Newsletters 2012

GDM Report to Youth Convention

12th November 2012

GoGames Blitzes

Football:

Derrygonnelly Harps U10 Tournament

The following clubs took part in this competition in May/June 2012: Belcoo, Belnaleck, Derrygonnelly, Derrylin, Devenish, Enniskillen, Erne Gaels, Kinawley, Ederney and Tempo.

Regional GoGames Football Blitzes

The remaining 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs and took part in a series of Go Games Blitzes for U8s & U10s during June – starting on Saturday 2nd June 2012. Brookeborough, Aughadrumsee, St. Patrick’s, Newtownbutler and Coa, Maguiresbridge, Lisnaskea, Roslea, Teemore and Irvinestown.

Hurling:

Five GoGames Hurling Blitzes for U8s & U10s were organised with Ederney, Knocks, Lisbellaw & Lisnaskea agreeing to send players.

U12 GoGames and U12 Finals

All football clubs took part in the U12 competitions which were organised using the GoGames format in the league stages.

There were half-time GoGames in NFL games, USFC,  USHC & SFC.

NFL Div 4 Final and Lory Meagher Cup game.

Holy Trinity P.S. and St. Patrick’s P.S. brought boys and girls to Croke Park to take part in half-time games in the Fermanagh Wicklow Division 4 Final on Saturday 28th April 2012.

Knock’s Grattan’s, Lisbellaw and Lisnaskea all brought players to play in half-time games at the Lory Meagher Cup game between Fermanagh and Longford.

Expand Half-time games to every available county football & hurling game and our SFC & SHC games?

Respect Initiative

The GAA Respect Initiative has been developed in order to ensure that Gaelic games are promoted in a positive manner and within an environment which is conducive to ensuring that all participants achieve their full potential. This underlying approach will help to underpin the values of the association and to consolidate the three core principles which best promote these i.e. player centered, family orientated and community based.

“Give Respect Get Respect Signage”

Gaelic Start

This continues very successfully in a lot of our clubs.

Croke Park Activity Day 11th April 2012.

The Fermanagh Croke Park Activity Day took place on Wednesday 11th April 2012.

The following clubs brought 25/30 players and officials: Aughadrumsee, Belcoo, Brookeborough, Derrylin, Kinawley, Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler and Ederney.

Each club had the use of one of the four designated pitches for 45 minutes and then had the opportunity to take the Museum and Stadium tour. The County Coaches co-ordinated the activities on each pitch.

Disability Day in Croke Park

Kalem Hanley went to Croke Park for the adult Disability Blitz for players with mild to moderate learning difficulties on Tuesday 11th April 2012. Kalem and his father Ollie had a wonderful day at the Blitz.

Academies / Schools of Excellence / Development Squads 2012

The way forward for Development Squads in Football and Hurling was discussed at a Coaching & Games Committee meeting on 15th Feb 2012. The meeting was chaired by Deirdre Donnelly and attended by Ferghal O’Connor, Benny McManus, Brian Treacy, Ciaran Carey and the GDM.

It was strongly recommended that there should be a change towards working with the top 25 players in each age-group – players leaving P. 7/U12 through U13, U14, U15 and U16. The U17 Squad would be integrated with the County Minors. This was put to a full Youth Board meeting on the 20th February 2012 where there was broad agreement for the plans.

U12 Football (2000)

U13 Football (1999)

U14 Football (1998) Academy 2012

U15 Football (1997) Academy 2012

U16 Football (1996) Academy 2012

Ulster U16 Elite Camp July 2012 and Interprovincial games                                                                             

The following footballers Danny Leonard (Derrylin), Matthew McGrade (St. Patrick’s), Patrick Hyde (Maguiresbridge), Shane Mimna (Erne Gaels), Thomas McHugh (Devenish) and goalkeeper, Tarlach Russell (Maguiresbridge) and these four U16 hurlers Michael Williamson, Barrie Duffy, Conor Durnien and David Teague (all Lisbellaw) attended the Ulster U16 Elite Camp in UUJ.

U17 Football (1995) Academy 2012.

U14 Hurling (1998) Academy 2012

U16 Hurling (1996) Academy 2012

U12, U13 and U14 Academy Camps 9th, 10th and 11th July 2012

These Camps were run along similar lines as previous years except the U12 and U14 Camps were for invited players only. The clubs were asked to recommend players for the U13 Camp – and most of them did.

Fermanagh Coaching and Games organised the Coaching Camp for the selected U14 (born 1998) Academy players over three days at Lissan. The Camp started on Monday 9th July and ran to Wednesday 11th July 2012. Transport was organised to collect the young players who have been selected and they arrived to start at 10.30am and departed just after 1.30pm each day. Aisling Doonan, Ronan Gallagher and Daryl Keenan worked with the U14s, Aodhgán Murphy, Ryan Keenan, Simon McDonagh and Emmett Conlon with the U13s and Peter Lynch, Ruairi Corrigan and Sean Corrigan with the U12s over the three days. They also had talks from Ronan Gallagher and Peter Canavan on what is required to achieve their best at inter-county level, focusing on Physical, Mental and Social aspects, from Peter McGinnity on Nutrition & Hydration and on Wednesday the U14s were involved in the preliminary stages of Strength & Conditioning through a workshop with Gary Mallon and Ryan Mellon from Ulster Council.  There were 38 U14 players, 34 U13 players and 45 U12 players in attendance. After the final day’s coaching the coaches selected players who would be invited to events later in the year.

Coach Education

Foundation Award Courses

  • Irvinestown  6th & 7th January 2012
  • Derrylin 20th & 21st January 2012.
  • Belnaleck 9th March 2012 Safeguarding Only
  • Newtownbutler 9th & 10th March 2012.
  • Derrygonnelly 23rd & Sat 24th March 2012.
  • Brewster Park Teachers 13th & 14th April 2012
  • St. Aidan’s High School, Derrylin 14th & 15th May 2012.
  • Knocks (Hurling) 18th & 20th Oct 2012

 Award 1 Youth Courses

  • Irvinestown Award 1 Youth 13th, 14th & 15th January 2012.
  • Bawnacre Award 1 Youth 2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2012.

Award 2 Youth/Adult:

  • 9th – 11th Nov & 16th – 18th Nov 2012.

Coach & Volunteer Development 2012

The course, “Games to Develop Football”, was delivered in Lisnaskea 8th March, in Newtownbutler 15th March, Belcoo 7th April, in Derrygonnelly 26th April and in Tempo 26th May2012.

“Children’s Club Coaching” was delivered by Teresa McNabb & Owen Mooney on 10th October 2012 in St. Michael’s College.

Club Coaching Structures

Coming Up!

 

Foundation Award in St. Comhghall’s College Thurs 8th Nov 2012

Foundation Award in Roslea 9th & 10th Nov 2012.

“Working Off the Ball” Strabane 7th Nov 2012.

“Systems of Play” Creggan, Co. Antrim 14th Nov 2012.

“Being Flexible for Strength Training” St. Fanchea’s College 20th Nov  2012.

“Goalkeeping”            Course – Lissan 22nd Nov 2012

Primary Schools

Health Days in Primary Schools

Six very successful Health Days were delivered in Primary Schools by Key Stage 1 coaches, Owen and Teresa.

Coaching

The coaching timetables for the KS 1 coaches and the KS 2 coaches, in hurling and football, will be finalised shortly. The objective of these timetables is to deliver an integrated, proportional and fair allocation of coaching to the Primary Schools which together with the input of teachers and club coaches will lead to sustainable, quality coaching for our young players.

There is also the opportunity for Primary School teachers, whose classes are receiving coaching, to complete the Foundation Coaching Award with the aid of our tutors in a practical environment.

The KS 1 coaches are involved in a number of non-traditional Primary Schools.

The GDM carried out school visits to assess County Coaches during the last year and conducted Appraisals with all three.

Half-time Games

Cumann  na mBunscol organised the children for the half-time games in the USFC Fermanagh V Down

Super-Touch

Fermanagh Óg Sport

The Fermanagh Óg Sport competition preliminary rounds were played on a regional basis on 8th August and the finals were held at Derrygonnelly on 14th August 2012. The winners, Tempo, represented Fermanagh in the Ulster Óg Sport.

Hurling & Football in St. Joseph’s College.

Paul Divilly coached St. Joseph’s College pupils in hurling and football on Wednesday 10th October 2012 as part of the College’s Healthy Lifestyle Day.

Super-Touch in Second Level Schools

Super-touch competitions, Eg St. Michael’s College Team Games, were played in Second level schools for a variety of year groups.

Vocational Schools Allstars 2012

This event was held in the Manor House Hotel on 28th March 2012 and was supported by Fermanagh Coaching and Games.

St. Mary’s College, Irvinestown, Daniel Noble Michael Corry,

St. Eugene’s College, Roslea, Brian Maguire, Ronan Melarkey.

St. Mary’s, Brollagh, Jack McCann, Sean Duffy, Shane Mimna

St. Aidan’s, Derrylin. Daniel Leonard, Eoin McManus, Neil Shannon.

St. Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea.  Stephen Breen, Luke Lynch, Matthew McGrade, Lee Martin, Sean Mullaney

St. Joseph’s College, Enniskillen. Paul Coalter, Rory Flynn, Mark Kelly, Mark McCauley, Gary McKenna, Conor Watson.

 

 

St. Aidan’s & South West College/Fermanagh Vocationals

The GDM is again involved with St. Aidan’s, Derrylin, Year 12 team – taking coaching sessions and going to their games.

