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COACHING NEWS (WK 18 2018)
A. Foundation Football & Hurling Course
Thanks to our coaches who recently completed a combined Football & Hurling Foundation Couse arranged by our club.
• Niamh Fallon
• Jason Crean
• Hugh Murphy
• Trevor Finneran
• Kieran Nugent
• Seamus O’Neill
• Gary Greene
• Jer O’Connor
• Dion Hegarty
• Adrian Tully
B. Childrens Officer Workshop
A training Night for all Club Children’s Officers will be held in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon, on Monday night, April 30th, at 8pm.
C. Coaching Committee
Our most recent CC Meeting was held on Monday 23 April.
The very well attended meeting discussed how we can best progress the 3No. Objectives arising from our recent Club Coaching Support Programme.
• Club – School Link.
• Coach Education.- Coach the Coaches
• Expanded Coaching Committee - to meet monthly.
There were actions arising and progress update to follow over coming weeks.
D. Upcoming Workshop – Booking is Essential
For Club Coaches
Saturday May 19th
Time 10am -1.30pm
Venue : TBC
Guest coach Paul Earley.
Roscommon Gaels encourages our coaches to attend what will be an excellent workshop as this will in part fulfil our Coach-the-Coach Objective..
As booking is required, can you let either John Donnellan or Niamh Kilmartin know if you are attending
E. U14 Hurling Session by Martin Fogarty
National hurling director Martin Fogarty will be visiting Roscommon for a coaching session in Athleague GAA pitch on Tuesday May 15th at 7pm for U14 players/coaches who are taking part in the National Feile weekend in June.
F. Go Games Football & Hurling Blitzes
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will commence their U8/U10 football and Hurling Go Games blitz on Saturday May 12th.
Roscommon GPO’s will be in touch with clubs in their region regarding the format and dates which have now being confirmed
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are seeking applications from third level students/coaches to work on our Kellogg’s Cull camps for 2018. All students must have GAA Garda Vetting and are requested to forward application letter and CV to Roscommon GAA Games Manager at email@example.com
U8 &U10 Camogie is on Friday evening's 6:15 - 7:30pm in Lisnamult. All players to be on the pitch @ 6:10 sharp.
U12:- Camogie training is on Friday evenings in Lisnamult from 6.30-7.30pm.
U14’s:-Our girls played Tulsk on Tuesday Evening in Round 7 of the Oak Dental Practice Sponsored Feile Championship we defeated Tulsk on a scoreline of 7-6 to Tulsk 0-0.
Next we played Athleague which was one of the games rescheduled due to pitches being unplayable in Tremane on Thursday, The girls dominated throughout in what was a very wet evening. The final score was Roscommon Gaels 4-5 Athleague 0-1. We are currently on top of the table with Four Roads in 2nd place. We play Four Roads tomorrow evening in Lisnamult at 7pm. If we win or draw we will be top of the table. Come out and support the girls.
Cuman na mBunscol:-Both The Gaelscoil and St. Coman’s woods were busy during the week in the Cuman na mBunscol both schools are through to the Quarter Finals The Gaelscoil play Tisara NS and St. Comans Wood play Fuerty. Best of luck girls.
Minor/Junior camogie will begin training for 2018 on Thursday in Lisnamult. We have booked the front training pitch from 8pm til 9.30pm. We are looking forward to an enjoyable and successful season ahead. Meanwhile, gym sessions began last Monday evening in Full Body Workhouse 8-9pm and will continue on Monday’s for the moment to build strength and fitness which will support our skills and match training outdoors. There must be at least 10 players to hold this gym class so we encourage as many of you as possible to attend. Gym classes cost €5 per person.
U8 / U10 / U12 Hurling - Training continues every Monday in our club grounds in Lisnamult from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
U8 / U10 Hurling Blitz - Roscommon Gaels will host the first hurling blitz of the year in Lisnamult on Saturday May 12th. Details to follow in weeks ahead.
U11 Hurling - Our U11 hurlers completed rounds 5 & 6 of the U11 Tain Hurling League in the Connacht Centre of excellence this weekend.
Due to strong numbers at this age-group, Roscommon Gales fielded two 11 a-side teams this weekend maximising game time for all our hurlers.
The boys competed strongly across all 4 games this weekend against opposition from across the Province. All players demonstrated great skills, determinations and teamwork throughout.
Our thanks to all parents who shared lifts over the past 3 weekends to Bekan.
U-14 The U-14 hurlers qualified for the county Feile final with a 4-15 to 3-7 win over Padraig Pearses in the semi-final last Wednesday. They will now play Four Roads in the final at 1 p.m. on Monday, 7th May in Athleague. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Well done to our U17 Hurlers who defeated Athleague/Tremane this evening in Athleague. Final Score was Roscommon Gaels 2-15 Athleague/Tremane 2-08.
