Club Notes October 9th

Senior Men: Our Senior men took on Monaghan Harps on Friday night past under the lights at St. Mary’s Park with important league points on offer. With several of our regulars missing, there were a few changes all over the pitch, but the lads set their stall out from the beginning of the game and were well in control throughout the first half kicking some lovely scores. Halftime score Faughs 1-08, Harps 0-01. In the second half the lads took their foot off the pedal a little bit and in an entertaining game of football, the final score was Monaghan Harps 0-08, Castleblayney Faughs 1-13. One final league game remains before any potential play-offs – a home game with Clontibret on Sunday 28th October.

U12 Girls Cup Final:
Well done to our U12 girls who exceeded all expectations this year and reached the Cup Final. Unfortunately, it was just a step too far for this group of talented players and a very strong Carrick took home the silverware. This is a very young squad of players so there is plenty of trophies for these young ladies to win down the line. Well done to all the players and the management involved.

Performance Coaching for Gaelic Games
With the assistance of Ulster Council , Monaghan Coaching & Games are planning to roll out a Level 3 diploma course in Performance Coaching for Gaelic Games (similar to the management course that was delivered in the county 2 years ago).

The purpose of this course is to raise the standards of coaching within the county and therefore assisting our young players to reach their potential. “Better Coaches = Better Players”!!

Additionally this course will provide coaches with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge / understanding in modern coaching practices and techniques. This is a great opportunity for clubs to invest in their coaches. Coaches will no doubt benefit from the course and your club / players with reap the rewards long term as a result.

Key Facts about the course:

Consists of 4 units – 1.Building for Success 2.Planning & periodisation 3.Technology and Physical Preparation 4. Strategies for Inproving Performance.
12 Sessions to be delivered from January to March on Wednesday evenings / Saturday mornings. “THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON FEEDBACK FROM THE GROUP”
Course work to comprise of assessment booklet, logged coaching hours and additional evidence of practical application.
The course to take place in Cloghan, Monaghan County Training Grounds.
Cost €125 per person.
Course is open to football, hurling & camogie coaches.
Roger Keenan from Ulster Council will deliver a small presentation to interested coaches prior to the start of the course.
In order for me to plan ahead with the course I need interested names into me on or before Friday 12th October. WE need a minimum of 15 coaches for the course to go ahead. Can u please promote with your club coaches and encourage them to attend.

For further information please get in touch
Paul O’Connor
Monaghan Games Development Manager
Monaghan County Training Grounds
Cloghan, Annyalla, Co. Monagan.
T: 0868374827
W: 04297 52034

Planning: As we near the end of the playing season, our thoughts turn to implementing plans that will help our club grow and become more successful in the future. With this in mind, our committee groups that were setup as a result of our 4 year Development Plan will begin meeting more regular. We have specific committees targeting: Community Health & Wellness, Scor & Irish Culture, Facilities Development, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Coaching and Games Development.
If you would like to be part of this effort in shaping the future of our club, please contact any of the committee members.

Club Notes October 9th
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