All Saints GAC Kellogg’s Cúl Camp – Forms Now Available

All Saints GAC will host their annual Cúl Camp & Saffron Óg Camp starting Monday 1st July running until Friday 5th July.

We intend to set up an information stand at Monday Night training shortly, where interest for the camp will be registered. In the meantime information on camps can be found below.

Our camp this year will cater for all codes and genders.

The Cúl Camp will run from 10am-2.30pm each day and is for boys and girls from 6-13 years.
We are also running a Saffron Óg camp (10.30am–12.30pm each day) for children from the age of 4-6 years, which will be run by an Ulster Council Coach (Eoghan Gribben).

The cost for the week is as follows:
– Cúl Camp – 1 Child: £35. 2 Children: £65. 3-5 Children: £95. 6+ Children: £140. (Includes Kit Pack)
– Saffron Óg camp: £20 per child. (Includes Goody Pack)

Application forms for both camps can be found below.

Anyone interested in coaching at the camp can contact Micky on 07725 084341. The camps over the past few years have given our children and coaches exceptional enjoyment. The week gives the children and coaches a chance to give in-depth coaching of the skills of Gaelic Games in a relaxed manner.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

Activities are GAME–BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:
– optimising learning
– enhancing friendships
– improving physical & psychological well being
– promoting school and club links

KEY FEATURES ABOUT Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps:
– The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.
– The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.
– On the last day of the camp a “blitz” will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.

DOWNLOAD:
Antrim GAA Cul Camp info
Antrim GAA Cul Camps Application Form
Saffron Og Camp Info
Saffron Og Camp Application Form

Meeting to Discuss Football Coaching

Club meeting to discuss football coaching in the club.

Meeting For:
Football Coaches
Past/ Present/ Future
When: Tuesday 12th March (Please note change of date)
Venue: St. Brigid’s P.S.
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm

The juvenile committee wish to canvas opinion widely amongst all club members who have been, currently are or wish to coach football in the club. This is because we want to share experiences, discuss present club coaching issues and develop an agreed approach to coaching within All Saints.

This is an important issue and central to developing each player to their fullest potential and all opinions are needed.

Please reply directly to Jim Brady at jamesgbrady@hotmail.com to confirm attendance

Juvenile Action Plan Update

Following the recent discussion session, we look at an update of the All Saints GAC Juvenile Action Plan.

Progress So Far:
As part of our club strategy to ensure that we meet the present and long-term needs of our young members the Juvenile Committee has embarked on a process of consultation and decision aimed at developing all aspects of our juvenile structures. This is the second time that we have embarked on this “Action Planning” process and to date this has involved several juvenile seminars, discussions with external support facilitators including Antrim County Board and Ulster Council officials and much discussion among those involved in coaching within the club. This process resulted in the development of an action plan covering the next 3 years.

Recently club Juvenile mentors met to discuss the draft plan and ratify the main items we wish to take forward and themes explored included coaching development for mentors, when does competition start in All Saints, competition v participation, resourcing the games, promotion of the dual player, support for under-represented codes and developing codes of conduct across a range of areas of juvenile club life for coaches, players and parents. We also explored the need for defined roles and responsibilities for those holding a variety of positions within the youth structure eg: School Liasion Officer/ Coaching Officer.

What’s Next?
The juvenile committee/ mentors will be presented with a summary of the ideas from the last discussion. This will hopefully lead to the proposals being adopted as club policy and provide the direction that the club will travel at juvenile level for the forseeable future. If one single thing needs to be taken from all of the discussions so far it is that our club concentration should clearly be on developing our young players for the future to ensure a steady stream of participants through to all senior levels.

A constant theme emanating from the work has been the recognition that success at juvenile level does not necessarily involve winning trophies (although that is nice!) but rather will be seen in the development of all All Saints juvenile players through to all senior levels of the club.

Maybe we could learn from the experience of the greatest club football side of all time, Crossmaglen Rangers. In a recent interview with the Irish Independent the reporter provided the following insight:

“They seem to retain almost every player they produce, bringing them through from underage ranks to senior playing level and then into a coaching role just as they wind down their careers. Very few ever leave the family.

“They only win a minor or an under 16 county championship every 10 years or so because the targets set for youngsters are not determined by success or medals”.

… and the club coaching officer commented:

“As we’ve said, we’re not hung up on winning everything at underage level which is a good thing, so players enjoy coming through the ranks with us”.

Foundation Level Coaching / Child Protection Courses

An opportunity has arisen for a number of All Saints GAC coaches to be put through Foundation Level Coaching and Child Protection courses.

As part of the Peace III Programme, a number of club coaches will be able to avail of the following courses free of charge.

Saturday 9th March 2013
Foundation Level Coaching Course – 10 places available.
@ Slemish Park
Time TBC

Monday 11th March 2013
Child Protection Course – 24 places available.
@ St Brigids PS
Time 7pm

To register an interest in these courses contact Hugh Killough on hughk@talktalk.net / 07707 553712.

All Saints Juvenile Action Plan Discussion

The next phase of the Juvenile Action Plan will continue with a meeting on Monday 11th February.

As members will be aware, the juvenile section of the club has been working hard at developing a way forward in respect of youth development in the club and youth Gaelic games in general. Following much thought and discussion we have developed an action plan to take us forward for the next 3+ years. The action plan was circulated amongst juvenile mentors etc some months ago and we would now like to move forward on its recommendations.

To ensure that this valuable work and planning is successful we invite all members to a meeting on Monday 11th February 6:30pm @ St Brigids PS. By the end of the meeting we hope to have prioritised the issues for development and agreed a way forward.

You don’t have to be coaching juvenile teams to contribute to this valuable work and the meeting is open to coaches, members, parents and everyone with an interest in developing the club further.

To assist with seating etc we would ask that those intending to attend contact Jim Brady (07719798099 / jamesgbrady@hotmail.com) asap.

Many thanks.

