Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 3, 11, 17, 31
The weekly winners of €30 were
• James O’Brien, Kelly, Co. Meath.
• Marie and Michael Gillooly, Ardsallaghmore.
• Ryan Clogher, Boyle Road.
• Sean Mahon, Main Street, Roscommon.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 31 2018)
A. Coaching Tip : From Technique to Team play
One of the more difficult things to coach to young players is the need to modify their individual styles for the good of the team. If you have spent time ensuring that players are comfortable on the ball, it means you have worked on kicking, catching, lifting, blocking, tackling, shooting, evasion skills and solo running.
The most attractive of these skills to a young player is very often 'solo running'. The feeling the player gets when he/she can run while making a ball spin from toe to hand is tremendous. Many players want to use this technique as often as possible.
So, when you step in to coach team play and take players to another level, some see it as a denial of the right to try out this great skill of solo running.
However, it has to be done. There are no easy answers, but if you explain that you recognise their position and, at the same time, remind them that your job is to take them to higher and higher levels of play [i.e. adding more skills to their repertoire] you may find it easier to introduce.
Conditions, limits, modifications....whatever you choose to call them, must be set for players to experience the beauty of good teamwork and to learn how passing, support running and shooting can bring as good a feeling as individual solo running.
Remember.....you may only have to limit a few players at a time, rather than impose a blanket ban on all solo running. One trick is to take a team aside [e.g. in a 9v9 game] and choose two of the players from one team who must play the ball immediately. Only inform their team-mates [not the opposition] and let them respond to this for a five or ten minute spell. The roles may be rotated among the team to let all practise.
This lets you see how well two players can change their games to benefit team play and how quickly their team-mates learn to make themselves available for passes from them.
Try it out - soon!
B. Coaching Tip : Progress or Regress
For those of you, who coach our youngest Gaels; think carefully before you break for the winter. Calling time at the end of September and resuming again in March will mean for some, little or no activity for up to five months.
Granted, quite a few will fill the gap with other sports and activities, but few will hone their Gaelic football or hurling or camogie skills during the close season.
If you're lucky enough to have access to a hall or gym or leisure centre, why not devise a weekly programme for players based on developing both sides?
There is no better way to work on left and right sides than to use a rebound wall in a hall. Coaches can spend time in a confined area and with smaller numbers, checking technique through the 'Head, Hands, Feet' method and preparing children for the forthcoming outdoor season.
The secret is to identify groups of no more than 20 and to ensure that the coach to player ratio is at no more than 1:5.
C. National Hurling Development : Provincial Coaching Workshops 2018
Venue & Date: October 20th. Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
Registration: 10.30 a.m. Workshop: 11.00 – 01.20 p.m. Lunch 01.30 p.m.
Practical station based workshop with participants rotating to each station.
Target audience – Youth – Adult Coaches
Workshop Theme – Building the Essentials into Every Training Session:
To include -
• Catching & Striking
• Hooking & Blocking
• Rising & Hand passing
Lead coaches at each station will be former inter county stars supported by local full time GAA coaching officers.
Early booking advisable as places are limited
Enquiries: All enquiries to Martin Fogarty. Email: email@example.com
Registration: €20 (includes lunch).
What Advice to give to players about Hydration
Noticing the effects of this high heat on players the last few weeks? Other than Lots of water and fresh fruit, what other advice do you need to give players?? In a match situation all to agree water break after 15 mins. For coaches, reduce volume and time spent training, be efficient with time a strong 40-50 mins will be more effective than a long 1 hr and 15 in this heat. You are going to laugh frozen facecloths on the back of the neck to get the core temp down at half time! Keep players from overheating esp. in camogie hurling games? Get the helmets off as much as possible. A good biofeedback chart to use with players which forms part of the puzzle. Educate them on monitoring urine colour as a feedback tool for hydration status.
Electrolyte/sodium drink can also be homemade.
1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 litre bottle water
Sugar free cordial for taste.
U8 & U10 Camogie:
Training continues Friday evenings at 6.30pm.
U12 continue to train Friday Evenings at 6.30pm.
Hard luck to our U14 Camogie Girls who were defeated by a better Four Road’s side on Wednesday Evening in the County Final in Oran. It was a tough day for our girls, but that being said, they are a very young side who will learn a lot from their game and will take it with them going forward. They are a great bunch of girls who just came up against a better team on the day. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 1-3 Four Roads 2-8. This is not the last you’ve seen of these girls!! Many thanks to all who have supported us all season, especially those who travelled to Oran on Wednesday. It is very very much appreciated.