This year Fermanagh were successful in their application to enter a Fermanagh Schools Vocational team in the Ward Cup (2nd tier to Markey Cup). This involves year 13 & 14 pupils from South West College, St. Comhghall’s College, St. Eugene’s College and St. Joseph’s College.

South West College Academy

The SWC Gaelic Academy is a joint initiative between SWC, Fermanagh Coaching and Games and the Ulster Council. It started in Feb 2011 and this school year the format has changed. Now it involves interested players from the three South West College campuses meeting in Youth Sport, Omagh, for practical and theory sessions.

Kellogg’s Cúl Camps 2012

There were 15 Kellogg’s Cúl Camps in Fermanagh in July and August 2012 – 13 Football/Hurling and 2 designated Hurling camps.

The numbers were down overall and this has been examined in a review with the co-ordinators.

I’m convinced this is not the only criteria for successful Camps

Paul Divilly – Regional Hurling Development Officer

Paul Divilly has been working in both Fermanagh and Cavan. His work involves the hurling clubs, Academy Squads,  Second Level schools – including school teams – and in Primary Schools.

National Hurling Initiative

Peter Horgan from Croke Park has been appointed as a Hurling Mentor for Fermanagh. He met members of the Hurling Committee, Clubs, County Management, GDM and coaches during the year and reported to the full County Board meeting last Monday night..

St. Michael’s College in Ulster Colleges’ Hurling Competitions

Four St. Michael’s College teams are now competing in Ulster Colleges’ competition. They have won two “C” competitions and now compete at “B” level in these competitions.

Fermanagh Vocational Year 10 Hurling Competition

Paul Divilly coached in Second Level Vocational schools and then organised the Year 10 competition, held in May, which was won was won by St. Comhghall’s College.

Cavan/Fermanagh Inter-County Hurling Academy for U14 & U16 Players

Day 1: Thursday 23rd August 2012 – Venue: Lissan.                                                                                                            

Day 2: Friday 24th August 2012 – Venue – Breffni Park. 

U14 Hurling Academy Squad 2012

U16 Hurling Academy Squad 2012.

 

Reporting to Croke Park 2012.

The GDM and the coaches are currently finalising reports to Croke Park on

activities which took place in Fermanagh over the last 12 months under the

following headings: Academy Programme Report, Camp Programme Report, Coach Education Report, Youth Officer/Coaching Officer & School Liaison Officer, Go Games Report, Primary School Coaching Report, Referee Education Report, Respect Initiative and Super Touch Report.

Thanks                                  

Tom Boyle, County Secretary, and the County Coaches and KS 1 Coaches for their support.

The many really good people with whom I worked during the year.

The Youth Officers for their patience and support.

Clubs for their co-operation and the generous use of their facilities.

The Finance Committee

Hopes

The “Player Centred”/“Player Development” approach to underage coaching continuing to be more widely embraced.

Give Respect Get Respect.

 

 

Newsletter 11th November 2012

Coach Education in Fermanagh 2012/2013

Foundation

Knocks Hurling Foundation – Knocks’ Hall – Safeguarding Thursday 19th October 2012 7.30pm. Theory & Practical Saturday 20th October 2012 10am.

Roslea Football Foundation – Roslea – Safeguarding Friday 9th November 2012 7.30pm. Theory & Practical Saturday 10th November 2012 10am.

Coach Development Programme

 “Being Flexible for Strength”          Tuesday 20th November 2012 – 7.30pm to 9.00pm. St. Fanchea’s College. “Goalkeeping”                                             Thursday 22nd November 2012 – 7.00pm to 8.30pm – Lissan.

Clubs are asked to send their U16 keeper and a coach to this session.

Academies 2012

U13 (1999) Football Academy

U13 players were invited to two sessions in October – Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th at Lissan.

2nd November 2012

After the recent coaching sessions the following U13 players are invited by the coaches to future sessions.

Those players not involved at this next stage are thanked for their efforts and are assured they will be given further opportunities if their club and/or school football performances merit it.

Aughadrumsee: Eoghan McCabe, Belcoo: Eoin Sheils, Derrygonnelly: Aidan McKenna, Conor Maguire, Aaron McGlone, Odhran McBrien. Derrylin: Gearárd McGuinness, Fearghal McGovern, James Boyle. Devenish: Jamie Flanagan. Enniskillen: Jonathan Cassidy, Eoin Beacom. Erne Gaels: Ultan Kelm, Gareth Deery. Irvinestown: Jarlath Maguire. Kinawley: Paul Breen. Lisnaskea: Hayden Lynch, Kevin Smyth, Patrick Maguire, Joshua McKenna. Maguiresbridge: Barry McPhillips. Newtownbutler: Conor Fox. Roslea: Conor Keenan. St. Patrick’s: Cameron McBrien, Conor McDermott. Teemore: Paul Doherty, Nathan Hughes, Colm McNally. Tempo: Lorcan McStravick, Ryan Breen.

U12 Football (Born 2000) 2012

Following the three-day Camp in July a group of U12 players were invited to squad sessions at Lissan on Saturday 20th October 2012 and Saturday 27th October 2012.

2nd November 2012

After the recent coaching sessions the following U12 players are invited by the coaches to future sessions.

Those players not involved at this next stage are thanked for their efforts and are assured they will be given further opportunities if their club and/or school football performances merit it.

Belcoo: Conor McAloon, Dermot Burns, Ciaran Flanagan. Belnaleck: Garvan Quigley, Ryan Cassidy, Frank Rafferty, Conor McGovern. Brookeborough: Rory Greene, Martin Conwell, Seamus Moane, Derrygonnelly: Gavin McGovern, Oisin Smyth, Jack Love, Debhan McGovern. Derrylin: Luke Flanagan, Declan McGovern. Devenish: Ryan Stewart, Ruairi O’Brien, Oisin O’Brien. Enniskillen: Conor Love, Jack O’Hare, Brandon Horan, Callum Jones, Ryan Keaney. Erne Gaels: Brian Ryder. Kinawley: Oisin McManus. Lisnaskea: Jack McDade, Dara Shea Kelly. Maguiresbridge: Anthony Mc Elroy, Ciaran Duffy, Caolan Duffy. Newtownbutler: Jordan Warren, Conor Quinn, Sean McDermott. St. Joseph’s: Conor Maguire, Patrick McAlone, Pol McKervey. St. Patrick’s: Jimmy Tormey. Teemore: Nathan McAdam, Liam Donohue, Tempo: Conor Magee.

Fermanagh Schools’ Ward Cup team

The Fermanagh Schools’ team have played St. Patrick’s College, Dungannon, and Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore in the Ward Cup. Year 13 & 14 pupils from South West College, St. Aidan’s High School, St. Comhghall’s College, St. Eugene’s College and St. Joseph’s College have taken part in these games.

 Hurling

The GDM met with Fabian Burns and Paul Divilly to initiate the planning of a winter programme and to have a look at the Hurling Academy programme.

 Coaching and Games Committee

At a meeting on Monday 29th October 2012 it was decided to set in motion a review of Coaching and Games activities. The first phase of this process will involve canvassing the opinions of clubs through a questionnaire.

 

Newsletter 15th October 2012

Coach Education in Fermanagh 2012/2013

Foundation Award and Award 1 Courses.

We are in the process of planning the delivery of courses in Fermanagh throughout the Winter 2012 and Spring 2013. Any clubs who want to avail of a Foundation Award, an Award 1 Child, Youth or Adult or a stand-alone Safeguarding course should contact myself as soon as possible.

To date:

Knocks Hurling Foundation – Knocks’ Hall – Safeguarding Thursday 19th October 2012 7.30pm. Theory & Practical Saturday 20th October 2012 10am.

Roslea Football Foundation – Roslea – Safeguarding Friday 2nd November 2012 7.30pm. Theory & Practical Saturday 3rd November 2012 10am.

All our tutors attended the refresher evening in Killyclogher on 3rd October 2012. This means they are all available to tutor in 2012/2013.

Children’s Club Coaching CPD

Wed 10th October 2012 – 7.30pm to 9.00pm. St. Michael’s College. Coaches: Teresa McNabb & Owen Mooney   The aim of this session is to help coaches plan coaching programmes for children for: U.6’s (involving the innovative Gaelic Start programme), U.8’s (the Fundamentals) and U.10’s & U.12’s (the Learn To Train phase). The session was an information session detailing what to coach children at these various age groups. Over 30 coaches attended.

Academies 2012

Meeting to discuss costings for Academies with Deirdre Donnelly and Tom Boyle on Monday 17th September 2012.

U17 Academy 2012

Simon Bradley plans to work with the present U17 & U16 Academy players in the coming months on Strength & Conditioning.

U14 (1998) Football Academy 2012

The U14 Academy Squad players attended a squad session at Lissan on Saturday 29th September 2012 – 10.00am to 12.15pm.

Unfortunately the annual Sligo Blitz scheduled for 7th October was cancelled because of unavailability of pitches.

The U14 players played St. Michael’s Corn na Nog team on Saturday 14th October at Lissan. Despite an overlap of U14 players on both teams, this proved to be a very worthwhile exercise.

The U14s who were able to attend have been given a simple strength & conditioning programme to work on at home.

U13 (1999) Football Academy

The U13 Academy players attended a squad session at Lissan on Saturday 29th September 2012 – 10.00am to 12.15pm.

The U13s who were able to attend were also given a simple strength & conditioning programme to work on at home.

