Coaching & Games: 7th November 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: (secretarybng.clubname.longford@gaa.ie). It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring this accounts and passing the information to the relevant people.

Schools Hurling

Last Friday week seen the commencement of our indoor hurling program for kids of 2nd – 4th classes with Lenamore and Ballinalee primary schools in attendance. Now that midterm is over these blitzes will take place every Friday until Christmas as well as some other random days during the week as demand has been so strong these extra dates and venues had to be sourced. As part of partaking in these blitz days Kathlyn will also be visiting those schools and taking coaching sessions with those kids who will be participating. Again the demand for a program like this shows the interest there is for hurling within our primary schools and Kathlyn looks forward to harnessing this in the months ahead. 

TY Programs

Our Primary football blitzes recommence this Friday with 10 students (6 from St. Mels & 4 from Cnoc Mhuire) on work placement – every Friday for 10 weeks. We have organised a program of 2nd – 4th class Primary blitzes to take place on these Fridays where over 160 kids attend each day. The TY students help organise the blitzes and then manage a team each while also refereeing the games. They have now completed 5 weeks of blitzes and are really growing into the roles and enjoying the experience.

Paul Barden Tournament Finals

The Paul Barden Tournament concluded this Monday the 7th with the ‘A’ & ‘B’ Finals taking place in Killoe. The ‘B’ Final involved The Davins & The O Farrells while the ‘A’ Final was played off between the Midlanders and the Blue & Golds. A full run down of these finals will be in next weeks notes as the games had not been played at time of going to print.

Longford GAA Master Fixtures & Events Calendar

There is 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/

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

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