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January 25, 2013

LONDON GAA COUNTY BOARD
Board Newsletter - January 2013 (1) 
www.londongaa.co.uk

Emerald GAA Grounds 
Ruislip Sports & Social Club
West End Road, South Ruislip HA4 6QX
Tel: 0208 841 2468 PRO: Declan Flanagan 07736009080 - pro.london@gaa.ie


CONTACT:Senior Games Development&Logistics Manager Mark Gottsche Tel:07872600074 mark.gottsche.gm.london@gaa.ie Community Development Administrator Lloyd Colfer lloyd.colfer.cda.london@gaa.ie Tel: 078 72600073 Chairman: Noel O Sullivan 07956 535351 chairperson.london@gaa.ie Secretary: John Molloy 07786241450 - secretary.london@gaa.ie


COACHING COURSES

The GAA season will be on us again shortly though and it is our intention to run a couple of Foundation Level Coaching Courses (over 1 Day each) in February and a subsequent Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Course (over 4 days).

The Foundation Level Courses will be run over 1 day and are open to all Club Members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club.
The Level 1 Course is run over 4 days on consecutive weekends and is ONLY open to Coaches who have already completed the Foundation Level Course and have gained 2 years' experience coaching in their Club.
The Courses are limited to 30 people on each and in the interest of fairness; we will only accept 3 nominations from each Club for each course.

The Course Dates are as follows:

Foundation Level Coaching Course:
Thursday February 7th (for School Teachers)
Sunday February 10th

Level 1 Coaching Course: Sunday February 24th
Sunday March 3rd
Sunday March 10th
Saturday March 16th
Candidates must be available for EACH session and attend on each day to complete the Course. No exceptions will be allowed.
The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip except for Sunday March 10th, which take place in Greenford.

Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided.

There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me ASAP if you are interested in attending.

Finally, I look forward to working with you all in the coming year and if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me.

Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
078 72600073

REFEREE COURSE

There is a Referee Tutor Course coming up on February 2nd in Pairc Na hEireann, Birmingham.

We are looking for Referees to attend, who would then be able to give Referee Coaching Courses within the County and therefore increase our number of referees.

If any Club has any Referee who would be interested in going on the Tutor Course, please let me know as soon as possible.

Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator,
London G.A.A.
078 72600073


CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERTUTOR COURSE

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Pairc Na hEireann, Birmingham.

We are looking for any Club members to attend, who would then be able to give Child Protection Officer Courses within the County and then hopefully increase our number of Child Protection Officers.

If any Club member is interested in going on the Course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let me know as soon as possible.

Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
London G.A.A.
078 72600073

 

 


TAG GAELIC FOOTBALL

Recently retired? Want to get fit? Or just curious?
Tag Gaelic Football is the game for you!!!

ANYBODY CAN PLAY - Any Person (Male/Female) of any Nationality over 16 who isn't playing competitive Gaelic Football can play!!!
Its Small-Sided Non-Contact Gaelic Football played outside on a small pitch with small goals.
We intend to run the games initially on a Saturday afternoon, with the first session on February 9th, in Greenford @ 2 pm.

All are welcome - to register your interest please contact Lloyd Colfer: lloyd.colfer.cda.london@gaa.ie


CLUBS WORKSHOP

There will be a workshop to gather the view of all London GAA members on Saturday 26th of January
The workshop will take place in Ruislip starting at 3pm and will run for 2-3 hours. The workshop will cover a wide range of themes. It is essential that all clubs are represented and provide an input into the Strategic Plan as this is a plan for London GAA as a whole and therefore could you please forward this email onto to all club members
STRATEGIC PLAN THEMES
1. GAMES SCHEDULE
2. GAMES COACHING & DEVELOPMENT
3. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
4. VOLUNTEERS
5. FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE
6. GROUND DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE
7. PLANNING
For further details contact
Mark Gottsche - Senior Games Development & Logistics Manager
Tel: 07872600074 Email: mark.gottsche.gm.london@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Foundation Level Hurling Coaching Courses (over 1 Day each) in April.