These U13 players are invited to a further two sessions in October – Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th at Lissan. 10.00am to 12pm:

Aughadrumsee: Eoghan McCabe, Martin Maguire. Belcoo: Eoin Sheils, James McAloon, Michael McGourty. Belnaleck: Gareth Presley. Brookeborough: Pat Greene. Derrygonnelly: Aidan McKenna, Conor Maguire, Shane McGrail, Aaron McGlone, Odhran McBrien. Derrylin: Gearárd McGuinness, Fearghal McGovern, James Boyle. Devenish: Jamie Flanagan, Comoros McGowan. Ederney St. Joseph’s: Jacob Britton, Brian McGrath, Niall McGrath. Enniskillen: John Reihill, Ronan Beattie, Johnny Cassidy, Ethan Butler, Eoin Beacom, Patrick Cassidy. Erne Gaels: Brian Ryder, Ultan Kelm, Gareth Deery, Ben McCann. Irvinestown: Jarlath Maguire, Ryan Keane, Caolan Ward. Kinawley: Paul Breen, Rory McAloon. Lisnaskea: Hayden Lynch, Kevin Smyth, Patrick Maguire, Ethan McManus, Joshua McKenna. Maguiresbridge: Barry McPhillips, Sean Corrigan, Fionn Nolan. Newtownbutler: Conor Fox. Roslea: Conor Keenan, Shane McAleer. St. Patrick’s: Cameron McBrien, Conor McDermott. Teemore: Paul Doherty, Nathan Hughes, Colm McNally. Tempo: Lorcan McStravick, Ryan Breen.

U12 Football (Born 2000) 2012

The following players are invited to a squad sessions at Lissan on Saturday 20th October 2012 and Saturday 27th October 2012 – 10.00am to 12pm:

Aughadrumsee: Josh Monaghan. Belcoo: Conor McAloon, Dermot Burns, Ciaran Flanagan . Belnaleck: Garvan Quigley, Ryan Cassidy, Frank Rafferty, Conor McGovern. Brookeborough: Rory Greene, Andrew Boyd, Martin Conwell, Seamus Moane, Derrygonnelly: Gavin McGovern, Oisin Smyth, Jack Love, Debhan McGovern. Derrylin: Luke Flanagan, Declan McGovern. Devenish: Ryan Stewart, Ruairi O’Brien, Gearoid Maguire, Oisin O’Brien. Enniskillen: Conor Love, Jack O’Hare, Brandon Horan, Callum Jones. Erne Gaels: James O’Shea, Oran Gallagher, Brian Ryder. Kinawley: Shea Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Owen Melanaphy, Oisin McManus. Lisnaskea: Jack McDaid, Darra Shea Kelly, Aidan Keenan, Aaron Copeland. Maguiresbridge: Anthony Mc Elroy, Newtownbutler: Jordan Warren. Roslea: Caolan Murray. St. Joseph’s: Sean Cassidy, Conor Maguire, Patrick McAlone, Pol McKervey. St. Patrick’s: Jimmy Tormey. Tempo: Patrick Cassidy, Fergus Fee, Conor Magee.

The interest of the following players has to be confirmed:

Conor McCafferty, Oisin Woods, Ciaran Duffy, Caolan Duffy, Sean Trimble, Conor Quinn, Rory Mulligan, Nathan McAdam, Liam Donohue, Niall Owens, Ryan Keaney.

Fermanagh Schools’ Vocational team

A Fermanagh Schools’ team U18 1/2 has been accepted into the Ward Cup.

 

Newsletter  10th September 2012

Coach Education in Fermanagh 2012

Course Fees

There are still some course fees outstanding. I would appreciate if you could clear your club’s responsibilities in this area as I have to pay tutors.

Upcoming Courses

Ulster Council are scheduled to run out two Award 2 Courses this Autumn in St Patricks College, Armagh:
A. Award 2 Child Course 19th – 21th & 26th – 28th October  – Cost £150  –
B. Award 2 Youth/Adult Course 9th – 11th & 16th – 18th November   – Cost £175 (Double Award).

Please let me know if you have any club members interested in either of these courses.

Foundation Award and Award 1 Courses.

We are in the process of planning the delivery of courses in Fermanagh throughout the Winter 2012 and Spring 2013. Any clubs who want to avail of a Foundation Award, an Award 1 Child, Youth or Adult or a stand-alone Safeguarding course should contact myself as soon as possible.

Academies 2012

 The Ulster U16 Elite Camp Footballers and Hurlers represented their provinces in Inter-Provincial games as a follow-up to the Camp.

 

The hurlers played Connacht in Tubbercurry on 20th July 2012. Barrie Duffy, Conor Durnien, David Teague and Michael Williamson (Lisbellaw) represented Fermanagh at these games. The following footballers played against Dublin U17s in Silverbridge on 7th August 2012: Danny Leonard (Derrylin), Matthew McGrade (St. Patrick’s), Shane Mimna (Erne Gaels), Thomas McHugh (Devenish) and goalkeeper, Tarlach Russell.

 U17 Academy 2012

Ulster Council Blitz 11th August 2012

The following players travelled with Simon Bradley to the Ulster Council U17 Blitz on Saturday 11th August 2012: Eunan McCusker, Niall Treacy, Odhran Russell, Ciaran J Breen, Shane Mimna, Paul Coalter, Paul Ward, Danny Leonard, Damian McCarville, Jack McCann, Gary McKenna, Patrick Rehill, Liam Og Strain, Sean Mullaney, Kyle McDonald, John Doran, Aaron O’Reilly, Ruairi Maguire, Mark McCauley, Ryan Maguire, Eoin McManus, Oisin Kelm, Brian Maguire.                                                                                                                                                 These players attended but did not take part: James Allen, Shane O’ Hara, Garvan McManus, Stephen Martin.                                                                                                                                                          These players could not attend: Patrick Hyde, Kevin Curran, Colin Logan, Dwayne Rice, Ciaran Corrigan, Sean Keenan, Oisin Mahon, Sean Duffy, Daniel Ray, Martin Flanagan, Darragh Moane, Conor Howell, Luke Lynch. Fermanagh 2-7 v Donegal 0-8. Fermanagh 3-5 v Derry 4-10.

Simon Bradley plans to work with the present U17 & U16 Academy players in the coming months on Strength & Conditioning.

U16 (1996) Football Academy 2012   

The following U16 Academy players travelled to MUSA, Cookstown, to take part in the 2nd qualifier for the Buncrana Cup. The team played brilliantly against Armagh in their first game and after a real battling performance they won by 4 points to 3. In their next game against Antrim things didn’t go as well and after conceding goals the team were beaten on a scoreline of Antrim 4-7, Fermanagh 2-5.

Overall, for the players who travelled, this was a useful exercise.                  Belnaleck: Connor McAuley, Derrygonnelly: Conor Gilleece, Conor Hoy, Garvan Jones. Derrylin: Danny Leonard. Devenish: Thomas McHugh, John James O’Brien. Erne Gaels: Ryan Gormley, Shane Rooney. Maguiresbridge: Diarmaid Russell, Tárlach Russell. Roslea: Mícheál Jordan, Niall Kelly, Shane Mohan, Conor Lynam. St. Joseph’s: Oran McGee. St. Patrick’s: Matthew McGrade.                                                                                                           Players invited but unable to take part because of hurling commitments, injury or unavailability for various reasons: Brian Maguire, Shane Mimna, John Finbar Killen, Conor Durnien, Patrick Hyde, David Teague, Gareth Fox, Lee Martin, Liam Maguire, Ryan Kelly, Enda Tierney, Ronan Melarkey and Jamie Connolly.

There was a coaching session for U15s, U16s & U17s at Lissan on Wednesday 25th July 2012

 U15 (1997) Football Academy 2012

The following players travelled to Roslea on Saturday 28th July to take part in the 2nd Ulster Council U15 Blitz with Monaghan and Antrim the opposition. The players who travelled put in a really honest effort but found the strength and quality of both Monaghan and Antrim too much for them. Fermanagh were beaten in both games.

Belcoo: Matthew McAloon. Brookeborough: James Toye. Devenish: Peter Leonard. Enniskillen: Conor Goodwin, Eddie Boyd, Padraig Hegarty. Erne Gaels: Luke Ryder. Irvinestown: Devin McKenna, Conor McQuaid. Kinawley: Tiarnach O’Cathain, Ben Owens, Colm McElhill. Lisnaskea: Colin Copeland. Maguiresbridge: Aaron Magee. Roslea: John Quigley. Teemore: Cian McManus, Eamon Drumm.

Players invited but unable to take part because of hurling commitments, injury, unavailability for various reasons or lack of ambition: Declan McCarron, Rory McCaffrey, Lorcan McDonagh, Enda Cassidy, Ryan Morris, Ciaran McNabb, Michael Maguire, Caolan Owens, Lee Jones, John Joe Moore, Jason Howe, Michael Dooris, Patrick Gavin, Stephen Breen.

U12, U13 and U14 Academy Camps 9th, 10th and 11th July 2012

These Camps were run along similar lines as previous years except the U12 and U14 Camps were for invited players only. The clubs were asked to recommend players for the U13 Camp – and most of them did.

Fermanagh Coaching and Games organised a Coaching Camp for the selected U14 (born 1998) Academy players over three days at Lissan. The Camp started on Monday 9th July and ran to Wednesday 11th July 2012. Transport was organised to collect the young players who have been selected and they arrived to start at 10.30am and departed just after 1.30pm each day.

