Coaching & Games: 22nd June 2015

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. 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 (secretary.clubname.longford@gaa.ie) and one for the underage section (secretarybng.clubname.longford@gaa.ie). 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 Grattan Gaels First Aid On the back of our club facilitator visits some clubs have already being taking action on the areas that they highlighted from the visit. One of those clubs is Grattan Gales who identified the club needing to attract more female adults to the club and to create an environment that would be attractive for females to be involved in. They also identified the clubs need to up skill as regards first aid training so they combined both areas and ran a first aid course that was attended 9 mná an chlub now known as the “Grattan Gaels Nightingales”. This was a great initiative and the club should see the benefits of this for years to come, comhghairdeas. Elite Player Development This program is now up and running and we thank all those who are taking part as well as their managers for their co-operation. U12 Competitions Our U12 leagues are now up and running with most teams having played two games over the last week. 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 Thursday 25th June 2015 Under 12 Longford/Leitrim Football League Division 1 Group 1 Round 5 All games at 7:30pm Ballinamore-Sean O’Heslin’s V BYE Michael Fay Park: Longford Slashers V Mohill Allen Park: Clonguish Og V Granard/Ballymore Under 12 Longford/Leitrim Football League Division 1 Group 2 Round 5 All games at 7:30pm Leitrim Gaels V BYE Keenan Park: St. Patrick’s Og V Allen Gaels Emmet Park: Killoe Og V St Mary’s-Kiltoghert Under 12 Longford/Leitrim League Division 2 Group 1 Round 5 All games at 7:30pm Carrigallen V BYE Clonbonny: Shannon Gaels V Fenagh-St Caillins Mc Gee Park: St. Colmcille’s V Wolfe Tones Og Under 12 Longford/Leitrim League Division 2 Group 2 Round 5 All games at 7:30pm Kiltubrid V BYE Flood Park: Carrick Sarsfields V Annaduff Páirc na nGael: St. Francis V Aughavas Tuesday, 30th June 2015 Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 1 Cup Quarter Finals All games at 7:30pm Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 2 Cup Quarter Finals All games at 7:30pm Thursday, 2nd July 2015 Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 1 Cup Semi Finals All games at 7:30pm Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 1 Shield Semi Finals All games at 7:30pm Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 2 Cup Semi Finals All games at 7:30pm Longford / Leitrim U12 Cross Border League Division 2 Shield Semi Finals All games at 7:30pm Longford U12 Football League Thursday 25th June 2015 U12 Football League Group 1 Round 3 All games at 7:30pm The Laurels: Northern Gaels V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Maguire Park: Clonbroney V St Vincent’s U12 Football League Group 2 Round 3 All games at 7:30pm Mc Gann Park: St. Dominic’s V Gratten Gaels Monday 29th June 2015 U12 Football League Group 2 Round 2 All games at 7:30pm Mc Gann Park: St. Dominic’s V Ballymore Thursday 2nd July 2015 U12 Football League Cup Semi Finals U12 Football League Shield Semi Finals 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. 24/6/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Blitz 5 – 7pm Colmcille: St. Colmcilles, Clonbroney, Shannon Gaels Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Grattan Gaels, Longford Slashers Dromard: St. Francis, Southern Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks, Northern Gaels Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Carrick Sarsfields, Clonguish Óg, Killoe Óg Drumlish: St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones Óg, Granard 1/7/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Blitz 7 – 7pm Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Vincents, Carrick Sarsfields Abbeylara: Northern Gaels, Wolfe tones Óg, Clonbroney, Granard Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks Killashee: Southern Gaels, St. Patricks Óg, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels. 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 is now complete for this school year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the principals and teachers for their cooperation during the year and to wish everyone an enjoyable and well-earned summer break. Our Primary Schools outdoor hurling championship Division 1 Cup final took place last Wednesday where St. Marys Edgeworthstown took on the reining champions Colehill NS. This turned out to be a real humdinger of a match which was in the balance for the entire game with St. Marys in the driving seat throughout until a late surge from Colehill pipped them at the death to claim back to back titles and prove that 2014 wasn’t a flash in the pan. The Div 1 Shield final took place on Tuesday the 23rd and was contested by Killoe NS & Newtownforbes NS with the result not known at the time of going to print therefore details will be in next weeks notes. Development Squad Our U13 skills school will have its second session this Saturday the 27th at 10am in a venue TBC on our website as the week progresses. All clubs will be contacted in advance. The U14 football squad had a challenge against the Killoe Óg Feile team last Saturday which went went well. There was a lot of the panel away so it was a good challenge for both sides. This group will have a summer football camp on the 1st July and a blitz at home on the 4th July against Louth and Sligo. The U15 squad got back up and running on Saturday last with a session and they will have another this Saturday with their football camp also on the 1st July and a blitz at home on the 4th July. The U16 team had two coaching sessios last week on Thursday and Saturday. They will now play Offaly in a challenge on Saturday the 27th and on Wednesday the 1st they start the Fr. Manning Cup with a home game in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park against Laois. The very best of luck to all Longford teams in the Football Feile this weekend. All updated development squad news can be got on the Longford GAA website at http://longfordgaa.ie/development-squad-news/ Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp Dates As of last week our bookings for this summer were up 20% on this time last year so we would encourage people to book in advance to avoid disappointment and if you book before July 1st you are guaranteed to receive your gear with this being especially important for those attend our later camps. The Kellogg’g GAA Cúl Camp website is live and can be viewed at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie 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. Please see below for details of our schedule 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 & www.longfordgaa.ie