Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development 

Foundation Award Courses

Can you please ask your club secretary to include the names of your coaches at each of the grades, when they are submitting your team registration to Coiste na nÓg. When we have this information we will arrange additional Foundation award courses. 

Award 1 Courses

Our Award 1 youth/adult course will continue tomorrow evening Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm in the Vocational school Drumshanbo.

Concussion Workshop

We are holding a concussion awareness workshop on Wednesday evening February 24th at 8pm in the Bush hotel for all Parents, players & coaches of our development academies. We are also asking all club coaching officers to attend the workshop. The workshop will be delivered by Selina Shanley from Leitrim Physiotherapy clinic.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates and venues for our 2016 Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps.

July 4th – 8th Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

July 11th – 15th Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

July 18th – 22nd Aughavas, Gortletteragh & Dromahair

July 25th – 29th Drumkeerin, Leitrim Village & Fenagh

Primary School Coaching

We will be commencing our Primary school coaching & games programme w/c 29th February. The programme will consist of 8 weeks of skills coaching and games and will also involve organised blitz days for 3rd & 4th classes. All schools will be contacted over the next week with dates and times for the programme.

For further details on any of the above contact.

Hughie Clinton 086-6089637 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie 

 

 

 

10-Feb-16 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

Foundation award courses

Can you please ask your club secretary to include the names of your coaches at each of the grades, when they are submitting your team registration to Coiste na nÓg. When we have this information we will arrange additional Foundation award courses.

Award 1 courses

Award 1 youth/adult course will commence tomorrow evening Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm in the Vocational school Drumshanbo with registration from 6.45pm. Booking for this course is now closed.  

Concussion Workshop

We are holding a concussion awareness workshop on Wednesday evening February 24th in the Bush hotel for all Parents, players & coaches of our development academies. We are also asking all club coaching officers to attend this workshop. The workshop will be delivered by Selina Shanley from Leitrim Physiotherapy clinic.

Work placement scheme

Connacht GAA are piloting a new work experience programme for 3rd level students studying sports science. Each County in the Provence will be allocated a student for a 6/7 month period to work with coaches at both club and County level advising on best practice in the areas such as strength & conditioning, rest & recovery etc. Enda Lyons will take up the role in Leitrim on Tuesday next February 9th and we would like to wish Enda well in his role.  

Kelloggs GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates and venues for our 2016 Kelloggs GAA Cul camps.

July 4th – 8th Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

July 11th – 15th Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

July 18th – 22nd Aughavas, Gortletteragh & Dromahair

July 25th – 29th Drumkeerin, Leitrim Village Fenagh

 

For further details on any of the above contact.

Hughie Clinton 086-6089637 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

02-Feb-16 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

A special welcome to all our new coaching officers for 2016. We will try and keep you updated weekly on the various activities happening in the world of coaching and games but if you have any questions etc please do not hesitate to conact us at the numbers listed below.

Coach Education Courses

Foundation Award Courses

Our on line foundation award course will remain live until Friday evening next January 22nd. Any coach looking to complete this course please contact Mark Heslin 086-3607370 for log on details.

A traditional foundation award course will commence on Friday next at 7pm in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. To register participants for the course clubs are asked to contact Thomas Keenan or Hughie Clinton by Thursday evening, January 21st at the latest as the course will not proceed without sufficient numbers.

Award 1 Courses

We have scheduled an award 1 child and an award 1 youth/adult course to commence on Wednesday February 3rd in the Vocational school Drumshanbo. These courses will run over 4/5 evenings and participants must have completed foundation award to be eligible. To register for either of these courses please contact Thomas Keenan or Hughie Clinton no later than Monday February 1st.

Hurling GDA

We would like to congratulate Michael Carroll on his appointment as hurling GDA for Leitrim and Longford. Michael has been working with us for the past year as our hurling mentor and we wish Michael all the best in his new role.

For further details on any of the above contact.

Hughie Clinton 086-6089637 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

20-Jan-16 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

 

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps

Registration for this year’s camps is in full swing with the on-line option proving very popular. We would encourage parents to please register as early as possible and to use the on-line method if possible. Standard application forms have been distributed through the Primary schools and are also available from any GAA club. For the hurling section on the camps, helmets and hurley’s will be provided but parents please note that all children attending our Kellogg’s Cul camps must wear a gum shield for all on field activities.

