Coaching and Games Newsletter



Under 8 & 10 club blitz
The next round of under 8 & 10 blitz will take place on Saturday June 26th. We would ask all clubs to please conduct the blitz under the Go-Games model i.e. all children should be playing in all games. The maximum number playing per side should be eleven and mentors should reduce the pitch size to accommodate for smaller team sizes and also for the under 8 games. Clubs that have big numbers should break up into a number of teams. Also please do not let us hear of clubs playing children out of age.
If a club cannot attend on the arranged date would they please contact the other club/clubs involved or Thomas Keenan as early as possible so as alternative arrangements can be made.
The following are the groupings for Saturday June 26th. First named club will act as host.

Dromahair & Allen Gaels,

Aughnasheelin, Carrigallen & Ballinamore,

Bornacoola, Gortletteragh, Aughavas & Cloone,

Fenagh & Drumreilly,

Glenfarne, Leitrim Gaels & Kiltubrid

Melvin Gaels & Drumkeerin,

GlencarManorhamilton & St. Marys

Annaduff & Mohill

Club Super touch blitz
The Club super touch blitz planned for last Monday had to be postponed as has next Mondays. We will review the format and reschedule the dates over the next few weeks.

Connacht Under 14 Feile
St.Marys, Annaduff, Drumkeerin, Dromahair, Aughnasheelin & Ballinamore/Sean OHeslins are taking part in the first Connacht U-14 football feile which will take place are various venues throughout the provience on Saturday July 3rd. Ballinamore/Sean OHeslins will be one of the host venues. Full details have been sent to the participating clubs.

This year we are going to conduct a series of under 10 & under 12 blitz. The blitz on Saturday next will take place in the Bee Park, Manorhamilton commencing at 10.00am. The remaining blitz will take place on the following dates.

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

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

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

Under 14 school of excellence
Our under 14 school of excellence will continue on Saturday next June 19th at 12.30 in Bee Park Manorhamilton.

Paudi Butler workshops.
National Director of hurling Paudi Butler will conduct three workshops with the development squads during the summer. The first workshop took place on Monday night last in Ballinamore with the U-14 school of excellence. The next two workshops will take place on July 30th & 31st. All coaches or others with an interest in hurling should attend these workshops.

Vhi GAA Cul camps.

Free Places competition
Leitrim GAA in conjunction with the Leitrim Observer will offer a free place at this years Vhi GAA cul camps to the lucky winner of a weekly competition hosted by the Leitrim Observer.
Congratulations The winner of the first free place at this years Vhi GAA cul camps is James Tighe, Kiltubrid, Drumcong.
We would ask all those planning to attend our Vhi GAA cul camps this July to please book without delay using either the online system or the application form distributed.
Full details off the online booking system are also available from or Just click on the Vhi GAA cul camp link.

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



15-Jun-10 by Thomas Keenan