Club Notes - 4th November 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 3, 4, 5, 23
The weekly winners of €30 were
• John Earley, Ard Aoibhínn.
• Shane Nerney, Abbeytown.
• Shane Costello, Larry’s.
• Bunty Geraghty, C/o Helen Farmer.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 45 2018)
A. End of Season – Thank You to All our Club Coaches
As the majority of our teams have finished for the season – Roscommon Gaels extends a huge THANK YOU to all our coaches for your efforts and dedication over 2018 - most of the time unseen and yet, without you, our club would not function.
Give some thought as to what coaching aspects worked well in the season just finished and you can improve your coaching sessions next year.
Consider how to better plan your coaching sessions and ensure there is consistency in delivery of coaching information to your teams.
It is also important for our club to get feedback from our coaches on how best the club can assist you. Please give feedback to any member of the Coaching Committee.
B. Coaching Committee Meeting – 06 Nov
Important meeting, with key topic, to conclude discussions re. Dual Nursery for 2019. Venue : Hyde. Time : 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
C. REMINDER - Hurling Foundation Refreshed Course Workshop
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will hold a hurling foundation refresher course workshop for volunteer coaches on the first three modules on Tuesday night November 13th in St Coman's Wood NS, Roscommon Town from 7pm to 9pm.
• Topics covered include:
• Introduction/how to coach skills
• Skill Development
• Games Development
The workshop will be presented by Martin Fogarty and Damien Coleman and open to all club hurling coaches.
D. Update on our Club Coaching Mentoring Programme
Cuala GAA Club has kindly agreed to speak with our Club Coaches on a number topics under the broad heading
of “Coaching Structures”. Agenda is being finalised and will be confirmed before the end of the coming week.
Presentation will be held on Saturday 17 Nov. 5pm-8pm. Venue : Hyde Centre.
All our Coaches are asked to make every effort to attend.
This presentation will meet the “Coach the Coaches” objective set at the Club Coaching Mentoring meeting.
E. Our Club Coaches – 2018
L-R: Jason Connaughton, Orla Connaughton, Fiona Quinn, Roberta Hanley and Damien McSharry.
Missing from the photo: Marie Cormican, Imelda Quinn and Jessica Larkin.
F. Football Coaching Workshop
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will hold a club coaches workshop on Friday night November 23rd with Steven Poacher.
Time = 7pm. Venue = Hyde Centre. Please bring indoor trainers and boots.
• Indoor session : "Key Performance Indicators in Gaelic Football"
• Outdoor Session Two themes (40 mins & 40mins) : "Developing Offensive Transition play" + "Building a Strong Defensive Platform"
G. National Coaching & Games Development Conference
The GAA Games Development 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
Hard luck to our U16 girls who were beaten in an epic battle Saturday evening played under lights in Lisnamult. One of the best games on The U16 Roscommon Gaels Calendar this year between two fantastic sides. The high tempo started from throw in and turned out to be a cracker of a game. Roscommon Gaels were fierce in every contest and put in a solid team performance. After fulltime it was all level nothing could seperate the two teams! Score Roscommon Gaels 1-9 Shannon Gaels 2-6. In extra time the girls played their hearts out but lost out on a score line of Roscommon Gaels 0-2 Shannon Gaels 2-6. Well done to this fantastic team and their mentors. The future is bright for these young ladies.
U13 County Development
Well done to our 4 Roscommon Gaels Girls Ava Mulry, Jennifer Morris, Zara Fallon and Shauna Walsh who competed against Donegal on Saturday with the U13 Roscommon Development Squad.
Minor Camogie Report 2018
The Roscommon Gaels minor panel in 2018 consisted of 21 dedicated camogie players, 6 of whom were still U16 in 2018. The older girls in this bunch of minors were the group of players who participated when Roscommon Gaels first entered two U12 teams in 2012 as a mechanism of maximising participation and maximising game time for young camogie players. These minor players also made up the majority of the Roscommon Gaels 2018 Junior (adult) camogie panel and competed well for their club throughout the summer of 2018.
