Coaching and Games News

U-8 & U-10 Club Go-Games Blitz

Our under 8 & 10 go-games club blitz will continue on Saturday next 8th May at 10.30am.The purpose of these blitzs is to afford all children meaningful playing time thus ensuring they have a very positive experience of gaelic games and we would expect all clubs to treat the blitz in this manner. A full series of blitz will be held over the summer months on the following dates. 22nd May, 12th June, 26th June & 11th September. We have been made aware that some dates are clashing with First Communion and in these cases we would ask clubs to reschedule the blitz for a date suitable to the clubs involved.

The following are the groupings for next Saturdays blitz. First named club will host the blitz.
8st May
Glenfarne & Drumkeerin
Kiltubrid, Aughnasheelin & Bornacoola
Allen Gaels, St. Marys & Fenagh
Annaduff, Gortletteragh & Carrigallen Ballinamore Sean O Heslins, Mohill & Drumreilly

The following grouping will take place on Saturday May 15th with first named club hosting the blitz.
15th May
Melvin Gaels, GlencarManorhamilton & Dromahair
Cloone, Leitrim Gaels & Aughavas

Vhi GAA Cul camps.
Application forms for this years Vhi GAA Cúl Camps will be distributed to all schools & clubs this week. All details and an online booking system are also available from or Just click on the Vhi GAA Cúl Camp link. We will have twelve camps at regional venues throughout the County and are asking all clubs to encourage their younger members to attend the camps.

Schools of Excellence & Development squads

Under 14

U-14 school of excellence will commence on Saturday May 15th. Management of the squad have been attending U-14 league games over the past few weeks and will be in touch with clubs during the week about players suitable for this grade.

Under 15

Our U-15 school of excellence will continue on Monday next @ 7.30pm in Ballinaglera. All players from last years U-14 squad are asked to attend as a panel will be formed after the next few sessions. Colin Regan and Derek Kelleher will manÓge this squad for 2010.

Under 16

The U-16 development squad commenced on Saturday last in Kiltubrid with a great turnout. Players are asked to ensure they attend the next few sessions as a panel will also be formed at this level. The next session will be on Saturday next @ 12 noon in Kiltubrid.

Under 17

The session planned for Saturday last could not take place due to the very poor turnout on the morning. This was indeed very disappointing for those who did turn up and while we are very aware of the demands on players at this time of year, players should also be aware of the demands on mentors and coaches. For a generation proficient in the art of text, communication would have been much appreciated. To the lads who made the effort to turn up in Leitrim we apologise. As a result, the U-17 development squad has been postponed till September.

Club Super touch blitz

This year we have organised three dates for super touch club blitz at under 13, 14 & 15 age levels. Clubs will form panels of 10 and play 7-a-side super touch games. All players will be required to be in their final year at each level. Games will be 10 minutes per half with players only allowed 2 plays before releasing the ball. The blitz will take place as follows.
Under 13 – Monday 21st June
Under 14 – Monday 14th June
Under 15 – Monday 16th August
Clubs will be advised of groupings and venues nearer to the dates.


This year we are going to conduct a series of under 10 & under 12 blitz starting on Saturday May 15th. The following are the dates with the first named club hosting the blitz.

15th May
Ballinamore Sean OHeslins, GlencarManorhamilton, St. Marys, Gortletteragh & Kiltubrid.

5th June
Gortletteragh, Ballinamore Sean OHeslins, GlencarManorhamilton, St. Marys & Kiltubrid.

19th June
GlencarManorhamilton, Gortletteragh, Ballinamore Sean OHeslins, St. Marys & Kiltubrid.

10th July
St. Marys, GlencarManorhamilton, Gortletteragh, Ballinamore Sean OHeslins & Kiltubrid

17th July
Kiltubrid, St. Marys, GlencarManorhamilton, Gortletteragh & Ballinamore Sean OHeslins

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




04-May-10 by Thomas Keenan