Juvenile Committee

Juvenile Development Discussion – Time well spent

Juvenile Development Discussion

Nineteen juvenile coaches covering all 4 codes attended Monday night‘s discussion led by Terence McWilliams from Ulster Council. The session looked at developing quality coaching structures within the club from under 6 through to senior and Terence outlined the process required to achieve this. While it was accepted that the task would be difficult it was recognised that a lot of good coaching and development has been/is currently ongoing within the club.

Terence was impressed with our continued promotion of the FUNdamentals programme, our participation in Go Games (particularly our commitment to maintaining the small sided nature of the games and rotation of players) and our links with local schools. He suggested that success as measured by continued player involvement and championships at senior level in all codes is built on quality structures at all youth levels. This requires the club to spend time developing an overall coaching plan that sees planned progression from the youngest to at least minor (and beyond).

Development of the coaching plan will only lead to success if all coaches are signed up to it and more importantly implement it in full. He outlined an overall Coaching Structure to include roles such as:

  • Overall Head Coach,
  • Lead Coaches at each age group,
  • Coaching Officer,
  • School Liaison Officer,
  • Equipment Manager etc.

Terence then invited each group of coaches to detail their average coaching session and all participants joined with him as he spent time discussing each one during which time he highlighted good practice while also offering useful advice on possible improvements. He ended by reminding all that the Ulster Council Coaching Courses continue to be available during the year and that all coaches should have Foundation Level and then Level 1 to ensure the above success occurs.

Juvenile Development Discussion – Monday 26th November

All Saints GAC Juvenile Development Discussion:
Consolidating Good Practice/ Developing Coaching Further

Venue: St. Brigid’s P.S.
Date: Monday 26th November
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Facilitator: Mr. Terence McWilliams (Ulster Council, GAA)
Who Should Attend: All club members involved in/ interested in future Juvenile Coaching

The Juvenile Committee has recently developed its 2nd Juvenile Action Plan. One of the objectives detailed is the desire to provide the best possible coaching strutures and programmes we can for our young members.

To begin that process we have been fortunate to engage the services of Terence McWilliams to support us with this work. As many of you will know Terence has been involved in sports coaching and development at a high level for many years. He has worked in supporting sport in schools and clubs and currently works in Ulster Council GAA as Ulster Games Development Manager. He is the author of many GAA coaching programmes and articles and curently manages the Ulster Council Primary School Coaching programme which places Dept. of Education N.I. coaches in primary schools during the school year.

In short, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

If you will be attending please forward your details by E-Mail to jamesgbrady@hotmail.com before next Friday, 23rd November 2012.

All Saints to Host Foundation Coaching Course

All Saints GAC will be hosting a Foundation GAA Coaching Course on Saturday 16th June at Slemish Park.

The course will be run off in one day and will be part practical and part lesson. Participants will receive their Foundation GAA coaching award as a result.

The course is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

To book a place on the course, contact Hugh Killough on hughk@talktalk.net / 07707 553712.

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 25-04-12

 

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

Feile Uladh

All Saints are hosting a group stage of the Ulster Hurling Feile this Saturday when we will welcome teams from Antrim, Armagh, Down and Monaghan to Slemish Park.

Feile Uladh is a mammoth event with fifty eight teams from all over Ulster scheduled to play at twelve different venues. Teams are divided into six divisions; each division is then split into two groups. Teams in each group play in a round robin blitz with the winner of each group qualifying for the divisional final.

All Saints will play against Castleblaney, St Peter’s Warrenpoint, Crabh Rua Camlocha and Gort na Mona.

Things kick off with an 11:00 throw in. The last games of the day are scheduled for 2:00pm. Players should be at the pitch for 10:15 and should bring a packed lunch and rain gear.

 Our U14s have had mixed fortunes over the past number of weeks. An encouraging start to the season was derailed somewhat when a number of players became unavailable due to injury. Nonetheless the lads have been putting in great effort during matches and at training and with the return of the wounded, spirits are high. We encourage everyone to come along on Saturday and support the boys in their campaign to win an Ulster title.

 

 

This Week’s Fixtures    

 

U14 Feile Uladh

Date – Saturday 28 April

Venue – Slemish Park

Time – 11:00 – 14:30

Players to be at pitch for 10:30

 

 

U8 Blitz

Date – Saturday 28 April

Venue – Antrim – St Comgalls

Time – 12:00

Transport – cars will leave gates of St Patrick’s at 11:30

 

 

Hurling Training Times

Wednesday nights at Slemish Park:

P1 – P3 – 18:30 – 19:15

P4 – Y10 – 18:30 – 20:00

 

Cluichí agus Comórtais

(Games and Competitions)

 

 

U14 Féilte

Sat 28 Apr

Féile Uladh – Group Stage

 

Slemish Park

Tue 01 May

North Antrim Féile Rd 5

All Saints v Glenshesk

 

Armoy

Sat 05 May

Féile Uladh Finals

Armagh

Wed 09 May

North Antrim Féile Skills

Cushendun

Sat 12 May

North Antrim Féile Finals

Dunloy

 

North Antrim U12/U14 Leagues

(U12 – 4pm; U14- 5pm)

Sat 26 May

All Saints v Glenshesk

 

Slemish Park

Sat 02 Jun

All Saints v Kickhams

 

Creggan

Sat 09 Jun

All Saints v Laharna Óg

(U12 only)

Slemish Park

Sat 16 Jun

All Saints v Oisin

 

Glenariffe

Sat 23 Jun

All Saints v Shane O’Neill’s

 

Slemish Park

Sat 30 Jun

All Saints v St Brendan’s

 

Glenravel

Sat 07 Jul

All Saints v St Mary’s

 

Slemish Park

Sat 14 Jul

All Saints v Tir na nÓg

 

Randalstown

Sat 21 Jul

All Saints v Slaughtneil

(U14 only)

Slemish Park

 

U8

Sat 28 Apr

Blitz

 

  

 

 

Social Calendar (For Mums and Dads)

Fri 01 Jun

Night at the Dogs

Drumbo Race Night

 

Drumbo Park

All Blacks Coach gets Saints Thinking

All Saints players and coaches were very fortunate to take part in an interactive workshop with former All Blacks high performance coach Paul McKinnon tonight.

