Friday, 6 March 2015

Coaching Corner

Connacht U14 football Sean Purcell development blitz

On this Saturday, September 6th Roscommon U14 football development squad will take part in the annual Connacht development Sean Purcell U14 intercounty blitz day in NUIG sport complex in Dangan. Roscommon will have two squads on the day with one squad playing Mayo, Galway and Leitrim, while the second squad will play Sligo, Mayo and Galway. First games are at 11 am and all details were due to be given to players after the games with Sligo on this Wednesday night.

Comfy cafe Roscommon schools senior championship draw

The Roscommon secondary schools senior football championship draw is as follows: 

(A) Ros/Elphin Community College v Garbally College

(B) Roscommon CBS v Abbey College, Boyle

(C) Castlerea CS v St Aloysius College

(D) St Mary’s, Ballygar v Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown

* All games to be played on Wednesday September 10th. 

* First name school has home advantage and must provide referee.

Semi final draw – Wednesday 17th September: A v B; C v D. 

Final: Wednesday September 24th. 

Roscommon U15 football development squad session

After last Saturday’s coaching session in Kilbride players have being notified about the arrangements for the next few weeks which ends with the Connacht U15 football development blitz in Castlebar in late September.

U8 Go Games football blitzs for September

The Roscommon coaching and games development have organised the following Go Games U8 football blitzs for September (see below). Each club paired together are asked to play two U8 and U10 7-a-side or 9-a-side games on a home and away basics during the month. Fun, enjoyment and full participation of all players is the ethos of these blitzs. The following are the clubs who are twinned together: (St Brigid-Roscommon Gaels). Clann Na nGael-Padraig Pearses). (Boyle-Strokestown). (Ballinameen-St Michael’s). (St Faithleachs-St Dominic’s). (St Barry’s-St Ronan’s). (Kilbride-Tulsk). (St Ciaran’s-St Aidan’s). (Western Gaels-St Croan’s). (Kilglass Gaels-Kilmore). (Oran-Castlerea). (Michael Glaveys-Shannon Gaels). (Eire Og- Elphin). All clubs coaching officers have received the information and rules about the blitzs. This will be the last of our Go Games blitzs for the season.

Part-time coaches back in schools

Our part-time football and hurling coaching programme in all schools within the county will recommence on Monday, September 15th for 10 weeks.


Roscommon took part in All-Ireland U16 hurling blitz

Last Saturday, August 30th Roscommon took part in this year’s All-Ireland U16 B hurling blitz. Roscommon were drawn in the same group as Carlow, Kildare and Down and the competition took place in Mullingar. We will have all the details on how the lads got on here in the coaching corner next week.

Fabulous prizes in Roscommon 

County Board GAA draw Big draw on September 27

The Roscommon County Board draw for 2008 will take place on September 27th next. This year’s draw, which has a prize of €100,000, has a first prize of €50,000 as well as other attractive prizes of cars, holidays and cash.

  Tickets, priced at €100 are available from all clubs in the county and from the County Board office in Castle Street, Roscommon (tel no: 090/66 27176). 

  As in previous years, clubs will continue to receive a share of ticket income. This year clubs who exceed their revenue target will have the opportunity to obtain a greater share if sales revenue than in the past.

  Revenue from the fund-raising draw will be used to fund the day to day activities of the GAA in the county. The principal areas where this revenue is used includes team preparation and training, administration, games development, coaching, and all other GAA activities.

 Running the GAA in the county has become increasingly costly. Expenditure continues to exceed income. Revenue from local gate receipts, grants from provincial and central sources do not cover cost. As a result the Board is forced to fund-raise locally.

  The other main fund-raising activity in Roscommon is the Punchestown race day. This money is used mainly for the development of training facilities and infrastructure in the county.

  This year the minor and junior teams reached the All-Ireland stages of their competitions. This success is very welcome but needs to continue and be built upon. The resources necessary for this must continue to be available and a successful draw will help the continued development of the GAA in the county.

  All supporters and clubs are asked to support the draw and ensure that our teams and players are as well prepared for their competitions as in any other county.