PEILEADÓIRÍ FAOI 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: As the unfortunate COVID lockdown will continue for a little while longer, please do your football exercises every single day: (i) kick passes with both feet, (ii) solos with both feet, (iii) pick-ups with both feet, (iv) fist passes with both fists, (v) body catches, (vi) high catches and (vii) running. Ní fada, trí dheonú Dé, go mbeimid i mbun reatha agus traenála agus ag ullmhú do chluicí an tséasúir seo!
PEIL FAOI 7: Good wishes to the trainers/bainisteoirí of our Under 7 juveniles for the coming season: Mikey Collins, Tim McMahon, Jonathan Magnier, Brendan Smith, Éamonn Ó Scannláin, Dara Ó Lúing, Danny Maguire, Richard Long, Finbarr Canty.
PEIL FAOI 9: Guímid gach rath ar thraenálaithe agus ar bhainisteoirí na mbuachaillí Faoi 9: Mike Lynch, Wayne Quillinan, Keith McKenzie, Noel Healy, Micko Horan, Colm Mangan, Brian O’Leary.
PEIL FAOI 11: Good luck to the trainers and managers of our Under 11 boys: Lawrence Cotter, Niall Riordan, Kieran O’Flaherty, Shane Lynch, Kenneth Cronin, Micko Horan, Gearóid Ó Tíocháin, Colm Mangan.
PEIL FOAI 13: Go raibh gach ádh ar thraenálaithe agus ar bhainisteoirí na bpeileadóirí Faoi 13: Shane Lynch, Eric Nosidlak, Ciarán Murphy, Pa Laide, Lawrence Cotter, Martin Courtney, Joe Walsh, Theo Ó Duigín.
PEIL FAOI 15: What a talented group of Under 15 footballers we have this year! We hope to profile this panel between now and when we’ll have the freedom to race up, down and around every square inch of ‘Connolly. This week’s profiles are as follows: (i) Luke Fitzgerald (Lúcás Mac Gearailt) is always our ‘go-man’ in midfield, he has the roving instinct and alertness and stamina of a fox and gives 100% during every game. (ii) Cormac Bastible (Cormac de Bastábla) is known as ‘Mac’ to the U15 football community; he has great natural football ability and has an eagle eye for goal; tá súil an tseabhaic aige. (iii) David Lucid has had a great debut season with The Rock; he has great attitude and can play in various positions; tá sé ag dul i bhfeabhas i gcónaí. (iv) Seán Heaslip is a tall strong athletic defender who is always trying to improve his game; he his very determined in his marking, in his defending and even in his attacking and he never ever gives up; is peileadóir stuama é agus tá croí leoin aige. (v) Jerry Lynch (Diarmuid Ó Loingsigh) is a skilful player and is undoubtedly one of our most accurate forwards; he can twist and turn like a slippery eel and he was the man who scored the point of the year in the K-O’R Pitch in Cnoc Gorm, Ballyrickard, last February. Comment: these boys just like every other boy in the club can’t wait to get out on grass in 2021! Their trainers/bainisteoirí are: Richie Conway, Ronan Kavanagh, Éamonn Heaslip, Morgan O’Connell, David Courtney.
PEIL FAOI 17: Good wishes to the trainers/bainisteoirí/mentors of our Under 17 footballers for 2021: Denis Sayers, Éamonn Ó Scannláin, Eoghan Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán de Brún.
BÓITHRÍN NA SMAOINTE – IOMÁNAÍOCHT FAOI 10: Young Under 10 Rock hurlers who took part in a very successful series of indoor games that were held in various club/parish halls throughout the county during the winter of 2000/2001: Eoghan Ó Gealbháin, Graham O’Leary, John O’Connor, Graham Ó Floinn, Conor Ringland (RIP), Jamie Lowham, Ciarán Ó Muircheartaigh, Brian Óg Caball, Sam Deventer, Seán de Róiste (RIP), Fearghal Mac Conmara, Brian Ó Cathasaigh, Eoin Ó Coigligh, Déaglán Mac Criomhthain, Roibeard Ó Murchú, Mark Clear, Ciarán Ó Mearáin, Eoin Ó Mearáin, Dara Ó Coileáin, Michael Gaynor, TJ O’Sullivan, Seanán de Rossa, Ciarán Ó Conaill, Mícheál Ó Meachair, Joseph Meehan.
FOCLÓIR: Is garsún tiomanta é. (He’s a keen/driven/determined garsún). Tá dearcadh iontach aige. (He has a great outlook/attitude). Is peileadóir stuama é. (He’s a steady footballer). Tá sé ag dul i bhfeabhas i gcónaí. (He’s improving all the time). Tá sé tapa agus tá sé cruinn. (He’s fast and accurate). Tá sé chomh cruinn le Mikey féin! (He’s as accurate as Mikey himself). Tá an t-imreoir sin lán de cheol. (That player is full of energy).
WELFARE: Ag obair le daoine óga? It’s mandatory for all GAA coaches, children’s officers and designated liaison persons to complete the GAA Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in the welfare of children involved in sport. The Kerry GAA’s Children’s Officer, Bernie Reen, will facilitate a virtual Safeguarding 1 Workshop at 7.30pm on Thursday February 4th. Any club coaches/officers who needs to participate is asked to text his/her name and email address to our club secretary….on 086 1053300….so that numbers of participants can be confirmed.
Mar eolas: our club’s Child Safety Policies, Code of Behaviour, Safeguarding Statement and Garda Vetting Procedure can be found on our website: https://austinstacks.ie/category/coaching/