The theme for the workshop was ‘Talent is Never Enough’ and it focussed on a number of elements including teamwork, courage, toughness, initiative, passion, coachability and belief.

Paul challenged those in attendance to relate all these key themes to their own personal experiences, and it certainly encouraged some healthy debate and thought.

All the players and coaches involved certainly took a lot from the workshop, and All Saints senior football manager Hugh Killough presented Paul with an All Saints shirt as a token of appreciation at the end of the session.

The workshop was preceded by an on-field coaching session with former Antrim footballer and Derry coach Kevin Madden, so hopefully these will stand the Saints in good stead for the year ahead!

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 28-03-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

Match Reports

 

U12s Narrowly Beaten in Airborne Final

Our U12 hurlers travelled to Dunloy on Saturday to play in the final of the U12 indoor airborne tournament against Glenshesk. Having gotten through to the final unbeaten over the previous 2 weeks the players were optimistic despite only having the minimum 8 players. With 2 points for a catch from over 10m and 1 point awarded for scores, both goals and points, the boys had to learn how to play smart and go for the catch.

Things started very brightly and Ballymena took an early lead before Glenshesk got into the game. It was nip and tuck but the boys probably shaded the first half as a result of some good catching. With 10 minutes hurling each way, the game was fast and furious and there was some great scoring of points from both sides. Glenshesk hit a purple patch midway through the second half and racked up some good scores. However the boys rallied and took some fabulous scores as well as some excellent catches.

At the final whistle, everyone knew there was little in it but no one was sure who had won. Unfortunately when the final score was added up Glenshesk were pronounced the winners on a score of 26 to 24. Ballymena did outscore Glenshesk in the number of catches 7 to 5. On the day it just didn’t go our way, but all the players put in a great show.

The team was made up of Conor O’Rawe in goals as well as James O’Boyle, Ryan McCann, Alex O’Boyle, Ryan McGarry, Eoin McNally, Owen Daly and Rory McAllister and everyone of them did themselves proud with their chasing and their commitment.

 

 

U14 Challenge – Na Naomh Uile v Eire Óg

Our U14s had their first taste of outdoor action on Sunday when they played Eire Óg at Slemish Park where the sun beamed down in an unseasonal heat wave. Like the euphoria of young bulls let out to grass for the first time after winter housing, the boys kicked their heels and played with abandon. This was a superb team performance, hallmarked by some fine passing and support play throughout. Although Eire Óg played with spirit and determination they could not withhold the All Saints’ tsunami.

Both teams had reduced panels and the game was played with eleven players each. Special credit is due to James Murphy who volunteered to line out for the visitors and played with aplomb in goals and again when moved to mid field.

Thanks to Eire Óg for a competitive encounter which was played with great sportsmanship displayed by both teams.

Na Naomh Uile 6:14 Eire Óg 4:04

Na Naomh Uile

Daire Hasson (0:01), Rónán Ward, Conor McCormick, Ryan McGarry, Calum McGarry, Eoin McGuigan (0:02), Aaron Reid (0:01), Ciarán Neeson (1:06), Eamon Elliott (1:04), Sean O’Rawe (1:00), Sam Riley (3:01)

 

 

Weekend Fixtures

U14 Challenge – Na Naomh Uile v Sarsfield

The U14s have another challenge match away to Sarsfield on Sunday at 12:30.

Antrim play Limerick at 14:30 in what is effectively a semi final of the Division 1b National Hurling League at Casement Park. Sarsfield’s pitch is close to Casement and the Sarsfield club have offered refreshments to anyone who wants to fuel up before going to Casement to support the county hurlers, – kids go free!

Date – Sunday 01 April

Venue – Sarsfield

Time – 12:30

Transport – cars will leave gates of St Patrick’s at 11:15

 

 

Hurling Training Moves Outdoors

Hurling training for all age groups moves outdoors to Slemish Park this week. The times for each age group are detailed below.

We would like to thank Mr Rafferty, principal of St Louis for allowing us to use the school hall for hurling training during the winter. Thanks also to the cleaners and security staff for their courtesy and help on Wednesday and Friday nights.

At All Saints we are proud of the strong links we have with local schools and are always glad to help schools to promote Gaelic games in any way we can.

Hurling Training Times

Wednesday nights at Slemish Park:

P1 – P3 – 18:30 – 19:15

P4 – Y10 – 18:30 – 20:00

 

 

Well Done to Loughguile

Congratulation to Loughguile on their victory in the Club All Ireland Final played on St Patrick’s Day against Coolderry of Offaly.

With the county team securing Division 1b status and now focussing to qualify for the premier 1a Division things are looking bright for Antrim hurling. Hopefully this tide of achievement will encourage more of our juveniles to pick up a stick for All Saints.

 

 

One Club – Two Codes – All Saints  

All our juvenile hurling teams have made impressive starts to the 2012 season.

At All Saints we are proud that we provide opportunities for children to play both hurling/camogie and football and we encourage our juveniles to play both codes.

This policy was recently given a ringing endorsement from perhaps the greatest hurler to ever play the game. Henry Shefflin writes:

 

 

Events Calendar

 

 

Games and Competitions

 

U12

Sat 26 May

Start of U12/U14 Leagues

 

 

U14

Sun 25 Mar

Challenge Match

All Saints v Eire Óg

Slemish Park

Sun 01 Apr

Challenge Match

All Saints v Sarsfield

Sarsfield

 

Sat 14 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 1

All Saints v Ossin

Glenariffe

Tue 17 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 2

All Saints v Larne

Slemish Park

Sat 21 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 3v

All Saints v Shane O’Neill’s

Glenarm

Tue 24 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 4

All Saints v St Brendan’s

Glenravel

Sat 28 Apr

Feile Uladh

Slemish Park

Tue 01 May

North Antrim Feile Rd 5

All Saints v Glenshesk

Armoy

Sat 05 May

Feile Uladh Finals

 

Wed 09 May

Feile Skills

Cushendun

Sat 12 May

North Antrim Feile Finals

Dunloy

Sat 26 May

Start of U12/U14 Leagues

 

Visit: All Saints website: http://www.allsaintsgac.com for all the latest club news

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 14-03-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

 

Hurling Training Times

Wednesday nights at St Louis Grammar:

P1 – P3 – 18:30 – 19:15

P4 – P7 – 19:15 – 20:15

 

Friday nights at St Louis Grammar

Y8 – Y10 – 18:30 – 20:00

 

 

Match Reports

P3 – P4
Two weeks ago the U8s travelled to Bangor’s Eddie Irvine Centre to play in the Co Down Indoor Hurling League. There were some new players from last year and they came away with five wins out of five. Their first game was against Ballygalget and thanks to some sharp shooting from Ciaran McQuillan we won 4-0.

