There was no winner of the jackpot and next week’s jackpot is €8,650 and the numbers drawn were
3, 8, 9, 20.
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Declan Burke, C/o Bridie Hynes.
• Kathleen & Kirsty, C/o K. Hoare.
• Linda Landers, Caltra, Co. Galway.
• Brian Rodger, C/o Bridie Hynes.
COACHING NEWS (WK 02 2018)
A. Team Managers & Coaches for 2018 - Reminder
All Team Managers are requested to confirm their coaches for the 2018 season by e-mail by Friday 26 January.
Please e-mail names and contact numbers of your coaches to:
• Minor Board Secretary : Secretarybng.firstname.lastname@example.org
• Coaching Officer : email@example.com
1. Team Managers and Coaches must be Garda Vetted.
2. Team Managers and coaches must have attended a CHILD PROTRECTION IN SPORT AWARENESS class (formerly called Code of Ethics) –
3. Each team manager should identify what Coaching Courses each coach in their Management Team has completed.
B. Visit by Roscommon Gaels to Primary Schools in Town - Reminder
Following the positive feedback from the visit by our Football & Hurling Coaches to the Gael Scoil and Abbey Boys (now St Comans Wood) in early 2017 we are planning a repeat visit before our Registration evening which is on 02 Feb. We will be asking our coaches to assist. More details will follow in next week’s newsletter.
C. Upcoming Safeguarding Courses
Safeguarding Courses - Dates are all Thursdays:
Safeguarding 1: for everyone working with children in sport 11th January.
Safeguarding 2: for children officers, who advocates for the needs and rights of the child 1st of February.
Safeguarding 3: for designated persons whose role is to report suspected or alleged child abuse, 15th February from 7-10pm in Roscommon (venue depends on numbers) cost €15. We will put another safeguarding 1 on if we have demand. Booking is essential please do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0906630853.
D. Club Mentoring Workshop / Planning for 2018
This important workshop 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.
E. National GAA Developments Conference 2018
The annual GAA Games Development conference in partnership with Sky Sports will take place on Friday and Saturday January 12th and 13th 2018 in Croke Park. The cost of the conference is 60 Euro and for further information and booking details go to the GAA.ie website.
If you or you know of anyone interested in being a referee put your name forward courses are starting in March. 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.
UMPIRE AND LINESPERSONS WORKSHOP
Umpire & Linespersons workshop training course will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 21st January 2018 at Connacht GAA Centre. Interested please contact Michelle 087 2830624
Road Safety Information Evening
Roscommon GAA in conjunction with Roscommon County Council and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have organised an "Information Evening" for Club Officers to be held in Hannon's Hotel Roscommon on Monday evening next January 8th at 8pm. Catherine Flaherty from the RSA will be in attendance and will outline what services are available to Clubs through their various programmes including "Play it Safe".
‘Play it Safe’ was developed by the RSA in association with the GAA, FAI, IRFU, and Cycling Ireland. It presents information on organising sporting events with road safety in mind by encouraging the use of high visibility clothing, safe driving practices etc.
Through the provision of these guidelines, the RSA will assist all relevant personnel in sporting organisations with information on how to be road safety aware when organising sporting activities or travelling to and from sporting events.
All interested club officers are asked to attend.
Scór na nÓg Stars Shone in Elphin
All our young stars travelled to Elphin on Friday night to compete in the Scór na nÓg finals. The finals had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. There was such a high standard in each of the seven disciplines and it was a difficult job for the adjudicators to decide the winners.
Tensions were high among the competitors, as everyone wants to be crowned County Champion. Some have numerous county titles won already and yet there is a strong desire to add more titles to their C.V’s. Some of them have won All-Ireland titles and like any G.A.A person, lifting an All-Ireland trophy for your club and County is the biggest dream. But it is not easy to win these titles.
Hours have been spent training in preparation for these finals. It is a great opportunity to showcase their talents. School friends, cousins & county teammates will compete against each other. It is very social but do not underestimate what these County titles mean to these performers. Many of them are accomplished sportspeople within their own clubs and many have worn their county jersey this summer. They are fierce competitors who have a desire to do their club proud. This involvement in Scór is addictive. Many of the mentors are former participants.
Our Bean an Tí was Kilbride native Aoife McLoughlin. Aoife has represented Roscommon in two All-Irelands in Solo singing. She is now overage but she is still eager to be involved in Scór. She did a great job on the night. For many of the winners, they were delighted to be presented with their trophy by Roscommon’s Connacht Senior Football Championship winning Captain Ciaran Murtagh. County Board Secretary Brian Carroll was also there on the night to cheer on the young people of Roscommon.
Well done to all the clubs who had participants in the finals. They were a credit to their families and communities. Please come along to the Connacht Finals in Claremorris Town Hall on Sunday 14th January at 2.30pm to support Roscommon. They would be delighted with your support.
Figure Dancing St. Dominic’s
Solo Singing Saoirse Murray Kilbride
Recitation Katie Heneghan St. Aidan’s
Ballad Group St. Dominic’s B
Léiriú Stáitse St. Dominic’s
Instrumental Music Elphin
Set Dancing Elphin
Cards resume tomorrow night Monday 8th of January 2018 in The Hyde Centre all welcome.
Congratulations and well done to our very own Cian Connolly who won the TG4 Cúil na Bliana goal of the year award 2017. Cian secured the football award for his goal in Roscommon’s Connacht final victory over Galway last July in Pearse Stadium. Cian’s goal was described as a peach by TV sports Pundit and Sunday World Columnist Pat Spillane. Cian’s goal between finish and pass was a work of art. Three of the top four were Rossie goals. Huup