Finally a massive Thank You to the Peppermill who kindly sponsored the half-zip tops for all of the players. The girls are delighted with them.
The final round of the Junior camogie championship took place last week and our girls travelled to Woodmount to play Padraig Pearses. This was the battle we expected it to be as Pearses play hard and show no mercy. We had 15 players with us and each one gave 110% in this game. It was really nip and tuck for the first half with each side trying to exert their dominance on the game. The half time score was 1:3 to 2:2 with the Gaels behind by just two points, our first half goal coming from Niamh McCourt. When the second half got underway Pearses got a third goal followed by a point to increase their lead by 6 points but the character of the Gaels girls shone brightly and they never gave up. Their second half tally was 3 goals, provided by Amy McNeill, Colleen Kelly and Ella Killion. Ella Killion also put over 3 points from placed balls and the Gaels led the game by the minimum going into the final 5 minutes. Unfortunately, a late goal resulting from a good run by their half forward line clinched it for Pearses. Final score 5:5 Pearses, 4:6 the Gaels. Overall the Gaels gave a mighty performance which now takes them into the County Roscommon Junior ‘B’ Camogie Final to be played on 11th August in Woodmount. A win would see us play in Connaught. All support welcome.
U8 and U10 Football:
Our U8 and U10 continue to train and have fun Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm. If there are any parents who wish to help out any evening your help is more than welcome.
Our U14 girls played Brigid’s this evening in the Division 1 Championship it was a tough game for our girls who fought hard. Unfortunately Brigids came away victorious.
Our U16 Football are playing minor and there is a challenge match organised for tomorrow evening in Lisnamult against St Ciaran’s at 7.30pm.
Our Minor Girls played their first round of the Championship against Four Roads last Thursday evening in Four Roads. Our Minor girls were unlucky in their efforts in their Championship opener, a good performance in the second half was in vain as Four Roads got the better of them. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 3-5 Four Roads 4-6. A Challenge match has been organised tomorrow evening at 7.30pm in Lisnamult against St. Ciarans.
Our game against Ballinameen that was to be played today has been pushed out to the 2nd of September by County Board.
U12 boy’s played round 2 of their hurling league on Friday Evening against Padraig Pearses in Lisnamult. The lads built on their previous performance and again played their hearts out. After conceding 4 fortious goals in the first half the lads battled back to within 3 points, now they were in the ascendency and eventually ran out of time. The panel was David King, Conor Mulry, Eoin Keavney, Hugh O’Connor, Odin Fallon, John McGuinness, Conor Grogan, Lochlainn Mulry, Brian Geraghty, Ciaran Mulry, Cathal Mulry and Harry King.
Well done to our U14 lads who defeated Clan na Gael in the Division 1 Championship by 1 point. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 2-16 Clan na Gael 4-09.
Pictured below is our U16 team who played St Ciaran’s today in Championship. The lads put in a solid performance and deserved their victory of Roscommon Gaels 2-10 to St. Ciaran’s 0-5. It was great to have nearly a full panel to pick from. We have put ourselves in a great position with 3 wins from 3 games. A big thanks to all the lads for their efforts today and we look forward to our remaining two games.
Hard luck to our Junior Lads who had a tough game against Elphin last Friday evening.
Message from Roscommon Gaels Finance Committee
Tickets for the Development Draw have now been circulated among all members/families for sale. This is an essential fundraiser required for funding the day to day expenses associated with the running of the club and the fielding of 31 teams across all ages and codes.
Further fundraising options will need to be considered and approved by the club if this Draw is not fully supported including:
• Introducing an annual levy on all families/members to be paid at Registration Date.
• Membership of the weekly lotto. It only costs €2 per week to be a member of the lotto with an opportunity to win the jackpot - currently €10,000. (Consider joining the lotto today).
Return of unsold tickets is defeating the purpose of this fundraiser so if you do not sell the tickets allocated to you, then please consider buying the tickets yourself. Please promote the draw to friends and family members at home and abroad. Tickets can be purchased online via the club website. www.roscommongaels.ie
Remember that the 123 people who are coaching your family members are volunteers and give their time freely.
Significant works have been undertaken by the Club which we can be very proud of which provide excellent facilities for all our players but maintenance of the facilities and future development depends on members fully supporting fundraising events such as this Draw.
