London Youths Committee Notes

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London Youths Committee Notes

April 02, 2017

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 17th of April at 8 30pm at Emerald GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

U17 Development League Final

Congratulations to Parnells who defeated St Kiernans in U17 Development League Final at Tir Chonaill Gaels last Saturday. It was a great match with Parnell leading by 2 points at half time. The final scoreline was Parnells 8-07 to St Kiernans 5-08. Thanks to Lloyd Colfer CDA who presented the Cup to Parnells Captain Luke Horgan. 

Safeguarding Course 

London GAA are organising two Safeguarding Course for all of our youth coaches/mentors/administrators involved with London GAA. First one Tuesday, April 18th which will run from 7pm - 10pm in Hazelwood, Sunbury-on-Thames (TW16 6 QU). Second on Wednesday, April 19th which will run from 7pm - 10pm. in the Claddagh Ring, Hendon (NW4 4EA).

Courses are limited to 20 people and in the interest of fairness only accept 5 nominations from each Club. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact Llyod Colfer 078 72600073 if you are interested in attending. Finally, under the new guidelines from the Provincial Council of Britain GAA, anyone involved with teams that have players under the age of 18 must be DBS certified, complete a Coaching Course and also, a Safeguarding Course so it is imperative that we get as many people as possible to attend these Courses over the coming weeks and months before the season starts as there will be a zero tolerance policy on this from the London County Board and the Provincial Council going forward. 

Hurling Super Games Centre

A very successful Hurling Super Games Centre for the U6 - U18 was run for 6 weeks at Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford. Over 100 boys and girls attended over the period with an average of 60 each Saturday. The children were given the opportunity to learn and improve their hurling skills whilst playing in a safe and secure environment. Connacht Games Development Officer Damien Coleman attended the last session implementing his ideas and skills. The children showed great enjoyment and gained great experience and knowledge and understanding in the game therefore will help open up for future hurling for the children in our native sport in London. A big thanks to Lloyd Colfer, London Youths Chairman Tony Griffin, Coleen Lynott, James Carry, Mark Daly, John McDonagh, Mark Mythen, Kevin Murphy and London Youths PRO Lucia Butler. A big thanks to Tir Chonaill Gaels for the use of their grounds and thanks to the parents for their continued support.

Gaelic Football Coaching Course

London GAA Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course will continue over 2 more Saturdays April 8th and 22nd - all of which will be in the Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford. Contact Lloyd Colfer CDA on 078 72600073 


Seat Plaque in Ruislip 

All clubs are encouraged to take the insensitive to purchase a seat plaque (costing £125 with 30 characters) in Ruislip new grounds with funds going towards the development. 

Please contact London Secretary


Dates for Your Diary

Year 5 School Blitz in Greenford on Thursday the 30th of March

Year 6 School Blitz in Greenford on Friday the 31st of March

Tir Chonaill Gaels Blitz on Sunday 30th April

Berkeley Homes Football Tournament in Greenford on Saturday the 6th of May

North London Shamrock Blitz on Saturday, 13th May

Year 4 School Blitz in Greenford on Thursday 25th of May

U14 All Britain Feile on Saturday 25th of May

Gael London Blitz on Saturday10th June

Tara Blitz on Saturday10th June

U14 Feile Hurling on Saturday 17th June

North London Shamrock Blitz on Saturday 24th June

U14 Feile in Ireland 24th of June

U16 & U18 Provincial Championship Semi-Finals 1st July

St Anthony's Blitz on Sunday, 2nd July

All-Britain Competition July 6th - 9th July 2017

Thomas McCurtains Blitz on Saturday 15th July

U16 & U18 Provincial Championship Finals on Saturday 15th Juily

Dermot Earley Tournament Saturday 2nd September 

St Kiernans Blitz on Saturday, 9th September

North London Shamrock Blitz on Saturday 23rd September


If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723