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Roscommon Gaels GAA News February 21st

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Roscommon Gaels Registration and Membership

Anyone who has not paid membership please do so as soon as possible.

Executive Meeting

An Executive meeting will take place in the Hyde at 9pm on Thursday.  This is a critical night and all involved are expected to attend.

Minor Football

Our Minor Footballers lost to Tulsk by a single point but they played well and were unlucky not to come away with something from the game.
On Friday the 26th we welcome Eire Og to Lisnamult , throw in is at 8pm. Please Support the lads who are making a big improvement with every match.
Minor training continues this week on Wednesday evening. Details will be sent out.


The U14 will continue Tuesday’s in the Hyde 7-8pm and Saturdays in Lisnamult 11-12.30pm.

U14 Hurling Feile

On Saturday next our U-14 hurlers take on Athleague/Tremane in the U-14 Feile. Throw- in is at 3.30pm in Lisnamult

Senior Hurling

Our Senior Hurlers played Tourlestrane  under lights in Tourlestrane on Saturday evening last. This was a round 5 fixture of the Tain League but both teams agreed to bring the game forward to avoid a fixtures clash with Sligo and Roscommon championship games respectively.`
Tourlestrane started the game well and went into an early lead but Roscommon Gaels settled as the game progressed and went in at half time with a one point lead on a scoreline of 1-04 to 8 points. In the second half both sets of defense worked hard and made scoring chances difficult to convert. With time up and trailing by two points, the home side were forced to go for goal but in a packed goal mouth, the goal never came. The final score Tourlestrane 1-07 Roscommon Gaels 0-12.
The next Tain League fixture is on Saturday with a home fixture.

Congratulations to those players representing our club on the county Hurling panel who won yesterday against Monaghan and now face Fingal on March 6th

U12 Boys Football

U 12 Boys football starts back in the Hyde Centre next Thursday 18th Feb @ 7.15pm sharp. Water is essential.

Senior Football

Our footballers took on Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Sunday last and performed very well in all areas of the field. Roscommon Gaels won on a score line Pádraig Pearses 0-7 2-6 Roscommon Gaels
Best wishes to those players representing our club on the County Panel as they travel to Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday next to take on Cork.

Club Rossie Awards Night

Congratulations to Étain Hession (joint captain), Colleen Kelly and Erica Neilan from Roscommon Gaels who got their All Ireland minor camogie medals last Friday night. Niamh Kilmartin was part of the management team for this panel. Congratulations also Cillian Egan and Chris Duignan who got their Nicky Rackard and Intermediate Connacht medals. Well done to all on receiving your medals and being honoured at the awards. Roscommon Gaels are proud of all your achievements in the county colours.


Roscommon GAA are in the process of recruiting personnel who are interested in taking up refereeing. If you are in full time work, seeking employment or still going to school or college this is an ideal way to earn extra money and make new friends while keeping yourself healthy and fit in the process. If you think you have what it takes to referee a senior county final, a Connacht final or indeed an All Ireland Senior Final, this is where the dream begins. 
For more information please contact Haulie Beirne 086 8293845 [email protected] or Roscommon GAA Co Board Office 090 6627176

“25” Card Drive in the Hyde

“25” card playing in the Hyde continues on Monday nights. The regular clientele are enjoying the cards, the craic and the cuppa. It takes place every Monday night @8.30pm in the Hyde centre. There is a €5 entry with cash prize on the night. All are welcome.


There was no winner of the jackpot and next week’s jackpot is €2950 and the numbers drawn were 02, 06, 23, 24.
The weekly winners of €30 were Tony Hannon c/o The Hyde, Lucas Coen Ballintubber c/o Larrys, Mary Macklin c/o K Hoare, Anne Casey Strokestown, David Kilduff c/o The Hyde.


No bingo next Sunday due to election count. Lotto draw will take place in Larry’s at 10pm.

Roscommon Gaels Trivia

Last weeks Question: In 1994 Roscommon Gaels won the senior football championship beating Strokestown by 0-12 to 0-09. Can you name the Roscommon Gaels Captain on the day?
Answer: Kevin McStay (Current County Football Joint Manager)
This weeks question: In what year did Roscommon Gaels last draw the county senior football final and then go on to win the replay?

