Coaching & Games: 23rd 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 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 2/7/14 Blitz 6 at 7pm  Legan: Carrick Sarsfields, Southern Gaels, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels. Ballinalee: Clonbroney, Northern Gaels, St. Francis, Ballymore Shamrocks. Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, St. Mels, St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones. Granard: Granard, Killoe Óg, St. Colmcille. Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures  Wednesday 25/6/14 Blitz 5 at 7pm  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 for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Leitrim Mini League U12 Fixtures  Cup Quarter Finals Tuesday 24th June at 7:30pm  Longford Slashers V Killoe Óg = B Shield Semi Finals Wednesday 25th June Fenagh St. Callians V Mohill Allen Gaels V Leitrim Gaels Cup Quarter Finals Thursday 26th June at 7:30pm  Clonguish Óg V Granard Ballymore = A Cup Semi Finals Thursday 3rd July  Cup: St. Mary’s V A St. Patricks Óg V B Cup & Shield Finals TBC  Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures  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 3/7/14 Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels V Clonbroney Drumlish: St. Vincents V Grattan Gaels Cashel: Southern Gaels V Carrick Sarsfields Colmcille: St. Colmcilles V Wolfe Tones Óg Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg V St. Francis
7/7/14  Dromard: St. Francis V Ballymore Shamrocks12th July Free Week  Development Squads Our U14 footballers had a skills session on Saturday last with another session this Saturday. Both our U15 and U16 footballers were back in action after their exams break with coaching sessions on Saturday last also. The U16 football squad also met up on Tuesday in their final preparations for the first round of the Fr. Manning Cup where they take on Westmeath in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park this Thursday at 7:30. 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.3rd Level GAA Course  We at Bray Institute of Further Education have launched a new third level course aimed at GAA minded students at furthering their education within the framework of the GAA and also the third level system. We are looking for your help in advertising the course to any GAA minded individuals who may be interested in the course. It is open to anyone who is 17+ years and has a background in the GAA and meets the criteria set out below, course is open to both males and females as well as anyone interested in returning to education. The course begins in Bray in September 2014 and registration is open to anyone online at interviews will be taking place over the coming months. The course is a FETAC/QQI Level 5 course in Sports and Recreation with the course being name GAELIC GAMES & GYM INSTRUCTION. Students will also get an ITEC level 5 award in Gym Instruction. Description The course is designed to prepare both male and female learners for life as a learner athlete. Existing Gaelic, Hurling and Camogie skills will be improved and applicants will also be introduced to a broad range of general coaching skills. This course will provide an initial look into the world of Sports Coaching, Sports management and Sports Education. Learners will be prepared for work in Sports Complexes, Leisure Centers, Health Clubs and Sports coaching through an integrated syllabus involving the theoretical knowledge of physical fitness and exercise, practical participation, administration and management techniques and various coaching skills. Learners will also be placed in a working environment as well as trips to different facilities within the Leisure Industry. Any queries you may have on the course or interested parties, contact Stephen Maxwell 085-1152565 Tommy Mc Loughlin    086 191 4626
Paddy O Connor    086 190 4060
Damien Sheridan    087 912 6556