Sunday 28th of January 2018
€9,100 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn 2, 20, 25, 27
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Seamus Comiskey.
• Fintan Donnelly, Castle Street.
• Aidan Walsh, Hyde Court.
• Sandra Smyth, Brackloon, Ballintubber.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 05 2018)
A. Visit by Roscommon Gaels to Primary Schools in Town
Further to recent communication in our Newsletter and following the positive feedback from the visit by our Club Coaches to the Gael Scoil and Abbey Boys (now St Comans Wood) in early 2017 we made a repeat visit to both schools on Thursday and Friday last. We visited 1st and 2nd classes to promote our club ahead of our upcoming Registration Night (02 Feb).
Thanks to our Coaches:-
• Nicola Crosbie
• Tom Killion
• Finbar O’Reilly
• Declan Hussey
• Joe Biesty
Thanks also to our players Joe Finnegan, Mark Purcell and Kevin Glynn who joined the coaches and spoke so positively about their experience of playing with Roscommon Gaels.
A big Thank You to the staff of the Gael Scoil and St Comans Wood for accommodating the visit and for their hospitality.
B. Nursery Programme : Starting 2018 Season
The club is working towards implementing a Nursery Programme for our youngest members. The details/structure of the programme are being worked through at present but it will look something like:-
• 12- 16 week programme.
• Programme would start Week 1 of May and continue to mid July/August.
• Players can be accepted if they have started in Primary School.
• First 4-5 weeks would be indoor concentrating on an ABC programme and getting them to follow along with a session environment, getting a little discipline and getting them to listen.
• Second 4 weeks we could be starting to ease off on the ABC and start basic ball movements (Hop, Catch-up Kick) so a 50/50 session
• Third 4 weeks ABC + starting to bring in Simple Games.
• Another 4 weeks TBC depending on how we feel the first 12 went and how we are getting along.
• There will be an emphasis on Fun... Fun... Fun... while developing their interest of the game and encouraging them to stay with us.
• Objectives at the end from a child’s perspective is that they come away confident, wanting to come back, have developed some motor skills, they know what the sessions are about and they’ve being introduced to some basic GAA skills. Also, we have new parent recruits.
Some of the drivers behind the programme include:
• Starting too early within the existing U8 Structure has proved challenging especially weather wise. It can still be cold and it’s hard to keep the younger children going and probably not terribly nice to look at from a parent’s perspective.
• The U8 season is too long for younger children and it is debatable how much value they get out of 30+ sessions...
• The programme will reduce the load on the U8 Coaches, thereby allowing them to run effective training sessions.
Thank You to Declan Hussey for the work done to date on promoting the Nursery Programme and for putting the foundation blocks in place.
For the Nursery Programme to be a success we will need input from our Coaches. If you are willing to assist in any way with the Nursery Programme contact any of the following: Declan Hussey/John Donnellan/Finbar O’Reilly.
More details on the programme will follow
C. Club Mentoring Programme 2018
This important programme will include an opportunity for all our coaches to present their views on how we can improve our club. Information on implementation of the Programme within our club will follow in the coming weeks.
There is still a shortage of Referees in both ladies and men’s, if you or you know of anyone interested in being a referee put your name forward courses are starting in February. Level 1 Referees Course on Saturday 3rd and 10th of February, in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon from 9.30am to 4pm approx. There is a shortage of Referees; it is up to clubs to supply them without them games can’t be played. If you are interested please contact Niamh 086 3818389. There are still places available.
Winner of the 25 Card game on Monday 22nd of January in The Hyde Centre was Pat Dillon and the runner up was Jimmy Naughton. Well done everyone. Thank you for your continued support. New players always welcome Mondays at 8.30pm.
Our Annual Club Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 4th February at 10.30am. The Club Committee wishes to invite all members, past and present to attend and asks that if possible could members attend in the club colours.
CASH FOR CLOBBER
We will be holding a Cash for Clobber initiative later in the year but we will accept a collection on a Sunday night 8.30pm-9.30pm using the bar entrance in the Hyde Centre or alternatively you can contact Harry Hoare on (086) 3436225 to arrange a drop off. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys etc. Also accepted are mobile phones, laptops, so if any house is doing a clearout please contact us and we will store the bags. We ask that bags are not left unattended at any time.
It’s a great opportunity to do a clear out and to easily earn money for the Club in the process. So get de cluttering!
RONAN MCCORMACK CHARITY CHALLENGE
If you’ve ever wanted to trying running....this is your chance 👍🏻
EXPLORE AND RESTORE
Here's the full programme of events for Explore and Restore in Roscommon Town on 3rd and 4th February. Events are free of charge but those with * need to be booked. Selling out fast so get booking 👏
OR FIND THEM ON ROSCOMMON TOWN TEAM ON FACEBOOK
U10 BOYS ANNUAL TRIP
The 2017 U10 Boys made a trip to Carrick indoor Karting for their annual trip before Christmas. No better way to travel than the club rossie bus. The boys had a great time as did the big boys!! 📵 😂
U14 Girls Football
Pictured Holly Harkin, Ellen Beisty, Noelle Healy (Dublin Footballer), Eva Beisty and Eimhear O’Farrell.
