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The weekly winners of €30 were:
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 51 2018)
A. Concussion Awareness Course
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development Concussion Awareness course is now open on the GAA ELearning website and it will remain open until the 31st of January 2019. To avail of the course you must be registered and logged in before clicking this link otherwise you will be redirected back to the registration page.
The enrolment key for the course is RosConcussion18.
Link to the course is : https://learning.gaa.ie/lms/mod/scorm/view.php?id=61256 We urge all Roscommon Gaels teams coaches to avail of this course.
B. Roscommon Gaels - Primary School Link One of our objectives arising from the Club Coaching Mentoring Programme was to implement a Club – Primary School Link (CPSL). Since the start of this school year, we have some of our Coaches rolling out the Fundamentals of Movement – ABC & RJT Programme to junior infant classes in St Comans Wood, Kilteevan and Gael Scoil. The feedback from the Children and Schools has been very positive. Huge thank you to our CPSL coaches :- Mick Byrne, Deckie Walsh, Paul Hoare, Dion Hegarty, John Connelly, Seamus O’Neill, Adrian Tully, Teresa Hession
C. Meeting of ALL Team Managers & Coaches All Team Managers and Coaches are requested to attend an important season launch meeting that will be held early 2019. Topics to be covered will include :
D. National Coaching & Games Development Conference The GAA GaDevelopment 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
Reminders there are card every Monday Evening in the Hyde Centre from 8.30pm. This Weeks card winner’s were Kay Featherstone & Peter Mullen.
Social Media Please check out and follow our Club Face book / Twitter sites for latest results and fixtures and goings on in the club.
Our senior footballer’s will be holding a Table Quiz on Thursday December 27th @ 8:00 pm in Carthy’s (The Central Bar). A table of 4 costs €40 a raffle will also be held with some excellent prizes (we’re told). We look forward to seeing you on the night. All support greatly appreciated.
AGM Our AGM took place in The Hyde on the 8th December. In what was one of the best attended AGMs of recent years, Chairperson Teresa Hession started off with the chairperson’s report detailing the adult club’s activities during the year. After that, Treasurer Harry Hoare went through the treasurer’s report listing the income and expenditure of the club during 2018. The election of officers then took place and the list of the selected 2019 officers is below. Several motions regarding membership fees and registration were also debated. In all it was a very productive AGM and please God a successful 2019 will follow.
Chairperson Teresa Hession
Vice Chairperson No nominations
Secretary Niamh Kilmartin
Asst. Secretary No nominations
Treasurer Harry Hoare
Asst. Treasurer Tom Fitzmaurice
P.R.O. Shelly Hughes Walsh
Asst. P.R.O. No nominations
Insurance Officer Hugh Waters
Registrar Andy Hession
Development Officer Ollie Moran No nomination received, will be ratified at 1st executive
Health & Wellbeing Officer No nominations
Pitch Co-ordinator Philip Mullen
IT Officer Liam McNeela
Kit Co-ordinator Una Ní Chuinn
Hyde Centre Rep. Michael Flahive
Hurling Delegates Tom Killion & Sean Mulry
Football Delegates Mick Breheny ( James Gleeson No nomination received, will be ratified at 1st executive) Designated Person Joanna O’Reilly
Coaching Officer No nominations
Safety Officer Francie Hoare Hugh Waters Deckie Walsh
Players Representatives Paul Gleeson & Anthony Clogher
The following committees were ratified:
Minor Board Officers Chairperson Seamus Carthy
Secretary Finbar O Reilly
Ladies Board Chairperson Anthony McCormack
Secretary Shelly Hughes Walsh
Camogie Board Chairperson Tom O Farrell
Hurling Committee Chairperson David Waldron
Secretary Shane Nerney
Language Officer Rosaleen Greene
Childrens Officers Peter Mullen & Máire Allen
Roscommon-Longford Garda Youth Awards
The Roscommon-Longford Garda Division, in association with Longford County Council, are delighted to announce the first Roscommon-Longford Garda Youth Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years. Roscommon-Longford Gardai, along with Longford County Council, recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community throughout both counties which should be rewarded. Awards will be considered for nominated young people, who by their presence make their communities a better place to live. There will be one overall winner of the Roscommon-Longford Garda Youth Awards for 2019, one Voluntary Group Achievement Award, which is open to nominations for two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities and one Community Safety Award, which recognises an individual or group who has made their community a safer place to live in. There will be one Special Achievement Award, which is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances and whose commitment deserves recognition. The judging panel will decide upon a nominee in each category who will go forward to represent the Division at the National Garda Youth Awards at a ceremony in the Garda Síochána College at the end of April 2019. It would be greatly appreciated if you could circulate the attached nomination form to relevant persons/organisations/groups under your responsibility, where applicable. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Angela at 0719638002 or 087-7955098. Sent on behalf of Inspector Bláithín Moran, Divisional Community Policing Unit, Roscommon-Longford by Garda Angela Mullooly.
DON’T FORGET TO SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS
The Christmas period is a crucial time for businesses. Please try where you can to support your local businesses and shop local. We would like to thank all who have contributed during the year to our club. It is your help that keeps the club going so strong. We received generous financial support for our Development Launch and and we would encourage you all to support our sponsors. These sponsors provide employment; they give back to the community, from sponsoring teams, sponsoring our fundraising efforts and we appreciate their ongoing support. They offer personalised customer service you can’t get online. They are run by your family members, friends, neighbours and most importantly our members. Before you make that purchase, ask yourself "could I buy locally from a small business and if the answer is YES then why not invest in your local community?
Underage Presentation Night
A wonderful night was had by all at our Underage Presentation night on Friday 14th December. The main event of the evening was the presentation of the medals which was done by Dublin All Star James McCarthy. James told the large attendance that it was a honour to present the medals. He offered the players some great advice and posed for endless photographs with all the players, committee, supporters and guests. We would like to thank Edward Donnellan from Donnellan & Co Menswear for presenting the U16 Div 2 County football champions with 3/4 zip tops. Thank you Edward for your continued support, and to all our sponsors and supporters who have helped us out over the year. All in all in was a fantastic night that was enjoyed by all. Once again we would like to thank all our teams, mentors, members and supporters who attended. James McCarthy for presenting the medals. A special mention must go to Seamus Carthy & Finbar O'Reilly who organised this event and ensured it was a huge success.
Walk while you can
The Roscommon "Walk While You Can" Committee is delighted to announce that the amount raised by the November 25th Lecarrow Walk for IMNDA, is approx. €13,000. Thanks so much to all who helped make this fundraiser the success that it was. To everybody who walked, donated, sponsored, promoted or helped in any way, thank you. Please know that 50% of monies raised goes directly to helping those affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Co. Roscommon. The remaining 50% goes towards research to find a cure for this life-limiting condition. God Bess you all and we wish you and your families a Very Happy Christmas and New Year. Kindest regards May Cunningham (on behalf of Roscommon "Walk While You Can" Committee)