The following are the dates and venues for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps 2015 in Leitrim.

W/C – 06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

W/C – 13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

W/C – 20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

W/C – 27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

 

Free places competition

Check out this week’s Leitrim Observer for another chance to win a free place at any of this year’s Leitrim GAA Kellogg’s Cul camps.

 

Club mentoring programme 

Our club mentoring programme commenced on Thursday evening last with a great turnout of personnel from the four clubs, Garadice Gaels, Kiltubrid, Cloone and Carrigallen. We would like to thank all the club officers and coaches that attended. We are looking forward to working closely with the four clubs to assist them in developing their coaching structures.

 

U14 academy trial

Thanks to all the lads who took part in our under 14 academy trial on Wednesday evening last. The coaches will be contacting all players over the next week and for those selected from the earlier trials but unavailable on Wednesday last, our coaches will be watching your progress during the U14 championship.

 

U15 academy trial

We are holding an open trial for our U15 development squad on Saturday next June 20th in Allen Gaels GAA centre, Drumshanbo, commencing at 1.30pm. Players must be born in 2000 to be eligible.

 

U16 academy

Preparation for the Fr.Manning & Ted Webb competitions are onÓgoing and will continue with a challenge game v Cavan on Saturday next at 11.30am in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.

 

Hurling

Best of luck to Carrick hurling club in the boys section and Cluainin Imaoint in the camogie section who will represent Leitrim at Feile na nGael in Ulster next weekend.

 

   

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

17-Jun-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Under 14 Academy Trial Rescheduled June 10th

Due to the U16 Finals, the U14 County Academy Trial planned for tomorrow evening has been postponed until Wednesday June 10th. Time and venue will be confirmed later. Appologies for any inconvience this change may cause.

 

 

28-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps

This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. On-line registration is now available and we would encourage parents to use this method of registration if convenient as it greatly helps with assigning coaches etc to the camps. Standard application forms will be available through the schools from next week.

The following are the dates and venues for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps 2015 in Leitrim.

W/C – 06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

W/C – 13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

W/C – 20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

W/C – 27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

 

Free places competition

A chance to win a free place at any of this year’s Leitrim Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps will commence in the Leitrim Observer in the next few weeks. 

 

2015 U14 County academy trials

The first of our Trials for this year’s U14 County talent academy took place in Drumkeerin GAA centre on Friday last. 37 boys took part and we would like to thank each and every one of them for having the interest to attend.

A trial for players from the following clubs, Cloone, Mohill, Bornacoola, Gortletteragh, Annaduff, Carrigallen, Aughavas, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins, St. Bridget’s, Kiltubrid & Fenagh St. Cailins will take place in Cloone GAA grounds on Saturday next May 23rd, commencing at 12 noon.

Only players born in 2001 are eligible for the 2015 academy.

 

National Football blitz day

Our U15 squad had a good day in Longford on Saturday last in the first of this year’s National blitz. Our first game against Sligo was a very one sided affair with Leitrim winning easily. The second game of the day against Louth proved to be a very competitive game with Leitrim winning by six points at the final whistle. Well done to all the lads.

 

Primary school blitz

Our 3rd & 4th class Primary school blitz have been badly hit by the poor weather over the past two weeks. Blitz have taken place in Aughavas, Gortletteragh, Drumkeerin and Ballinamore, but we were forced to cancel the blitz planned for Dromahair, Drumshanbo & Carrick. We will try and reschedule over the next few weeks.

 

Hurling blitz

This year’s U8,10 & 12 hurling blitz will commence on Wednesday May 27th at 7pm in St. Mary’s GAA grounds Ck-on-Shannon. All clubs are asked to confirm in advance what numbers at each age level will be attending.

 

   

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

20-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

 

 

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps

This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. On-line registration is now available and we would encourage parents to use this method of registration if convenient as it greatly helps with assigning coaches etc to the camps. Standard application forms will be available through the schools from next week.

The following are the dates and venues for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps 2015 in Leitrim.

