Club Notes - 11th November 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 5, 11, 29, 30
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Aga Lach, Cherry Drive.
• Aidan Davy, Racecourse Road.
• Dylan & Cara Corcoran, Donamon.
• Kathleen Gunning, Castlrea.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 46 2018)
A. REMINDER - Hurling Foundation Refreshed Course Workshop
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will hold a hurling foundation refresher course workshop for volunteer coaches on the first three modules on Tuesday night November 13th in St Coman's Wood NS, Roscommon Town from 7pm to 9pm.
Topics covered include:
• Introduction/how to coach skills
• Skill Development
• Games Development
The workshop will be presented by Martin Fogarty and Damien Coleman and open to all club hurling coaches.
B. Reminder : Presentation by Cuala GAA Club
Cuala GAA Club has kindly agreed to speak with our Club Coaches. Presentation to cover two main topics :-
1. Findings of Strategic Review of Cuala GAA Club.
2. Coaching Practices : covering some of the following :-
• Club Coaching Philosophy and Structures :
• Club-School Link
• Nursery Programme
• Overview of Player Pathway
• Coach Education / Coaching the Coaches
• Player Retention
Presentation will be held on Saturday 17 Nov. 5pm-8pm. Venue : Hyde Centre.
All our Club Coaches are asked to make every effort to attend.
This presentation will meet the “Coach the Coaches” objective set at the Club Coaching Mentoring meeting.
C. Our Club Coaches undertaking S&C Course
Thank You to two of our club coaches i.e. Bernie Mulry and Mick Byrne, who are taking the Connacht GAA S&C Course.
D. Football Coaching Workshop : " Transitional play in Gaelic Football"
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will hold a club coaches workshop on Friday night November 23rd with Steven Poacher.
Time = 7pm. Venue = Hyde Centre. Please bring indoor trainers and boots.
• Indoor session : "Key Performance Indicators in Gaelic Football"
• Outdoor Session Two themes (40 mins & 40mins) .
E. National Coaching & Games Development Conference
The GAA Games Development Conference will take place on Friday, January 11th and Saturday, January 12th in Croke Park. The Conference programme is currently being finalised, with information available from https://learning.gaa.ie/conference2019 and @gaalearning
Hard luck to the U16 girls who were beaten by Castlerea in the Championship B final on Saturday. Our girls put in a great effort right up to the final whistle.The girls are a credit to themselves and to the club. That Concludes all Ladies football for this year. Thanks to all the coaches who have put in a lot of work with this panel of girls over the year.
Our Minor Team have been kindly sponsored a new set of Jersey’s courtesy of Horan’s Restaurant. Many Thanks to Johnny Horan and we would ask you to support our sponsor Horan’s Restaurant.
Hard luck to our U20 lads who were defeated by Castlerea today. Roscommon Gaels 1-8 Castlrea 2-17.
Reminder that we have cards every Monday Night in the Hyde at 8.30pm for €5. Come along for the Crack!
Please check out and follow our Club Face book / Twitter sites for latest results and fixtures and goings on in the club
NEW MEN & WOMEN'S CIRCUIT TRAINING
HYDE CENTRE STARTS THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER 8-9 PM
💥 Suitable for all levels of fitness
💥 Burn fat
💥 Improve fitness
💥 Build strength and tone up
For further information contact Liam on (087) 783 2034
ROSCOMMON GAELS AGM
The Annual General Meeting is the single most important meeting of the year in Roscommon Gaels. It’s here that members receive an account of the stewardship of the club for the previous year and where tentative plans and policies for the following year are laid-out and discussed. The AGM is also the meeting where Coiste (the executive committee of the club) is elected and where Motions & Resolutions are debated and voted upon.
Attendance: Open to “Full ” members who’s Annual Subscriptions were paid before 31 March 2018
If you are a qualifying Full Member and did not receive a notification about the agm please contact Niamh Kilmartin on 086 3818389 as soon as possible so we can investigate.
The Annual General Meeting of Roscommon Gaels Club will be held in The Hyde Centre on Saturday the 8th of December 2018 at 7.30pm. All nominations/motions must be returned to Niamh Kilmartin by email at email@example.com or by post to: 42 The Spinney, Abbeytown, Roscommon by Monday the 19th of November 2018.