Defibrillator Training Spring 2016

Roscommon Gaels is currently planning its next Defibrillator Training Classes. Anyone interested in taking this most important please contact John Donnellan (086-0402081).
We would ask all club members to take a few minutes to look at a short video on how, having a defibrillator available and trained responders, recently saved an Athlone GAA players life. Go to WWW.GAA.IE and click on link “Is your GAA club ready to ACT? For vital Defibrillator Information”


A.  Thank You
Indoor Nursery ABC Class
Thanks to Joe Biesty, Ray Mulry, Sean Mulry, Jason Connaughton, John Connelly, Phillip Fleming and Declan Hussey from Roscommon Gaels who attended the Indoor Nursery ABC Class in Creggs on 17TH Feb.
The feedback was the course was very informative and well delivered. The lessons learned will be helpful with coaching our U8 players over the coming season
Player Performance Coaching Workshop
The PPC Workshop was held in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday last 20th Feb. The workshop, delivered by Philip Kerr, focused on how Clubs should be aware of pay attention to individual player refinement in parallel with collective team training.
Proper and sustained work to refine player skills can have a profound impact on teams and how they play. 
B.  Upcoming Courses
1)      Dual Football and Hurling Foundation Course
Venue       Roscommon Community College
Dates         Friday February 26th 7.30pm to 10.30pm- Theory, ABC’S and how to coach skills
                        Saturday February 27th 10am to 2.30pm practicals in both football and hurling.
As a progressive Club, Roscommon Gaels would like as many coaches as possible to take the Foundation Course so that we set a Coaching Baseline/Standard within our club. The Club will reimburse those attending the course.
2)      Award One Youth/Adult Football Course
Venue            Kilbride GAA Club
Dates              Friday       March 4th      7.30pm to 10.30pm
                         Saturday March 5th      10am     to 3.30pm
                         Saturday March 12th    10am     to 3.30pm
3)      Award One Youth/Adult Hurling Course
Venue            Roscommon Community College
Dates              Friday       March 18th      7.30pm to 10.30pm
                             Saturday March 19th      10am     to 3.30pm
                 Saturday March 26th    10am     to 3.30pm
Roscommon Gaels would like as many coaches who have already taken the Foundation Football and/or Hurling Couse to take the Award One Football and/or Hurling Course.
This course is very informative and well delivered. The Club will pay for those attending the course.
Please contact John Donnellan (086-0402081) if you wish to attend any of the above courses.
4)      Gaelic Games Child Protection in Sport Awareness
Please note this is a mandatory course for anyone involved in coaching underage GAA Teams.
Wednesday March 2nd 
Venue          Roscommon GAA Offices, Racecourse Road.
Time            7pm.
This workshop is for those who have completed the Foundation Course  in Roscommon Community College on 26/27 Feb.
Please contact John Donnellan (086-0402081) if you wish to attend the Gaelic Games Child Protection in Sport Awareness Course.
5)      Connacht GAA Coaching Conference
This year’s Connacht GAA Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday March 5th in the Connacht Centre in Bekan. A full programme of events is planned for the day and is geared towards adult senior club coaches; spaces are limited so booking is essential at a cost of €25 which will include lunch. Please check Connacht GAA Coaching website for full details of the conference.
Provincial Coaching Forum Saturday 5th March 2016– 9.30am Connacht GAA Centre.
Session 1: 10am -Gaelic Games Research Presentations 1. Martin McIntyre– ‘Hamstring Injury Prevention for Gaelic Games’ 2. Dermot Sheridan– ‘Games related muscle damage in Gaelic games’ 3. Damien Young- ‘So many decisions, so little time– Developing players Decision making’ 4. Cathal Cregg- ‘Connacht GAA Strength & Conditioning support structures for Gaelic Games’
Session 2: 11.45am -Presentation ‘Effective Conditioning for the Club GAA Player’ Des Ryan, Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development, Arsenal FC.
Session 3: 12.45pm –Open Forum ‘Ideal Structure for Progressive Player Development’ Chaired by Colm Parkinson– Sports Presenter, Off the Ball, Newstalk, Contributors Tomas O Se,  Paraic Joyce,  Michael Duignan and  Anthony Cunningham.
Places are filling up, so if you are a Coach with Roscommon Gaels and would like to attend please contact John Donnellan (086-0402081).
C.  Training Drills
Information on Drills for your Training Sessions  
There is a vast amount of information available to coaches on-line.
Has Video format & download in PDF format.  
Remember : Keep your drills fresh and select ones that maximise player contact time with the football/sliotar.

D.  Club Coaching Committee
Our Club will be forming a Coaching Committee to work at establishing structures that will helpexisting coaches, encourage more people to become coaches in our club.
Good Coaching improves the playing experience for all our underage players as they progress from U8-U18.
Our Team Mangers across all codes will be contacted shortly to gather ideas on Structure of Committee, Priorities, etc
E.  Note from Roscommon GAA : Club coaching our number one priority for 2016.
“Roscommon Coaching and Games Development Chairman and County Coaching officer Sean Kilbride along with GAA Games Manager Willie Hegarty have pin-pointed their number one priority for 2016 is club and secondary school coaching, recruitment & development of club coaches. We welcome ideas, suggestion and how we can improve our coaching standards in our clubs and schools by putting a strong coaching resource in place. We seek feedback from all clubs so we can set our plans in pace as a joint venture going forward”.