Thursday, 2 April 2015

GAA Coaching Corner

Congrats CBS

The coaching corner would like to congratulate Roscommon CBS on their magnificent victory in the All Ireland Colleges senior B football final last Saturday week in Mullingar against Scoil Mhuire Clane of Kildare. It is a huge boost for secondary schools football in Roscommon.

Go Games blitzes

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development is holding the first of the U12 football Go Games blitzes on this Saturday morning April 16th at six different venues throughout the county. The blitzes will continue for the next three weeks. Boyle, 10.30 am: Boyle, Strokestown, Tulsk and Kiltoom 12.15 pm: St Brigid’s, Clann Na nGael, Padraig Pearse’s, St Dominic’s, Roscommon Gaels. St. Faithleach’s 10.30 am: St Faithleachs, Kilglass Gaels, St Barry’s, Kilbride, Kilmore. St. Aidan’s, 10.30 am: St Aidan’s, Oran, St Ciaran’s, St Croan’s. St. Michael’s, 10.30 am: St Michael’s, Ballinameen, Shannon Gaels, St Ronan’s. Michael Glavey’s 10.30 am: Michael Glavey’s, Éire Óg, Western Gaels, Castlerea St Kevin’s. The blitzes are nine-a-side, ten minuts per half, one play of the ball. Player fouled takes the free. All players must play. Panel of 12 players. Teams can enter one, two or three teams. Respect initiative in place. All teams to get at least three games. All teams ready to commence at allocated starting time

Cúl Camps

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development have announced all their dates and venues for this year’s Roscommon GAA VHI Cúl Camps in both football and hurling. From July 4th to 8th, there will be Cúl Camps in Hyde Park, Abbey Park, Boyle and Four Roads. From July 11th to 15th, the camps will be in St. Brigid’s, Orchard Park, Elphin and St. Dominic’s. From July 18th to 22nd, they will be n Páirc an Piarsigh, Tarmonbarry and Athleague. From July 25th to July 29th, they will be in O’Rourke Park, Castlerea, Dr. Hyde Park and Strokestown GAA Club and on August 2nd to 5th, there will be a camp in Dr. Hyde Park, whichis now full.

Go Games launch

The launch of the U8/U10 football and hurling Go Games blitzes will take place in the Roscommon GAA County Board offices on next Monday night, April 18th at 9 pm. Special guest on the night will be Connacht GAA Games Manager John Tobin. At the launch clubs will receive their groups for the May and June blitzes. Clubs will receive email this week on the matter.

Connacht championship

Hard to believe the first round of the Connacht minor football championship is on Saturday April 23rd as Roscommon play New York at Dr Hyde Park.

Kilbride launch

The primary schools INTO mini sevens took place recently in Kilbride with over 350 boys and girls taking part from different schools throughout the county. From the blitz players will be chosen to represent Roscommon in Croke Park and at Connacht GAA championship matches during the summer. The committee would like to thank the TY students from Roscommon CBS and Roscommon Convent for referring all the matches, which were played on the Go Games format.


Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are inviting applications from third level students for employment on football and hurling VHI Cul Camps for 2011. Students are asked to send in their CV to GAA Games Manager Willie Hegarty by email to by April 15th. All students who apply must ensure they have received GAA Garda clearance. No person can be employed this year without being Garda vetted.

Email address

The email address for Roscommon’s GAA Games manager Willie Hegarty is and he can be contacted on the mobile on (086) 8356227.

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.