Coaching & Games: 8th Sep 2014

To keep in touch with everything on a week-to-week basis you can keep an eye on the Coaching & Games section of the Longford Leader where fixtures and notes will be updated weekly. Schools Coaching Our coaches have been in contact with all schools to agree slots for coaching between now and Christmas and coaching commenced last week. In our primary schools coaching will be once a week for 6 weeks as we take 2-3 groups from each school with these groups coming from 1st – 4th classes. Longford/Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Anyone from Granard or Ballymahon who were unable to collect your gear on from the local pitch can now collect it in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park from Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. We are still awaiting the backpacks to be delivered so I will not be in contact with those who attended our Lanesboro camp until the bags arrive which will hopefully be before September has passed. Once they arrive we will send a text message confirming arrangements for collection. National Respect Exhibition Go Games Our U8 outdoor Go Games program is now complete with the indoor program commencing in 4 weeks time. Our U10 program will continue with the floodlit blitzes and our U12 program is in the knockout stages. 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 1/10/14 Indoor Football Blitz 1 Mostrim Sports Hall: 6:45-7:45 Carrick Sarsfields, Northern Gaels. 7:45-8:45 Wolfe Tones Óg, Clonbroney, St. Mels. Newtownforbes Sports Hall: 6:30-7:30 Killoe Óg, Clonguish Óg. 7:30-8:30 St. Vincents, St. Colmcille, St. Francis. Kenagh Sports Hall: 6:30-7:30: St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg, Longford Slashers, St. Patricks Óg. 7:30-8:30 Shannon Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Southern Gaels. Streete Sports Hall 6:30-7:30 Streete, Granard. Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures Wednesday 10/9/14 Blitz 10 at 7pm Killoe: Killoe Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonbroney, Granard, St. Colmcilles, St. Francis. Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers, Clonguish Óg, Grattan Gaels, St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones Óg. Cashel: Southern Gaels, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Shannon Gaels, St. Patricks Óg. The league phase of our U12 competitions will be complete this week with only rearranged games left to be played and we would encourage all clubs to get these games played in the next 7 days so at the quarter finals can take place on the 11th. Fixtures for all these games will be printed here on a weekly basis but please see www.longford.gaa.ie/gogames for a complete fixture list for all Go Games age groups. Respect Exhibition Go Games Longford Mini League U12 Fixtures (All games @ 7pm) Div2 Plate: 11/9/14 Quarter Final Kenagh: St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg V St. Vincents = 1 18/9/14 Semi Finals Grattans: Grattan Gaels V 1 = A Cashel: Southern Gaels V Ballymore Shamrocks = B Div 2 Shield: 11/9/14 Quarter Finals Edgeworthstown: Wolfe Tones Óg V Clonbroney = 2 Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels v St. Colmcille = 1 18/9/14 Semi Finals Carrickedmond: Carrick Sarsfields V 1 = A Dromard: St. Francis V 2 = B Div 1 Cup: 11/9/14 Quarter Finals Newtownforbes: Clonguish Óg V Killoe Óg = 1 Granard: Granard V Shannon Gaels = 2 Ardagh: St. Patricks Óg V Northern Gaels = 3 18/9/14 Semi Finals Longford Slashers: Longford Slashers V 1 = C 2 V 3 = D Development Squads Both our hurling squads had very good displays in the All Ireland C Competition which took place in Newry two weeks ago. The U14 squad played Leitrim in the first game where they had a great win with both teams showing some great skills. The second game they had a more comfortable win over a South Ulster team which ment they were through to the Final to play Louth the winners of the other group on the day. They just came up short against a very good Louth team who were back-boned by 2 Feile winning club teams. The team showed great skill on the day and no doubt if they keep improving as they have had all year they will be a force to be reckoned with in two years time. The defending champions at U16 Level was Longford who had two great wins in the group stage where they beat Louth and Leitrim with Donegal standing in their way of retaining their title. In a tight opening period Donegal pulled ahead with sharper finishing. The second half was much of the same with Donegal pulling away. A lot of these players move up to Minor grade now where they will join a good bunch which will make a very talented minor team next year. Thanks to all the mentors who coached the hurling squads this year. Our U14 football squad had a very good squad training game on Saturday with 38 players playing in a game where 1 point separated the teams.They will now meet up on the 20th before the regional Tournament takes place in October. The U15 squad had two good challenge games against Cavan at the weekend in Abbeylara. They now have their skills and athlete testing days on Saturday 20th. Hurling 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 As notified to all clubs in recent weeks we will be running an Award 1 Youth/Adult Coaches course during the months of October and November, if anyone would like more information on this course or to book a place please contact Damien on the number below. U13 Pella We have had great interest in our U13 Pella program so much so that we have now brought a second hall online, as we will now hold blitzes in both Edgeworthstown Sports Hall and Mercy Convent Ballymahon Sports Hall. Every club who has confirmed that they will take part has been fixtures for 4 blitzes over the course of 6 weeks. We still have 2 remaining slots available in our last blitz for what ever club wants to attend a 5th blitz – please contact Damien to book. Tuesday 23/9/14 U13 Pella 6:30 – 8pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg, Granard, Killoe Óg, Northern Gaels. Mercy Convent Ballymahon: Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels, St. Brigid’s Óg, St. Dominics Moydow Harpers Óg. Tuesday 30/9/14 U13 Pella 6:30 – 8pm Edgeworthstown Sports Hall: St. Francis, Clonbroney, Clonguish Óg, Granard, Killoe Óg. Mercy Convent Ballymahon: Cashel, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels. A Plan for Longford by Longford Under the stewardship of Cyril Connor a committee has been formed to develop a plan for football within the county for the next five years, the members had their initial meeting last week and the wheels are now n motion so if anyone would like to get involved in the process or has any ideas that they would like brought to the table please contact any of the names below. Tommy Mc Loughlin 086 191 4626, Paddy O Connor 086 190 4060, Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556