Aisling Doonan, Ronan Gallagher and Daryl Keenan worked with the U14s, Aodhgán Murphy, Ryan Keenan, Simon McDonagh and Emmett Conlon with the U13s and Peter Lynch, Ruairi Corrigan and Sean Corrigan with the U12s over the three days. They also had talks from Ronan Gallagher and Peter Canavan on what is required to achieve their best at inter-county level, focusing on Physical, Mental and Social aspects, from Peter McGinnity on Nutrition & Hydration and on Wednesday the U14s were involved in the preliminary stages of Strength & Conditioning through a workshop with Gary Mallon and Ryan Mellon from Ulster Council.

There were 38 U14 players, 34 U13 players and 45 U12 players in attendance. After the final day’s coaching the coaches selected players who would be invited to events later in the year.

U14 (1998) Football Academy 2012

The U14 Academy Squad players are invited to squad sessions at Lissan on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th September 2012 – 10.00am to 12.15pm:

The following Fermanagh U14 players travelled to play their Leitrim counterparts in Aughawillan on Sunday 12th August 2012: Aughadrumsee: Sean Maguire. Belcoo: Gary Doherty. Brookeborough: Conor Goodwin, Stuart Boyd. Derrygonnelly: Conor Cameron, Colm Jones, Shane McGullion. Derrylin: James McCaffery, Fergal O’Reilly. Devenish: Jarlath O’Brien. Enniskillen: Timmy Boyd, Darragh Keaney. Nathan Tierney. Erne Gaels: Michael Óg McGarrigle, Dara Dolan. Irvinestown: Paul Wallace, Ben McCann. Kinawley: Daire O Cathain. Lisnaskea: Ryan Moran, Ryan Flanagan. St Joseph’s: Conor McGee. St. Patrick’s: Eoghan Curran, Paul Óg Reilly, Kevin Logan. Teemore: Conor McGann. Tempo: Tiernan Bogue.

Diarmaid Campbell, Niall Clerkin, Nathan Jones, Conal McAleer, David Casey, Thomas Murphy & Darragh Ferguson had indicated they were not available.                                                                                                                                 After a very poor start in the first period of play, playing against the breeze, when they made 3 mistakes and were punished by 3 goals the Fermanagh players gradually got up to the pace of the game and during the remaining two periods of play they gave Leitrim a very healthy contest. The final score was Fermanagh 4-9 Leitrim 4-13.

U13 (1999) Football Academy

The following players are invited to squad sessions at Lissan on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th September 2012 – 10.00am to 12.15pm:

Aughadrumsee: Eoghan McCabe, Martin Maguire. Belcoo: Eoin Sheils, James McAloon, Michael McGourty. Brookeborough: Pat Greene. Derrygonnelly: Aidan McKenna, Conor Maguire, Shane McGrail, Aaron McGlone. Derrylin: Gearárd McGuinness, Fearghal McGovern, James Boyle. Ederney St. Joseph’s: Jacob Britton, Brian McGrath, Niall McGrath. Enniskillen: John Reihill, Ronan Beattie, Johnny Cassidy. Erne Gaels: Brian Ryder, Ultan Kelm, Gareth Deery, Ben McCann. Irvinestown: Jarlath Maguire. Kinawley: Paul Breen, Rory McAloon. Lisnaskea: Aidan Lynch, Kevin Smyth, Patrick Maguire, Ethan McManus, Joshua McKenna. Newtownbutler: Conor Fox. Roslea: Conor Keenan. St. Patrick’s: Cameron McBrien, Conor McDermott. Tempo: Lorcan McStravick           The interest of the following players has to be confirmed: Kuba Szubert, Shane McAleer, Emmett McCormack   

 U12 Football (Born 2000) 2012

The following players are invited to a squad session at Lissan on Saturday 29th September 2012 – 10.00am to 12.15pm. Only one session for U12s as quite a few clubs involved in games on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

Aughadrumsee: Josh Monaghan. Belcoo: Conor McAloon, Ciaran Flanagan, Dermot Burns. Belnaleck: Garvan Quigley, Ryan Cassidy, Frank Rafferty, Conor McGovern. Brookeborough: Rory Green, Martin Conwell, Seamus Moane. Derrygonnelly: Gavin McGovern, Oisin Smyth, Jack Love, Debhan McGovern. Derrylin: Luke Flanagan, Declan McGovern. Devenish: Ryan Stewart, Ruairi O’Brien. Enniskillen:  Callum Jones, Conor Love, Jack O’Hare, Brandon Horan, Niall Owens, Ryan Keaney.            Erne Gaels: James O’Shea, Padraig Johnston, Oran Gallagher. Irvinestown: Ryan Keane, Caolan Ward. Kinawley: Shea Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Owen Melanaphy, Oisin McManus. Lisnaskea: Jack McDaid, Darra Shea Kelly, Aidan Keenan, Aaron Copeland. Maguiresbridge: Anthony Mc Elroy, Ciaran Duffy, Caolan Duffy, Sean Trimble. Newtownbutler: Conor Quinn, Jordan Warren. Roslea: Caolan Murray. St. Joseph’s: Sean Cassidy, Conor Maguire, Patrick McAlone, Pol McKervey. St. Patrick’s: Rory Mulligan, Jimmy Torbey. Teemore: Nathan McAdam, Liam Donohue. Tempo: Patrick Cassidy, Fergus Fee, Conor Magee

Transport Arrangements for U12s, U13s & U14s on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th September 2012:

Bus 1:              

Newtownbutler (Parish Hall):                                     8.30am

Roslea (Opp McCague’s):                                           8.45am

Dernawilt Cross:                                                         8.50am

Donagh (Opp McCarron’s Shop):                               9.00am

Lisnaskea (Diamond):                                                 9.10am

Brookeborough (McClave’s Shop)                             9.20am

Maguiresbridge (Opp Spar):                                       9.25am

Bus 2:                        

Ederney (Chapel):                                                       8.50am

Irvinestown (Mahon’s):                                              9.05am

Tempo (Opp Post Office):                                          9.25am (and Coa players)

Bus 3:                        

Teemore (Chapel):                                                       8.45am

Derrylin (Opp St. Aidan’s)                                         8.55am

Kinawley (Opp Roche’s):                                           9.05am

Belnaleck (Connolly’s)                                               9.20am

Bus 4:                        

Belcoo (Cassie Quinn’s):                                            8.30am                        Any queries re transport please

Garrison (Melvin Centre):                                           8.45am                        contact Peter McGinnity at

Belleek (Straddle Filling Stn):                                    8.55am                        the County Office 028 66320500.

Derrygonnelly (Farrell’s):                                            9.10am

Enniskillen (Lochside):                                               9.25am

Players will depart Lissan at 12.30pm to return home by bus.

 

U16 (1996) Hurling Academy

National U16 “C” Hurling Blitz Saturday 1st September 2012.  

Venue – Monaghan Centre of Excellence, Cloghan.

Group 1 – Fermanagh, Leitrim and Tyrone.

Cavan/Fermanagh Inter-County Hurling Academy U14 & U16 Players                                                                                                         Day 1: Thursday 23rd August 2012 – Venue: Fermanagh Centre of Excellence, Lissan.                                                                    Day 2: Friday 24th August 2012 – Venue: Cavan Centre of Excellence, Breffni Park. 

U16 Hurling Academy Ulster Council Blitz Saturday 4th August 2012

U16 Hurling Academy players competed in an Ulster Council Blitz with Cavan and Monaghan at Lissan on Saturday 3rd August 2012. They drew with Monaghan on a scoreline of Fermanagh 1-9 Monaghan 0-12 and beat Cavan 2-6 to 1-6.

Fermanagh V Leitrim                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The following U16 hurlers played Leitrim in a challenge game at Lissan on Tuesday 17th July 2012. Fermanagh won the game easily.                                                                                                                                                           Conor Goodwin, Aron Kinney, Tomás Óg McGurran, Paul McElroy, Jack Gavin, Tárlach Russell, Aaron Magee, Diarmuid Russell, Stephen Breen, Conor Durnien, Barrie Duffy, David Teague, Daniel McElvaney, Ronan Markey, Conor McShea.

U14 (1998) Hurling Academy

National U14 “C” Hurling Blitz Saturday 1st September 2012  – Cavan Venues.

Ballinagh GAC, Co. Cavan. Group 1 – Fermanagh, Donegal and Tyrone.

Cavan/Fermanagh Inter-County Hurling Academy U14 & U16 Players

 

Ulster U14 Academy Hurling Blitz. Saturday 11th August 2012. Cloghan, Co. Monaghan.

Fermanagh, Cavan, Louth and Monaghan took part in this Blitz. Despite missing a number of players Fermanagh beat Louth but found Cavan and Monaghan too strong on the day.     The following Fermanagh players attended this Blitz: Conor Brennan, Cathal Smyth, Cameron McBrien, Cormac Thompson, Eoghan Curran, Ryan Moran, Conor McGovern, Dylan Bannon, Eoin Cleary, Malachy Leonard, Darragh McGurn, Niall Keenan, Caolin Love, Kevin Smyth, Aidan McKenna, Barry McPhillips, Aidan Mohan.

Fermanagh  V Leitrim           The following Fermanagh U14 Academy hurlers played their Leitrim counterparts at Lissan on Tuesday 17th July 2012. Fermanagh won the game by a considerable margin.

Cormac Thompson, Eoghan Curran, Ryan Moran, Conor McGovern, Ciaran Duffy, Caolan Duffy, Conor Brennan, Aidan Flanagan, Cathal Smyth, Cameron McBrien, Dylan Bannon, Eoin Cleary, Malachy Leonard, Darragh McGurn, Ronan McGurn, Tom Keenan, Caolin Love.

Minor “C” Hurling Saturday 28th July 2012.

