Coaching and Games Newsletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter


Schools of excellence/ Development squads

Under 14
Our under 14 school of excellence travelled to BallinÓgarrigy on Saturday last and recorded an excellent victory over Westmeath on a score line of 2-17 to 2-04. Training continues on Saturday next at 2.30 pm in Ballinaglera.
Under 15
Training continues for the under 15 squad on Saturday next in Ballinaglera, commencing at 11.00 am. Clubs are asked to ensure players requested to attend do so.

Child Welfare & Protection Courses

As promised to those who completed the Foundation coaching course earlier in the year we are currently conducting child welfare and protection workshops at various locations throughout the County. The venue for this weeks course is Allen Gaels GAA centre, Drumshanbo. All coaches wishing to coach at any age group up and including minor grade must complete this course. Places are limited on each course so those wishing to attend must register in advance by contacting your club coaching officer or Thomas Keenan. The course in Kinlough on Wednesday October 27th has only a few places left so anyone wishing to attend should confirm their place without delay. Remaining courses are as follows.

Thursday October 21st – Allen Gaels GAA Centre
Wednesday October 27th – Melvin Gaels GAA club

Coach Education

Award 1
Our first award 1 course will take place in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada over two weekends, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th and Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November. The new award 1 course is divided into three distinct strands, Child, Youth & Adult. Coaches must decide which strand they wish to complete and confirm this when booking for the course. Coaches wishing to attend must have foundation level completed and will be required to register for the course by Friday November 5th at the latest as places will be limited. The cost per person attending is €50. Subsequent award 1 courses will be scheduled depending on demand.

U-13 Regional competition
Start date for this competition has been fixed for this weekend, see fixtures for details. This competition is one of the recommendations from our structures review conducted last year and we would ask supporters to come out and support their regions. The following are the regional groupings and their names.

Annaduff / Bornacoola / Mohill / Eslin – Lough Erril Gaels
St.Marys / Leitrim Gaels / Kiltubrid / St.Caillins – Sheemore Gaels
Melvin Gaels / Glencar Manorhamilton / St.Osnats / Glenfarne – Glenade Gaels
Dromahair / Drumkeerin / Ballinaglera / Allen Gaels – Belhavel Gaels
Aughnasheelin / Ballinamore S. O. H / Drumreilly / Aughawillan – Yellow River Gaels
Carrigallen / Cloone / Aughavas / Gortletteragh – Leganamore Gaels

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












22-Oct-10 by Colette Fox – PRO