Coaching & Games: 4th July 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   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   20/07/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, St. Francis, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents Granard: Granard, Ballymore Shamrocks, Northern Gaels Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels Killoe: Killoe Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonbroney, St. Colmcilles Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, Carrick Sarsfields, Southern Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg   U8 Go Games Fixtures   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   27/07/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 – 7pm Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg, Grattan Gaels, Killoe Óg, St. Patricks Óg Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, Granard, Northern Gaels, St. Francis Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Vincents, Longford Slashers Ballinalee: Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg, St. Colmcilles   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 U12 Longford Leitrim Mini League Our U12 Longford Leitrim Mini Leagues & Longford only division finals take place this week with Longford hosting 4 finals on Saturday and Leitrim hosting 3 finals on Sunday. 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 commence this week with over 200 kids in Dromard and 70+ in Abbeylara. In advance of the Dromard camp we brought to the local Clubs notice that online bookings were well up and as a result it was probable that all Monday morning walk ups would not be accepted so as to ensure the venue was able to cater for all kids who were attending the camp, unfortunately some people still left their booking to Monday and a small number of people were not able to attend the camp. For the rest of the camps this summer everyone should be advised that the only way to ensure your place at one of our camps – and the kit – is to book online before the cut off (12 noon on the Friday before the camp starts). 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. 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 and we will ensure that the GAA Cúl Camps provide the highest quality of coaching amongst all camps this and every summer. 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 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 &