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1 Welcome Coíste Oílíúna agus Forbatha na gcluíchí Phort Láirge NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015 Fáilte to all our readers to our 2nd edition of the Waterford Coaching & Games Development Newsletter. We were delighted with the response to the 1st edition in February and hopefully readers will enjoy this month s edition equally as much. Along with information on each of the GDA Divisional activities and Post Primary update this month s edition has contacts for all the county Development Squads, information on our new Coaching Booklet along with a pictorial from some of the recent events run by Waterford C&GD. Over the course of the year we would like to feature club & school GAA events so if your club or school has a GAA event coming up please let us know and we can include it in future editions. We hope you will enjoy the Newsletter and feel free to pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested ISU GAA Cup 2015 Just this week we ran the 4th ISU GAA Cup in Mount Sion GAA Club. This is a Hurling tournament for CBS Primary Schools run jointly by Waterford C&GD and the Integration and Support Unit of the Edmond Rice Centre in Waterford. Schools from Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny took part in this year s tournament with the honours going to St Canice's Kilkenny who beat Carrick on Suir CBS to win the trophy for the 1st time. All of the participating schools have at least 4 players from a non-irish background on the teams with many of these boys playing in their local clubs. We were delighted to have GAA National Inclusion Officer Tony Watene in attendance on the day and the support of Croke Park and Munster Inclusion Committees is much appreciated. This tournament is one of a number of Inclusion and Integration activities that we plan to run during the year and we will have more on these in future editions.

2 Development Squads & Schools of Excellence Mentors 2015 U 17 Hurling Stephen Gough Roanmore Eamonn Reade Sean Reade Fintan Murray Ballyduff Lower St. Molleran s Cappoquin Under 16 Hurling Philly Flynn Mount Sion Stevie Brenner John O Shea Liam Tobin Don Nix James Lacey De La Salle Dungarvan Naomh Bríd St. Pats Cappoquin Under 15 Hurling Jonathon Moore Abbeyside Martin Kiely Ballygunner Jamie Hearne Roanmore Liam Daniels Ballygunner Nicholas Barry Passage Under 14 Hurling Brian Murray Cappoquin Billy Walsh David Robinson Martin Allen Gary Morahan Michael Kelleher Clonea GDA St Marys Portlaw Abbeyside Under 13 Hurling John Burns Ferrybank Vincent Walsh Portlaw Paul Rellis Tramore John Quinn GDA David Burke Dungarvan Eoin McGrath James Condon Naomh Bríd U 12 Hurling Eoin Breathnach Games Manager Tom O Brien Portlaw Kevin Daly Dungarvan U 16 Football Willie McGrath John Mitchells Gavin Whelan Colligan Lee Kay Kilrossanty U 15 Football Michael Walsh St Pats U 14 Football Martin Freeman Ferrybank Brendan Mooney St Mary's

3 Western News West GDA: Michelle Power Coach Education. Foundation courses in Tallow, Ballyduff Upper and Ardmore concluded in February and the beginning of March and were well attended. Child Protection in Sport Awareness courses will commence in the following Clubs: Ardmore on Monday March 9th at 7pm. Ballyduff Upper on March 16th at 7pm Tallow on March 23rd at 7pm U-10 Go Games Football: Commences on March 1st with three groups. Group 1: Naomh Carthaigh, Abbeyside-Ballinacourty, Dungarvan and Nire Group 2: Cois Bhríde, Affane-Cappoquin, Ballyduff Upper, Brickey Rangers, Abbeyside-Ballinacourty and St Oliver s Group 3: An Ghaeltacht, St Patricks, Clashmore-Kinsalebeg and Ardmore U11 & U12 Mentors Workshop Venue: Lawlor s Hotel Time: 7pm Date: Monday March 23rd Hurling Workshop: Venue: Fraher Field Dungarvan Date March 21st Time am to 12pm Club Visits March: March 3rd Naomh Bríd, March 4th Brickey Rangers, March 11th Naomh Carthaigh, March 12th St Pats, March 18th, Affane-Cappoquin, March 24th Ardmore, March 25th Dungarvan TY Group from Blackwater Community School, Lismore who recently completed the Foundation Level course

4 Urban News Urban GDA: John Quinn Blitzes: Our indoor Go Games blitzes continued for the month of February with the following activities taking place in the Ballygunner arena: Saturday 7 th February Under 8 Football Gaultier, Ferrybank & Mount Sion Saturday 14 th February Under 7 Hurling Ballygunner, Mount Sion, Roanmore, Ferrybank, De La Salle, Sacred Heart, St Saviours & Passage Saturday 21 st February Under 8 Hurling - Ballygunner, Mount Sion, Roanmore, Ferrybank, De La Salle, Sacred Heart, Passage. Saturday 28 th February Under 7 Hurling Ballygunner, Mount Sion, Roanmore, Ferrybank, De La Salle, Sacred Heart, St Saviours & Passage On Friday 20 th February we started our sequence of Friday night blitzes in Carriganore. These blitzes involve clubs from the Urban and Mid County divisions. Friday 20 th & 27 th February Go Games Under aside games Mount Sion, De La Salle, Ballygunner, Roanmore, Ferrybank, St Saviours, Sacred Heart, Passage, Tramore, Portlaw, St Mary s, Ballyduff Lower, Clonea,