In the second game against Bredagh, Aodhan McGarry picked up an injury, but he battled through and had a very solid tournament. We went on to win 5-0.

Game number three was against St Paul’s of Holywood. St Paul’s were well organised but some good work by Joseph O’Rawe with two good long range scores helped to secure win number three, 3-1.

Aodhan McGarry, Darragh Killough and Ciaran McQuillan had to leave at this stage to attend Ciaran’s birthday party. They all played very well and Ciaran celebrated his birthday by setting the goal scoring record for the day. 

Ballycran provided the opposition for game four and in order to make sure the players were rested the coaches gave Troy and Oliver, our two new players, a bigger role. Both boys did well and helped their team to another win, this time 3-1.

The last match against St Paul’s Belfast was a tight affair and the boys put in a massive effort. . Some clever play from Kevin O’Boyle in defence kept the ball away from his goal and ensured that the hard working Patrick Kerr, forwards, and midfield were given every chance they needed to score. A tight match with a tight score line but at the final whistle the All Saints had the edge with a 2-1 win. 

 Last Sunday the boys returned to Bangor and continued where they left off the previous week, with a hat trick of wins against Ballylea, Ballygalget and Castlewellan.

 The U8s are an impressive group of hurlers and we are confident that they will continue to do well throughout the year.

Appreciation

We would like to thank Michael McCullough (Down Hurling Development Officer) for inviting our U12, U10 and U8 teams to play in the Co Down Indoor Leagues over the winter and to the staff at Eddie Irvine Centre for their hospitality.

The players and coaches of each team extend a special thanks to the friends they made from other clubs playing in these fun filled, competitive events.

 

 

U12s Flying High to Airborne Final

Over the past two weeks the U12s travelled to Dunloy to compete in the Dixon Contractors U12 Airborne Tournament. This competition is designed to promote catching and striking, a point is awarded for each score (goal or point) while a catch is rewarded with two points.

We were placed in Division 2 along with Sean Stinson’s, Oisin’s, St Brendan’s, Glenshesk and Shane O’Neill’s. The lads done very well, winning all their matches to secure a place in the Division 2 final against Glenshesk on 24th March.

The final will be played at Dunloy Cú Chullains Sport’s Academy which boasts an impressive indoor 3G playing area and viewing gallery.

We encourage everyone to come along to the final and support the lads in their attempt to bring back the first silverware of 2012 to Slemish Park.

U12 Team

 Alex O’Boyle, Conor O’Rawe, Cormac Magill, Eoghan McNally, James O’Boyle, Owen Daly, Ruairi McAllister, Ryan McCann, Ryan McGarry, Seamus O’Hara.

 

 

Ciarán and Eoghan Selected for Development Squad Panels

Congratulations to Ciarán Neeson and Eoghan Campbell who, following trials at Belfast, were picked as part of a panel of forty players to progress to the next stage of the Co Antrim U14 Football Development Squad selection process. Both boys are committed athletes and dual stars for All Saints.

Ciarán was doubly rewarded when he also made it through to the hurling panel.

The two lads epitomise the dedication displayed, during training and games, by all our juveniles and are evidence that you can play, and excel, in two codes.

 

 

Good Luck Loughguile

We would like to wish Loughguile Shamrocks the best of luck on St Patrick’s Day as they face Coolderry of Offaly in the club All Ireland Hurling final at Croke Park.

Best wishes also to Crossmaglen Rangers who face Westmeath’s Garrycastle in the football final.

 

 

Club Membership and Registration 2012

Club membership for 2012 is now due.  Membership forms can be obtained from coaches at training. Membership rates for 2012 are:

Adult
Non-Playing Membership: £20
Players Membership: £40

Juvenile

(Up to and Including Under 18)

£5 Membership per child, plus £20 Training Fees (Up to a maximum of 2)

For example:
1 Child: £5 Membership + £20 Training Fees = £25
2 Children: 2 x £5 Membership + 2 x £20 Training Fees = £50
3 Children: 3 x £5 Membership + 2 x £20 Training Fees = £55
4 Children: 4 x £5 Membership + 2 x £20 Training Fees = £60
5 Children: 5 x £5 Membership + 2 x £20 Training Fees = £65

 

 

 

Events Calendar

 

 

Hurling Fixtures and Competitions

U12

Sat 24 Mar

U12 – NA Airborne League Final

Dunloy

Sat 26 May

Start of U12/U14 Leagues

 

U14

Sat 14 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 1

TBC

Tue 17 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 2

TBC

Sat 21 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 3

TBC

Tue 24 Apr

North Antrim Feile Rd 4

TBC

Sat 28 Apr

Feile Uladh

Slemish Park

Sat 05 May

Feile Uladh Finals

 

Wed 09 May

Feile Skills

Cushendun

Sat 12 May

North Antrim Feile Finals

Dunloy

Sat 26 May

Start of U12/U14 Leagues

 

 

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)

Sat 17Mar

St Patrick’s Night Hooley

Slemish Park

 

 

 

 

Visit: All Saints website: http://www.allsaintsgac.com for all the latest club news

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Saints Looking Ahead

The juvenile coaches at All Saint’s GAC are keeping a keen eye on the future of gaelic games in the town of Ballymena. Faciliated by the GAA’s Ulster Council the club’s junior coaches in Football, Camogie and Hurling recently took part in a seminar aimed at developing Sustainable Juvenile Coaching Models.

