Monthly Archives: October 2011

Presbyterian Minister challenges GAA

Presbyterian Minister challenges GAA

October 31st, 2011 | Homepage News

GAA club volunteers crowded into Armagh City Hotel today for the 5th Annual Irish News Ulster GAA Club and Volunteer Conference. Over 400 Gaels attended the flagship community conference which focused on the challenges facing GAA clubs in harse economic times. As part of Ulster GAA’s ongoing outreach programme Rev Norman Hamilton from the Presbyterian […]

Children ‘Invent their own Game’

Children ‘Invent their own Game’

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

Armagh Ulster GAA DENI Coaches recently held an innovative competition to inspire children to be creative in designing their own game. This competition was rolled out in Foley Primary School in Ballymacnab and was open to all pupils in P3/P4/P5.  The children were given a simple game card template to work from.  The template required […]

Spooky Sports in Armagh

Spooky Sports in Armagh

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

Getting into the Halloween spirit schools across County Armagh recently took part in the ‘Spooky Sports’ organised by local GAA DENI coaches. Five school venues were used for the Halloween activities including St Jarlath’s, St Oliver Plunkett’s Ballyhegan, St.Patrick’s Crossmaglen and St. Malachy’s with 500 Key Stage 1 children taking part. The Spooky Sports focussed […]

Derry ‘Wall Ball Hurling’

Derry ‘Wall Ball Hurling’

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

On Wednesday 26th October, Derry held their second annual ‘Wall Ball Hurling’ competition in Dungiven Sports Pavilion. This is an innovative initiative which helps players develop hurling skills indoor and in a different environment from a normal hurling training session. The game is played in a 40 x 20 handball court and the rules are […]

Donegal Secondary School Camogie Development

Donegal Secondary School Camogie Development

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

Donegal Secondary schools have had a busy Camogie schedule since returning to school this September. Already over 100 participants from 8 secondary schools have taken part in 3 exciting Camogie initiatives. The first initiative offered Donegal students the opportunity to become qualified Camogie foundation coaches and pursue their Gaisce Bronze Award under the ‘Community involvement’ […]

Derry U13 Hurling Competition

Derry U13 Hurling Competition

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

The County Derry Under 13 hurling competition concluded on Sunday 2nd October. The competition ran throughout the month of September with 16 teams from 3 counties taking part. The idea of the competition is to bridge the gap between Go Games at under 12 level and competitive hurling at under 14 level. The teams play […]

Derry coaching team turn heads

Derry coaching team turn heads

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

There have been some tired legs among the Derry GAA coaching fraternity after the county’s Games Promotion Officer, Chris Collins, and members of the county coaching staff returned to Owenbeg after completing an 800 mile sponsored cycle from Dungiven to Paris raise funds for the  schools coaching in the Oak Leaf county. The citizenry of […]

Fermanagh Training Day for Teachers

Fermanagh Training Day for Teachers

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

On Tuesday 30th August St Pauls P.S. Irvinestown and St Marys P.S. Tempo came together for a shared Inservice day for staff. The day was organised and delivered by Owen Mooney, Aisling Doonan and Fabian Burns. 24 teachers and classroom assistants took part on the day which was split up into two parts. The first […]

Recreational Hurling Blitz in Creggan

Recreational Hurling Blitz in Creggan

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

The annual recreational hurling blitz took place at Kickhams Creggan on their 3G pitch on Saturday 1st October, teams involved were Kickhams Creggan, Clooney Gaels and Glen Rovers Armoy. The majority of players have been involved for the past few years for this event but it was good to see a few new faces on […]

U10 Hurling Go Games Blitz

U10 Hurling Go Games Blitz

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

On the 17th Sept over 220 children attended the U10 Hurling GO Games Blitz at Casement Park. The main pitch was divided into four with each team playing 3/4 matches on the day. All the players enjoyed the opportunity to play in Casement Park. The games were refereed by the following Young Whistlers Matt Mc […]

Foreign Students Play hurling

Foreign Students Play hurling

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

On Wednesday 12th October the University of Ulster at Coleraine hosted a ‘Have a Go – Hurling’ afternoon for foreign national students who are attending the University. The day was organised by the universities overseas officer Sean Cunningham. 37 students in all attended from various parts of the world including Hong Kong, Germany, Portugal and […]

Invigorated and Enthusiastic Coaches begin New School Year

Invigorated and Enthusiastic Coaches begin New School Year

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

September has brought about the start of a new school year and with it 32 highly enthusiastic KS1 Coaches thanks to the in-service delivered.  September’s in-service shed some light into the minds of children, John Morrison enlightened the coaches with his vast knowledge in the area, explaining the importance of correct language and visual stimulation […]

Down GAA FUN Days ‘Huge success’

Down GAA FUN Days ‘Huge success’

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

Children across Newry and Downpatrick this week participated in FUN days organized by Ulster GAA coaches to help develop the children’s fundamental handling skills. The FUN days were held in Newry and Downpatrick Leisure Centres and were huge successes with a large number of primary school children participating. A selection of 8 P3 pupils from […]

Schools and Industry get growing together

Schools and Industry get growing together

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

Eight Primary schools in the Dungannon area have participated in the Fungi Club initiative which is now in its second year. The programme is tailored to educate children about mushroom growing, nutrition, and experience the supply chain from growing to final customer. Hughes mushrooms, Producer organisation Northway Mushrooms and Sainsburys have worked together to bring […]

Irish News ‘Bring someone home for Christmas’ Campaign

Irish News ‘Bring someone home for Christmas’ Campaign

October 28th, 2011 | Blog

GAA clubs across Ulster are showing a huge interest in the Irish News’ ‘Bring Someone Home for Christmas’ campaign Staff from The Irish News marketing department help launch The Irish News ‘Bring Someone Home for Christmas’ initiative. The Irish News are offering readers the opportunity to Bring Someone Home for Christmas from anywhere in the […]

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