London Youth Committee notes

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London Youth Committee notes

February 10, 2015

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 16th of February at 8 30pm at The Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip and meetings will continue to be on the third Monday of every month. We would like to have representatives from all clubs around London at our Youths meetings to share views and ideas with all London clubs. We work together for the betterment of our future of young Gaels.

Best of luck to Kilburn Gaels Hurling Club

London Youth Committee would like to wish Tom Bergin and management of The Kilburn Gaels Hurling Club London, the very best of luck, as they face O’Donovan Rossa Hurling Club, Belfast in the All-Ireland intermediate club championship final at Croke Park this Sunday the 15th on February.

We would ask that affiliation fees £20 per Club and £10 per Age Group to be paid at our next meeting 16th February. Any Clubs looking to amalgamate, or players looking to assist another Club, will have to be approved by the Coaching and Games Committee for 2015. 


First Aid Course Courses in Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip

First Aid Course takes place on Saturday the 21st of February for 3 hours from 10am till 1pm in Ruislip. The cost is £35 per person.  Contact Child Protection Office Sandra Tuohy: 07807784450 

 Two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip

A Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Saturday, February 14th in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.

A Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Saturdays: February 21st, March 7th, 21st and 28th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip. The Courses will run from 9am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1pm - lunch is provided.

There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear.

Contact CDA Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073 


The London GAA Development Academy for 2015

The London GAA Development Academy for developing young Gaelic Footballers within the County will be resuming training in the coming weeks. 50 young men have been selected to join the Academy this year but any Club who feels that they have a player who is capable enough and most importantly, committed enough, is more than welcome to contact me and send them in for training.

 The Development Academy has 3 key objectives:​

  • ​To compete in Development Squad Tournaments in Britain and Ireland.
  • ​To compete in the Minor All-Ireland Gaelic Football Championship.
  • ​To produce a conveyor belt of players for our London Senior Football Clubs and the London Senior Footballers.

Colm Smith (Strength and Conditioning Coach for the London Senior Footballers) in conjunction with Paddy Curtin (Coach) will be taking the sessions. The Academy will begin training on Saturday, February 21st and continue every Saturday for a 10 week period.

As there will be an indoor and an outdoor component to the training sessions, all players are asked to bring runners and football boots to training. Also, there will be a charge to all the players of £20 for the 10 week training programme to cover expenses incurred. This money will be collected the first day so please ensure all players have it with them on the day.

Dates for your diary

Provincial Council of Britain will be running a Y5 Schools tournament on the 26th of March in Greenford

All Britain Competitions (ABC) launch at Irish Embassy on the 21st of May

All Britain Competitions will take place in Greenford on the Friday the 10th of July and Saturday the 11th of July and Sunday the 12th of July 

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