Coaching & Games: 7th Jul 2014

Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

Last Monday seen the start of our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp program for 2014 where we held our first camps in Longford Slashers, Dromard and Abbeylara where over 400 kids were in attendance. Next week see’s our camps move to Carrickedmond, Newtownforbes and Ballinalee, places in all our main camps can be booked and places on our nursery camps can be booked at the office in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park or by completing and returning the yellow form. 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. 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 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.

Places for the main camps can be booked online at up until the Friday before the given camp is due to commence. Should anyone require a physical application form text MAIN and your name and address to 0879126556 and I will post one out.

Longford GAA Nursery Camps (4-5yrs) 10am-2.30pm Each Day

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.

Places for our nursery camps can only be booked by completing a yellow form and returning with payment in full, to arrive in the office, no later than the Friday before the given camp is due to commence. Should anyone require a physical application form text YELLOW and your name and address to 0879126556 and I will post one out.

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 16/7/14 Blitz 7 at 7pm

Killoe: Killoe Óg, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis, Clonbroney.

Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg.

Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels, St. Mels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels.

Abbeylara: Northern Gaels, Granard, Wolfe Tones Óg.

Cashel: Southern Gaels, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Ballymore Shamrocks.

 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures

Wednesday 9/7/14 Blitz 6 at 7pm

Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels.

Dromard: St. Francis, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels, Wolfe Tones Óg.

Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels, St. Colmcilles, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg.

Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney, Granard.

Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields, Longford Slashers, Shannon Gaels, St. Vincents.

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 Final 11/7/14 Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 7pm

St. Marys V Longford Slashers

Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures

 10th July

Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels V Clonbroney


Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V Shannon Gaels

Dromard: St. Francis V St. Colmcilles

Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg V Southern Gaels

Kenagh: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg V St. Vincents

Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels V Northern Gaels

Ballinalee: Clonbroney V Grattan Gaels


Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Ballymore Shamrocks


Colmcille: St. Colmcilles V St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg

Cashel: Southern Gaels V St. Francis

Lanesboro: Shannon Gaels V Wolfe Tones Óg

Mullinalaghta: Northern Gaels V Carrick Sarsfields

Grattans: Grattan Gaels V Ballymahon Forgney Gaels

Ballinalee: Clonbroney V St. Vincents 

Longford U12 Cup Fixtures (All games @ 7pm)


Newtownforbes: Clonguish Óg V Longford Slashers

Granard: Granard V Killoe Óg

St. Patricks Óg A Bye

31st July Free Week

 7th August Free Week

Development Squads

There was a lot of activity on the development squad front last week and we will have a full rundown of everything in next weeks notes.


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.

Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556