Coaching Corner

Nicky Rackard Cup to visit Primary schools   The Nicky Rackard cup which Roscommon won in Croke Park last August will be visiting all our hurling primary schools in the county next week starting Monday 5 th November. On Monday 5 th the cup will visit Simon Coyle schools in Four Roads, Mount Talbot, Ballyforan, Feevagh, Ballintleva, Curraghboy and Lismoyle. On Tuesday 6 th the Cup will visit Phronsias Killian schools starting at 10am, Knockcroghery, St. Johns, Glanduff, Rahara and Ballymurray. On Wednesday 7 th the cup will visit Athleague, Fuerty, Creggs, Roscommon Boys, Kilteevan and Four Mile House. On Thursday 8 th the cup will visit Michael Carroll schools starting at 9.30am, Cloverhill, Clooneycolgan, Runnamoat, Ballinatubber, Endfield, Aughrim and Elphin. On Friday 9th the cup will visit Cloonfad, Carrick, Ballinagare, Tarmon, Trien, St. Paul’s Castlerea and Castlerea Community Schools. The following week the cup will be calling to all national schools in the Padraig Pearses club area at a day yet to be confirmed.  371 attend Go Games primary schools hurling blitzs Last week Roscommon coaching and games development held four days of Go Games hurling 7 a side blitzes for all the national schools we are currently coaching in within the county. For the first time ever children from, Lismoyle, Curraghboy, Cloonfad, Carrick, Trien and Aughrim took part in a hurling blitz.  U15 football development squad blitz day in Ballyleague   Roscommon U15 football development squads will conclude their seasons with a blitz day against Sligo and Leitrim on next Saturday November 3 rd at St Faithleachs GAA pitch in Ballyleague commencing at 11.00 am. All counties will have two squads taking part on the day.  Players will be notified in due course and are asked be at the pitch no later than 10.30 am. Taking part in Go Games football blitz competitions   We have completed our two weeks of our football GO Games blitz days for all boys and girls in fifth and sixth class in every national school in the county over a two-week period at twelve different venues with all games on a 7 a side format. Our new batch of TY students from the various secondary schools helped our part time coaches in running the blitzes at each venue. During the two weeks 972 boys and girls attended our 10 blitz days and we thank the venues for the use of their facilities. Primary school coaching week 8 in the National schools Next week will be the eighth week of our 10 week coaching cycle in part one of our football and hurling coaching programme with our part time coaches in both codes in all primary schools within the county.