A two session programme, the event follows on from the successful completion of the club’s most recent 3 year juvenile development plan. During the period of this plan juvenile activity at the club witnessed many successes including a major increase in playing numbers, additional qualifications for coaches, a juvenile social calendar of events and greater involvement of parents in the life of the club. The second seminar takes place in St. Brigid’s P.S. on Thursday 8th March at 6.30pm.

Pictured above are the All Saints juvenile mentors and Ulster Council facilitators, Eoghan Gribbin and Eamon Crilly.

Confirm Your Attendance At Juvenile Development Seminar

“Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures”

Dates: Thursday 23rd February & Thursday 8th March 2012

Venue: St. Brigid’s P.S., Broughshane Road

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Target Audience:

  • Every person involved/ interested in  coaching in all codes within All Saints GAC
  • All interested in the development of All Saints GAC as a club/ All  members

A lot of work and thought has gone into organising this event and its success will only be realised if all involved in juvenile activity at every level attend.

NB: Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jim Brady on : jamesgbrady@hotmail.com

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 15-02-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

 

Nursery Programme

We extend a warm welcome to all boys in P1, P2 and P3 to the start of this year’s hurling nursery. We have planned an action packed programme of fun and games which will run over the next six weeks. We hope you have great fun learning the skills of hurling and we know it won’t be long before you are lining out to play for All Saints against other teams.

We love to see parents getting involved in the sessions. Please do not feel nervous, you do not need to have played hurling to be of immense help. Organising a group of five or six year olds can be as challenging as herding cats so all assistance will be gratefully received.

 Wee boys can have little mishaps so we ask parents of young children to remain in the hall during sessions, to be there to comfort in event of any of life’s little dramas.

 

 

 North Antrim Indoor League

Over the last 2 weeks the U10 hurlers have were in action at St. Patrick’s in the North Antrim indoor hurling league. In the first week the boys were up against teams from Dungiven, Bredagh, Cushendun, Sarsfields and St. Galls. After a slow start in which they conceded a couple of soft early goals the boys rallied in their next matches and were unlucky not to win most of them. In the end they drew all but one in which they comfortably beat Cushendun 2.

 On Saturday past the boys were back at St. Patrick’s. It was a case of lightening striking twice in that a couple of soft early goals were conceded against St. Enda’s and try as they might they couldn’t pull the scores back. In the next two matches the hard luck stories continued as they were narrowly defeated by both Glenshesk and Muff. The team was unfortunate to miss a couple of penalties and yet conceded the only one given against them. Things were not looking good with the two top teams still to face. Glenariffe were first up and in a very exciting game, they went one up before All Saints pulled one back and then went ahead, only to concede again leaving a draw the end result. In the final game, against a very big and undefeated Slaughtneil team, the boys conceded an early goal, but with tremendous courage and resolve they dug deep and levelled the match before Joseph O’Rawe slammed home the winner. James O’Boyle, Luke Mulholland, Rory McAllister and Ronan McKillop all equally contributed to a fantastic result. Unfortunately due to the earlier results the boys failed to progress to the finals. To round the day off the team had a friendly with Glenariffe for some of the younger players including Liam McLaughlin, Paddy O’Brien (scorer of 2 goals), Sean O’Callaghan and Emmett O’Hara, though all of these boys featured in the earlier matches at some stage as well. Although a friendly in name the hurling was as intense and hard fought as anything earlier in the day. A mention also to Caolan Kearney and Eamon McDonnell who contrinbuted to the teams success on the first week.

Appreciation

All Saints U10 team and mentors would like to thank::

  • North Antrim Board for running the competition, in particular Owen Elliott who was chief co-ordinator and organiser.
  • Brian Kearney of GAA Kit.Com for sponsoring the competition.
  • All the teams we played, for their sportsmanship and competitive games.
  • Parents and guardians for bringing children to training and matches – and taking them home again.
  • All those who came along to matches – your support is much appreciated.

 

 

Co Down Indoor League

The U10s travelled to Bangor’s Eddie Irvine Centre on Sunday to play in the second round of the Co Down Indoor League. They missed the first round of this competition the previous week but trumpeted their arrival in style by winning all their matches on Sunday. The boys return to Bangor next Sunday for another round of matches.

We would like to thank Michael McCullough (Down Hurling Development Officer) for inviting us to participate in this competition

 

 

Weekend Fixtures

U10 Co Down Indoor League Round 3

Date – Sunday 19 February

Venue – Eddie Irvine Centre,Bangor

Time – 12:00 – 14:00

Transport – cars will leave the chapel car park at10:15.

 

U12 Indoor Air-Borne Blitz

Date – Saturday 18 February

Venue – St Patrick’s College

Time – 10:00 – 12:00

Players to be at school for 09:45

 

 

Hurling Training Times

Wednesday nights indoor at St Louis Grammar:    P1 – P3 – 18:30 – 19:15

                                                                                           P4 – Y8 – 19:15 – 20:15

U14s – A four week indoor training programme is planned for  Friday nights at St Louis Grammar. The first session is Friday 24 Feb, 18:30 – 20:00.

 

 

Juvenile Seminar – Coaching Structures Workshop

The All Saints club is holding a review of our juvenile structures in all codes; hurling football and camogie. To kick start the process we are holding two evening workshops at St Brigid’s PS on Thursday 23 February and Thursday 08 March. We encourage everyone to come along to listen to what is being proposed and more importantly to share your views and suggestions. The workshops will be steered by external facilitators but will be led by you.

Remember it is your club and we want to do what is best for your child, so please come along and help to shape the future.

 If you plan going to this seminar, please mail: jamesgbrady@hotmail.com to confirm numbers.

