Club Notes - 19th August 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 4, 14, 15, 21
The weekly winners of €30 were
• G8, C/o P Menton.
• Una Doolin, C/o Tom Doolin.
• Mark Kearney, Golf Links Road.
• John Freeney, Dublin.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 34 2018)
A. Coaching Tip : Develop Your Shooting from Distance
Let's assume you have a squad of 30 players and only one pitch on which to train.
You'd really like to work on shooting from distance in a game situation but the 15v15 set-up doesn't lend itself to it.
Well, here's one recipe!
Take out two goalkeepers and put them in goals at either end. Set out a line of markers across the pitch about 30m from goal.
Do likewise at the other end of the pitch. Now take your players and create four teams - red, blue, green, yellow [7 outfield players in each].
Play Red v Blue inside the zone created by the two lines of markers [i.e. in the middle 70m of a typical pitch].
No outfield player may enter the 30m zones close to either goal. Effectively these become the goalkeepers' areas only.
Ask the 'keepers to take kick outs as normal and let play develop.
To speed up play, the goalies should always have a spare ball set up for the next kick-out. Players may only score from outside these zones. Play a 10-minute game.
So...do the Greens and Yellows simply wait about and get cold while this game progresses? Not at all. If you think about it, the 30m zones at either end of the pitch should only be used for kick-outs. Why not set up a drill inside each zone, staying closer to the corners than to the goals? For example - run a tackling exercise for 4 minutes
in one corner and a catching exercise in the other corner for the same period.
The drills will not get in the way of the game. Swap the Greens and Yellows over, run the drills again and there's the 10 minutes used constructively.
Now play Greens v Yellows in the game and let the Reds and Blues work on the drills. Swap once more and you have a 45 minute session after warm-ups.
You'll find that the game not only promotes shooting from distance, but also shows players the value of ball being played quickly and accurately upfield rather than across the park. The game also forces players to work harder and to get the ball into the shooting area before the other team has an opportunity to regroup.
B. County Go Games Football Blitz
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development Annual County Go Games football blitz for all U8 & U10 clubs is on Saturday August 25th in the Connacht COE. Our Football GPO’s will have all the fixture schedule and times for clubs early next week. Our Go Games day is sponsored by the Roscommon Herald.
C. Some of our club Coaches 2018
Roscommon Gaels U12 (Eagles) camogie team took on Oran in an exciting and electric match on Saturday morning in Lisnamult. The teams started with 9 aside moving to 10 aside for the second half. Some eagles were missing for the match but the team of 10 stood strong with great heart and fought for every ball. Gaels scored 3 goals against a very strong wind in the first half and came out fighting in the second half to win the game with a goal in the final seconds leaving the score at Roscommon Gaels 7:2 to Oran 6:4. The Eagles have won all but one of their matches so far in the league and have 3 more matches to play. Thanks to everyone who turned out and to the parents for umpiring etc. Training continues at 6.30pm on Friday evening.
The U16 girls took on St Dominics on Wednesday evening in our first match of the U16 camogie championship this year. Our team started slowly and St Dominics took full advantage, clocking up a score of 3:5 to 0:1 by half time. The clouds descended and it was very wet during the first half which made playing difficult but it was the same for both sides. With seven minutes to go in the first half our team started moving up the gears and having made a few important position changes the Gaels found their rhythm. The Gaels second half performance was light years ahead of that of the first half. Here the Gaels shone throughout just as the sun also shone through the clouds. We closed off the threats from St Dominics and outscored our opponents by 1:6 to 0:2 in the second half. However, we paid the price for the slow start and the final score went to St Dominics 3:7 to 1:7. A strong performance overall but there is room for improvement.
The girls took on Four Roads in a challenge last Tuesday evening in Lisnamult. This was a great game with no competition pressure and players were able to let themselves go and express themselves on the pitch right from the throw-in. There were some very good passages of team play on both sides and our girls showed off their continually developing maturity and intelligence on the field of play. We are hoping to arrange another challenge match for Tuesday 21st; confirmation will follow. Our Junior Camogie ‘B’ final against Tulsk is still waiting to be fixed but at the moment it looks like the 28th August, possibly in Oran.
U8 & U10 Football: Training continues Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm.
Today our U10 and U8 competed in a blitz in Clann Na Gael, Our U10’s played two games against Clann A and Clann B and our U8’s played two games against Clann Na Gael and Dominic’s. All girls applied themselves very well and enjoyed the games.
Pictured are our U8 Girls with Dominic’s today at the blitz in Clann Na Gael.
