GAA Coaching Notes

[b]Hurling into the schools launch[/b]
On Tuesday evening 23rd ,we held a very successful launch of our Hurling into the schools programme. Launched as a joint project along with the Connacht Camogie Council, we were joined on the night by Damien Coleman, Connacht Hurling Administrator, Lynn Kelly National Development Co-ordinator and Caroline Murray regional Co-ordinator with the Camogie Association. This plan will see coaching in 20 of our primary schools from September, with a view to expanding into our Post Primary schools in the near future. Chairman of Coiste Chontae Liatroma Gerry Mc Govern ,confirmed the boards continued support for the coaching and development of Hurling at both school and club level. Speaking at the launch also, Hurling board chairman, Paddy Phelan expressed his hope that this programme would encourage clubs to take a more active role in Hurling and its development.

[b]Hurling Schools of Excellence[/b]
Our schools of excellence got off to a great start on Saturday morning last with over 40 young hurlers been coached in the superb Sean O?Heslins grounds. U-12 , U-14 and U-16 schools ran along side each other and will continue on Saturday morning next at the same venue, starting at 10am. Buses as follows?. Manorhamilton ? 8.45am – Mohill ? 9.00am at Paul?s – Carrick ? 9.15am at Fire station.

[b]Under 10 club blitz[/b]
Reminder to all clubs that the next series of under 10 club blitz take place on the 17th and 24th of June as follows.

17/06??. Venue ? St. Mary?s GAA grounds.
Clubs ? Annaduff , Gortletteragh , St. Mary?s , Manorhamilton , Dromahaire and Aughawillan / Drumreilly.

17/06?? Venue ? Drumkeerin GAA grounds
Clubs ? Melvin Gaels , Allen Gaels , Drumkeerin , Glenfarne , St. Osnetts .

24/06?? Venue ? Aughnasheelin
Clubs ? Mohill , Sean O? Heslins , Aughnasheelin , Carrigallen and Leitrim Gaels.

24/06?? Venue ? Fenagh
Clubs ? Aughavas , Fenagh , Cloone , Kiltubrid , Bornacoola .

[b]Under 14 Trials:[/b]
Trials for the under 14 football school of excellence which were due to be held on Wednesday evening , have been postponed and will now take place on next Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of June . Details will be published in next weeks paper or contact your club .

[b]U-16 Connaught Vocational Schools Final:[/b]
Holders Carrigallen Vocational School lost out Coola Vocational School from Sligo in a very entertaining final played in excellent conditions in Kilmore on Thursday last. Carrigallen had the chances to win this game but some poor shooting and an excellent Coola goalkeeper, who made a few wonderful saves, seen them loose out by two points at the final whistle. Well done to Carrigallen on reaching the final and no doubt Walter and his team will have their eye on the senior title next year.



29-May-06 by Thomas Keenan