 

 

Events Calendar

 

 

Games and Competitions

U10

Sun19Feb

U10 – Down IndoorLeague Rd3

Bangor

Sun 26 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 4

Bangor

U12

Sat 18 Feb

U12 – Air Borne Blitz

St Patrick’s College

Sat 03 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air BorneLeague Rd1

Dunloy

Sat 10 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air BorneLeague Rd2

Dunloy

Sat 24 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air Borne League Final

Dunloy

 

Antrim Hurling Development Squad Trials

Sat 18 Feb

U14 (born 1998)

Armoy

Sun 26 Feb

U15 (born 1997)

Eaton Park

 

Club Events

Thu 23 Feb

Thu 08 Mar

 

Juvenile Seminar

 

St Brigid’s PS

Sun26Feb

Club Registration Day

Parish Centre

 

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)

Sat 17Mar

St Patrick’s Night Hooley

Slemish Park

 

Coaching Courses

Sat 25 Feb

Ulster Hurling Road Show

Dunloy

Sat 03 Mar

Antrim GAA Coaching Conference

Creggan

 

Visit: All Saints website: http://www.allsaintsgac.com for all the latest club news

 

 

 

 

All Saints GAC

Safety Notice for Parents and Guardians

 

The car park and driveway are quite dark at night and can be busy with traffic especially when children are being left off and picked up. This creates a hazard for children.

We would ask all parents/ guardians leaving or collecting children to adhere to the following procedures that are intended to safeguard the safety of children attending the training sessions.

  • When dropping children off please escort them to the hall. Do not allow children to run into the hall from the car park unaccompanied.
  • When collecting children please come into the hall to pick them up. Do not beckon children to leave the hall from the corridor as this causes confusion and creates difficulty in checking which children have been picked up.
  • If you notice an unaccompanied child in the car park or driveway, please escort them back to the hall and inform one of the coaches.   

        

  Remember – no children should be outside without an adult.

 

  • Please arrive in time to collect your child. If you anticipate that you may be delayed please inform one of the coaches.
  • Please note that we are unable to look after younger children during the second session. Parents are asked to collect children promptly; any parent/guardian with another child attending the second session is welcome to remain.

 

Please tell your children about these arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Saints Involved In Sport and Peace Building Project

The launch night for the Cross Cultural Sports Programme took place on Tuesday 7th February in the Des Allen Suite of the Ballymena showgrounds in attendance were the All Saints minor football panel , the Ballymena Rugby club under 19 panel , the players from Geraldines Camogie Club and the players from Ballymena Girls Hockey club All Saints were represented by Jim Brady , Hugh Killough , Declan Agnew and Sean O’Brien . Representatives and Coaches from Jordanstown Universitys Sports Department who are overseeing the programme were also in attendance along with the Mayor and The European unions Peace 3 Groups Chairwoman . The programme will involve a 6 week cross skills course GAA training taken by Kevin madden (Loup Manager) and Tony Scullion ( Ulster Council Football Development Coach ) Rugby training taken by Paul McKinnon ( All Blacks High Performance Coach ) and Chris Galway ( Ulster rugby High performance Coach & UUJ Head of Rugby ) culminating in a residential in June where the players will receive more coaching and education courses .

 Included in the photo is Ciara Ferry Head of Antrim county Development Squads , Byron Clarke Under 15 County Strength and Conditioning Coach , Paddy McAleer Captain All Saints Minors , Declan McKee All Saints Minors , Diarmuid McNally All Saints Minors , Paul McKinnon All Blacks High Performance Coach and Sean O’Brien All Saints Minor Coach

“Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures” Seminar

The Juvenile Committee have been planning to host a seminar type activity to look at coaching (and associated issues) at juvenile level across the club. It is hoped that by doing so we will build further on the success of recent times. With the help of the Ulster Council and facilitated by our own County Coaching Manager, Ciara Ferry, we will be hosting the event across 2 evenings. Both evenings are required to identify the issues and decide on a course of action agreed by all involved.

The details of the event are as follows:

“Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures”

Dates: Thursday 23rd February & Thursday 8th March 2012

Venue: St. Brigid’s P.S., Broughshane Road

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Target Audience:

  • Every person involved/ interested in Juvenile coaching in all codes within All Saints GAC
  • All interested All Saints GAC members

A lot of work and thought has gone into organising this event and its success will only be realised if all involved in juvenile activity at every level attend.

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 25-01-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

 

U12 North Antrim Indoor League Final

A large crowd gathered at 7 Towers Leisure Centre last Saturday for the finale of the GAAkit.com U12 North Antrim Indoor League when six divisional titles were up for grabs.

 Teams qualified for the finals by competing in a series of blitz style grading and qualifying games that were played over the previous two weeks. After an initial hiccup in their first match, in week one, All Saints went through the rest of the league unbeaten to qualify for the Division 3 final with Bredagh. When the two teams met previously, in a qualifying round, All Saints edged the contest by a single goal so confidence was high when they lined out on Saturday.

 At the throw in Bredagh came out of the traps with all guns blazing and with deep penetrating runs they caused the All Saints midfield to be pulled out of shape and put severe pressure on the defence. Bredagh scored two goals before the Ballymena boys  had time to recover from the initial onslaught. However they didn’t panic and in goals Conor O’Rawe held on to the ball, allowing the team to settle and rediscover their shape. Cormac Magill went man to man with the Bredagh full forward and nullified their main scoring threat. Ryan McGarry moved into fifth gear tackling and striking well and supplying good ball to the forward line where Eoin McNally and Ruairi McAllister started to torment the opposition back line. The tide was quelled and the half time whistle provided a respite and a chance to plan a fight back.

 Alex O’Boyle, Seamus O’Hara and James O’Boyle were introduced in the second half. They added an extra dimension to attack and mid field but the St Bredagh net minder was in top form and he intercepted all goal bound shots.

 Mid way through the second half a cruel blow scuttled any attempt of a come back. An attack by Bredagh was well marshalled by the All Saints defence when a ball which looked to be cleared from danger was deflected off a stick and ended in the Ballymena net. Despite fantastic efforts by each one of the lads, goals eluded them and Bredagh went on to win the match 3:0.

 Although disappointed to lose, the boys can be proud of their performance on the day and throughout the competition. Congratulations to St Bredagh for a well deserved victory – we look forward to meeting them again during the season.

 All Saints Team

Ryan McGarry, Cormac Magill, Ruairi McAllister, James O’Boyle, , Conor O’Rawe, Eoin McNally, Alex O’Boyle, Seamus O’Hara, Eamon O’Donnell, Luke Mulholland, Eoin McGuigan, Calum McGarry.

