Preliminary Notification Forms to be completed in all cases following any player injury within 30 Days of injury.

Send Completed forms to County Development/Insurance Officer who will forward same to Coyle Hamilton Willis Ltd who will then issue a Claim Number.

Insurance Forms are then to be completed using Claim Number Issued when the injury expense has been paid.

This Form together with appropriate receipt(s) to be forwarded to County Development/Insurance Officer within 60 Days of injury.

Insurance Forms available from County Development/Insurance Officer or by contacting Coyle Hamilton or by downloading same from

Any queries re insurance can be dealt with by contacting County Development Officer at 086– 8505391 or by contacting Coyle Hamilton Willis Ltd at 01 ? 6616211



09-May-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

Clubs wishing to have a First Aid Course provided for people who deal with on the field injuries please contact County Development Officer at 086 8505391 so that a course can be arranged subject to demand. Cost of course to be shared by clubs participating.



09-May-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

Leitrim U-16 Training :
Leitrim U-16 training will be held in Annaduff on Saturday 14th May 2005, starting at 2pm.

Please find below the Bus routes and times:
North Leitrim Bus ( Feehily?s Buses Manorhamilton )
Manorhamilton 12:30
Dromahaire 12:40
Drumkeerin 12:55
Drumshanbo 1:15
Carrick on Shannon 1:25pm
Jamestown 1:35

South Leitrim Buses (Wrynn?s Buses Ballinamore)
Ballinamore 12:30pm
Aughnasheelin 12:30
Drumreilly 12:40
Carrigallen 12:50
Cloone 1:10
Mohill 1:10
Bornacoola 1:20pm

Please contact Derek Kelleher (087 6624918) or Kevin Ludlow (087 8132242) with any questions regarding these arrangements.



09-May-05 by U16 Management

A foundation level SAQ Training Course will be held on Friday 29/04/05 from 4.30pm till 10pm approx. This should be a ?must do? course for all coaches regardless of what level they are working at. SAQ i.e. speed, agility and quickness is the training technique which uses ladders, hurdles, grid poles and tag belts and is now used in some form by most sporting bodies.

Coaching Course
The final night of our level one coaching course will take place on Friday night next at 8pm in the Bush Hotel.



28-Apr-05 by Thomas Keenan – Coaching Officer


A foundation level SAQ Training Course will be held on Friday 29/04/05 from 4.30pm till 10pm approx. This should be a ?must do? course for all coaches regardless of what level they are working at. SAQ i.e. speed, agility and quickness is the training technique which uses ladders, hurdles, grid poles and tag belts and is now used in some form by most sporting bodies.



16-Apr-05 by Thomas Keenan – Coaching Officer

Leitrim Club Planning and Development Programme continues with the Aughavas Club taking part on next Tuesday night 5th April at 8 pm in the Aughavas Club Rooms

County Development Committee



01-Apr-05 by PJ Meehan – County Development Officer

Training For Club Officers

The planned programme of individual training for club officers takes place next Tuesday 29th March at 9pm in the Bush Hotel. All people holding positions and assistant positions of Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers and PRO?s in their club please make an effort to attend.



24-Mar-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

Foundation Coaching Courses were completed in Mohill and Dromahair over last weekend and in Aughnasheelin on Monday night last.

Our Level One Coaching Course is due to commence on this Friday night in the Carrick Community School at 7.30pm. This course can only proceed if numbers are adequate and clubs should ensure that they have at least one member completing this course.

Clubs should return the names of those players they feel are good enough for the U-14 school of GPO Michael Charles before this weekend.



10-Mar-05 by Thomas Keenan – Coaching Officer

Reminder that on this Thursday, March 10, participation will commence for two clubs Glenfarne/Kilty and St. Caillin?s Fenagh.

Leitrim Gaels and Kiltubrid will commence their participation on Tuesday, March 15.

All those attending from all four clubs should have their Questionaire forms returned at the above planned meetings. Check with your secretary if you have not received a form.

This is a very important development programme for you and your club, so make a huge effort to attend and participate.

Trained Facilitators will attend at all venues.



10-Mar-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

At the 2003 Congress an tUachtarain Sean Uas O?Ceallaigh made some major changes to committee structures.

The primary aim of this committee is to conduct an audit of each club and assist them in their efforts to address any issues by providing both club and officer training.
To this end Leitrim County Development Committee actively encourage all clubs to participate in this very worthwhile programme.
The recent Seminar attended by all clubs and officers has had a very positive impact with a number of clubs already willing to participate.

Officer Training will form part of this programme and with this in mind this news column will carry the dates for clubs to follow. Also appearing weekly in this column will be an outline of the qualities, duties etc of individual club officers starting this week with An Cathaoirleach.