Nomination For 2019:
Chairperson Teresa Hession
Vice Chairperson Frank Durkin (not seeking re election)
Secretary Niamh Kilmartin
Assistant Secretary *Frank Nally (not seeking re election)
Treasurer Harry Hoare
Assistant Treasurer Tom Fitzmaurice
P.R.O. Michelle Hughes Walsh
Assistant P.R.O. Andy Hession
Insurance Officer Hugh Waters
Registrar *Jackie Hickey (not seeking re election)
Officer for Irish Language
and Culture *Rosaleen Greene ** An appointed position, per 7.5 of the Club Constitution. (not seeking re election)
Development Officer David Waldron
Health & Wellbeing Una Ní Chuinn
Pitch Co-ordinator Philip Mullen
I.T. Officer Liam McNeela
Kit Co-Ordinator Paul Gleeson
Hyde Centre Rep. Mick Flahive
Hurling Delegates Tom Killion Sean Mulry
Football Delegates *Micheal Gleeson Mick Breheny (not seeking re election)
Childrens Officer(s) Máire Allen Peter Mullen ** An appointed position, per 7.5 of the Club Constitution. (not seeking re election)
Designated Person Joanne O’Reilly
Coaching Officer *John Donnellan (not seeking re election)
Safety Officer Francie Hoare
Minor Board Seamus Carthy (Chair) Finbar O Reilly (Sec)
Ladies Board Anthony McCormack (Chair) Michelle Hughes Walsh (Sec)
Camogie Board Tom O Farrell (Chair) Helen Fallon (Sec)
Hurling Committee Tom Killion Shane Nerney
Players Representative(s) Paul Gleeson David Waldron
It's November. (from Sports Joe)
The season is over for everyone and we're a good couple of months out from any meaningful or competitive fixtures.
It's November and yet some of the stuff you'd hear even at this time of the year would drive you absolutely insane.
One club up north have implemented this policy where the players have to send pictures of themselves in a WhatsApp group every single time they go to the gym - just so they can prove that they actually went to the gym.
Another club are tallying up how many weights sessions and pitch sessions each of their men are doing and someone has worked it out as some sort of percentage to determine whether or not they've done an acceptable number of sessions.
It's November. That cannot be stressed enough.
Some of that stuff is madness anyway - talk about taking over people's lives and, God, you wouldn't need to guess how many of them have already muted notifications from those WhatsApp groups. It's too much as it is and then you take it into the context that... IT'S NOVEMBER.
Every single season - it doesn't matter if it's a good year or a bad year - you grow pissed off with the club and you need a break. We all love the GAA and we'd be nowhere without it but, by the end of each campaign, you're ready to cut ties. The cabin fever, the pressure, the monotony all gathers and you just need to get away from each other - piss off completely and not come back until you're ready.
But now it's November and boys are being hounded worse than they ever have been before. It'll feel like they've never had a break - not mentally anyway.
What happens then is you get a club who completely loses the plot. Around last May, back when the evenings had stretched, the sun was shining on one of those timeless Irish summer nights, a video emerged on social media of a club team training... in a hall. They weren't outside, they weren't making the most of the weather or the pitch or any of the things that they might use to play football. No, they were inside working on their auditory response times.
The players were in a line picking up different cones on different commands, trying to perfect how quickly they could all react to sound. What is going on? Go outside. Kick a bloody football, for God's sake.
Where did that idea come from anyway? Did they think in the last five minutes of a championship game that their auditory response times were going to give them the advantage?
That's just one depressing example of a culture that has swept the country. Conditioning coaches are analysing running techniques rather than working up a sweat with the precious time you have with these amateur players. People are working on relaxation techniques and spending more time doing prehab than actually doing any training that might ever leave you with the need for rehab.
There's logic behind this stuff - if you're a professional. Maybe if you're an NFL athlete that's as perfectly trained as a human will ever be, then these supplements can improve you by a tenth of a second but Gaelic football coaches mostly get two nights a week to work with their teams and a lot of them are rarely thinking about improving their football.
No-one's saying that your team shouldn't be conditioned. No-one's stupid enough to argue that power isn't one of the biggest qualities of a GAA player but boys squat more than they do kick pass nowadays and coaches are coming back at the start of every year with a new idea that's going to be the one that gets them over the line.
They're looking for the extra 1% and, in the process, they neglect the 99% that's required to play this game.
So they focus on their little fad for the first five months of the season and then, when the action starts, it all quickly gets abandoned and they soon learn they've left it too late.
Boys just take their eyes off the ball. Literally.
Sometimes it's not just the newest or quirkiest trend.
How many times have you been almost teased about not seeing any footballs? "You can forget about the balls tonight."
How many times have you sat in a changing room after a loss and had a list of incriminating stats read out? The breaking ball count wasn't good enough, the kickout percentages were pathetic - that sort of thing. Then you get down to the field on Tuesday night and you run. You crawl. You do push-ups and this is supposed to help you go for a breaking ball better or tighten up your kickout strategy.
The best teams get the balance right. When they're in the gym, they're working hard - they're not practicing functional movement and landing techniques. They play football in training and they do it with fierce intensity. The best managers adopt common sense and, mostly, they practice playing the sport they're going to be playing in games.
It's funny how that helps them.
Some of them might look for the 1% that they're missing. Fine. But they won't do it at the expense of the 99%.
And they sure as hell won't find it working on auditory responses anyway.
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