Fermanagh Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2012

There were 15 Kellogg’s Cúl Camps in Fermanagh in July and August 2012 – 13 Football/Hurling and 2 designated Hurling camps.

The numbers were down overall and we have examined why this might have been in a review with the co-ordinators. I’m convinced this is not the only criteria for successful Camps

Recommendations for next year will be circulated shortly.

County Coaches

The GDM recently carried out appraisals with the three County Coaches and is in the process of re-examining their work programmes.

Academies – proposals.

“Fermanagh Moving Forward Together”

 

Review – Coaches – Academy Programme – Schools – Clubs – 20 Golden Rules

 

 

Newsletter 2nd July 2012

Coach Education in Fermanagh 2012

Course Fees

There are still some course fees outstanding. It would be appreciated if your Club could clear their responsibilities in this area as the GDM has to pay tutors.

Safeguarding Course

There was a Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport course in the Co. Office for Club Children’s Officers on Friday 15th June 2012.

Academies 2012

U16 (1996) Football Academy 2012

The next Ulster Council U16 Academy Blitz is on Saturday 28th July 2012.

Ulster U16 Elite Camp at UUJ on 2nd & 3rd July 2012                                                                               

The following players have been selected to attend this Camp: Danny Leonard (Derrylin), Matthew McGrade (St. Patrick’s), Patrick Hyde (Maguiresbridge), Shane Mimna (Erne Gaels), Thomas McHugh (Devenish) and goalkeeper, Tarlach Russell.

U16 (1996) Hurling Academy 2012

Five Fermanagh U16 hurlers travelled to Cookstown on Saturday 26th May 2012 for Elite Camp trials. Four players, Michael Williamson, Barrie Duffy, Conor Durnien and David Teague, were selected for the U16 Elite Camp in UUJ.

U15 (1997) Football Academy 2012

This group trained on Thursday 24th May, after school at Lissan. The first Ulster Council U15 Academy Blitz was on Saturday 26th May 2012 in Cavan. There were an number of noticeable absentees. Fermanagh competed very well with just one team – beating Cavan’s 2 teams but were beaten by Monaghan’s one team.        Belcoo: Matthew McAloon, Belnaleck: Caolan Owens. Brookeborough: James Toye. Derrygonnelly: John Joe Moore , Lee Jones. Enniskillen: Conor Goodwin, Padraig Hegarty, Jason Howe. Erne Gaels:Luke Ryder. Irvinestown: Devin McKenna (INJ), Conor McQuaid. Kinawley: Tiarnach O’Cathain, Ben Owens, Colm McElhill. Lisnaskea: Colin Copeland. Maguiresbridge: Patrick Gavin, Stephen Breen. Roslea: John Quigley. St. Joseph’s: Enda Cassidy, Michael Maguire, Ciaran McNabb. Teemore: Cian McManus, Eamon Drumm. Tempo: Lorcan McDonagh.

The next Ulster Council Blitz for this group of players is on Saturday 28th July 2012 at 12noon in Roslea.                     

U14 (1998) Football Academy 2012

The following U14 players were invited to take part in a two-game Academy match V Leitrim on Saturday 30th June 2012 at 11am in Kinawley. Thanks to Kinawley for the use of the pitches on a difficult morning.

Aughadrumsee: Sean Maguire. Belnaleck: Brendan Taylor. Brookeborough: Conor Goodwin, Stuart Boyd. Derrygonnelly: Conor Cameron, Nathan Jones, Colm Jones, Shane McGullion, James McGrail (inj). Derrylin: James McCaffery, Fergal O’Reilly. Devenish: Jarlath O’Brien, Darragh Ferguson (inj). Enniskillen: Darragh Keaney, Cormac Thompson, Nathan Tierney. Erne Gaels: Michael Heron, Michael Óg McGarrigle, Rory McGarrigle, Dara Dolan, Kevin Tivnan. Irvinestown: Ben McCann. Kinawley: Daire O Cathain. Lisnaskea: Ryan Moran, Ryan Flanagan. Newtownbutler: David McGloine. Roslea: Niall Clerkin. St Joseph’s: Conor McGee. St. Patrick’s: Eoin Curran, Paul Óg Reilly, Danny Maguire, Kevin Logan. Teemore: Conor McGann, Thomas Murphy. Tempo: Tiernan Bogue, Patrick Fee, Diarmaid Campbell.

The following players were unable to attend: Finbar Strain, Timmy Boyd, Paul Wallace, Sean Trimble, Conal McAleer, David Casey,

Fermanagh competed very well in one game losing by a point but conceded goals and missed goals in the other game and were well beaten. Bouncing the ball!

All these players are now invited to attend an Academy Camp next week at Lissan – contribution £10.

 

U13 Football (born 1999) Development Camp

£10 contribution for coaching costs and transport.

No gear.

Registration form for this Camp.

These players will travel to Lissan using the same transport arrangements as the U14s above.

U12 Football (Born 2000) 2012

The County Coaches and Second Level coaches have identified these players, born in 2000, whose progress should be tracked.

I would like to invite them to the 3 day Camp next week using the same transport set up for the U14s & U13s.

£10 contribution for coaching costs and transport.

Aughadrumsee: Josh Monaghan.

Belcoo: Conor McAloon, Ciaran Flanagan, Dermot Burns.

Belnaleck: Garvan Quigley, Ryan Cassidy, Frank Rafferty, Conor McGovern.

Brookeborough: Rory Green, Martin Conwell, Seamus Moane.

Derrygonnelly: Gavin McGovern, Oisin Smyth, Jack Love, Debhan McGovern.

Derrylin: Luke Flanagan, Declan McGovern.

Devenish: Ryan Stewart, Ruairi O’Brien..

Enniskillen:  Callum Jones, Conor Love.

Erne Gaels: James O’Shea, Padraig Johnston, Oran Gallagher.

Irvinestown: Ryan Keane, Caolan Ward.                 

Kinawley: Shea Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Owen Melanaphy, Oisin McManus

Lisnaskea: Jack McDaid, Darra Shea Kelly, Aidan Keenan, Aaron Copeland.

Maguiresbridge: Anthony Mc Elroy, Ciaran Duffy, Caolan Duffy, Sean Trimble.

Newtownbutler: Conor Quinn, Jordan Warren.

Roslea: Caolan Murray.

St. Joseph’s: Sean Cassidy, Conor Maguire, Patrick McAlone, Pol McKervey.

St. Patrick’s: Rory Mulligan, Jimmy Torbey.

Teemore: Nathan McAdam, Liam Donohue.

Tempo: Patrick Cassidy, Fergus Fee, Conor Magee

GoGames Blitzes

Football:

Derrygonnelly Harps U10 Tournament

Congratulations to the Derrygonnelly club for organising yet another vital and very successful U10 Blitz for the following clubs: Belcoo, Belnaleck, Derrylin, Devenish, Enniskillen, Erne Gaels, Kinawley, Ederney and Tempo.

Regional GoGames Football Blitzes

The remaining 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs and took part in a series of Go Games Blitzes for U8s & U10s during June. Thanks to all the host clubs and especially Lisnaskea who hosted the other nine clubs in U8 & U10 on Saturday 23rd June 2012. Despite an odd blip this arrangement has worked very well with Go Games at this level successfully embedded in clubs.

Hurling

Unfortunately the first Hurling Go Games scheduled for Ederney on Friday 8th June was postponed because of the weather – in June! However the Blitzes continued in Lisnaskea on 15th June, in Aughadrumsee on 22nd June and at Lissan on 29th June 2012.

Fermanagh Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2012

Thank you again for hosting the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in your area.

I would like to draw your attention to a checklist for good practice at the Camps which will help ensure the safety and enjoyment of the participants.

1. Grass: Please make sure the grass is cut at the venue before the Camp – and definitely not on a day that the Camp is taking place.

2. Hygiene: Please ensure that the changing rooms and, especially, the toilets are at an appropriate standard of hygiene – with toilet roll available.

3. Safety: Please do a check of your grounds and premises to make sure there is nothing that could cause injury to a participant.

  • In Fermanagh Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are open to Primary School children from

P. 3 up to and including children in P. 7 in the school year 2011/2012.

 

The Camp will start at10:30am and will finish at1:30pm, with refreshment breaks.  No lunch-break.  Pick-up of children at1:30pm.

FEE (set nationally):

Cost: £35 per Child.  Reductions for Families – Child 2: £30, Child 3/4: £30.                                                        

Cost of 2nd/3rd Camp Without Gear: £15 

 

 

Newsletter 21st May 2012

Coach Education in Fermanagh 2012

Foundation Award Courses

  • Irvinestown  6th & 7th January 2012
  • Derrylin 20th & 21st January 2012.
  • Belnaleck 9th March 2012 Safeguarding Only
  • Newtownbutler 9th & 10th March 2012.
  • Derrygonnelly 23rd & Sat 24th March 2012.
  • Brewster Park Teachers 13th & 14th April 2012
  • St. Aidan’s High School, Derrylin 14th & 15th May 2012 .

 Award 1 Youth Courses

  • Irvinestown Award 1 Youth 13th, 14th & 15th January 2012.
  • Bawnacre Award 1 Youth 2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2012.

Coach & Volunteer Development 2012

The course, “Games to Develop Football”, was delivered in Derrygonnelly on 26th April 2012 and will be delivered next Saturday 26th May 2012 in Tempo at 11am.

Any club which wants to avail of this course or the standardised “Club Coaching Plan for U6s to U18s” should contact the GDM.