The minor championship is the only competition for minor camogie players in Roscommon and it is normally fixed for October and is to be finished before 24th October each year, according to a Roscommon Co Camogie Board bye-law. All Junior and Senior camogie clubs in Roscommon play minor players at adult level. Some to do this because they need minor players in order field at adult level, e.g. Roscommon Gaels. Other clubs appear to play only their best players even if that means playing minors instead of adults. The result is that minor players involved in Junior and Senior camogie are playing adult camogie throughout the summer and autumn and are deemed not to be available to play in a minor competition with their peer group. In addition, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that adult players fall away from camogie in some clubs because their places on the teams are increasingly taken up by minor players.
Since the minor competition is then fixed when all adult competitions are finished by which time it is getting late in the year, the Co Board splits the six minor clubs into two groups of three. In 2018, Roscommon Gaels were in Group 1 with Pádraig Pearses and St Dominics, whilst Group 2 comprised Four Roads, Oran and Athleague.
What all this means is that minor players who don’t play adult camogie or only play Junior and not Senior camogie, train from early in the year right into October and November with no guarantee of any more than two minor games. Players who are not available for one or both of those matches, get less. Invariably in October and November, the weather is deteriorating, dark winter nights are setting in, and school and college commitments make it difficult for minor teams to train during the week; and matches can only be held at weekends. It is difficult to keep players and managers motivated under these circumstances as one can imagine. This current approach to the minor competition is flawed and does not serve the camogie needs of minor players in County Roscommon adequately.
In early 2018, Roscommon Gaels club put forward proposals to change the minor competition to (a) a round robin challenge so that each club would be guaranteed a minimum of five games with their peer group, and (b) an earlier time in the year. Roscommon Gaels put forward dates in the fixtures calendar when additional matches could be played in August and September. However, none of these proposals were successful at Co Board level. Roscommon Gaels will make similar proposals for the 2019 minor competition.
Roscommon Gaels played St Dominics on Sunday 28th October in Lisnamult and although played a good game, lost by four points on a scoreline of 4:3 to 1:8. St Domincs were awarded their first goal early in the game by the referee when the St Dominics umpire declared a goal. Despite the protestations of the Gaels umpire that the ball had not crossed the goal-line and despite the admission by the St Dominics umpire to the referee and Gaels umpire at half time that the ball had in fact not crossed the goal-line, the goal stood.
Roscommon Gaels played away to Pádraig Pearses on Friday 2nd November at 3pm as fixed by the Co Board Fixtures Committee. The weather was atrocious, bitterly cold, windy and wet. The girls put up a great battle but unfortunately bowed out on a scoreline of 2:7 to 1:1.
The minor camogie team management and coaching group consisted of Jimmy Brennan, John Casey, Ríona McGuinness, Tom Killion and Patricia Torpey. The management would like to thank all of these players for their great commitment to camogie and to Roscommon Gaels during 2018. We very much appreciate the sacrifices all the players made to be at matches with the team and we also very much appreciate the support which parents gave us during the year.That concludes the minor camogie report for 2018.
Date for the diary Roscommon Gaels Minor AGM @ 8.30pm Thursday 22nd November in The Hyde Centre.
Hardluck to our U20 Lads who commenced the U20 Championship today against St Faithleach’s. Unfortunately we were defeated by Faithleach’s. We play Castlrea next Sunday in O’Rourke Park at 12pm.
Reminder that we have cards every Monday Night in the Hyde at 8.30pm for €5. Come along for the Crack!
To all Club Members and Families,
A Nutrition Information and sampling evening will be held in The Hyde Center on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm. We will explain the benefits of getting good Nutrition on a daily basis.
We will also have testimonials from various people.
Looking forward to an enjoyable evening with a good atmosphere, some great stories and a bit of craic!
Please spread the word with your families young and old ALL WELCOME!
Congrats to Annette Kennedy who won €350 in the Roscommon Lgfa Draw the club also received €150.
Congrats to Michael McHale who is manager of St Brendans Ladies Intermediate team who became Connacht Intermediate Champions today defeating Westport. Well done Mike great achievement. Mike is no stranger of being part of winning teams. Mike was captain of the 1998 Senior Roscommon Gaels team who were crowned County Champions.
Well done Roscommon Gaels Clubman and newest International Aodha Hession who starred for Ireland U18's yesterday in a 31 - 12 victory against Italy in Treviso. A great and proud day for the Hession family, Creggs RFC, Roscommon Gaels and Indeed Roscommon.
Well done to Roscommon Gaels Clubman Mark Purcell who started for the Connacht U17’s against Leinster Regional U17’s in Athlone last Wednesday.
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