The Club Chairperson?..
As a leader and a Manager, He/she must have?..
? Dedication to the GAA and the club.
? Knowledge?.He/she must prepare by knowing what the GAA is all about. He/she must become familiar with An Treorai Oifiguil
? Power of Persuasion?.He/she is not a dictator. He/she must be able to motivate and work with people.
? Integrity?.He/she is the symbol of the Club and must guard its reputation jealously.

? He/she must have time to do the job.
? Must have a genuine interest in the Association and the necessary background knowledge.
? Have a good standing in the community.
? Have leadership qualities.

? To act as Cathaoirleach at committee and other meetings.
? To cooperate with each other club officer to improve the club.
? To act on behalf of the club in the interval between meetings.
? Decide priorities of meetings, having them finalised, leaving less important matters to a later date if necessary.
? Prepare for meetings in close liaison with club Runai.
? Be a Manager of the club with Prime Responsibility for Planning, Organising, Delegating and Controlling.

The contribution of An Cathaoirleach to the effective working of a committee and the Club can never be underestimated.

The Assistant Chairperson ( An Leas Cathaoirleach) should be seen as the ?Cathaoirleach in waiting?. He/she should be assigned to chair a high profile/busy sub-committee in order to gain as much experience of Club Administration as possible.

Next Week?s Officer Profile?.. An Runai ( Club Secretary )

Leitrim GAA?..Club Planning and Development

On Thursday 10th March 2005 participation will commence for two clubs Glenfarne/Kilty and St Caillins Fenagh with Trained Facilitators attending at both venues. Other clubs will follow as soon as can be scheduled.



02-Mar-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

John Morrison from Armagh will present a coaching seminar on Saturday next, 19th February, in the Community School, Carrick-on-Shannon from 10am to 1pm.

The topic for this seminar will be ?Movement and Speed of Thought in Body & Mind?. This will be the only chance to hear from one of the best in the country this season, so clubs should ensure large numbers attend.

Our G.P.O.s will be in contact with Club officers this week to identify each Club?s Coaching Liaison Officer. Clubs must have a Coaching Liaison Officer in place by Friday 18th February.

Plans are underway to run an U-10 Club Blitz involving all clubs in the country over the Easter holidays. G.P.O.s will be in touch with Club personnel shortly to outline details.

Our 2005 Level One coaching course will commence on Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March 05.

A number of workshops are being conducted throughout the province during the forthcoming months. The courses are being offered to everyone. If you wish to attend any of these courses just contact the County Coaching Officer Thomas Keenan at 071 9631120 (h) 043 24710 (w), or the Connacht Council Office at 094-9630335, or any Games Promotion Officer.

The Foundation Level course is also available to any club or alternative groups. This is the basic 8-10 hours coaching course suitable for coaching of Juvenile teams. We strongly urge all clubs to complete this course and ensure that every coach has the minimum qualification. This can be organised by contacting your County Coaching Officer or John Tobin, Connacht Games Manager at 094 9630335 or 087 4169500.

February 19th
?Movement & Speed of Thought in Body & Mind?
Speaker: John Morrison (Armagh)
Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon
Time: 10am – 1pm

February 28th
Skill Acquisition & Development Workshop
Tutors: Martin Carney & John Tobin
Venue: An Sportlann, Castlebar
Time: 10am – 12am.

March 4th & 5th
Leitrim Level One Coaching Course
Contact: Thomas Keenan 071 9631120 or 043 24710
Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon

March 5th
Core Development & Proprioception
Venue: An Sportlann, Castlebar
Speaker: Louis O?Connor
Time: 10am – 1pm

March 9th & 10th
March 9th
Core Development & Preprioception
Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon
Speaker: Louis O?Connor

March 12th
The Use of Mini & Conditional games to Develop the Skills of Gaelic Football
Venue: Sligo IT
Tutors: Eamonn O?Hara, Pat Kilcoyne, Michael Harte, Gerry McManus.
Time: 10am – 12.30pm

March 19th
Skill Development through the ?Wall Ball Programme?
Speaker: Lester Ryan, Games Development Manager, Leinster
?From the Cradle to the Grave? Speaker: Justin McCarthy
Venue: GMIT. Time: 10am – 1pm
Contact: Pat Monaghan 087 9592068.



23-Feb-05 by Thomas Keenan – Coaching Officer

The coaching officers would like to thank John Morrison, who has agreed to return later in the year to talk on specific skills. Joe Flynn for the use of the Community School facilities, the Minor management and players, our GPOs and John Tobin Connight Coaching, for all the help in staging this seminar.



23-Feb-05 by Brendan Doyle