W/C – 06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

W/C – 13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

W/C – 20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

W/C – 27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

 

2015 U14 County Academy Trials

Trials for this year’s U14 County talent academy will commence on Friday next May 15th at 7pm in Drumkeerin GAA grounds. This trial is for players from the following clubs, Melvin Gaels, GlencarManorhamilton, Glenfarne, Dromahair, St. Osnats, Drumkeerin, Allen Gaels, Ballinaglera, Leitrim Gaels & St. Mary’s.

The trial for the remaining clubs will take place on Saturday May 23rd. Time and venue will be confirmed later.

Only players born in 2001 are eligible for the 2015 academy.

 

National Football blitz day

The first of this year’s National blitz day’s takes place on Saturday next. Our U15 academy is taking part and will be based in Longford Slashers with Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Roscommon. Games will commence at 11am.

     

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

National U 15 Football Blitz Day Change of Venue

                                                                                                                                      The first of this year’s National blitz days will now take place in Longford and not Clara, Co. Offaly as originally planned. Our U15 Academy Blitz is now in Longford Slashers GAA Centre, Longford on Saturday May 16th commencing at 11.30 with a game v Sligo. Our second game is at 1.30 v Louth. 

 

 

12-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

 

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps

This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. On-line registration is now available and we would encourage parents to use this method of registration if convenient as it greatly helps with assigning coaches etc to the camps. Standard application forms will be available through the schools from next week.

The following are the dates and venues for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps 2015 in Leitrim.

W/C – 06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

W/C – 13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

W/C – 20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

W/C – 27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

06-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Coaching Workshop – Coaching Goalkeepers

Goalkeeping has always been an important position on any team but in the last while, a new emphasis has been put onÓgoalkeepers to be the extra link with his outfield players and not just a shot stopper. With this new emphasis onÓgoalkeeping, Leitrim GAA coaching and games have invited two of the Countries top Goalkeepers, former Longford goalkeeper Damien Sheridan and current Offaly goalkeeper Alan Mulhall to present a workshop entitled “Coaching Goalkeepers”. The workshop is open to all coaches and to any goalkeepers who wish to attend and will take place in Allen Gaels GAA centre, Drumshanbo on Thursday evening May 7th, commencing at 7pm. We would encourage coaches and goalkeepers to attend.

For further details on any of the above contact.
Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie
Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

 

06-May-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

  

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps

This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. On-line registration is now available and we would encourage parents to use this method of registration if convenient as it greatly helps with assigning coaches etc to the camps. Standard application forms will be available through the schools from next week.

The following are the dates and venues for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps 2015 in Leitrim.

06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

 

Coaching Workshop – Coaching Goalkeepers 7pm Thurs May 7th   

Goalkeeping has always been an important position on any team but in the last while, a new emphasis has been put onÓgoalkeepers to be the extra link with his outfield players and not just a shot stopper. With this new emphasis onÓgoalkeeping, Leitrim GAA coaching and games have invited two of the Countries top Goalkeepers, former Longford goalkeeper Damien Sheridan and current Offaly goalkeeper Alan Mulhall  to present a workshop entitled “Coaching Goalkeepers”. The workshop is open to all coaches and to any goalkeepers who wish to attend and will take place in Allen Gaels GAA Centre, Drumshanbo at 7pm on Thursday evening May 7th. We would encourage as many coaches and goalkeepers to attend.

 

Hurling blitz

The first of the National hurling blitz will take place on Saturday next in Longford. Our U14 squad play in Longford Slashers GAA centre, Longford town while the U16 squad play in Edgeworthstown. First game for both squads commences at 11am.

 

    

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

 

29-Apr-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp Coaches 2015

Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee will operate 13 Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps throughout the County during the month of July. We now wish to recruit suitably qualified personnel to coach on these camps.

Those interested must be over 18 and preferably attending third level college, have attained as a minimum Foundation award coaching qualification, have completed the Code of best practise in youth sport and be Garda vetted.

Please forward CV complete with a copy of all certs, by email to thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie  or by post to Thomas Keenan, Leitrim GAA Games Manager, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Dublin Rd., Ck-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Closing date for applications is Monday April 20th 2015 @ 5pm

 

 

09-Apr-15 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development