Coaching and Games Newsletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter

Respect Initive

Up to Under 14 Championship

Their has been a great responce to the respect initive at our under 8 & 10 go games blitz, our under 12 mini league and under 14 championship. Now that all these grades are nearing completition we would ask all clubs to ensure that their mentors and players observe the initive by wearing the Respect bibs and getting the players to line up and shake hands before and after the game.

Schools of Excellence / Development Squads

U-14 School of Excellence

The U-14 school of excellence took part in the Sean Purcell blitz in Tuam on Saturday last. Played inÓglorious sunshine the lads had great wins over Mayo & Roscommon selections but lost out to a very strong Galway West selection. Well done to all the players and management involved on the day.

U-15 School of Excellence

Our under 15 squad took part in the National blitz on Saturday 13th. Playing in Templeport they had a very sucessfull day beating both Armagh and Sligo but loosing to Cavan. They have a number of challange games arranged over the next few weeks. All players will be contacted with details.

U-16 Development squad

This squad have been busy over the past few weeks, contesting the Fr. Manning shield final and taking part in the National blitz in Portmarnock.

In the Fr. Manning shield final on Wednesday week last our lads lost out to Sligo by three .proud of their performance. On Saturday August 13th the squad travelled to Portmarnock to take part in the National blitz. In our first game we were beaten by a very strong Kildare side who went on to win all their games. InÓgame two we lost by two points to Antrim but recovered to beat Wexford inÓgame three.

As this concluded the season for this squad we would like to thank all the players involved for the effort they put in over the past number of months. To Enda Lyons, Joe Cox and Hughie Clinton for all your work with the squad and to our sponsors, Vibrotone Health & Fitness centre, Dromod, Co. Leitrim and Cox motors, Annaduff, thank you all.

Under 14 & 16 Hurling development squads

Our hurling squads at under 14 & 16 commenced training a number of weeks ago and will be coached this year by Steve Feeney, Alan Duffy, Tommy McCormack and Kevin McGrath. On Thursday last the under 16 squad took part in the Niall McInerney blitz inÓgalway and on Saturday next both squads will take part in the National blitz. The under 14 squad will play in Kildallen GAA grounds, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, with the under 16 squad playing in the Monaghan GAA, centre of excellence, Cloghan. Best of luck to both squads.

VHI GAA Cul camps 2011

Our Vhi GAA Cul camps concluded last week with our final camp in Ballinamore. Our numbers this year have increased by 85 on last year so a special word of thanks to all the children that took part. Also a hugh thank you to our camp supervisors and all our coaches for making the camps the success they were. To this years camp Ambassadore Adrian Croal and photographer James Molloy for all their work. Finally to the host clubs for your help and co-operation during the camps, Thank you.

Under 8 & 10 blitz

The final series of games for our under 8 & 10’s takes place on Saturday next commencing at 11am. First named club will host the blitz. If a club is unable to attend on Saturday morning please make contact with the host club and re-shedule the blitz.


Allen Gaels v Leitrim Gaels

Dromahair v Fenagh-St Caillins

Ballinamore SOH v Melvin Gaels

Mohill v St Marys

Aughnasheelin v Annaduff

Glencar-Manor v Kiltubrid

Garadice Gaels v Aughavas

Gortletteragh v Drumkeerin

Glenfarne-Kilty v St Osnats

Carrigallen, Cloone & Bornacoola


















For further information on any of the above contact:

County Coaching officer â€â€œ Padraig McGourty

Ph: 086 â€â€œ 8106431

E-mail: Games ManÓger – Thomas Keenan

Ph: 087 – 6591049




26-Aug-11 by Colette Fox – PRO