The Foundation Level Hurling Courses will be run over 1 day and are open to all Club Members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club.
The Courses are limited to 30 people on each.
The Course Dates are as follows:
Foundation Level Coaching Course: Sunday April 14th
Sunday April 21st
The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
For further details contact Lloyd Colfer - Community Development Administrator Tel: 078 72600073


London GAA Gala Dinner Dance February 23rd
Crown Moran Hotel Cricklewood,
Guest includes Irish Ambassador to Britain, Mr Bobby McDonagh & British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott.
Clubs are asked to Support this event!
Tickets available: For more information please contact: Senior Games Development & Logistics Manager
Mark Gottsche mark.gottsche.gm.london@gaa.ie Tel: 07872600074
London GAA Golf Classic
London GAA are hosting a Golf Day on Friday 26th April 2013
Venue: Hendon Golf Club Ashley Walk, Devonshire Road, Mill Hill London NW7 1DG
Time : 12.30pm, Bacon baguettes on arrival
1.00pm Shotgun Start
6.30pm 3 course meal
Playing Information:
Teams of 4 players with the best 2 scores per hole to count
The competition to be governed by Team Stableford rules
Prize's are available for 1st,2nd ,3rd & 4th , longest drive and nearest the pin.
Cost:
The cost of a team of 4 is £400.00 which includes, green fees and dinner.
*Hole advertisement / sponsorship is £100.00 per hole.
*Programme advertisement Half Page £50.00 Full page £100.00
Maximum 24 teams
For further details contact and Application forms
treasurer.london@gaa.ie or 07860742481 or
pro.london@gaa.ie
Please forward payment to:
Treasurer - London County Board
Emerald Rooms Ruislip Gaa Grounds South Ruislip

National Hurling & Football Leagues 2013 Home Games.

Sunday 3rd Feb - London v Offaly - 2pm (F)
Saturday 9th Mar - London v Waterford (2pm) (F)
Sunday 10th Mar - London v Down (2pm) (H)
Sunday 24th Mar - London v Limerick (2pm) (F)
Saturday 30th Mar - London v Roscommon (3pm) (H)
Want to advertise in our match day programmes? Limited availability
Coming Soon - Connacht Championship
Sunday 26th May London v Sligo (F)
For details Contact PRO Declan Flanagan email pro.london@gaa.ie or Tel: 07736009080

Club Notes
Club wishing to have their club notes published on our website and twitter and Facebook Pages, Notes should be forwarded to email address: pro.london.gaa.ie
Any Ideas or suggestions in relation to our newsletters and or if you have News items you would like included in the newsletter please contact Mark or Declan.
Master Fixtures Plan 2013
Master Fixtures plan will be made available to clubs soon.


County Board Monthly Draw Results - January
January 2013
Prize Fund Number Winner Club
£1000 328 Moindearg GFC Moindearg
£500 211 Asling Hogan Dulwich Harps
£250 61 Carmal McArdle Cuchulainns
£250 421 Tom Galvin North London Shamrocks
£100 422 Keith Egan North London Shamrocks
£100 193 Tom Watson Thomas McCurtains
Club Draw £250 673 St Anthony's St Anthony's


Dates for County Board Meetings 2013

Monday 4th February
Monday 25th February
Monday 11th March
Monday15th April
Monday 13th May
Monday 10th June
Monday 8th July
Monday 12th August
Monday 16th September
Monday 14th October
Monday 11th November
Monday 9th December

Upcoming Fixtures:
Sunday 27th January - Venue: Birr Co Offaly
Throw in 1PM
AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Hurling Semi Final
St Gabriel's London v Killimordaly Galway


Allianz National Football League Div 4 - Ruislip
London V Offaly
Sunday 3rd of February - Throw in 2pm. (tbc)
Admission: TBC - Match Programme: £1


London GAA Supporters Club
The London Supporters Club will commence raising funds for the training and preparation of all London County Teams from January 2013
The London Supporters will be a Sub-committee of the London County Board with its
own Officers and Executive committee.
Training and preparation of County teams has placed a great burden on the London
County Board in recent years and it is in the interest of all London supporters and indeed
the greater Irish population in London that our player's talents are given every opportunity to succeed against our fellow counties in Ireland.

Annual membership fee will be £25.00 per member and in return each member will be
entered into a draw for All Ireland Hurling or Football Final Tickets with overnight
accommodation for 2 people in Dublin .
Visit Our Website for full details and Register Now!
www.londongaa.co.uk


Offaly Association London

Presents in association with Midland 103.5FM Radio,
The New Club Faithful and the London and Offaly County Boards
The Gathering of the Faithful
Saturday 2nd February at the Emerald Rooms, West End Rd, Six nations Rugby live from 1.30pm Followed by live broadcasts to Midland 103.5 FM 5-7pm Come along and say Hello to your Folks Back Home
Evening Entertainment Live MUSIC & D.J. in the lounge
Launch of The New Club Faithful Past and Present Legends in Attendance
Sunday 3rd .Feb. National Football League London v Offaly Throw in 2pm
Premiership Sports shown live from 1.30pm Followed by Live Music & Craic
Kitchen Opened Food Available All Day

 

Next County Board Management Meeting - Monday 28th January at 8pm

Next County Board Meeting - Monday 4th February at 8.30pm.

www.londongaa.co.uk