Club Coaching Structures

These templates are available from the GDM

  • Development Template
  • Action Plans
  • Coaching Session Template
  • Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Club Coaching

If Clubs would like a particular topic delivered in Fermanagh this can be arranged.

Academies 2012

U17 (1995) Football Academy 2012

The following U17 Academy players travelled with Simon Bradley, the County Minor team manager, to Augher on Saturday 28th April 2012 to take part in an Ulster Council Blitz involving themselves, Antrim and Tyrone. Eight of this group are part of this year’s Co. Minor squad and the rest of the players had joined the minors for a number of sessions before the Blitz. In their first game against Tyrone the team started slowly and despite getting up to the pace of the game by half-time they were beaten by 5 points. However, in their second game against Antrim they were the dominant side from the start and won by 10 points.                                                    Aughadrumsee: Martin Flanagan, Damian McCarville. Belnaleck: Stephen Martin, Eunan McCusker. Derrygonnelly:  Gary McKenna. Devenish: Ruairi Maguire. Enniskillen: Paul Coalter. Erne Gaels: Paul Ward, Jack McCann, Oisin Kelm. Irvinestown: Oisín Mahon. Kinawley: James Allen. Lisnaskea: Shane O’Hara, Garvan Mc Manus, Sean Keenan. Maguiresbridge: Odhran Russell, Ciaran Corrigan. St. Patrick’s: Colin Logan, Teemore: Ryan Maguire, Eoin McManus. Tempo: John Dolan.               The following players were unable to attend on the day: Sean Duffy, Michael Morris, Ciaran Breen, Sean Mullaney & Kevin Curran. These players have now been integrated into the Co. Minor squad for training during the difficult exam-time.                                                                                                                                                                  The next Ulster Council Blitz for this group is on Saturday the 11th August 2012.

U16 (1996) Football Academy 2012

After coaching sessions on 21st, 27th March and 4th, 12th & 19th April the following players were invited to attend the remaining U16 Academy sessions in 2012: Aughadrumsee: Brian Maguire. Belnaleck: Connor McAuley. Derrygonnelly: Conor Gilleece, Conor Hoy, Garvan Jones. Derrylin: Danny Leonard. Devenish: Thomas McHugh, John James O’Brien. Erne Gaels: Ryan Gormley, Shane Mimna, Shane Rooney. Lisnaskea: John Finbar Killen. Maguiresbridge: Conor Durnien, Patrick Hyde, Diarmaid Russell, David Teague, Tárlach Russell. Newtownbutler: Gareth Fox, Lee Martin. Roslea: Mícheál Jordan, Niall Kelly, Shane Mohan, Conor Lynam, Josh O’Dowd. St. Joseph’s: Liam McGee, Oran McGee. St. Patrick’s: Ryan Kelly, Matthew McGrade, Enda Tierney, Ronan Melarkey. Tempo: Jamie Connolly

Buncrana Cup Qualifiers 28th April 2012

The U16 Academy players travelled to Augher to play their counter-parts from Tyrone and Antrim in games which were 20mins each way.  First up at 11.00am it was Fermanagh v Tyrone. After a poor start against the breeze it took Fermanagh a while to get going and they were eventually beaten by 7 points.  The second game, Fermanagh v Antrim, started almost immediately and Fermanagh fared much better early on but had constant problems with the Antrim midfielder, centre-half forward and full-forward. Antrim ran out winners by 5 points. The following Fermanagh players attended on the day. There were four injured players with group. Aughadrumsee: Brian Maguire. Belnaleck: Connor McAuley. Derrygonnelly: Conor Gilleece Inj, Conor Hoy. Derrylin: Danny Leonard Inj. Devenish: Thomas McHugh, John James O’Brien, Peter Leonard. Erne Gaels: Ryan Gormley, Shane Mimna, Shane RooneyMaguiresbridge: Conor Durnien, Patrick Hyde Inj, Diarmaid Russell, David Teague, Tárlach Russell. Newtownbutler: Gareth Fox, Lee Martin. Roslea: Mícheál Jordan, Niall Kelly Inj, Shane Mohan, Conor Lynam. St. Joseph’s: Oran McGee. St. Patrick’s: Ryan Kelly, Matthew McGrade. Tempo: Jamie Connolly.

The next Ulster Council U16 Academy Blitz is on Saturday 28th July 2012.

The Ulster U16 Elite Camp at UUJ on 2nd & 3rd July 2012                                                                               

The following players have been selected to attend this Camp: Danny Leonard (Derrylin), Matthew McGrade (St. Patrick’s), Patrick Hyde (Maguiresbridge), Shane Mimna (Erne Gaels), Thomas McHugh (Devenish) and goalkeeper Tarlach Russell (Maguiresbridge).

U15 (1997) Football Academy 2012

After coaching sessions on 21st, 27th March and 4th, 12th & 19th April the following players were invited to attend the remaining U15 Academy sessions in 2012:

Belcoo: Matthew McAloon, Belnaleck: Caolan Owens. Brookeborough: James Toye. Derrygonnelly: John Joe Moore , Lee Jones. Devenish: Peter Leonard. Enniskillen: Conor Goodwin, Eddie Boyd, Michael Dooris, Padraig Hegarty, Ciaran Smith, Jason Howe. Erne Gaels: Josh McMorrow, Luke Ryder. Irvinestown: Devin McKenna, Conor McQuaid. Kinawley: Tiarnach O’Cathain, Ben Owens, Colm McElhill. Lisnaskea: Declan Quigley, Colin Copeland. Maguiresbridge: Patrick Gavin, Stephen Breen. Newtownbutler: Jason Flanagan, Roslea: John Quigley. St. Joseph’s: Enda Cassidy, Michael Maguire, Ciaran McNabb, Ryan Morris, Teemore: Cian McManus, Eamon Drumm. Tempo: Declan McCarron, Rory McCaffrey, Lorcan McDonagh.                                                  The next coaching session for this group is on Thursday 24th May, after school – at Lissan.

The first Ulster Council U15 Academy Blitz is on Saturday 26th May 2012 in Cavan. Fermanagh are in a group with Cavan and Monaghan.

U14 (1998) Football Academy 2012

Returns from Clubs May 2012

Aughadrumsee: Finbar Strain, Sean Maguire. Belcoo: Gary Doherty, Aaron McTernan, Andrew Ferguson (Int) Belnaleck: Conor Mc Guinness, Jonathan Owens, Darragh McGurran. Brookeborough: Conor Goodwin, Josh Kyle, Stuart Boyd, Niall Wray, Shane McAloon. Derrygonnelly: Conor Cameron, Nathan Jones, Colm Jones, Shane McGullion, Stephen Leonard, Jason McGlone, Ryan McGovern. Derrylin: James McCaffery, James Dolan, Gerard McGuinness. Devenish: Jarlath O’Brien, Oisin Doherty, Jamie Flanagan, Darragh Ferguson. Enniskillen: Conal Quinn, Timmy Boyd, Calum Frempong, Darragh Keaney, Cormac Thompson, Nathan Tierney, Jamie McCormick, Aaron Nolan. Erne Gaels: Conor Gormley, Michael Heron, Michael Óg McGarrigle, Rory McGarrigle, Dara Dolan, Damian Lawne, Kevin Tivnan. Irvinestown: Paul Wallace, Oliver Hughes, Ben McCann, Jarlath Maguire, Ryan Keane, Johnny Guy. Kinawley: Daire O Cathain, Oran McGovern. Lisnaskea: Ryan Moran, Ryan Flanagan, Curtis McCaffrey, Aaron Calders. Maguiresbridge: Sean Trimble. Newtownbutler: Connor Fox, Ryan Boyle, David McGloine. Roslea: Cathal Jordan, Fintan Scott, Niall Clerkin. St Joseph’s: Conor McGee, Conal McAleer. St. Patrick’s: Eoin Curran, Joe Curran, Paul Óg Reilly, Danny Maguire, Malachy Leonard, Kevin Logan, Callum Bannon. Teemore: Conor McGann, Thomas Murphy. Tempo: Diarmaid Campbell, Darragh Traynor, David Casey, Conor McCaffrey, Tiernan Bogue, Patrick Fee, Conor Brennan, Lorcan McStravick.

These players are invited to attend trials at Lissan on Thursday 24th May 2012 after school.

They will be collected from their school and brought to Lissan. After the session they will be brought home – or as close to home as is practical.

U16 (1996) Hurling Academy 2012

Ulster Council U16 Hurling Blitz. Saturday 12th May 2012

Fermanagh played their Monaghan counterparts in a full game because, unfortunately, Cavan were unable to attend. Dermot Cleary and Seamus McCusker, assisted by Fabian Burns, invited the following players to this Blitz at Lissan:                                                                                                                                                      Michael Williamson, Eoin Cleary, Conor Goodwin, Aaron Maguire, Aaron Kinney, Paul Mc Elroy, Darragh Mc Gurn, Ronan Markey, Conor Durnien, David Teague,  Barry Duffy, John Finbarr Killen, Tarlach Russell,  Diarmaid Russell, Jack Gavin, Conor McShea, Stephen Breen, Michael Donaghy. Patrick Hyde attended but did not take part as he was injured.                                                                                                                         Fermanagh won the game on a scoreline of Fermanagh 4-12 to Monaghan’s 1-9 but this score didn’t reflect a very tight and keenly contested match between the two teams. This game allowed the mentors of each county to get a look at their players and set their agenda for the Ulster U16 Hurling Competition on Saturday 4th August and the National U15 and U16 Blitzes on Saturday 1st September. Please also note the Ulster U14 Hurling Blitz will be on Saturday 11th August with the National U14 Blitz on Saturday 1st September also. The coaches now select players to attend the trials for the Elite Camp in UUJ on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July 2012. These trials are on Saturday 26th May 2012 at MUSA, Cookstown and are only open to players born in 1996.