5 Super Games Centre: This continues to take place every Friday night in Carriganore from 6pm to 7pm and is for 12 to 15 year olds who wish to play a game of hurling. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. For Further information contact Vincent Walsh or John Quinn Under 13 Hurling: Intensive hurling training for boys born in 2002 continued on Friday 6 th and 20 th Feb and will take place every two weeks at 7pm in Carriganore. All players born in 2002 are welcome to attend. Next session takes place on Friday 6 th March. Contact John Quinn for details Upcoming events: The following are upcoming events in March: Friday 6 th March - Under 10 Hurling Blitz - Carriganore Friday 6 th March - Under 13 Hurling Coaching - 7pm Carriganore Friday 6 th March - Super Games Centre - 6pm Carriganore Saturday 7 th March - Under 8 indoor Hurling - Ballygunner Friday 13 th March - 1 st Year Post Primary Hurling Blitz 10am Carriganore Friday 13 th March - Under 10 Hurling Blitz - Carriganore Friday 13 th March - Super Games Centre - 6pm Carriganore Friday 20 th March - Under 13 Hurling Coaching - 7pm Carriganore Friday 20 th March - Super Games Centre - 6pm Carriganore Friday 27 th March - Super Games Centre - 6pm Carriganore

6 Mid County News Mid County GDA: David Robinson The following are the upcoming Go Games events for the month of March: Saturday 7 th Mar Under 8 Football 7 aside Saturday 14 th Mar Under 8 Football Carriganore Saturday 21 st Mar Under 7 Hurling 7 aside Saturday 28 th Mar Under 8 Hurling 7 aside Under 10 AstroTurf hurling 10 aside Fridays 6 th & 13 th March Clubs are asked to note that these games are for fun only and no winners will be declared. Maximum participation of all players, irrespective of ability, should be the main priority. If your club intends to enter two or more teams in any event please ensure that the teams are of equal strength. Cost for entry is: 20 per team per night for AstroTurf events Also there ll be a Munster Football workshop for all coaches on March 18 th in Kilrossanty commencing at 6.30pm all are welcome Pictures from the recent Clubs/Schools coaches workshop held in conjunction with Pat Flanagan (Peak Fitness) held in Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas

7 Post Primary Activity / Coach Education News Post Primary Officer: Ann Hogan We would like to congratulate St. Declan s, Kilmacthomas on winning the Munster C Senior hurling colleges Final recently following an excellent victory over SMGS Blarney (Cork) by 3-7 to 0-8. Well done to all concerned on this magnificent victory, we wish the lads the very best of luck as the Waterford school face St Louis Grammar School Ballymena in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Cusack Cup (Senior Hurling C ) Semi-Final on Saturday March 7th at 2pm in Ashbourne. New Coaching Booklet available Last week we published a coaching booklet that will be very useful to all coaches of children up to 12 years of age including teachers, club/school coaches and club coaches. The booklet contains coaching programmes for skill development and warm ups/movement exercises. The booklet can be purchased for 5 from C&GD staff members. Action from the recent U-14 A Post Primary Schools County hurling Final played in Fraher Field, where De La Salle emerged victorious against Blackwater Community School, Lismore. (Photo courtesy of Sean Byrne)

8 Waterford GAA Club Season Ticket The ideal ticket for any Waterford GAA fan club season tickets are still on sale in Ger Wyley Sports, Elvery s Sports and from Walsh Park and are priced as follows: 100 for adults 65 for Senior Citizen s What your card does for you Entry to ALL Waterford GAA Hurling and Football Club Championship, and League games at: Minor Level, U-21 Level, Junior Level, Intermediate Level, Senior Level Including County Finals ENJOY A WHOLE YEAR OF WATERFORD GAA GAMES! U14 Gaelic Football Development Squad An under 14 football trial will take place on Saturday 28th March at 11am in the Fraher Field. All players born in 2001 are welcome to attend. Please send the names of those in your club that will attend, to John Quinn by Tuesday 24th March. Easter Youth Camps Save the Date Waterford C&GD will be running 3 camps at Easter, 1 in each GDA Division. Below is information on the camps. Full details including costs and times will be sent by GDA s to all clubs in the coming fortnight. We will have a number of guest coaches including county players at the camps. GDA Division Venue Dates Player Age Urban Division Walsh Park Tue 7 th Thur 9 th April Born in 2003 Mid County Tramore GAA Club Tue 7 th Thur 9 th April Born in 2001/2002 West Division Fraher Field Tue 7 th Thur 9 th April Born in 2001/2002

9 ISU Cup Presentation Pat Flanagan (Peak Fitness) delivering Fitness workshop to teachers and coaches at a recent workshop in Ballinameela, the workshop was well attended.