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Newsletter 17th April 2013

Newsletter 17th April 2013

Foundation Award Course

Enniskillen Gaels are hosting a Safeguarding Course on Friday 19th April in the Co. Office at 7.30pm.

Fermanagh Club Mentoring Programme

Where to now with Fermanagh Club Mentoring Programme?

If you can remember back to the beginning and the approach adopted for delivering this Club Mentoring Programme – it was three-pronged.

1. Information and practical help delivered at Workshops/Sessions – based on the integrated “Fermanagh Seven Steps to Success” plan.

2. All information/resources associated with the sessions made available on the Fermanagh Website – Games Development>Fermanagh Club Mentoring Programme>Week/Session 1 etc

3. Each interested club would then decide what they needed in terms of follow-up help from Coaching & Games – more information, advice or workshops for coaches in your club.

That is the stage we are at now and it would be a pity after the efforts of your club’s Youth/Coaching Officers and your coaches that this programme would not be followed up and put to good use for the benefit of your players.

The County Coaches and I look forward to hearing from you.

Academies 2013

The U15 & U16 Academy teams travelled to Cloghan on Friday 29th march to play Monaghan in two games. As it turned out we played three games – because of the cold we played a game between those players who were not initially involved in the U15 & U16 games. This game served its purpose.

After the usual strange first 20 minutes both teams did fairly well. It was proposed after this game that

  1. We should maybe concentrate on games – 65% turn-out to session on Wed 20th March & 85% turn-out to games V Monaghan on 29th March.
  2. We need to refresh with the players critical factors for county football just before games.

With these things in mind the U15s & U16s are playing Leitrim in two games on Saturday 20th April at 11.30am – venue TBC.

However, we have arranged for the players to arrive at 10.00am with a view to having a coaching/refresher session at 10.15am for 45mins before the throw-in of the games V Leitrim at 11.30am.

To ensure that all players present get reasonable game time there are a number of U15 players who are not invited to this game on Saturday.  All details for both these games are on the website.

Buncrana Cup

The U16 Ulster Blitz is on Saturday 27th April 2013 in Cavan. Ciaran Carey and Brendan Rasdale are the coaches.

Jim McGuigan Cup

The U17 Ulster Blitz is on Saturday 27th April 2013 as well. Both competitions are in Cavan. Simon Bradley and his Co. Minor management team are looking after the U17s.

They have organised a session for Sunday morning at Lissan. Details of the invited players and arrangements for travel can be found on the website.

U16 Hurling Academy

It was decided last week to have an U16 Ulster Hurling Blitz to select the players for the Ulster U16 Elite Camp in July on Saturday 20th April 2013. A coaching session has been organised for this Thursday 18th April 2013

Football Academies Year Plan

Please find attached a proposed Year Plan for all the Football Academies

Coaching and Games Committee

The next meeting is set for Monday 22nd April 2013.

Fermanagh Kellogg’s Cúl Camps 2013

Flyers to all eligible Primary School pupils with information on how to book online and on who to contact in the clubs and then small number of application forms available in the clubs.

Lisnaskea & Enniskillen Gaels Easter Camps. Owen Mooney’s Resources

Half-time games

It has been suggested that clubs might consider organizing Go Games during half-time of Club games. This has been tried before between the two participating clubs and has worked well in certain circumstances. It has also been tried by clubs using just their own players.

Football Go Games 2013

Please find attached the final Go Games proposal.

Please note age-groups definitions:

U8½s – players in P. 4 or below up to 30th June 2013

U10½s – players in P. 6 or below up to 30th June 2013.

Hurling Go Games Programme 2013

The Fermanagh Hurling Go Games Programme (U8 & U10) will take place once a month on a Friday evening from March – September. Each Club will be asked to host a blitz throughout the season. We also plan to hold a Go Games Blitz day on the Wednesday of the Brewster Park Hurling Cúl Camp.

This Programme will provide regular game opportunities for each team and will also support the coaching that is being delivered in the clubs.

Fermanagh Hurling Go Games Programme 2013

Date: Time: Venue:
Friday 19th April 7:00 pm Ederney St. Joseph’s GAA
Friday 10th May 7:00 pm Knocks Grattan’s GAA
Friday 7th June 7:00 pm Derrylin O’Connell’s GAA
Wednesday 3rd July 11:00am Brewster Park Hurling Cúl Camp
Friday 9th August 7:00pm Lisbellaw St. Patrick’s GAA
Friday 6th September 7:00pm Lisnaskea Emmett’s GAA

In addition to the internal Go Games Programmes being run in Fermanagh, Cavan & Monaghan, we are also planning to have three Super Go Games Blitz days throughout the year. Each County will host one in their County Grounds and all Hurling Clubs from the three Counties will be invited to attend.

 Croke Park Activities Day 2013

The following clubs have put their names down to travel to Croke Park for the Activities day on Tuesday 2nd July 2013.

Erne Gaels, Derrygonnelly, Tempo, Devenish, Coa and Irvinestown. This is now definitely closed as I have to confirm numbers with Croke Park.

Croke Park Disability Activity Day 2013

Croke Park have allocated 90 minutes on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 for the adult Disability Blitz for players with mild to moderate learning difficulties. If you have a player who might be interested in this event please let know.

Fermanagh Vocational Schools Allstars 2013

The presentation of awards to the 2013 Fermanagh Vocational Allstars took place on Monday 15th April 2013 in the Manor House. The list of recipients is attached.

Warm–up Pilot Programme.

Ulster Council looking for coaches to volunteer to try out a different way of warming players up.

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