GoGames Blitzes

Football:

Derrygonnelly Harps U10 Tournament

The following clubs are taking part in this completion in May/June 2012:

Belcoo, Belnaleck, Derrygonnelly, Derrylin, Devenish, Enniskillen, Erne Gaels, Kinawley, Ederney and Tempo.

Regional GoGames Football Blitzes

The remaining 10 clubs will divide into two groups of five clubs and take part in a series of Go Games Blitzes for U8s & U10s during June – starting on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

Saturday 2nd June 2012

Host Club                   Visiting Clubs

Brookeborough:          Aughadrumsee, St. Patrick’s, Newtownbutler and Coa.

Maguiresbridge:          Lisnaskea, Roslea, Teemore and Irvinestown.

Saturday 9th June 2012

Host Club                   Visiting Clubs

Aughadrumsee:           Brookeborough, St. Patrick’s, Newtownbutler and Coa.

Lisnaskea:                   Maguiresbridge, Roslea, Teemore and Irvinestown.

Saturday 16th June 2012

Host Club                   Visiting Clubs

St. Patrick’s:                Aughadrumsee, Brookeborough, Newtownbutler and Coa.

Roslea:                                    Maguiresbridge, Lisnaskea, Teemore and Irvinestown.

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Host Club                   Visiting Clubs

Newtownbutler:          Brookeborough, Aughadrumsee, St. Patrick’s, and Coa.

Teemore:                     Lisnaskea, Roslea, Maguiresbridge and Irvinestown.

Saturday 30th June 2012

Host Club                   Visiting Clubs

Coa:                             Aughadrumsee, St. Patrick’s, Newtownbutler and Brookeborough.

Irvinestown:                Lisnaskea, Roslea, Teemore and Maguiresbridge.

Hurling:

It is proposed to have five GoGames Hurling Blitzes for U8s & U10s:

Host Club                                              Visiting Clubs

Ederney                                   Fri 8th June                 Knocks, Lisbellaw & Lisnaskea

Lisnaskea                                Fri 15th June                Ederney, Knocks & Lisbellaw

Knocks                                    Fri 22th June                Ederney, Lisbellaw & Lisnaskea

Lisbellaw/Lissan                     Fri 29th June                Ederney, Knocks & Lisnaskea

Lisbellaw/Lissan                     Fri 6th July                   Ederney, Knocks & Lisnaskea           

 

Half-time in NFL Div 4 Final and Lory Meagher Cup game.

Holy Trinity P.S. and St. Patrick’s P.S. brought boys and girls respectively to Croke Park to take part in half-time games in the Fermanagh Wicklow Division 4 Final on Saturday 28th April 2012. Knock’s Grattan’s, Lisbellaw and Lisnaskea all brought players to play in half-time games at the Lory Meagher Cup game between Fermanagh and Longford.

Primary Schools

Cumann na mBunscol held their annual Mini 7s Girls’ Blitz on Friday 27th April and the Boys Mini 7s Blitz on Thursday 3rd May 2012. Both the Girls and Boys leagues are taking place over the next few weeks with the Finals scheduled for Thursday 14th June 2012.

Paul Divilly, with the help of Fabian Burns and Seamus McMahon, has organised regional P. 5 Hurling Blitzes for interested Primary schools. On Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May they were in Castle Park, Lisnaskea, on Tuesday 22nd May in Derrygonnelly and on Wednesday 6th June in Enniskillen.

Second Level Schools Hurling

Paul Divilly invited Second Level Schools to a Year 10 Blitz at Lissan on Wednesday 9th May 2012.

St. Michael’s Year 11 & 12 team were unfortunate to lose to St. Patrick’s Keady in the Ulster College U16 Competition in a replay on Tuesday 8th May 2012.

Referee Education

Clubs should consider having a number of young people who will referee Blitzes for them. Training is available.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

Fermanagh Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2012

Fermanagh are delighted to announce that there will be more camps than ever in the county this year.                                                                                                                                                            Two young players from Holy Trinity P.S., Niamh Naylor and Ben Kettles, joined the Camp  Co-ordinators Aisling Doonan, Aodhgán Murphy and Fabian Burns to show off the new kits and formally launch the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2012 in Fermanagh. See Kellogg’s Cúl Camps on website.

 

U13 Development Camp

£10 for coaching costs and transport.

No gear.

Do we need an Application form for this Camp.

 

Fermanagh GAA website

 

  • Games Development

 

 

Newsletter 16th April 2012

Coach Education

Derrygonnelly hosted a Foundation Award course on Friday 23rd & Sat 24th March 2012.

The Foundation Award is ongoing in St. Aidan’s, Derrylin.

Coach & Volunteer Development 2012

The course, Games to Develop Football, was delivered to two clubs – Newtownbutler and Belcoo.

The County Coaches delivered the course, using the clubs’ U14 players, to the clubs’ coaches.

It is also proposed to arrange a meeting with a club’s Youth Committee to explore a standardised Club Coaching Plan for U6s to U18s.

Any club which wants to avail of or discuss these two opportunities should contact the GDM.

If Clubs would like a particular topic delivered in Fermanagh this can be arranged.

Croke Park “Activity Day” Wednesday 11th April 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fermanagh Croke Park Activity Day took place on Wednesday 11th April 2012.

The following clubs brought 25/30 players and officials: Aughadrumsee, Belcoo, Brookeborough, Derrylin, Kinawley, Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler and Ederney.

Each club had the use of one of the four designated pitches for 45 minutes and then had the opportunity to take the Museum and Stadium tour. The County Coaches co-ordinated the activities on each pitch.

Disability Day in Croke Park

Kalem Hanley went to Croke Park for the adult Disability Blitz for players with mild to moderate learning difficulties on Tuesday 11th April 2012. Kalem and his father Ollie had a wonderful day at the Blitz.

Academies 2012

Coaching sessions for the U15 and U16 Academies started on Wednesday 21st March 2012 after school and continued on 27th March and 4th April.

“Fermanagh Elite Development Football Roadshow”.

The U15 & U16 Academies were invited to Lissan on Thursday 12th April to take part in this Roadshow/ Coaching/Workshop day. It was organised by Tony Scullion and involved coaches from the Ulster Council working with the players and Squad coaches on areas such as Skill Development (Tackling/Blocking, Ball Retention/Break Ball, Kick Passing/Shooting), Lifestyle, Nutrition, Hydration and Functional Movement Assessment.

The next two sessions for the U15 & U16s are on Thursday 19th April and Thursday 26th April, after school.

The first Ulster Council Blitzes of 2012 take place on Saturday 28th April for U16s – Buncrana Cup – and U17s – Jim McGuigan Cup.

The County Minor team Manager, Simon Bradley, is looking after the U17s.

County Minors

The County Minors completed their league programme last Saturday against Derry. A disrupted league resulted in a win V Antrim and defeats to Donegal, Tyrone and Derry.

McRory Cup & Hogan Cup

Congratulations to St. Michael’s on winning the McRory Cup and reaching the Hogan Cup final.

Fermanagh Vocational Schools’ Allstars

The annual presentation to the Fermanagh Vocational

Schools’ Allstars took place in the Manor House Hotel

on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

Congratulations to all recipients.

 

Go Games

Half-time in NFL games

U12s from four clubs & P. 7 pupils took part in half-time games V Limerick on 1st April & V Leitrim on 15th April.

Unfortunately the half-time games organised for U12 hurlers did not happen as the NHL game V Longford was cancelled.

GoGames for Clubs

Local Blitzes for clubs not involved in the Derrygonnelly Tournament to run at the same time as the Derrygonnelly Tournament.

Could each club draw up a programme of Games/Blitzes for their U10/U8 teams?

National Hurling Initiative

Fabian Burns, Paul Divilly and myself met Peter Horgan from Croke Park, the Hurling Mentor for Fermanagh, on Tuesday 20th March as part of a series of planned meetings with various groups in the county.

Club Coaching Structures

Coaching Officer

  • Development Template
  • Action Plans
  • Coaching Session Template
  • Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Respect Initiative

Would clubs consider putting the Give Respect Get Respect on any new underage jerseys they purchase?

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

Dates

Posters – Publicity – Increase in numbers

Application forms

U13 Development Camp

£10 for coaching costs and transport.

No gear.

 

 

Newsletter 12th March 2012

Coach Education

Foundation Award Courses

  • There was a Foundation Award course in Newtownbutler on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March 2012.
  • There was a Safeguarding course in Belnaleck on Friday 9th March 2012.
  • Thanks to Sean Doherty and the County Coaches for helping out at these courses.
  • Derrygonnelly will host a Foundation Award course on Friday 23rd & Sat 24th March 2012.
  • There is a Foundation Award starting in St. Aidan’s, Derrylin, on Tuesday 13th March 2012.
  • Lisbellaw propose to host a Hurling Foundation Award course.
  • Please discuss with your club the possibility of running a Foundation Award course or the Safeguarding course for any interested coaches who do not have this basic requirement.

Award 1 Youth Course

  • Fabian Burns, Owen Mooney and Peter McGinnity delivered the Award 1 Youth course in the Bawnacre Centre on 2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2012.

Coach & Volunteer Development 2012

March 8th         Games to Develop Football – Lisnaskea

This course, Games to Develop Football, will be offered to clubs. The County Coaches will attend the club and deliver the course, using the club’s U14 players, to all the club’s coaches.

