Coaching & Games: 7th September 2015

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 secretaries’ address ONLY. There are two addresses per club, one for the adult club (secretary.clubname.longford@gaa.ie) and one for the underage section (secretarybng.clubname.longford@gaa.ie). It is all clubs responsibility to ensure someone is monitoring these accounts and passing the information to the relevant people.

Development Squad Mentors

As part of “20/20 Vision For Longford”, Longford GAA are now looking to recruit mentors for our various Development Squads (U13, U14, U15 & U16) for the 2016 season. The role of mentor within our squad system is a very rewarding one and comes with great responsibility as you will help mould Longford’s footballers of the future. All our squad mentors are facilitated with up skilling courses and involved in a program of continuous learning. All mentors will receive Longford gear and will be supported by Coaching & Games regarding planning and logistics. If you are interested please make contact with Damien at damien.sheridan.gda.longford@gaa.ie or 087 912 6556

Award 1 Youth Course Review

Over the last 4 months we have conducted 5 Award 1 youth courses in 5 different clubs that was completed by 40 coaches. This program was trialed in Longford by Leinster GAA with the vision of rolling it our province wide in 2016. To this end a review was held on Monday the 7th with all the coaches from the 5 clubs so asses how the course was delivered, what should be change to make it better, etc. This review will be used to help shape the delivery of Award 1 coach education throughout Leinster in 2016.

Development Squads

The U13 skill school was postponed last weekend but will resume this week with the final coaching session before the 7 aside blitz which will take place on Monday 21st and 28th. All clubs will be notified by text with date, time and venue of the last coaching session this week. The U14 footballers had a skills session on Sunday and they now play their final games of the year against Sligo and Leitrim this Saturday. Both U15 and U16 football squads have only their profiling sessions remaining before the regional tournament in October.

U12 Competitions

The U12 Longford Competitions upcoming fixtures are as follows:

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Under 12 Division 4 Shield Final

Extra Time If Necessary

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park: Grattan Gaels V St. Dominic’s 7pm

Thursday, 17th September 2015 (all games at 6:30pm)

U12 Football League Division 1 Cup Semi Final

Maguire Park: Clonguish Óg V Granard/Ballymore

U12 Football League Division 1 Shield Semi Final

Emmet Park: Killoe Óg V Carrick Sarsfields 

U12 Football League Division 2 Cup Semi Final

Páirc na nGael: St. Francis V St. Colmcille’s

U12 Football League Division 2 Shield Semi Final

Clonbonny: Shannon Gaels V Wolfe Tones Óg

U12 Football League Division 3 Cup Semi Final

Monaduff: St. Vincents V Clonbroney

U12 Football League Division 3 Shield Semi Final

The Laurels: Northern Gaels V St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg

Go Games Fixtures

We have now entered the Autumn schedule for both our U8’s and U10’s. As all clubs have confirmed participation the upcoming additional fixtures are outlined below:

U8 Indoor Football

10/9/15 “European Week Of Sport” Go Games U8 Indoor Football Blitz 2

6:30pm

Kenagh Sports Hall: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Grattan Gaels

Edgeworthstown sports Hall: Longford Slashers, Granard, Ballymore Shamrocks

Newtownforbes Sports Hall: Killoe Óg, St. Colmcilles, Southern Gaels

Streete Sports Hall: Streete, Northern Gaels

7:30pm:

Kenagh Sports Hall: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels

Edgeworthstown sports Hall: Carrick Sarsfields, St. Patricks Óg, St. Vincents

Newtownforbes Sports Hall: Clonguish Óg, Clonbroney

17/9/15 “European Week Of Sport” Go Games U8 Indoor Football Blitz 3

6:30pm

Kenagh Sports Hall: St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Vincents

Edgeworthstown sports Hall: St. Patricks Óg, St. Colmcilles, Clonbroney

Newtownforbes Sports Hall: Killoe Óg, Grattan Gaels, Northern Gaels

Streete Sports Hall: Streete, Ballymore Shamrocks

7:30pm:

Kenagh Sports Hall: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels

Edgeworthstown sports Hall: Carrick Sarsfields, Shannon Gaels, Granard

Newtownforbes Sports Hall: Clonguish Óg, Longford Slashers

U10 Outdoor Football

16/9/15 “European Week Of Sport” Go Games U10 Blitz 1 at 7pm

Grattans: Grattan Gaels, St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, Southern Gaels

Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg, Carrick Sarsfields, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels, Longford Slashers

Ballinalee: Clonbroney, St. Colmcilles, Ballymore Shamrocks, Northern Gaels, Granard

Club Development

There are still a number of clubs that need to return their Questionnaires and SWOT Analysis and clubs should get back to their facilitator as soon as possible. There are also a number of clubs who have still to confirm what developmental program they want run within their club. Paddy or Damien can be contacted in this regard.

Schools Programs

As all our kids are settling back to school we have planned our various schools initiatives for the year ahead. Our Post Primary programs will kick off first with our schools coaching, TY courses, indoor Pella, 7 a side blitzes and Leinster blitzes all comencing from early September. At Primary level we have already booked in a GAA teachers coaching workshop for St. Marys NS Edgeworthstown which will take place on September 15th and our coaching will be based within 4 Urban Centers within the county up until Christmas.

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