U15 & U16 Development Squad Trials
The u15 and U16 Football Development Squad will both be active again this coming Saturday, 19th April 2014.
The u15 Football Squad will have a session in St John's GAC Drumnaquoile. All players are asked to be present at 10am sharp.
The following u15 players are asked to attend:
The U16 Football Squad will have a session in Clonduff GAC. Again the players listed below are asked to be present NO LATER than 10am:
The draw for the Championship saw the reds placed in a group with County Champions Kilcoo along with Mayobridge once again and newcomers Tullylish. The Seconds will play An Riocht with the winners going on to face Liatroim. The Thirds face Bosco in their opening tie with the winners playing Clann Na Banna. Full draw available here
Campa Chormaic 2014
Applications are now being taken for 2014 camp. More information can be found in the News section.
Scór Celebration Night
The Down GAA Culture Committee has urged GAA clubs to make an effort to join in the County Down Scór Celebration night which will be held on Easter Tuesday, 22nd April. The night will be held in Ballykinlar GAC with the entertainment starting at 8.30pm. The entertainment will be provided by members of the clubs who took part in Scór this year, both Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir, and indeed anyone else who wants to come along and join in the fun. Everyone is invited, whether you’re a spectator, competitor or a member of the general public. If you can play any instrument bring it along; as a session is sure to round off the night. If you can sing or dance, make sure you are in fine tune/step.
It promises to be a most enjoyable night with some excellent talent on display showing that our music, dance and storytelling is still very much alive in County Down."
So come along and join in the Ceól agus craic on Easter Tuesday in Ballykinlar GAC.
As there will be light refreshment provided we ask for returns to made by Friday 18th April to enable numbers for catering. A draw will take place at the interval in aid of our Gaelteacht scholarships.
ROSTREVOR 1-10 - 0-11 CLONDUFF
MCGRATH GOAL SEALS SECOND LEAGUE WIN
Rostrevor's senior footballers made it two wins from two after Padraig McGrath's late goal settled a tough encounter with Clonduff at Pettit Park. It was a great defensive display from the lads who really came under pressure in the closing stages with some fantastic attacking play from a mix of youth and experience securing the win. Click here for match report.
INNOVATIVE NEW COACHING PROGRAMME
Workshops for Coaches of u14 and u16 Players:
9/4/2014: Workshop 1 - Technical Skills - Upping the Ante: Pressurized Skill Development
16/4/2014: Workshop 2 - Tactical Skills - Making Players Think in Possession
23/4/2014: Workshop 3 - Conditioning Skills - Methods of Developing Physical Fitness
Workshops for Coaches of u10 and u12 Players:
29/4/2014: Workshop 1 - Technical Skills - Innovative Coaching for Core Skill Development
6/5/2014: Workshop 2 - Tactical Skills - The Basic Principles of Attack and Defence
13/5/2014: Workshop 3 - Conditioning Skills - Intro. Bodyweight Exercises & Core Stability
Workshops for Coaches of u6 and u8 Players:
21/5/2014: Workshop 1 - Technical Skills - Developing Key Movement Skills
28/5/2014: Workshop 2 - Tactical Skills - Spatial Awareness and Basic Game Sense
4/6/2014: Workshop 3 - Conditioning Skills - Fun Games to Raise the Heart Rate
All 9 nine workshops will be held at St John's GAC Drumnaquoile, with the u14/u16 workshops commencing this coming Wednesday, 9th April.
Each workshop will start at 7.30pm sharp and will last no more than 2 hours.
Handout outs will be emailed out at the end of each three week block to coaches who attended ALL 3 sessions.
Rostrevor's senior campaign starts with a trip to Liatroim Fontenoys on Friday evening, as the squad prepare another assault on league honours in the hope of ending the nine-year wait for the title. The championship will provide its usual acid-test as the O'Hare cup's stay in Kilcoo will prove difficult to end also. Click here to read Kieran McNally's preview of the coming season for the Reds.
Francie Clarke RIP
It was with great sadness that club members and friends learned of the death of Francie Clarke on Sunday 30th March. Father of Senior player Aidan, and brother of mentor Kieran, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to them and the wider Clarke family. A great servant to the club in many respects through the years he will be sadly missed by all. May he rest in peace.
There is still a position within the Senior Team set up for someone to record stats during each game. Previous experience of working a tablet would be preferable. Please contact Malachy McCourt for more information.
In addition to this, the club are looking for extra medical assistance for the Senior Team to cover when current medical personnel aren't available.
NEW MOUTHGUARD RULES
From 1 January 2014, all players will be required to wear mouthguards when training for, or playing Gaelic Football. Click here to review some frequently asked questions on the matter.