U8 and U10 Girls: - training is back on Wednesday 18th of April @ 6.30pm in Lisnamult every week. New members always welcome, come join our team!!!!! LEARN & DEVELOP information and registration details can be found on http://www.roscommongaels.ie/membership.html for further information contact Mike Burke on 086 8291271.
U12 Girls:- Our girls were supposed to play Kilglass in Round 1 of the championship today. But Kilglass pulled out. Training continues Wednesday evening from 6.30-8.00pm please note the later time.
U14 Girls:- Our U14 girls had a challenge match against St. Brigid’s Friday evening. It was great to get this game ahead of our League start on Thursday evening against Shannon Gaels. Please note that this game is now being played in Lisnamult Thursday Evening at 7.30pm.
U16 girls: - Training Continues Wednesday evenings in The Hyde for our U16’s.
Junior Ladies: Training will continue for our Junior Team Tuesday Evenings at 8pm.
U14 County Football. Roscommon played Mayo in Swinford today in the Connacht U14 Football Final hard luck to the girls.
Roscommom Gaels boys Nursery Programme
Roscommom Gaels Nursery Programme will commence on Thursday 3rd of May 2018 in the Hyde centre.
All children attending should be at the centre by 6:20 pm.
Please drop boys into the centre and collect immediately after.
The nursery is for boys born in 2012 and 2013 only.
In order to train all boys must be registered with the club, if not already registered forms will be available on Thursday evening.
The nursery coaches will be using Wats App for communication with parents. If you are not already using Wats App and add Seamus O' Neill to your contacts. Any issues please contact Seamus on 0868688129.
Runners to be worn in the sessions in the Hyde Centre.
The aim of the programme is to introduce the children to Gaelic football in a fun environment.
U8 Boys Football.
Roscommon Gaels U8 Boys Football moves outdoors this coming Saturday 21st April between 10 - 11 am in Lisnamult Pitch. Children should be on the pitch from 09:50.
Some important Notes:
• Please drop boys into the pitch and collect after. This is a requirement from a health & safety perspective.
• This is for boys born in 2010 & 2011 only.
• In order to play all children *Must* be registered with the club – please speak with Declan for registration forms.
• Please wear gum shields, boots and layers as its still spring time.
• Reminder in regards to communications – as noted, U8 Management will be using WhatsApp for communications in 2018. All parents should be receiving contacts via this platform at this stage. If you are not, please ensure you have downloaded WhatsApp and added Declan Hussey to your contacts. Any issues please contact Declan directly on 0868177696.
U12 Boys Football.
Our Div 5 team played Western Gaels on Saturday in the league. In a tight encounter we unfortunately went down by a couple of scores.
Our Div 1 side had a good win today at home to Michael Glaveys also in the league.
Next up for both squads are games against Boyle.
Training continues every Thursday evening in Lisnamult at 6.45.
Well done to our U14 Division 1 football team, who recorded a good win over Strokestown in the League this morning with a fine team performance. We play Boyle on Thursday evening. Our Div 4 lads are due to play Clann in a rescheduled fixture. Date TBC.
Well done to our Junior A team who defeated Western Gaels in the first round of the championship Friday evening, full time score Roscommon Gaels 4-14 Western Gaels 3-09 well done lads. Next round we play Castlrea away on Sunday 13th at 2pm in Castlrea.
To support the Under 14 Hurling/Camogie Feile team’s, who will be hosting/playing in the National Feile in June, there will be a Fundraising Cake Sale this Saturday 5th of May at 11am in Gleeson’s Artisian Shop. Please drop cakes at 10am. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Roscommon Gaels will be hosting an 80's disco in Nancy's on Friday night May11th. This disco is to fundraise for the upcoming Feile which we will be hosting in June. Doors open at 8pm with an entry fee of €10. For anyone looking for tickets they are with the Feile Committe Orla Fleming 086 8178259, Ann O'Reilly 087 2334508, Kevin Johnson 086 8112500, Fergal O'Gara 087 2691804, David Martin 087 9959417 and Yvonne Lambe 086 6063534 your support is greatly appreciated.
Congrats to our lads Peter O'Meara, Darragh Ward, Rodhan Dowd, David Hough, Ethan O'Reilly, James Connolly, Jack Fleming, Cormac Feeley, Senan Lambe who were part of the CBS 1st Year Hurling team that became Connacht Champions on Monday well done lads.
The Irish Schools Snr Championship took place at Monkstown on Tues. Congratulations to the CBS who emerged as champions, beating St Augustine's from Dungarvan in the final.Roscommon Gaels well represented in Fionn Hoare, Simon Walker, Alan Connaughton, Michael Corcoran and Kevin Connaughton well done lads.
Some more pictures from our awards and presentation night.
The Roscommon Gaels Annual Awards Night took place in Carty’s Porterhouse Saturday night and it was a very successful night for the club. Mc for the night was Declan Hoare. Music was provided by Declan Walsh. A huge thank you to all who attended and helped organise our awards presentation. The winners were as follows:
Congratulations to all our award winners.