Picured are our U10 Girls with Clann Na Gael today at the Blitz
U14 Football: Our U14’s have set their sights firmly on the County Final after beating Clan Na Gael and knocking Clann out of the championship Yesterday Evening in what was a cracker of a game, to be 8 points down at half time, the girls dominated the 2nd half. The game finished Roscommon Gaels 0-19 Clann Na Gael 3-7. Team was Beibhinn Hoare, Allison McNamara, Kiera Farrell, Katelyn Hannon, Carragh Kennedy, Chloe Donoghue, Ellen Biesty Mikayla Martin, Hollie Harkin, Gwen Killion, Claire McNeill, Megan Donoghue, Jenifer Morris, Eadaon Walsh, Zara Fallon, Caoimhe Walsh, Eimear O’Connor, Ava Mulry, Grace O’Gara, Ali Byrne, Carole and Eva Greene. Round 6 of the championship we play Clann na Gael on Saturday 18th in Clann Na Gael at 6pm.
Pictured are our U14 team that defeated Clann Na Gael yesterday evening.
U16 Football: U16’s continue to train Monday evenings at 7pm in the Hyde.
Minor Football: Unfortunately we were defeated by St Brigid’s on Thursday next up we play Castlerea on Monday 18th in Castlerea at 7pm.
The u10’s attended the Gary Kenny All Ireland U10 Blitz in Celbridge GAA Club on Saturday the 18th. The team finished top of their group winning all three games against St Michael’s Nobber, St Gall’s Belfast and Maynooth. We lost to a strong team from Fingallians GAA Club Dublin in the knock out games.
The boys enjoyed the day and played very well.
Team : Back row l - r : Myles McSharry Mark Biesty Tom Sexton Harry King David King Cian Kiernan Jack Hennigan Michael Byrne
Front row l - r : Darragh Donohue Ethan Hussey Joshua Gilleran Daniel Fleming Gerald Greene Timmy Corcoran Jack Walsh
Well done to the minor footballers who defeated Tulsk on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-10 in Lisnamult on Thursday evening last. The lads played with the wind in the first half and deservedly led by 11 points at half time.After withstanding considerable Tulsk pressure at the start of the second half the lads pushed on to secure a deserved victory.We play St. Faithleachs tomorrow night(Monday) in Ballyleague at 7:30.
Ros Go Run
Ros Go Run 5th Annual Half Marathon and 10km Run Sunday 9th September 2018.
Ros GO RUN, which takes place on the Sunday 9th September 2018, it starts and finishes at Eire Og GAA pitch and brings runners through the picturesque area of North West Roscommon including The Woodlands of Loughglynn and surrounding area of Lisacul. The Race commences at 11.00 am and registration is available on-line and on the morning of the event. Both races are chipped timed by My Run Results.
The 2018 sponsor of the race is CBE. Ros Go Run, now in its fifth year and is a recognised event among national and international runners. The feedback from the Runners is extremely positive, particularly noting the community spirit that the runners feel both during the run and while enjoying refreshments after the event. It is indeed a community event which couldn’t happen without the support of all the community especially our local sponsors. Each sponsor regardless of level of donation given is vital to the continued success of the event. The contributions made by the stewards, the local Community Employment Scheme, the Businesses who supply refreshments, all the volunteers, and indeed all those who come out to support the runners in the lead up to and on the day of the event. This support highlights the community spirit so clearly felt by the participants in their feedback. All this goes to make Ros Go Run an increasingly popular event.
Ros Go Run are delighted to announce that MS Ireland are again the main beneficiary of the 2018 event. This will be our fifth year in partnership with them and to date the event has contributed €7,500 00 to the fundraising efforts of MS Ireland. The event also makes a donation to two local organisations Eire Og GAA Club and Lisacul Community Development Co Ltd, both of which contribute to the organisation and running of the event. Online registration available at WWW.RUNIRELAND.COM. Registration will also be available at the Eire Og Club House on the morning of the run For further information, contact Ros Go Run 094 9880495, RosGoRun@gmail.com https://rosgorun.wordpress.com/
Facebook: Ros Go Run Twitter: @RosGoRun
VERY IMPORTANT TO READ
Dressing Rooms: In order to avoid any issues surrounding child/player protection, every coach/team manager must be cognisant of the need to keep boys and girls teams OR adult and juvenile teams, separate in the shower/toilet areas, when all four dressing rooms are in use.
In practical terms, this means that when there are two matches being played in Lisnamult, the two teams from each respective match must be accommodated in a front dressing room and the dressing room directly behind it so that players from one match are not mixing with players from another match in the same toilet/shower area.
Cash for Clobber
We are now ready to accept your bags of clothes, curtains, bed clothes, shoes, bags and belts at The Hyde Centre. This is a great way to clean out your wardrobes and help the club at the same time. We are asking every house to donate bags of clean, old, clothes on Sunday Night 26th at The Hyde Centre or text Niamh Kilmartin on 086 3818389 to arrange drop off.
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