It is also proposed to arrange meetings with any club’s Youth Committee to explore a standardised Club Coaching Plan for U6s to U18s.

Any club which wants to avail of or discuss these two opportunities should contact the GDM.

If Clubs would like a particular topic delivered in Fermanagh this can be arranged.

Croke Park “Activity Day” Wednesday 11th April 2012.

The Fermanagh Croke Park Activity Day will take place on Wednesday 11th April 2012. The following clubs have expressed an interest – Aughadrumsee, Belcoo, Brookeborough, Derrylin, Erne Gaels, Kinawley, Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler and Ederney.

Disability Day in Croke Park

Croke Park plan to allow Ulster to use the pitch for an adult Disability Blitz for players with mild to moderate learning difficulties on Tuesday 11th April 2012. The blitz will be in the afternoon but they could get a stadium tour in the morning time if interested

Development Squads 2012

Coaching sessions for the U15 and U16 Development Squads start next Wednesday 21st March 2012 after school.

The list of players invited to these sessions and the travelling arrangements will be sent out this week.

McRory Cup Final

I’m sure you will join with the GDM in wishing St. Michael’s all the best for next Monday’s McRory Cup final.

Fermanagh Vocational Schools’ Allstars

The annual presentation to the Fermanagh Vocational Schools’ Allstars will take place in the Manor House Hotel on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

GoGames

Half-time in NFL games

Two home games left in NFL – V Limerick on 1st April & V Leitrim on 15th April. The Primary Schools will use  1st April but the Leitrim game is still available to interested clubs. Derrylin and Teemore have their names down for this date.

Let me know if your club would be interested in bringing 10-12 U10 players to this game.

GoGames for Clubs

Local Blitzes for clubs not involved in the Derrygonnelly Tournament to run at the same time as the Derrygonnelly Tournament.

National Hurling Initiative

Peter Horgan from Croke Park has been appointed as a Hurling Mentor for Fermanagh.

Club Coaching Structures

Coaching Officer

  • Development Template
  • Action Plans
  • Coaching Session Template
  • Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

School-Club Liaison Officer

Referee Education

Clubs should consider having a number of young people who will referee Blitzes for them. Training is available.

Respect Initiative

Give Respect Get Respect signage.

PLEASE DISPLAY IN A PROMINENT PLACE ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR CLUB PREMISES WHERE ALL CAN SEE – PLAYERS, COACHES, OFFICIALS, PARENTS AND SPECTATORS! IN A PLACE WHERE IT CANNOT BE DEFACED.

Harry Traynor, secretary of the Referees’ Committee, is very keen to have these displayed in every club.

If your club does not want to or has not got a suitable place to fix this signage please give it back.

Would clubs consider putting the Give Respect Get Respect on any new underage jerseys they purchase?

 

 

Newsletter 20th February 2012

Coach Education

Foundation Award Courses

There were two Foundation Award courses delivered in January 2012.

  • The first was hosted by the Irvinestown club in the Bawnacre Centre on 6th & 7th January and the second was hosted by the Derrylin club on 20th & 21st January. Thanks to Joe Donnelly and the County Coaches for helping out at these course.
  • Belnaleck & Erne Gaels have indicated an interest in hosting Safeguarding courses and I will keep other clubs informed of dates.
  • Derrygonnelly expect to host a Foundation Award course on Friday 23rd & Sat 24th March 2012.
  • Lisbellaw propose to host a Foundation Award course shortly – again I’ll let you know dates.
  • Please discuss with your club the possibility of running a Foundation Award course or the Safeguarding course for any interested coaches who do not have this basic requirement. These have been run successfully in a number of clubs in 2011/2012.

Award 1 Youth Courses

  • A very successful Award 1 Youth course was delivered by Owen Mooney in the Bawnacre Centre on 13th, 14th & 15th January 2012.
  • Unfortunately, because of the lack of viable numbers, the scheduled course for Devenish/Belcoo on 3rd, 4th & 5th February 2012 was cancelled.
  • It has been agreed to deliver the next Award 1 Youth course in the Bawnacre Centre on 2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2012.

Those coaches from Devenish/Belcoo and Teemore/Roslea and any other interested coaches from other clubs are invited to this course.

Award 2 Youth/Adult Course

Armagh – 10th, 11th & 12th Feb and 17th, 18th & 19th Feb 2012.

Ulster Coach & Volunteer Development 2011/2012

Dec 1st             Fitness Testing Made Easy                                                     – Enniskillen

Feb 1st             Winning Possession                                                                – Bawnacre Centre

If Clubs would like a particular topic delivered in Fermanagh this can be arranged.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2012

Please see the attached the proposals for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps in 2012 and numbers/details of the VHI Cúl Camps in 2011.

Please note:

  • Change of sponsor. This should benefit us in Fermanagh.

All trace of VHI must be removed from our clubs, our communications and any publicity in newspapers – especially Club Notes.

  • Cost. It has been decided at Ulster Council and Croke Park to have uniformity of prices across the 6 counties (Sterling) and the 26 counties (Euro).
  • Our fees have set as follows: £35 for the 1st child and £30 each child thereafter. The cost to attend a 2nd Camp (with no gear) is £15.
  • There will be coupons available on cereal packets which will reduce the cost of booking – only online – by €5.
  • Please check the list of contacts for your club and let me know of any change as soon as possible.
  • Publicity.

Croke Park “Activity Day” Wednesday 11th April 2012.

It has been agreed that the Croke Park Activity Day will take place this year during the week after Easter on Wednesday 11th April 2012. Suggestions – Hurling & Football clubs.

Academies / Schools of Excellence / Development Squads 2012

The way forward for Development Squads in Football and Hurling was discussed at a recent Coaching & Games Committee meeting, chaired by Deirdre Donnelly and attended by Ferghal O’Connor, Benny McManus, Brian Treacy, Ciaran Carey and myself – Anita Rasdale could not attend.

It was strongly recommended that there should be a change towards working with the top 25 players in each age-group, players leaving P. 7/U12 through U13, U14, U15 and U16. The U17 Squad would be integrated with the County Minors.

The door would never be closed to players who developed late. This would involve a number of changes – not all possible in one year.

A group of players leaving Primary School would be identified by Primary School teachers, the County Coaches and club mentors. Despite the difference in the School year and the U12 Club year these players would form the basis of the next year’s U13 School of Excellence. They would then progress the following year, as a group, to the U14 School of Excellence, the following year to the U15 Development and ultimately, as basically the same group, to the U16 Development Squad.

This would mean eventually not running the U13 & U14 Development Camps but working with the selected players instead.

In 2012 the proposal would be:

  • to identify a group of 25 players who have just finished Primary School,
  • to hold an U13 Development Camp in Lissan 9th July to 11th July and select 25 players from this Camp,
  • to invite a group of selected U14s – from last year’s U13 Camp and the U14 FL, Feiles and U14 FC – to these 3 days at Lissan and work with them as a group to prepare for games,
  • to select only one panel of 25 players for the Ulster U15 Blitzes and work with them in March and April,
  • to select a group of 25 players from last year’s U15 Squad to work as our U16 Squad in 2012,
  • that the U17 football squad would compete in Ulster Council Blitzes with the Co. Minor manager, Simon Bradley.

This approach is intended to lead to a more focussed use of our resources and a more integrated approach to such topics as Attitude, Commitment, Skills, Strength & Conditioning, Fitness Testing, Nutrition, Mental Preparation etc

GoGames

Half-time in NFL games

Three home games left in NFL – V Wicklow on 11th March, V Limerick on 1st April & V Leitrim on 15th April. The Primary Schools will use one of these (possibly 1st April) but the other two dates are available to interested clubs.

Let me know if your club would be interested in bringing 10-12 U10 players to either of these games.

GoGames for Clubs

Local Blitzes organised in advance by clubs AND/OR centrally organised Blitzes at Lissan

Paul Divilly – Regional Hurling Development Officer

Paul Divilly has been appointed to this post to serve both Fermanagh and Cavan. He is working with the hurling clubs. He will also work with Development Squads, in Second Level schools and in Primary Schools.

National Hurling Initiative

Peter Horgan from Croke Park has been appointed as a Hurling Mentor for Fermanagh. He met members of the Hurling Committee last Thursday to outline his role and to explore avenues of interest.

Fermanagh Minors 2012

Simon Bradley, Football, and Rory O’Donnell, Hurling, have started work with their respective squads

SWC Enniskillen

Competed in the 2nd tier of the Markey Cup. Next year must consider a Fermanagh Schools Vocational team to compete in this competition.

Club Coaching Structures

Coaching Officer

  • Development Template
  • Action Plans
  • Coaching Session Template
  • Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

School-Club Liaison Officer

Primary Schools Timetables

The objective of these timetables is to deliver an integrated, proportional and fair allocation of coaching to the Primary Schools which together with the input of teachers and club coaches will lead to sustainable, quality coaching for our young players.

Referee Education

Clubs should consider having a number of young people who will referee Blitzes for them. Training is available.

Respect Initiative

Give Respect Get Respect signage.

PLEASE DISPLAY IN A PROMINENT PLACE ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR CLUB PREMISES WHERE ALL CAN SEE – PLAYERS, COACHES, OFFICIALS, PARENTS AND SPECTATORS! IN A PLACE WHERE IT CANNOT BE DEFACED.

Would clubs consider putting the Give Respect Get Respect on any new underage jerseys they purchase?

Super Touch & U-Can Awards

 

 

 

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