CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Don’t forget that our Croom Gaa Club lotto is back and ONLINE at www.lottoraiser.ie/Croom/ Tickets are €2 or 3 for €5. Tickets can also be bought from outside Spar on Saturday mornings. You have the option to do multiple weeks at a time. Jackpot on Monday night is €6,200. Our lucky dip winners last week were Pat Sheerin, Pat Murphy, John O Rourke, Eoghan Cregan and Breda O Dwyer. Please continue to support your club.
*Coach Education Evening “A Games Based Approach to Training and Session Design”😘
Croom GAA are delighted to host a coaches education evening on Friday 18th of February from Stephen, Peter, and David Lavin from Adare. Last year they launched a new coaching initiative and resource based on GameSense. GameSense was born out of their involvement with Paul Kinnerk in the Limerick Football academy. Paul introduced them to his philosophy and over the past 8 years they have used games as the primary method in teaching skills and tactical awareness in Gaelic Football. Through their involvement with schools they have seen the same approach work just as well with hurling. During their time with the academy they have designed hundreds of games that cover a wide range of themes within the game and they want to make these games accessible in a simple, easy to use manner, so that every coach can see the benefit of using games in their training sessions. They recently launched an excellent coaching website https://gamesensecoaching.com/.
Their visit to Croom will be broken up into 2 groups. The first is aimed at coaches in the U7-U11 age groups and will start at 7pm. The second group is based on those involved in coaching U13-17 and will start around 8.15/8.30pm. This coach education evening is FRE OF CHARGE to all club members and coaches. If you are not currently involved in coaching but have an interest in it, you’re more than welcome to attend. If you have any queries, please contact Stephen Lucey on 0879858726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Limerick Panels 2022:*
Congratulations to Croom’s Cathal Mangan on making the Limerick U17 Football squad for 2022 and also to Eoghan Cregan who is part of the Limerick Senior Football squad who begin the National Football League this Saturday January 29th v Longford in the Gaelic Grounds at 5pm.
Winter S&C Programme:*
Our Winter S&C Programme with James O’Leary returns this Friday in the clubhouse for all players age 13-17. The younger group start at 6.30pm and the older gym group start at 6.45pm.
Here are some provisional dates for the coming season. They are being finalised by the CCCC on Tues 25th and we’ll update when the master fixture list is circulated.
1) Hurling leagues on Tues nights starting April 5th
2) Football leagues on Saturday nights starting March 19th
3) C’ships: start with 3 wks of Football, then 3 wks of Hurling, then 3 wks of Football, then 3 wks of Hurling. Football starts on wknd of July 3rd
4) U21 hurling c’ship starting in the next few weeks.
5) U19 Hurling & Football starting in April every Friday night alternating each cide every week.
6) Junior B leagues and c’ship take play in tandem with the Intermediate Hurling and Junior A Football.
*Club Limerick Draw:*
Club Limerick Draw is back! This draw is a fantastic way to support both your club and county for the year, as 50% of your entry money goes directly back to your club. When you support this Draw, you are ensuring the future of your club whilst being in with a chance to win up to €10,000 each month! This, along with the amazing Exclusive Prizes each month, is a win win for everyone! Our Club was lucky enough to be on the winning list in 2021 and
we are hopeful for more success in 2022. Entering this draw could not be easier and can be done by contacting Richie O’Kelly 085 8610223 or by logging onto https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup
COACHES FOR 2022
In preparation for the coming season, we are putting together management and coaching teams for each team. We have a number of vacancies and need volunteers to help with organising matches, coaching at training, or helping out the coaches at training. Sometimes people can be put off be the idea of getting involved with a team, be it, time issues, or lacking the skills or confidence of getting involved. On the first issue, the Club are running a “One Hour” campaign, just asking people to give one hour a week of their time. Secondly, the club will provide coaching courses for anyone interested in learning how to coach. We especially appeal to all parents to help out and get involved. We all have to start somewhere, so if you are interested, please contact coaching officer Stephen Lucey 0879858726
Don’t forget you can purchase the latest clubjerseys, half zips, t-shirts, polos, crew necks and jackets at our club shop on the O’Neill’s website. https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/croom-gaa.h