Roscommon U14 Football Girls played Offaly in a challenge game on the 20th and did very well. The Girls played Cavan this Saturday 27th they put up a great battle and were only beaten by the narrowest of margins. We have 4 Roscommon Gaels Girls on the panel Holly Harkins, Eimear O’Farrell, Chloe Donoghue and Ellen Beisty. Well done girls yea are doing the gaels proud. We also have one girl on the U16 panel Eva Beisty. Well done Eva.
Féile Concludes for our U14 girls on the 4th of February in Kiltoom when they play St. Brigid’s in the semi final and Clann na ngael play Eir og in the other semi final. The winners of these two games will play in the final at 1.30pm. Up the Gaels!
Roscommon Gaels Registration Night
Registration night is on Friday 2nd February at 7- 8.30pm. As part of the night we are asking coaches to notify their players/parents to root out old/unused gear so that it can be given out to our younger players. Roscommon Gaels Togs, Socks, Football boots, Hurls, Helmets. All in reasonable state. Can all be left into the Hyde at least half an hour before the registration starts. We are not selling anything but parents wishing to avail of any gear - we would look for a small contribution towards funding of Items towards our juvenile teams. Please note that you will NOT be insured while training or playing matches if you have not registered.
JUNIOR LADIES FOOTBALL
Anyone wishing to play Junior Ladies Football we are holding a meeting in The Hyde on Tuesday 30th at 8pm. This is a new year under new management. The league is starting soon we need to get training ASAP. We would like past players to attend or anyone that is interested in joining our Junior Ladies Team to come along, all are welcome. It’s important everyone is working together for this to succeed and for the future of the Junior Ladies Football team within the Roscommon Gaels. What’s app group has been set up for this group. If you have any further queries contact Deckie on 086 6011515.
The Roscommon Gaels like many others are always on the look - out for more volunteers in all areas i.e. administration, coaching of teams, washing of jerseys, the lining of playing pitches, the transportation of players to and from games, the organisation of fundraising initiatives in addition to performing a host of other specialised tasks.
Parents and guardians of the children are fundamental to the successful running of our club. Each year we invite parents to volunteer to become coaches/helpers in the Gaels. No previous experience is required as the club provides resources; training courses and support so get involved.........................................
Best of Luck to the CBS on Thursday 18th of February when they take on Carrick-on-Shannon Community School in the PPJuvB Cup.
Convent of Mercy Roscommon
Congratulations to Ms Farragher and The Convent of Mercy Cadette Volleyball team on a superb win in UCD to retain the All Ireland title. The Roscommon Gaels were well represented on this team by Amy Hanly, Zara Hunt, Emily Horan, Rosin Tully, Neasa Madden, Laura Creaven and Ava Kelly well done girls.
Fundamentals in training course Saturday 27th of January
The LGFA FUNdamentals Coaching Course took place this Saturday in The Convent Gym in Roscommon many coaches from around the county were in attendance. This was an excellent opportunity to get your coaching qualifications for the upcoming season.
This course is an introductory coaching programme. Coaches looked at:
• Importance of creating a positive environment for our players
• Planning and implementing training programmes
• Introduction to the player pathway
• Create an awareness about making sessions more inclusive
• Importance of Fundamental Movement Skills & Injury Prevention
Coaches looked at issues such as planning and implementing training programmes as well as practical coaching and an introduction into the player pathway.
This course provided a good basis for further development for those already coaching or those who are keen to get involved. The Roscommon Gaels were well presented with 5 coaches in attendance. Excellent course facilitated by the Roscommon Lgfa.
Dr. Hyde Park Need’s Stewards
The Roscommon GAA Management Committee now wishes to recruit additional stewards from the clubs of Roscommon to add to the existing pool of volunteers. The Committee would like to hear from club members, male and female, who would like to become involved in this important work for Dr. Hyde Park and Roscommon.
A comprehensive programme of training and mentoring will be provided for all new stewards
To be part of the match day action, the following criteria is required:
•Aged from 18 years old
•Available at weekends
•Active and enthusiastic
•An interest in GAA would be beneficial
If you would be interested in getting involved please contact Stephen in the Roscommon GAA Co Board Office on 09066 27176 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A little birdie was in touch to tell me that Clubman Andy Hession has clocked up the half century this week. The Club would like to wish you a very happy birthday Andy.
Roscommon Ladies Football Church Gate Collection
Thank you to all those who contributed over the Week End to the Church Gate Collection for The Roscommon Ladies Football. Thank you to all those who stood at Gates. Thank you to the people of Roscommon Parish for their ongoing support. It is very much appreciated.
Well done to Cillian and Gearoid Egan who were on the Roscommon Hurling Panel today against Louth and to John McManus who was on the Roscommon Senior Football team today against Meath and to Mark Nally who was on the Longford Senior Football team today against Offaly.