There was no winner of the jackpot and next week’s jackpot is €8,800 and the numbers drawn were
19, 22, 23, 26.
The weekly winners of €30 were
• De Brennan, C/o S.H.H.
• David Kilduff, C/o Hyde.
• Teresa & Gary, C/o, S.H.H.
• Stephen & Kyran, C/o Hyde.
COACHING NEWS (WK 03 2018)
A. 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 carrying out a repeat visit before our Registration evening which is on 02 Feb.
We will visit the Gael Scoil on afternoon of 25th Jan and visit St. Comans Wood on afternoon of 26th Jan.
We are asking Hurling, Football and Camogie Coaches to give about two hours of your time to promote our club by helping on the 25th and/or 26th Jan.
Contact John Donnellan (086-0402081) so that rota etc can be arranged.
B. 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 coaches in their group has completed. Roscommon Games and Administration will shortly be running Coach Education Courses and it is most important that any gaps re. Garda Vetting, Child Protection in Sport and Foundation F/H in our coaching group are closed.
C. 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.
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
Winner of the 25 card game on Monday the 8th of January in The Hyde Centre were Colm Kilcline and runner up was Johnny Walker. Well done lads. Thank you to all for your support, new players always welcome Mondays at 8.30pm.
Scór na nÓg
Well done to our singer, dancers and musicians who competed in the Scór na nÓg final on Friday 5th in Elphin. The children all represented themselves so well and we are all very proud of you. While we have not qualified for the Connacht Final, we have made great progress in the club in 2017. Congratulations and well done to all involved.
The Key to Successful Indoor Training
What you do this winter with your teams can really make or break your season in the coming year. It is true that many players will have just completed a long season and now they need rest but it is important for you, the coach, to start planning for the year ahead. ‘Rest’ can be forgotten when it comes to planning your training programmes but too much training in the winter can lead your team to becoming ‘January Stars’ and peaking long before the season even begins so it is important that you use suitable activities to ensure your players enter the season fresh and strong. So what age groups should be participating in Indoor Training? The answer to this is quite simple... any age group. Indoor training can be adapted for all teams in clubs from nursery level through to adult. Many teams continued training outdoor throughout the winter and had to battle all the elements of the weather from snow through to freezing fogs but with so many facilities available now in our clubs and communities it is important that we utilise these to maximum effect. What are the advantages of winter indoor training?
• A chance to continue to develop skills.
A gym/ hall can be an ideal place to practice techniques. The limited space, even floor surface and opportunities to use the walls all speed up the game and make it more technically demanding. Indoor training provides an excellent opportunity for players, especially the very young, to work on coordination and effectively improve their technical skills
• Keep in touch with teammates through the winter months and have some fun.
It can be difficult to get your team back together after the winter months if they have not been in contact so by keeping them training during this season you are preparing for the New Year. Players enjoy their team mates company and using indoor facilities allows you to use new training methods and have some fun rather than usual training of preparing for competitive matches
• Enter the pre season training sessions focused, fit and ready to go!
Although your indoor sessions will not be as intense perhaps as your usual training it will still assist your players to keep a level of fitness and feel more prepared for the new season. It will make it much easier to motivate your players to get them back on the field of play
• Warm indoor environment where the practices are never cancelled.
It is very frustrating for coaches and players alike when sessions have to be cancelled from week to week due to inclement weather conditions. By having your training indoor this is never a problem and your players will always be aware of their training days and times.
• Ideal opportunity to get more parents/ volunteers involved.
New volunteers find it difficult to assist with teams as they feel they do not have the required skills to help out. Indoor training should be fun and different and coaches should ensure to ‘ask’ any parents who are standing around to assist in some capacity particularly if you are using circuit training
So hopefully all the above will give you an insight into the reasons behind indoor training and also the types of activities you should be planning. I am not saying all teams should train during the winter as I am fully aware that you as coaches need a break as do many of our players but it can be very beneficial to keep your teams together and help them prepare for the coming season. So in preparation for your indoor sessions you should be looking in your area for suitable facilities and hopefully your new season will be a huge success.
The Craig Connolly Memorial
This is a 5km memorial family walk/run in memory of Craig Connolly who passed away suddenly on the 25th February 2017. The walk will start at Fullbody Workhouse Roscommon, where Craig was co-owner alongside Cathal Dinneen who is on the Senior Football team. The route is close to the gym and ending up back at Fullbody Workhouse. All profits from the event are going to two charities: Croi and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Our chosen charities were picked for a number of reasons. Croi was chosen because Craig suffered a massive heart attack and along with raising funds we also want to raise awareness about Croi and the work they do. Craig and Tracey’s youngest son is under the care of the respiratory team in Crumlin and they had discussed fundraising for Crumlin at some point in the future. It is fitting to do it now in Craig’s memory. There will be refreshments in the gym after the race and there will also be a raffle. Each race participant will be automatically entered into the raffle and additional tickets will be on sale on the day in the gym. There will also be an official opening of the gym on the day. Your support is appreciated.
Reminder for our U14 girl’s gym continues every Tuesday Evening from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in Fullbody Workhouse. What a great imitative by the U14 management. The benefits of conditioning include more efficient use in muscle power. Decreased injury risk by balancing muscles. Increased ability to change direction. Greater capacity for speed generation. Improved balance and co-ordination. Core stability is the foundation and should be developed.
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.
While every effort will be made to notify the large numbers of people involved, the Committee would welcome your assistance in spreading the word to former Club members who may have moved from the locality.
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!
Good Luck to the 2nd year Spike ball team who came 1st last Wednesday out of the 5 teams playing and are through to the All Ireland Spike ball Finals. The finals which will be held in UCD next Wednesday the 17th January. Best of luck to the team and a special good luck to our two Gaels girls Holly Harkin and Rosin Kilcline.