Coaching News

Under 8 & 10 Club blitz

Due to the very poor forecast for the coming week we have decided to postpone the club under 8 & 10 blitz planned for this weekend. We hope that the next round of games will go ahead on next weekend May 30th. Full details of all games will be sent to clubs this week and published in next week coaching news.

Under 16 development squad
Our under 16 squad will take a break till after the exams and we would like to wish all players sitting exams the best of luck. The next session will take place on Saturday May 13th in Ballinaglera GAA grounds commencing at 10.30am. The following are bus times and routes for the session.
Kinlough 8.55, Manorhamilton 9.15, Dromahair 9.25, Drumkeerin 9.35, Drumshanbo 9.55, Ballinaglera 10.10.
Ballinamore 8.20, Carrigallen 8.40, Aughavas 8.55, Cloone 9.05, Mohill 9.15, Masonite 9.25, Ck-on – Shannon 9.35, Leitrim 9.45, Ballinaglera 10.10.

Under 15 School of Excellence
Due to the very poor weather conditions our under 15 school of excellence which we had planned to commence in early May has now been postponed till after the junior cert exams. We will advise all players of the new start up date over the next few weeks.

Under 14 School of Excellence
Our under 14 school of excellence will commence shortly and we would ask all clubs to please forward the names of eligible players to Thomas Keenan before Friday May 29th.
Only players born in 1995 are eligible for this grade.

Vhi GAA Cul camps 2009
We would ask parents and children to please register for this years Vhi GAA cul camps as early as possible. Registration can be by application form or on the new on line system.
This new system can be accessed from the GAA website, or from the Leitrim GAA website simply by clicking on the VHI logo. To date the site is proving very popular with many parents opting for this method of registration. If however parents do not wish to use the new online system they can still fill out the paper application form and forward direct to Thomas Keenan, Pairc Sean, Ck-on-Shannon. Which ever way you decide to book, can you please do so as early as possible as this will assist greatly with camp organisation. This years camps will commence on Monday 6th July and will follow the same format as last year.

06/07/09 – Aughawillan, Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon.
13/07/09 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo, Mohill.
20/07/09 – Aughavas, Dromahair, Gortletteragh.
27/07/07 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh, Leitrim.

Coaching booklets
Coaches of all teams are always looking for new ideas and ways to coach skills, game set ups etc, so with thanks to John Morrison we have two publications, "Head, Hands & Feet" and "Games for better Team play" which coaches can purchase at a very modest cost of €15 each. All coaches should obtain copies of both publications as they are excellent reference books.
Some Fun do packs are still available at €50 per pack, and we would urge all coaches working with children up to under 12 to obtain a copy.
Both the booklets and the Fun do packs can be got by contacting Thomas Keenan on 087-6591049 or email

















20-May-09 by Thomas Keenan