Coaching & Games: 25th Aug 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. Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Last week we got our extra delivery of Cúl Camp kits so Damien went out to both Ballymahon and Granard last Saturday morning where parents were informed to collect their gear. If you were unable to collect your gear on Saturday it can now be collected in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park from Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. We are still awaiting the backpacks to be delivered so I will not be in contact with those who attended our Lanesboro camp until the bags arrive which will hopefully be before September has passed. Once they arrive we will send a text message confirming arrangements for collection. National Respect Exhibition Go Games Our Go Games program is now in its final stages as the last remaining blitzes take place in the coming weeks, 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 27/8/14 Blitz 10 at 7pm (Last Blitz) Note change in venue in Red Bold below. Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, Southern Gaels, St. Colmcilles. Ballinalee: Granard, Northern Gaels, St. Francis, Clonbroney. Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields. Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents, Ballymore Shamrocks. Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Mels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg Wednesday 1/10/14 Indoor Football Blitz 1 Fixtures, venues and times TBC in the weeks ahead. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures Wednesday 10/9/14 Blitz 10 at 7pm Fixtures, venues and times TBC in the weeks ahead. Our U12 Longford Cup competition is now underway and will coincide with our Shield/Plate competitions as 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 seewww.longford.gaa.ie/gogames for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures (All games @ 7pm) 28/8/14 Killoe Óg A Bye Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg V Longford Slashers Granard: Granard V Clonguish Óg Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg V Clonbroney Dromard: St. Francis V Grattan Gaels Cashel: Southern Gaels V St. Vincents Colmcille: St. Colmcilles V Shannon Gaels Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg V Northern Gaels 1/9/14 Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Ballymore Shamrocks 4/9/14 8/9/14 Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks V Southern Gaels 11/9/14 Clonguish Óg A Bye Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers V Granard Killoe: Killoe Óg V St. Patricks Óg Development Squads Our U14 and U16 hurling squads are finalising their preparation for the up coming All Ireland C blitz. The U14 panel trained on Saturday and Thursday and at the blitz they will take on South Ulster, Meath B, Louth and Derry B at the blitz in Newry Co. Down. The U16 panel had a good challenge in Westmeath last week and they also travel to Newry in the All Ireland C where they face Sligo, Louth, Leitrim and Donegal B. The very best of luck to both squads. Our U14 football squad have a coaching session on the next two Wednesday evenings. The U15 football squad had an athlete development session in the gym on Saturday where they were given their 6 week programme. Both squads will play games vs Cavan on the 6th of September. Hurling 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 As notified to all clubs last week we will be running an Award 1 Youth/Adult Coaches course during the months of October and November, if anyone would like more information on this course or to book a place please contact Damien on the number below. 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. U13 Pella Last Tuesday night we held a demonstration of Pella – the indoor football game – in Edgeworthstown sports hall with the view to running a 6 week program at U13 level from mid September until the end of October. A Plan for Longford by Longford Under the stewardship of Cyril Connor a committee has been formed to develop a plan for football within the county for the next five years, the members had their initial meeting last week and the wheels are now n motion so if anyone would like to get involved in the process or has any ideas that they would like brought to the table please contact any of the names below. Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556