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COACHING NEWS (WK 21 2018)
A. Plan Your Coaching Session
Always plan sessions in advance.
1. Always make sure all footballs/sliotars are on the ground or in front of you when you are speaking to the group to achieve full attention.
2. Keep all instructions short and precise. No rambling, children will lose focus.
3. Use the IDEA method. (Introduce, Demonstrate, Execute, And Attend). A child remembers more of what they see rather than what they hear.
4. Keep your head up and speak loud and clear to the whole group while using your body language to assert yourself.
5. Fill your sessions with encouragement. Children will learn more in a positive environment. Always find a way to compliment every child within your group.
6. If a drill is not working for you - change it!! Have the confidence to say "let’s try something different".
7. Most important - HAVE FUN. If you are having fun that will always transfer to the children which will make for a great training session.
B. Girls Participation in Sport & Physical Activity
Please find attached details of an upcoming talk by Mr. David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist, TV and Radio Broadcaster, Author and Columnist, in respect of ‘Girls Participation in Sport’ which is an initiative being funded through Healthy Ireland.
Please note that booking is essential as places are limited.
David Coleman Clinical Psychologist, TV and Radio Broadcaster, Author and Columnist Girls Participation in Sport and Physical Activity Girls who play sport have a more positive body image, an increased ability to manage stress and enjoy better health and mood overall – but if it’s so beneficial, why are so many girls dropping out? A talk for parents and daughters (13+), mentors and educators. Event hosted by Roscommon County Council in Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon Town on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 7.30pm through funding granted by Healthy Ireland. Enquiries and bookings to 090 6637235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking Essential
U8:- U8 camogie training continues every Friday evening 6.30-7.30pm. The girls and their coaches are having lots of fun and are making great progress. We will be starting our blitzes soon and a letter will be sent with details next week at training. Encourage them to get out with their hurl and practise in the bright evenings if possible.
U12- U12 Camogie continues every Friday Evening from 6.30-7.30pm.
U14:- The Under 14 camogie team continued their incredible year with the winning of the Feile B County Final this evening against Padraig Pearses in Four Roads. The decisive 3-7 to 1-2 win against Padraig Pearses gave the team the pick up they needed. Maintaining impressive possession of the ball, the deserved win was down to skilful catching, point scoring and incredible teamwork. And the support on the sideline from parents and wider Gaels community was great. Well done girls we are all super proud of you.
Minor/Junior CamogieMinor/Junior camogie continues in Lisnamult Thursday evenings at 8pm.
Following their county final victory the U-14 hurlers returned to action last Wednesday when they played Carrick-on-Shannon in the first round of the county league in Lisnamult. Almost inevitably, after the drama of the win over Four Roads the team struggled to hit top form. The team kept battling and scored 1-1 in the closing stages to win by two points. Training is on Tuesday in Lisnamult at 6.15 p.m. The next match is away to Oran on Wednesday week, 30th May.
Christy Ring Cup:
Well done to Brothers Cillian Egan and Georoid Egan for both making the Roscommon senior hurling team against Wicklow in the second round of the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday May 19th in Athleague unfortunately it wasn’t to be Roscommon’s Day.
The Provincial Poc Fada is fixed for Connacht Centre Bekan on Monday July 2nd.
All county competitions should be run in advance and winners / Runner-up only at adult, winner only at U16 should be forwarded to Adrian Hassett (Connacht operations) or Damien Coleman by Friday June 22nd.
Provincial winners will go forward to national poc fada competition in the Cooley Mountains.
U8 & U10’s: Training continues every Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. The girls and their coaches are having lots of fun and are making great progress. We are having an U10 challenge game next Wednesday evening the 23rd of May in Lisnamult at 7pm against St Brigids. Encourage them to get out with their footballs and practise in the bright evenings if possible.
U12:-The girls had a challenge match against St Brendan’s of Ballygar last Tuesday evening in preparation for the 2nd round of the championship against Padraig Pearses. Our girls played their hearts out and despite being 3 points down with 2 minutes to go dug deep to come away with a well deserved draw.
All girls got game time which isn’t easy when you have a 30 plus panel. A big thank you to St Brendan’s for coming in to us and to our Referee Tom Killion. Next up Padraig Pearses on Monday 21st in Lisnamult, Ballinameen on Monday 28th of May @ 7pm in Lisnamult and then Boyle on Monday 4th of June in Boyle at 6pm. We are currently on top of the table in our group in Division 2. Semi Finals will be played on Monday the 11th June with the County Final being played on the 16th of June. Pictured our The U12 girls who played St Brendan’s in a challenge.
U14: Round 3 we were to play Castlrea last Wednesday but unfortunately Castlrea were unable to field. Next up in Round 4 we play St Croans in Lisnamult Tuesday 22rd of May at 7.30pm.
U16: Training Continues Wednesday evenings in The Hyde for our U16’s.
