September Coaching and Games Newletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter


Connacht U16 Development squad

Congrats and well done to our five representatives on the Connacht U16 provincial development squad, who played Ulster on Friday August 13th in Enniskillen. The squad were split into two teams with Brendan Flynn (St.Marys) goalkeeper, Robert Broughton (Glenfarne) full back and Donal Wrynn (Fenagh St.Cailins) midfield on one of the teams while Felim McHugh played at midfield on the other team. Devin Quinn was unable to take his place at half back due to injury. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the players for their attendance and cooperation at training sessions and to their parents who transported them to training sessions in Castlebar, Ballyhaunis and Tuam since the start of the year and to the games in Enniskillen. Thank you all.

Schools of excellence/ Development squads
Players please note all squads will recommence training over the next few weeks. A rookie squad at under 20 will also commence in a few weeks. Full details will be published and sent to clubs prior to commencement of training.

Child Welfare & Protection Courses

As promised to those who completed the Foundation coaching course earlier in the year we will conduct child welfare and protection workshops in October as follows. Places are limited on each course so those wishing to attend must register for the course one week in advance by contacting your club coaching officer. Courses are as follows.

Thursday October 7th – Gortletteragh GAA Centre
Thursday October 14th – Ballinamore GAA Centre
Thursday October 21st – Allen Gaels GAA Centre
Thursday October 28th – Melvin Gaels GAA club

Coach Education

Award 1
We will conduct an award 1 course in Pairc Sean in November. This course will take place over two weekends, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th and Friday 19th & Saturday 20th. All those wishing to attend must have foundation level completed and will be required to register for the course by Friday November 5th at the latest as places will be limited. Subsequent award 1 courses will be scheduled depending on demand.
Foundation award
Foundation award courses will commence in February 2011.

Under 8 & 10 Club blitz

The next round of U8 & 10 blitz will take place on next weekend. Due to a round of U12 games it may not be possible for clubs to play both on Saturday, so clubs should rearrange the blitz for Sunday if necessary. The following are the groupings for the blitz. First named team will be the host club with a 10.30am start time. Any club needing to make changes please contact the other club or clubs grouped inÓgood time so as alternative arrangements can be made.

Allen Gaels & Ballinamore Sean OHeslins
Melvin Gaels & GlencarManorhamilton
Dromahair & Drumkeerin
Aughnasheelin, Kiltubrid & Glenfarne
Drumreilly, Mohill & Carrigallen
Bornacoola, Cloone & Aughavas
Annaduff, Leitrim Gaels & Longford Slashers (Guests)
Fenagh St.Cailins & St. Marys

U-13 Regional competition
It is planned to start this competition towards the end of September. Full details should be available in the next week or so.

For further information on any of the above contact Games Manager Thomas Keenan.
Ph: 087 – 6591049
email: [email protected]




06-Sep-10 by Thomas Kennan