the group and then qualifies for a knockout round which will give all teams 4 group games plus at least one knockout round. The eight remain Longford clubs will make up two groups of four teams who will play each team in their group and then qualify for a knockout round. This makes up phase 1 of our U12 season and phase 2 will kick in with just the Longford Clubs as they compete in the Longford League which will conclude in early October. Dates for all the rounds of the Longford Leitrim competitions and the Longford competition are on the Master Fixtures list with round 1 games taking place on Tuesday 9th of June and all fixtures have been forwarded to club secretaries since last week. Longford Leitrim U12 League Division 1 & 2 Tuesday 9th June 2015 Under 12 Longford/Leitrim Football League Division 1 Group 1 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Granard/Ballymore V BYE Páirc Sheán Ui Heislin: Ballinamore-Sean O’Heslin’s V Longford Slashers Pairc Philib Mhic Aongusa: Mohill V Clonguish Og Under 12 Longford/Leitrim Football League Division 1 Group 2 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm St Mary’s-Kiltoghert V BYE Leitrim Gaels: Leitrim Gaels V St. Patrick’s Og Allen Gaels: Allen Gaels V Killoe Og Under 12 Longford/Leitrim League Division 2 Group 1 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Wolfe Tones Og V BYE Carrigallen: Carrigallen V Shannon Gaels Fenagh-St. Caillin’s: Fenagh-St Caillins V St. Colmcille’s Under 12 Longford/Leitrim League Division 2 Group 2 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Aughavas V BYE Kiltubrid: Kiltubrid V Carrick Sarsfields Annaduff: Annaduff V St. Francis Longford U12 Football League Monday 8th June 2015 U12 Football League Division 1 Group 2 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Ballybrien: Ballymore V Gratten Gaels Thursday 11th June 2015 U12 Football League Division 1 Group 1 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Monaduff: St Vincent’s V Northern Gaels Maguire Park: Clonbroney V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels U12 Football League Division 1 Group 2 Round 1 All games at 7:30pm Páirc Chiarán: Southern Gaels V St. Dominic’s Go Games Fixtures Go Games at all age grades and both codes are now up and running and will continue in the months ahead. Please see below for all up to date fixtures in our Go Games program. All blitzes to start at 7pm unless stated differently. 3/6/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Blitz 5 – 7pm Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Carrick Sarsfields, Killoe Óg, Longford Slashers Drumlish: St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg, Granard, Grattan Gaels Forgney: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney, Northern Gaels 10/6/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Blitz 4 – 7pm Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Francis, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonguish Óg Abbeylara: Northern Gaels, St. Colmcilles, Clonbroney Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, Granard, Grattan Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks Cashel: Southern Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields Club Development Our three club development facilitators have been busy getting around to all our Underage Sections conducting a review or where the club is currently at as regards club development needs and this process will continue in the weeks and months ahead as clubs identify there most pressing developmental need and Longford C&G will deliver a workshop to address these needs throughout the summer. Schools Coaching Our school coaching has now entered its final few weeks. In the last few weeks we have offered schools the opportunity to have blitzes run within their own school and we have a full program set out until Friday the 19th of June. This is a great opportunity for school kids to get to play organised games where otherwise they might not get the chance. Our Primary Schools outdoor hurling championship Division 1 continued last week as all 3 rounds are now complete with only finals to be fixed. Last week seen the Division 2, 3 and Camogie blitz finals take place with Killasonna claiming the Division 2 title, Ballinalee taking home the Division 3 title and Colehill capturing the Camogie title. Development Squad Our U14 squad are out on Saturday at 10am for a coaching session and a game the following week against Westmeath. The U13 Gaelic Football Skill School which will consist of all skill based development sessions and will run throughout the year commences on Saturday 13th at 10.00 am in Clonguish. This Skill School will be open to all boys born in 2002 ONLY who wish to attend. All updated development squad news can be got on the Longford GAA website at Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp Dates The Kellogg’g GAA Cúl Camp website is now live and the bookings have already started to come through thick and fast as the TV advert rolls and the promotional material appears on boxes of Cornflakes and Rice Krispies. The website can be viewed at The kits this year will see a half zip warm up top and modern jersey replace the traditional jersey, shorts and socks as well as including the trusty school bag in Blue & Yellow colours. Due to a number of reasons we have had to change our schedule slightly this year so please see below for details as you start planning your summer holidays. July 6th – 10th: Abbeylara, Dromard & Longford Slashers July 13th – 17th: Ballymahon, Killoe & Newtownforbes July 20th – 24th: Ardagh & Granard July 27th – 31st: Legan (formerly Carrickedmond) & Lanesboro Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556 or follow us on Twitter @OfficialLDGAA &