Junior Ladies: Training will continue for our Junior Team Tuesday Evenings at 8pm. We are in preparation for the 7’s that is happening in the centre of excellence on the 26th of May.
Roscommon Gaels Nursery:
Roscommon Gaels Nursery training continues Thursday 24th @ 7pm to 745pm on the Hyde training pitch weather permitting .In Hyde centre if weather is not suitable .
The nursery is for boys born in 2012/2013 but parents are requested to stay in vicinity of pitch/centre if child has not already started school.
U12 Football: Our U12 Div 1 team lost by a point to Clann na nGael this evening in the spring league Semi Final. It was an epic battle and the lads can be very proud of themselves. Our Div 5 team play in the shield semi final on Wednesday evening in Kiltoom vs. St. Brigids.
U14 Football: Our Div 4 lads have been drawn to play St Dominic’s in the league playoff. Date TBC Our Div 1 lads have been drawn to play Boyle in the league playoff on Thursday 24 May.
U16 Football: Well done to our U16 Footballers who defeated St. Ciaran's today in the Div 2 League Final Score Roscommon Gaels 3-5 St. Ciaran’s 1-9.
Hard Luck to the Cbs 1st year schools team who were defeated by Garbally in the final.
Garbally College defeated Roscommon CBS (AET) in a thrilling Roscommon Secondary Schools 1st year a football championship final in Ballyforan on Thursday by 4-17 to 3-14. Roscommon CBS lead by 3-4 to 0-10 at half time and by full time sides were dead-locked 3-12 to 2-15. Garbally College eventually pulled away after a wonderful game in extra time to win the title.
Both sets of players must be complimented on their skill level, effort and determination over the eighty minutes.
Cumann Na mBunscol Ros Comàin
Congratulations to our @ComansWoodPS Girls’ Football team who are through to the County Semi Final. Well done girls, we are very proud of you!
The Gaelscoil and St Coman's Wood are in the B Camogie Final next Wednesday 23rd at 5pm in Four Roads.
Final Fixtures List for Feile na nGael 2018 Announced
Connacht GAA in conjunction with the National Feile na nGael committee have released the list of fixtures for the 16 divisions of hurling and camogie which will take place on the weekend of 8th to 10th June. There are nine hurling and seven camogie divisions. 256 clubs will be in action with 576 games to be played over the weekend in the John West Feile na nGael. The five Connacht counties as well as Westmeath and Longford will host the games. On Friday evening 64 venues will be action with four sides playing two games. On Saturday morning 128 venues will be used as the host team takes on their guests. Following the league series the knockout stages commence with cup and shield quarter finals in all divisions at 64 venues.
On Sunday morning action moves to the semi final of each cup and shield competition. The main centre of interest will be the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan which will host 18 finals inclusive. Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, Pairc Sean MacDhiarmada, Pairc Chiarain and Cusack Park, Mullingar will also host finals in this special day of hurling and camogie action. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the Connacht GAA Centre on Saturday afternoon and for decision day on Sunday.
Close on 5000 hurlers and camogie players allied to over 1,000 mentors will be present at the 128 venues over the weekend as club grounds throughout the designated counties will be in use. Connacht Féile na nGael chairperson John Hopkins has wished all involved the very best in sporting and social activities as the biggest movement of people for one event over the year takes place in the West of Ireland.
Hurlers Division 7 in Group C.
Friday 8th Roscommon Gaels V Castleblayney Monaghan in Tremane at 5.45pm. Saturday 9th Roscommon Gaels V Ennistymon in Roscommon at 10.15am.
Quarter finals Saturday 3.30pm and 4.15pm in the Centre of Excellence.
Semi Finals and final to be played on the Sunday in the Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis.
Camogie we have two teams in Feile. Our first team are in Division 5 Group A.
Friday 8th Roscommon Gaels V Causeway from Kerry in Roscommon at 5pm.
Friday 8th Roscommon Gaels V Oran in Roscommon at 6.30pm.
Saturday 9th Roscommon Gaels V St Mullins of Carlow at 11am.
Saturday 9th Quarter finals to be played in Athlone Gaa at 2.30pm.
Semi finals to be played in St Brigid’s Kiltoom on Sunday and final to be played in Pairc Chiarain Athlone on the Sunday.
Roscommon Gaels B camogie girls are in Division 7 Group D.
Friday 8th Roscommon Gaels V St Ailbes of Limerick in Tulsk at 5.45pm.
Friday 8th Roscommon Gaels Tulsk in Tulsk at 6.30pm.
Saturday 9th Roscommon Gaels V Fermangh in Roscommon at 9.30pm.
Quarter finals will be played in Roscommon/Castlrea depending on where we finish. Semi finals to be played in Athlone Gaa on Sunday and final Pairc Chiaran Athlone GAA on Sunday.
The best of luck to all our teams taking part.
Well done to all coaches who attended the workshop with Paul Earley. See if you can spot the Gaels Coaches!