Roscommon Gaels Registration and Membership
Anyone who has not paid membership please do so as soon as possible.
Club executive meeting at 9 on Wednesday night.
Well done to the minors who made light work of Eire Og winning 7.12 to 0.04. This was a great performance and emphasises the work being done in training.
Minor training continues this week on Wednesday evening. Details will be sent out.
CBS Roscommon have won the Connacht Post Primary Senior C Hurling Final, defeating Colaiste Einde by 2-6 to 0-11. Roscommon Gaels were are very proud of our players involved. Well done to James Walker,James Featherstone,Brandon Costelloe and Tom Cullen.
Camogie U-8 & U-10
U8 & U10 indoor training continues in the Convent Gym on Thursday evenings.
U8 6:30 – 7:10 pm
U10 7:10 – 8:00 pm
Hurleys will be provided for indoor sessions. But if you have your own hurley, bring it and put an old sock over the bás of it (protects the gym floor).
All Camogie players are required to wear helmets. In the past, we have provided old helmets but this is no longer possible as we cannot guarantee that these helmets meet the required safety standards. (We will have some old helmets on standby for beginners). However, we will be selling helmets in the Roscommon Gaels colours at cost price. Talk to the coaches for details. Please bring Helmet, €2 per family and a drink.
The U14 will continue Tuesday’s in the Hyde 7-8pm and Saturdays in Lisnamult 11-12.30pm.
Roscommon Camogie Minors
The Roscommon Camogie Minors have defeated Laois by 0-13 to 2-5 in the group stage of the All-Ireland Minor B Championship. Well done to all.
U14 Hurling Feile
The U-14 hurlers lost to Athleague / Tremane on a score of 1.01 to 2.02. We now take on Oran next Saturday in Lisnamult. Time to be decided. It will be sent out and supporters can keep an eye on Facebook for updates.
The senior hurlers had a great win over James Stephens in the Tain League scoring 5-27 to 2-06.
Training continues on Friday at 7.30pm in Lisnamult.
U-12 Ladies Football
U12 ladies football training will be starting back on Wednesday next March 2nd in Dr Hyde Park. We are looking forward to welcoming some old and new faces.
Management team this year will be Aisling Mc Neill and Serena O Farrell with some TY / 5th year students.
U12 Boys Football
U 12 Boys football continues Thursdays @ 7.15pm sharp. Water is essential.
The U-16 footballers take on St. Brigits next Saturday in the Division One league. The match is in Lisnamult under lights and is sure to be a good game. Lets Go Gaels!
Roscommon Ladies Football
The Roscommon ladies Footballers have defeated Down by 1-15 to 1-7 in Round 4 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League. Well done to all
Training continues as usual. We take on Kilmore next on March 20th.
Roscommon Run Riot over the Rebels
Congratulations to Cian Connolly and Kevin McManus who represented Roscommon Gaels on the county tam who demolished Cork by 18 points on a score line of Cork 3-10 Roscommon 4-25
Also congratulations to the managers Fergal and Kevin.
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 €3100 and the numbers drawn were 03, 19, 24, 30.
The weekly winners of €30 were Bob McCormack c/o K.Carr, Peter Mullen Belmullet Co Mayo, Caroline Holian c/o Chaplins Barbers, Joe Mannion Castlesampson, T. Mackey.
Roscommon Gaels Trivia
Last weeks Question: In what year did Roscommon Gaels last draw the county senior football final and then go on to win the replay?
Answer: 1975, over Castlerea St. Kevins on score line of 1.13 to 2.07
This weeks question: Before being developed as Dr Hyde Park, what was it formally known as?
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”
COACHING NEWS (WK 09)
A. Thank You
Hurling & Football Foundation Course
Thanks to John G Dolan, Serena Farrell, Nicola Crosbie, John Connelly, Philip Fleming, Colin Donnelly and Eric Godfrey from Roscommon Gaels who attended the Hurling & Football Foundation Course across 26th & 27th Feb.
B. Upcoming Courses
1) 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
Please contact John Donnellan (086-0402081) by next Thursday 03 March if you wish to attend.
2) 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) by Wednesday 16 March if you wish to attend.
3) 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.
This workshop is for those who have completed the Foundation Course in Roscommon Community College on 26/27 Feb.
4) 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.
LOOK UP : learning.gaa.ie/coach – It has a Video format and you can also download it 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 help existing 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”.