London Youth Committee notes

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London Youth Committee notes

February 02, 2016

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 15th of February 2016 at 8 30pm at Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

Affiliation Fees

Can all clubs please ensure that they have paid their affiliation fees as soon as possible or before the next London Youths Committee meeting on the 15th of February. Please contact regarding payment

London GAA Development Academy

The London GAA Development Academy for developing young Gaelic Footballers within the County will be resuming training in the coming weeks. Over 100 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.
Ciaran Deely (London Senior Footballer Manager) in conjunction with Paddy Curtin (London Senior Football Coach) will be taking the sessions. The Academy will begin training on Saturday, February 13th 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 Â£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. Players that have been selected and are asked to attend the Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 with the session running from 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (All players are asked to be in attendance AT LEAST 15 minutes before their session starts)
Contact Lloyd Colfer Community Development Administrator, London G.A.A. Mobile 078 72600073

Gaelic Football and Hurling Coaching Course
London GAA are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses and a Hurling Coaching Course in the coming weeks.
Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Hurling Coaching Course on Saturday, February 13th in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
Also, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Saturday, February 20th in Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford.
Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Saturdays: 
March 19th, April 2nd, 9th and 16th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club.
The Courses will run from 9 am until 5 pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course 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.
We would urge as many possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.

Young Whistler Course in March

There is a proposal to hold a Young Whistler Course in March if there is sufficient up-take. Please can you confirm by 15th February whether each club will definitely have participants for the course. Contact Lloyd Colfer CDA Mobile 078 72600073


12th annual St Patrick's Day Parade in the heart of London on Sunday the 13th of March 

A warm invitation from our Ambassador Dan Mulhall and The Mayor of London and London Irish Community are calling all GAA Clubs and young Gaels in London to get involved in this years 12th annual St Patrick's Day Parade in the heart of London on Sunday the 13th of March 2016 to commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. The Embassy are very excited this year to be working with Transport for London on some initiatives to bring St. Patrick’s Day, all things Irish and the Irish in Britain to the London Underground.

A central idea is to have key tube stations showcasing Irish creative talent on, or around, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13 March 2016 (to coincide with the London St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade) and St. Patrick’s Day itself (Thursday 17 March 2016). We would urge as many of you as possible to take up this fantastic opportunity for the Gaels of London to showcase their talents and be proud to wear your club or County colors while celebrating our heritage and culture and taking part in what promises to be a truly spectacular occasion for all involved. The parade leaves Green Park at 12 noon and features spectacular pageantry, wonderful floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools. If you are interested please go to register if you and your Club/organisation/group wish to take part apply before Friday 19th February.    

100th Centenary Year of the 1916 Rising Commemorations

Please keep the weekend of the Saturday the 30th of April to Monday the 1st of May free as London GAA will be commemorating the 100th Centenary Year of the 1916 Rising with lots of Hurling/football Ceoil agus Craic to be enjoyed by all family and friends. 


Dates For Your Diary

Year 5 School's Tournament at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds on Tuesday the 22nd of March

Secondary Schools Tournament at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds on Wednesday the 23rd of March

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds 

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