 Appreciation

All Saints U12 team and mentors would like to thank::

  • North Antrim Board for running the competition, in particular Owen Elliott who was chief co-ordinator and organiser.
  • Dominic McKinley who refereed the matches.
  • Brian Kearney of GAA Kit.Com for sponsoring the competition.
  • The management and staff at 7 Towers Leisure for the excellent facilities and friendly service..
  • All the teams we played, for their sportsmanship and competitive games.
  • Parents and guardians who bring their children to training and matches – and take them home again.
  • All those who came along to matches – your support is much appreciated.

 

 

Co Down Indoor League

The U12s bounced back from Saturday’s loss when they travelled to Bangor’s Eddie Irvine Centre on Sunday to play in the third round of the Co Down Indoor League.

They kept their 100% record in this competition by winning all their matches.

The boys return to Bangor next Sunday for the final round of matches. After that it is the U10s turn. They have been invited to play over the next four Sundays in the U10 league.

We would like to thank Michael McCullough (Down Hurling Development Officer) for inviting us to participate in this competition

 

 

Weekend Fixtures

 U10 North Antrim Indoor League Round 1

Date - Saturday 28 January

Venue – St Patrick’s College

Time – 10:00 – 12:30

Players should be at the school for 09:40.

 

U12 Co Down Indoor League Round 4

Date – Sunday 29 January

Venue – Eddie Irvine Centre, Bangor

Time – 12:00 – 14:00

Transport – cars will leave the chapel car park at 10:15.

 

 

Hurling Training Times

U10/U12 – Training returns to St Louis on 01 February.18:30 – 20:00

P1 – P4 – Hurling nursery programme will start on Wednesday 15 February at St Louis – more details will be released closer to the time.

U14s – Date for start of U14 hurling training has not been decided yet, however U14 football training started last Sunday (11:30 – 13:00). John and Martin put the lads through a mighty session split between indoor circuits in the hall and outdoor ball work on grass.  All U14 players are encouraged to attend these sessions.

 

 

Ethnic Minority Coaching Project

The Club has embarked on a programme to coach Gaelic games to children from ethnic minority backgrounds. The programme started last Saturday morning when over sixty children, mainly from Eastern Europe, received top class tuition in football from a group of All Saints’ coaches. The programme is funded by Sport NI and runs for eight weeks. During the next three weeks participants will hone their football skills before switching to hurls and sliotars for a four week hurling/camogie programme. Sessions are held at the Ballymena North Centre on Saturday mornings (10:00 – 12:00). Dates for the hurling/camogie component of the programme are 18th Feb, 25th Feb, 03rd Mar and 10th Mar.

 

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Events Calendar

 

 

Games and Competitions

U12

Sun 29 Jan

U12 – Down Indoor League Rd 4

Bangor

Sat 03 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air Borne League Rd 1

TBC

Sat 10 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air Borne League Rd 2

TBC

Sat 24 Mar

U12 – NA Indoor Air Borne League Final

TBC

U10

Sat 28 Jan

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 1

St Patrick’s College

Sat 04 Feb

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 2

TBC

Sun 05 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 1

Bangor

Sat 11 Feb

U10 – NA Indoor League Finals

Leisure Centre

Sun 12 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 2

Bangor

Sun 19 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 3

Bangor

Sun 26 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 4

Bangor

 

Events

Sun 05 Feb

Juvenile Presentation

Slemish Park

Sun 26 Feb

Club Registration Day

Parish Centre

 

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)

Sat 11 Feb

All Saints GAC Dinner Dance

Tullyglass House

 

Coaching Courses

Sat 25 Feb

Ulster Hurling Road Show

Dunloy

 

Visit: All Saints website: http://www.allsaintsgac.com for all the latest club news

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 17-01-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

U12s Reach North Antrim Indoor League Final

Congratulations to our U12 hurlers who qualified for the GAAkit.com North Antrim Indoor League final.

The qualifying stages of this competition were played last Saturday at six venues across Antrim and Derry. At each venue teams competed in a round robin for the prize of a place in the final for the two top placed teams.

All Saints played in section three at St Patrick’s College. They played four matches winning three and drawing one to finish in pole position in their group, Bredagh finished in second spot; the two teams will meet next Saturday in the section 3 final at Seven Towers Leisure Centre.

This promises to be an intriguing contest between two evenly matched teams. When they met on Saturday the contest was a close affair and with both defences in uncharitable mood scores were at a premium. The game was decided by a single goal in All Saints favour.

Some veterans of this squad played in last year’s final when they lost out to Rossa in a nail biting encounter which needed extra time to decide the winner. Last year’s experience should stand them in good stead and we wish the lads good luck as they try to go one better this time.

We encourage everyone to come along on Saturday to support the team and hopefully see them collect the first silverware of the year for All Saints.

 

All Saints Team

Ryan McGarry, Eoin McGuigan, Cormac Magill, Luke Mulholland, Ruairi McAllister, James O’Boyle, Calum McGarry, Eamon McDonnell, Conor O’Rawe, Eoin McNally.

 

Paths to the Final

All Saints 4  Tir na nÓg 1                                         Bredagh 6  Tir na nÓg 0

All Saints 4  Creggan 0                                             Bredagh 2  Creggan 1                                    

All Saints 3  Glenariffe 2                                          Bredagh 1  Glenariffe 1

All Saints 1  Buncrana 1                                           Bredagh 5  Buncrana 0

                                        All Saints 1  Bredagh 0

 

Appreciation

We would like to thank:

  • Owen Elliott for organising and refereeing the matches and his son Eamon who kept him right on technical issues and updated the score board.
  • Brian Kearney of GAA Kit.Com for sponsoring the competition.
  • The principal and staff at St Patrick’s College for use of the hall.

 

 

Co Down Indoor League

Following their exploits in the North Antrim League the U12s travelled to Bangor’s Eddie Irvine Centre on Sunday to play in the Co Down Indoor League.

While the North Antrim competition is designed to promote ground hurling the Down league allows catching and striking from the hand. Again the lads did extremely well, winning all their games. They return to Bangor next Sunday for another round of matches.

