Coaching & Games: 20th June 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: ( It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring this accounts and passing the information to the relevant people. Go Games Both U8 & U10 fixtures will continue to run on alternate Wednesday nights for the remainder of the summer. Please see below for all up coming fixtures but please remember to contact the host Club in advance incase there are any changes. U10 Go Games Fixtures 22/06/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm Colmcille: St. Colmcilles, Northern Gaels, Clonbroney, Granard Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels Dromard: St. Francis, Grattan Gaels, Longford Slashers Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Killoe Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Drumlish: St. Vincents, Ballymore Shamrocks, Carrick Sarsfields, Clonguish Óg   06/07/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels, Northern Gaels Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents, Granard Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Killoe Óg, Longford Slashers Ballinalee: Clonbroney, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis   U8 Go Games Fixtures   29/06/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 – 7pm Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Francis, St. Patricks Óg Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones Óg Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels, St. Colmcilles, Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields Killashee: Southern Gaels, Clonguish Óg, Granard, Grattan Gaels   13/07/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 – 7pm Colmcille: St. Colmcilles, Wolfe Tones Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels, Shannon Gaels Dromard: St. Francis, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels, Longford Slashers Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Granard, Southern Gaels Drumlish: St. Vincents, Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg   Schools Our schools’ coaching is now complete for this school year and programs will resume again in September. Thanks as always to all the schools, principals, teachers and of course kids for making this such as successful and enjoyable experience throughout the year. We provide a free service to all 37 of our primary schools which means every child in primary education receives at least 6 weeks coaching throughout the year – this has been the same as every year in the recent past so we hope that schools & Clubs appreciate the work we put in. Longford GAA Master Fixtures & Events Calendar Recently we have added 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 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 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 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. and click Downloads. We now have all underage mentors contacts available by following 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 Underage Club Workshops The roll out of our 54 workshops for the year is almost complete with only 5 of the 54 workshops left to be delivered. For 2016 we decided to put a comprehensive program in place where every Underage Section will receive three Workshops delivered within their own Club, for their own mentors and specific to their own Clubs needs. All these dates were assigned and communicated to Clubs well in advance and on an on-going basis thereafter. This program proved a great success for those Clubs who bought into it and made the most of their workshops but unfortunately some Clubs failed to make use of their dates with some failing to have anyone attend the workshops which was really disappointing on a number of levels. U15 & U17 Regional League Our U17 and U15 Regional Leagues continue to run and coincide with State Exams. The U17 competition is at final stage where Killoe Óg will take on Longford Slashers. Due to some withdrawals the U15 competition had to be reworked but is still on schedule for conclusion on the same timeframe. The idea behind these Leagues is to provide football for players NOT sitting State exams during a time that would normally be closed shop for Minor & U16 fixtures. If a player is under age and wishes to play in the competition they can but the competition is mainly for those not sitting State Exams. The competitions have been designed so as to provide 15 a side football and players are given the opportunity to play at a higher standard than might normally be the case. U12 Longford Leitrim Mini League Our U12 Mini Leagues continue to run weekly. 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 and clicking the relevant squad. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are now just around the corner and in recent days bookings have been coming in thick and fast and 2016 promises to be another bumper year for the camps within the County. This week see’s our team of coaches and volunteers attend 2 training days in preparation for the camps and as all our coaches will have at least a foundation award, have completed the Code of Ethics and Best Practice in Sport course and be Garda Vetted we will ensure that the GAA Cúl Camps provide the highest quality of coaching amongst all camps this and every summer. All schools have now received a visit with information on our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps but if anyone requires a flyer/application form please text Damien on the number below with your postal address and he will send one out. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp website is live and can be view at where all details of our camps can be accessed and online bookings are the best way of making you booking and it ensures that your gear will be available during the camp (the same cannot be said with on the day bookings).. July 4th – 8th: Abbeylara & Dromard July 11th – 15th: Longford Slashers, Carrickedmond & Killoe July 18th – 22nd: Newtownforbes & Ardagh July 25th – 29th: Lanesboro & Ballymahon August 8th – 12th Granard & Ballinalee 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 &