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.
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: (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring this accounts and passing the information to the relevant people.
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
08/06/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 – 7pm
Killoe: Killoe Óg, Clonbroney, Grattan Gaels, St. Francis
Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, Clonguish Óg, St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones Óg
Abbeylara: Northern Gaels, Granard, St. Colmcilles, St. Patricks Óg
Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks
Cashel: Southern Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg
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
U8 Go Games Fixtures
15/06/16 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 – 7pm
Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels
Ballinalee: Clonbroney, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis, St. Patricks Óg
Clonguish: Clonguish Óg, St. Vincents, Ballymore Shamrocks, Longford Slashers
Granard: Granard, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels, Wolfe Tones Óg
Grattans: Grattan Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Southern Gaels
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
Paddy Collum has now started his final set of schools for this school year, which will bring the curtain down on a very busy coaching for all the schools of the county. We would like to thank all the schools for facilitating us as well as the kids for joining in and enjoying the sessions.
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 http://longfordgaa.ie/cg-calendar/ 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 www.longfordgaa.ie 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 http://longfordgaa.ie/download-fixtures/ 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. www.longfordgaa.ie/coaching-go-games/ and click Downloads.
We now have all underage mentors contacts available by following www.longfordgaa.ie/contacts/ 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 www.longfordgaa.ie/development-squad-news/
Underage Club Workshops
The roll out of our 54 workshops for the year is well under way and will continue every Monday and Tuesday as per the calendar as outlined above. 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 have been assigned and communicated to Clubs and can be found on the Calendar. Every date is on a Monday or a Tuesday running until the 28th of June.
Code of Ethics
We have 1 more course planned for next week so if anyone is interested in attending please call Lorraine on 043 3345 219 to book a place. If a Club feels they have enough people to run a course themselves please make contact with Damien and he will put you in contact with a tutor.
U13 Regional League
Our U13 Regional League concluded with 3 finals which took place on Friday the 3rd – Longford Slashers V Killoe Óg, Saturday the 4th – Shamrock Gaels V Longford East and Tuesday the 7th – Clonguish Óg V Longford North. A report on all three games will be in next week’s notes.
U15 & U17 Regional League
Our U17 Regional League kicked off last weekend and our U15 will commence this coming Wednesday June 8th – to coincide with State Exams. 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. Both competitions comprise of the same teams (either Regional Units or Stand alone Club Underage Sections). All details have been sent to Clubs so please follow up with your Secretary.
U12 Longford Leitrim Mini League
This Thursday see’s the start of our link up with Leitrim GAA for our U12 Mini Leagues. This competition enters its 3rd year and has grown again for 2016. This year will see 12 Longford and 12 Leitrim Clubs take part in three divisions over a 5/6 week period starting in June. Details of the parings were released at the Go Games info night of the 23rd of March and fixtures are currently on the website as outlined above.
Mattie Gorman from Ballymore has started with us on work placement as part of his course in Athlone IT and Mattie will be heavily involved with our Squads especially the U17 group so we look forward to working with him throughout the summer. All information on our squads will be updated on our website at http://longfordgaa.ie/development-squad-news/ and clicking the relevant squad.
A new section to our Development Squad page is player profiles for all our squad members. We are currently compiling their profile information and then we will get their photos taken to go with the profile.
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps
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. Due to various reasons there have been some date changes for some of our camp from what was advertised earlier in the year but below is now the confirmed schedule which will not change. We have been fielding requests for information since January from people looking to book holidays and not wanting to miss their favourite camp so now the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp website is live and can be view at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ 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 & www.longfordgaa.ie