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Carbery Beara GAA Games Development News 24/01/11

posted 24 Jan 2012, 06:38 by Glengarriff GAA   [ updated 24 Jan 2012, 06:39 by Unknown user ]
Physical Development Workshop in Clonakilty
Last night’s coaching workshop in Ahamilla, proved a major success, with 26 coaches receiving advice on appropriate physical development coaching for youth players (13-18 year olds). Tutor Liam O’Reilly was assisted by Michael Mennis and Ronan Milner (Carbery Rangers) and Donal Og Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa). The programme has two main aims, to educate coaches on how to incorporate physical development into their coaching programmes and to extend the Cork development squad programme to the club player.

In a month’s time, those who attended will be invited to a subsequent workshop and provided with further progression on last night’s content. Meanwhile, last night’s workshop will be repeated in Castletownbere CS on next Monday night, Jan 30th (7.30-10pm) and in Goleen GAA Grounds on Monday, January, Feb 6th. Email to book places.

Award 1 Youth Football Course in Bantry
Last night also saw the Award 1 course for West Carbery clubs begin at Bantry GAA grounds. Areas covered included the Otu model, the role of the coach and effective communication tools. Over 40 coaches have signed up for the 6-night programme including mentors from Bantry, Sam Maguires, Goleen, Muintir Bhaire, Ilen Rovers, Glengarriff, Urhan, Tadhg MacCarthaigh, Gabriel Rangers and St. Colms. On this Thursday night, the action switches to Tadhg MacCarthaigh GAA grounds with the focus on Technical Proficiency.

Meanwhile, a schedule of Foundation Level courses across Carbery and Beara is almost ready to publish. Courses will run at a number of venues throughout February, mainly on Monday and Thursday nights.

Divisional football teams
On last Saturday, the Carbery B U15 football team (2011) travelled to Mallow for two games, versus Duhallow and Avondhu. Two clear-cut wins have seen them progress to the semi-final stage versus Seandun in a fortnight’s time, with the Carbery A team also waiting in the other semi-final.

Team: Stephen Holland, Colm Og; Damien O'Brien, Carbery Rangers; Tim Cronin, Bantry; Cathal O'Donovan, Argideen Rangers; Euan Tobin, Kilmacabea; Eoin Lavers, Sam Maguires; Jason Jordan Newcestown; Joe White, Clonakilty; Cathal Nyhan, Pedlars Cross; Jonathan Mulcahy, St. Brogans; Edward Ahern, St. Brogans, Darren O'Donovan, Goleen; Cian Healy, Newcestown; Jack O'Connor, Sam Maguires; Kevin O'Donovan, Ahan Gaels; Cathal Clarke, Newcestown; Eoghan Deasy, Clonakilty; Csaba O'Mahony, Castlehaven; Eoin O'Brien, Pedlars Cross; Eamon Barrett, Kilmeen. Selectors Kevin O’Driscoll, Kilmacabea and Charlie Wilson, Newcestown.

Later on the same day, a huge contingent of U14 footballers (2011) travelled to Carrigaline to take on Carrigdhoun in a challenge game. On this occasion the Carbery B team was well beaten by a sharp local outfit, however the game proved a major eye-opener for the Carbery boys in terms of the standard required and will hopefully stand them in good stead for the tournament in Mallow next weekend when both A and B teams will be fielded.

Team: Gearoid O'Donovan, Ahan Gaels; Eoin Lawton, Argideen Rangers; Philip Dowling , Owen O'Flynn, Shane Keevers, Arthur Coakley, Bantry Blues; Jack Cahalane, Barryroe; Cian Daly Carbery Rangers; David Whelton, Chulainn O'Neill, Castlehaven; Colm Hayes, Cl na nGael; David Walsh, Conor Scally, Clonakilty; Liam Coombes, Ilen Rovers; Oige Scannell, Shane Scannell, Barry Kirby, Kilmeen; Ryan O'Callaghan, Mizen Rovers; Timothy O'Sullivan, Sean O'Donovan, Cathal Cadogan Newcestown; Daniel O'Brien, Colin Crowley, Luke Murray, Pedlars Cross; Joseph O'Mahony, St. Brogans; Connor Ellis, St. Colms; Cian McPeake, St. James, Sean McCarthy, Tadhg MacCarthaigh.

A disappointing aspect of last weekend was the enforced withdrawal of the Beara players from the above teams, due to a team registration issue, one which we hope can be resolved in the near future. As the ‘Carbery Beara’ combination is a relatively new phenomenon, further advice is required to see if they can be registered as an amalgamation on the national database for 2012. Both local boards are providing help on this front and all players will hopefully be back in action soon.