A small number of club members have devoted their time to arranging prizes for this Draw, circulating the tickets and selling tickets at recent GAA events in the town. New volunteers are always welcome... Your support is required. All the prizes have been generously donated by committed club members.
• The average annual running cost of the club is €98,000.
• The annual registration fees/membership fees that are collected from you annually are paid to Croke Park for Affiliation and Insurance purposes with no financial benefit to the club whatsoever:
• The club is depending on weekly lotto sales and fundraisers such as this one to fund club activities.
• The lotto teams need new members to join in the weekly Saturday night lotto sales if we are to continue with this weekly fundraiser. (If it is discontinued then significant levies will need to be introduced for the club to fund its activities going forward.)
The draw will take place on Saturday August 11th. Further tickets are available if you can identify takers or if you feel you can sell more. The date set for the draw cannot be extended as the All Ireland Hurling Final will take place on August 19th
All sold tickets and money are to be returned to McNeill’s Food store by August 4th or can be given to any coach or executive member during the week.
Don’t leave it to others to have to remind you to return the sold tickets and money. Do it by August 4th please.
Our county panellists pictured above are putting their shoulders to the wheel to ensure all tickets are sold- Are you?
List of Prizes
1. Microsoft Surface Pro Laptop & Keyboard, worth €1,350.
2. 2 Bedroom Holiday Apartment Accommodation in Portugal, for 1 week, worth €1,000.
3. All Ireland Final Hurling tickets x 2
4. All Ireland Final Football tickets x 2
5. Manchester United home match tickets x 2, plus flights & accommodation
6. 3-1-1 reclining suit of furniture (Gannon’s Image Furniture)
7. €500 voucher for McNulty Furniture.
8. 500 L of home heating oil (sponsored DG Oil)
9. 50 Bales of Briquettes
10. 50 Bales of Briquettes
11. 50 Bags of Firewood Timber (donated by Anthony Clogher & Gerry Kelly)
12. Golf Green Fees x 4 - Heritage Golf Resort, Killenard, Co. Laois.
13. Golf Green Fees x 4 for Roscommon Golf Course.
14. Customised Gum shield, worth €75 (donated by Eleanor Keaveney Dental Surgery)
15. Dinner for 2 at Darcy12 Restaurant in Clifden (donated by Shane Regan)
16. Family Photo Portrait sitting, Framed Print 12x10 & 3 5x7 mounted prints, value €200 (donated by Michelle Hughes Walsh Photography).
CASH FOR CLUBS
How would you like to earn up to €10,000 for The Roscommon Gaels? Well, the first step is to sign up for the promotion and then tell all your friends to increase your chances of success.
Once you register Roscommon Gaels and sign up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative, you'll earn tokens when you buy fuel at Casey's or any Topaz Garage. If your club earns enough tokens, it will be entered into a draw with all the other clubs.
A total of €200,000 will be divided between 151 lucky clubs this year, regardless of what sort of club it is. The first club drawn will receive €10,000, another 10 more clubs will get €5,000 and a further 140 clubs will get €1,000.
There's still plenty of time to get involved. You can enter anytime between now and 13 August, 2017. The sooner you enter, the greater the chances of you reaching your goal in terms of vouchers collected. You can follow your club's progress on the to see how you're getting on.
It couldn't be easier you’ll need to sign up as a Play or Park member, which you can do in Topaz stores, online or via the Topaz app.
Then find out if your club is already registered on the website. You can easily register it if it's not already there.
You'll also need to nominate the club for which you're collecting tokens. Again, this can be done in-store, online or by calling Topaz on 1850 320320 (Republic of Ireland) or 0800 1077720 (Northern Ireland).
Then it's just a case of telling all your friends and honouring the first rule of Topaz Cash for Clubs! Following the link to registerhttps://www.playorpark.ie/cash-for-clubs fingers crossed.
*******THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED IN THE HYDE ON SATURDAY SHOPS & WITH REFRESHMENTS, AS STEWARDS AND WITH THE SELLING OF DRAW TICKETS OUTSIDE THE HYDE. YOUR ASSISTANCE IS A GREAT HELP TO ROSCOMMON GAELS BOTH AS A WILLING VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR CLUB AND ALSO FINANCIALLY. YOUR HELP TODAY AND ALWAYS IS MUCH APPRECIATED*****************