Coaching & Games Newsletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter



Development squads

Under 15
Training will continue on Saturday next July 17th in Ballinaglera commencing at 11am.

Under 16

Fr. Manning Cup.
The Fr. Manning Cup competition for our U-16 development squad will commence this evening, Wednesday July 14th in the Fr. Manning Gaels GAA complex, Drumlish, commencing at 6.15pm with games against Offaly & Westmeath and continue on Wednesday July 28th with games against Longford & Sligo. (Please note change of venue) The following are bus routes and times for both dates.
Manorhamilton – Bee Park 4.15pm, Factory Turn 4.30pm, Drumkeerin 4.45pm, Drumshanbo 5.00pm, Ck-on-Shannon 5.15pm, Dromod – Bornacoola GAA pitch 5.30
Ballinamore – Square 5.00pm, Mohill 5.20pm, Dromod – Bornacoola GAA pitch 5.30

Ted Webb Blitz
The first round of the Ted Webb will take place on Saturday July 17th in Castlebar commencing at 12 noon, with the finals taking place on Monday August 2nd in Ballyhaunis.
Bus route as follows
Manorhamilton – Bee Park 8.45, Factory Turn 9.00, Drumkeerin 9.15, Drumshanbo 9.30, Ck – on – Shannon – Bush Hotel car park 9.45.

National Blitz Day
National blitz day takes place on Saturday July 24th with our under 15 squad playing in Monaghan and our under 16 squad playing in Breffni 3G park in Cavan.



Please note the rearranged dates for the remaining club blitzes are as follows:
1. Saturday 24th July – Carrick
2. Saturday 14th August – Gortletragh/ Balinamore

Note: Again if clubs feel that they dont have enough numbers to field a full team on the day, please bring along whatever numbers you have so that we can mix up the teams to have a few matches between ourselves at least.

New dates fixed for the U14 Club blitz days are as follows:

1. Saturday 21st of August – Balinamore
2. Saturday 4th September – Carrick
3. Saturday 11th September – Manorhamilton

COUNTY under 16 development squad
The under 16 squad play Sligo on this Friday, July 16th in Calry commencing at 7pm.
Bus route & times as follows.
Ballinamore – Square 4.45pm, Ck-on-Shannon – Fire station 5.15pm, Manorhamilton – Bee Park 6.00pm

The minor squad will take part in a championship in Fermanagh on Saturday July 31st. Teams from Fermanagh, Sligo & Longford will take part.

The first round of the Connaught U21 championship is fixed for Wednesday August 4th. We play Mayo with the game fixed for a Leitrim venue.

2nd date: 30th & 31st of July – U16 development squad training

In conjunction with the under 16 squad sessions, Paudi will conduct a foundation hurling course so we are asking all coaches to avail of this opportunity to complete the course. Coaches who have completed the football foundation course will only have to complete the practical part of the hurling course.
Again please make an extra effort to attend and get others to attend also as we seen from the last night that its a very enjoyable evenings training where everyone picks up small little things all the time.

Vhi GAA Cul camps.
Our Vhi GAA cul camps continue this week with camps in Kinlough, Drumshanbo and Dromod and delighted to report great turnout at all venues.
Next weeks camps will take place in Aughavas, Gortletteragh and Dromahair. Places are still available at all our camps.

We would ask all those planning to attend our remaining Vhi GAA cul camps 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-Jul-10 by Thomas Keenan