Saturday, 28 March 2015

GAA Coaching Corner

Go Games

On Saturday April 24th it is planned to have a national Go Games blitz day in both football and hurling at U8/U10 level. In Roscommon it is planned to run a U10 football festival of fun like last year where all clubs will come to one central venue and play in nine-a-side games. Likewise for hurling, it is hoped to have a similar event for U8 to mark the occasion. All clubs coaching officers will be getting details this week by email. Venues and times will be arranged over the next couple of weeks. Clubs are asked to confirm with Willie Hegarty that they will attend the blitz day.

Ethics course

All hurling coaches who undertook the foundation courses in St Dominic’s and Padraig Pearse’s recently have their code of ethics and best practice course on next Tuesday night, March 30th in the old school Knockcroghery at 7 pm sharp. The course will be conducted by Roscommon sports partnership tutors Annette McGeeney and Sarah Mulligan.

Award 1

The final part of the award 1 youth/adult course will conclude on this Saturday, March 27th, in Kilbride GAA pitch commencing at 10 am.

Board Meeting

A meeting for all members of the Roscommon Sports Partnership Board will take place in the VEC offices on Thursday, March 25th at 6 pm.

April blitzes

Roscommon coaching and games development will hold three U12 club football Go Games blitzes commencing in early April at three different venues throughout the county. 

Hurling course

After the foundation courses in hurling are completed Roscommon coaching and games development will be announcing the date for the award 1 hurling course. If you are interested in doing the above course please contact GAA games manager Willie Hegarty.

Award 1 football

If any coach is interested in taking the award 1 child course in football please contact GAA games manager Willie Hegarty as it is planned to hold a course shortly.

Minor league

The second round of the Connacht minor football league is on this Saturday evening, March 27th, as Roscommon play Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon with a 5 pm throw-in time.

Cúl camp

Next week Roscommon coaching and games development will be announcing all their dates and venues for our GAA VHI Cúl programme for 2010. Parents are now able to book their kids on line on the national GAA VHI Cúl camp website.

Coaching survey

All clubs have received their coaching qualification survey for all coaches involved with their teams from U8 to senior. All clubs are asked to fill out the relevant details and email it back to GAA games Willie Hegarty ASAP.

Email address

The new email address for Roscommon’s GAA Games manager Willie Hegarty is as follows

Into the West

Articles and photographs are now invited for the next edition of Into the West, the magazine of the Connacht GAA Council. GAA clubs and other units with items for inclusion should send them to the magazine’s editor Liam Horan at, or by post to Liam Horan, The Farmyard, Liskillen, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Clubs and other units of the GAA can avail of the magazine to publicise events they are planning to hold in the near future. 

Email Coaching Corner

With the help of Roscommon’s IT officer Colm Beirne you can now log on to our coaching corner web site at and view all the coaching corners. If any club would like information posted on our coaching corner please email with all the details.