Latest News – 03-10-2017

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U21 Championship: The U21 championship takes place Saturday evening, October 7th at 5pm in Monaduff against Granard/Ballymore. This was due to take place last week, however as a result of a minor championship fixture clash, it was postponed. Best of luck to the team and management. Please come out and support.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Wednesday, September 27th in Dillon’s Bar, Ballinamuck. The draw was postponed on Monday night as a result of the Senior Ladies football championship final replay which was played in Monaduff. The Jackpot was €7,800. The numbers drawn were as follows:

13, 17, 22, 26.

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Niall Gannon, Abbeycartron, Co. Longford.
  2. Danny Toole, Moyne, Co. Longford.
  3. Diarmuid Cooney, Barraghmore, Co. Longford.
  4. Philip Collum, Longford.
  5. Rose Collum, Barraghmore, Drumlish.

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Paddy O’Neill.
  2. Brean Kane & Johnny Kane

The next draw is in The ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday, October 7th. The Jackpot is now €8,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive.

St. Vincent’s U-14 Final: Hard luck to our gallant U14 side who were defeated by Grattan Óg in the championship final on Saturday last on a score line of 5-11 to 1-11. The team deserve great credit for the way they battled until the final whistle and never gave up. Unfortunately it was not to be, however if this group stays at it there will be better days in the future. Thank you to the squad for their effort all year and also to the management team lead by Eamon Gill, who has done phenomenal work, and helped guide them all the way to the final.

Longford GAA Gaelic Football Award 1 Coaching Course: This is a hugely important course due to the fact that all adult club teams must have an Award 1 coach involved since the start of 2016 and by the start of 2018 all adult Club Head Coaches/Managers must be Award 1 qualified.

This course is aimed at coaches of teams from U13 up to and including adults and coaches wishing to attend must hold the Foundation Award for at least the last 12 months.

This course will be run over 3 Saturdays (10 – 4:00) and 2 Friday nights (7 – 9:30) in November/December and all sessions must be attended in order to complete the course and receive your Award. Lunch will be provided on the Saturdays. Places are available on a first come first served bases (provided the above Foundation requirement is met) and limited to 24 in total. Please contact the office 043 3345 219 to book your place and to pay the earlybird booking fee of €80 (available until Friday November 3rd). If payment is not made by this date the standard cost of €100 will apply and this must be paid in advance of the first session. Cheques made payable to Longford GAA please and posted to Damien Sheridan GAA Office Pearse Park Battery Road Longford or cash/cheques can be dropped in to the office Monday – Friday 10 – 5. All those wishing to book must supply the following details: Name, Club, DOB, Postal Address, Email Address, Year Foundation Completed, Venue Foundation Completed, Mobile No.

The venus is St. Mel’s College Sports Hall on November 18th (10am – 4pm), 24th (7 pm-9.30pm), 25th (10 – 4pm), December 1st(7pm – 9.30pm) and December 2nd ( 10am – 4pm)

The topics to be covered are: Introduction, Communication & The Role of The Coach; Technical Proficiency; Tactical Prowess/Decision Making; Team Play & Tactical Ploys; Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Youths; Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Adults; Playing Facts & Psychological Focus; Lifestyle, Planning & Conclusion

Please reply/call in with your completed application form and payment to reserve your place.

Leitrim County Final: The club would like to wish the best of luck to our clubmen Padraic Davis, Pete McWade and Ian Higgins who are in charge of Mohill in the Leitrim county final this Sunday against Glencar/Manorhamilton at 3.30pm in Carrick on Shannon.