We would like to thank Michael McCullough (Down Hurling Development Officer) for inviting us to participate in this competition and to the other teams we played against for a very enjoyable day’s hurling.

 

 Weekend Fixtures

 U12 North Antrim Indoor League Final

Date - Saturday 21st January

Venue – Seven Towers Leisure Centre

Time – 13:30 – 15:30

Players should be at the leisure centre for 13:30.

 

U12 Co Down Indoor League

Date - Sunday 22nd January

Venue – Eddie Irvine Centre, Bangor

Time – 12:00 – 14:00

Transport – cars will leave the chapel car park at 10:15.

 

 Training Times

U10/U12 – Training for U10s and U12s moves to St Patrick’s College for the next two Wednesday nights 18th and 25th January. We return to St Louis on 01st February.

Time – 18:30 – 20:00

 

Events Calendar 

 

Games and Competitions

U12

Sat 21 Jan

U12 –  NA Indoor League Finals

Leisure Centre

Sun 22 Jan

U12 – Down Indoor League Rd 3

Bangor

Sun 29 Jan

U12 – Down Indoor League Rd 4

Bangor

U10

Sat 28 Jan

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 1

St Patrick’s College

Sat 04 Feb

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 2

TBC

Sun 05 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 1

Bangor

Sat 11 Feb

U10 – NA Indoor League Finals

Leisure Centre

Sun 12 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 2

Bangor

Sat 18 Feb

U10 – Ulster Indoor Hurling Blitz

Magherafelt

Sun 19 Feb

U10 – Down Indoor League Rd 3

Bangor

 

Events

Sun 05 Feb

Juvenile Presentation

Slemish Park

Sun 26 Feb

Club Registration Day

Parish Centre

 

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)

Sat 11 Feb

All Saints GAC Dinner Dance

Tullyglass House

 

 

Visit: All Saints website: http://www.allsaintsgac.com for all the latest club news.

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 11-01-12

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and that Santa was good.

Our U10 and U12 hurlers started the New Year with a bang last Wednesday night. The lads burned off any residual turkey and sweets with an action packed session at St Louis Grammar. It didn’t take long for the boys to get into their rhythm and start hurling with enthusiasm.

At the end of the night there were a few blistered hands indicating that some of the lads had allowed their hurls to gather a few cobwebs over the winter. However, with an action packed season ahead, hands will soon toughen up and any tenderness will be a distant memory.

U12 North Antrim Indoor Blitz

The U12s did not have long to wait for competitive action as they played the first round of matches in the North Antrim Indoor League on Saturday at St Patrick’s College. They did really well, finishing joint top of their section. They learned from a narrow defeat to Dungannon in their first game to win their next three matches with Patrick Pearse’s, Shane O’Neill’s and St Gall’s.

The final match against St Gall’s was a real edge of the seat affair with both teams evenly matched. The score was three each approaching full time. Just at the finish Ryan McGarry shot from an acute angle sending the sliotar goal ward, as the ball ricocheted off the back wall the whistle blew and the referee declared a draw. As the two teams shook hands the St Gall’s manager stepped forward to declare that Ryan’s shot had in fact entered the goal before passing through the net and hitting the wall, the game was duly awarded to All Saints.

Long after the euphoria of winning has abated the boys will remember this display of sportsmanship from the St Gall’s management and team. Sportsmanship like this is not unusual in juvenile hurling games; nonetheless, it is always a privilege to witness and is a great example for youngsters to emulate as they grow and mature. We hope that this magnanimous gesture brings St Gall’s good fortune in the rest of the competition.

All Saints Team

Ryan McGarry, Eoin McGuigan, Cormac Magill, Luke Mulholland, Ruairi McAllister, James O’Boyle.

Appreciation

We would like to thank:

  • North Antrim GAA for organising, and Brian Kearney of GAA Kit.Com for sponsoring the competition.
  • Owen Elliott who refereed the matches and his son Eamon who kept him right on technical issues and updated the score board.
  • The management and teams from Pearses, St Gall’s, Dungannon and Shane O’Neills for their sportsmanship and competitive opposition..
  • The principal and staff at St Patrick’s College for use of the hall.

Weekend Fixtures

The U12s have another busy weekend ahead. The second round of the North Antrim Indoor League is on this Saturday at St Patrick’s while on Sunday they travel to Bangor to take part in the Co Down Indoor League.

U12 North Antrim Indoor League

Date - Saturday 14th January

Venue – St Patrick’s College

Time – 10:00 – 12:30

Players should be at the school for 09:40.

U12 Co Down Indoor League

Date - Sunday 15th March

Venue – Eddie Irvine Centre, Bangor

Time – 12:00 – 14:00

Transport – cars will leave the chapel car park at 10:15.

Training

Training for U10s and U12s moves to St Patrick’s College for the next two Wednesday nights 18th and 25th January. We return to St Louis on 01st February.

Time – 18:30 – 20:00

We would like to thank the principals and staff of St Patrick’s and St Louis who are always very supportive to the club.

Events Calendar

Games and Competitions

Sat 14th Jan

U12 – NA Indoor League Rd 2

St Patrick’s College

Sun 15th Jan

U12 – Down Indoor League

Bangor

Sat 21st Jan

U12 –  NA Indoor League Finals

Leisure Centre

Sat 28th Jan

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 1

St Patrick’s College

Sat 04thFeb

U10 – NA Indoor League Rd 2

TBC

Sat 11th Feb

U10 – NA Indoor League Finals

Leisure Centre

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)

Sat 11th Feb

All Saints GAC Dinner Dance

Tullyglass House

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 07-10-11

 

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

Autumn Hurling Programme

Although other sections of the club have taken a break from training and games, juvenile hurling continues and we are planning a busy autumn schedule of activities including blitzes for U8s and U10s and matches for U12/U14s. Final arrangements are being made but dates and details will be posted soon. 

 

U8 /U10

Our U8s and U10s were kept busy throughout the summer playing Saturday morning blitzes organised by North Antrim. We would like to express our thanks to Thomas McCann who co-ordinated the blitzes for clubs in the South West.

In September our U10s were invited to a tournament in Dunloy. They were unbeaten in their group matches and reached the final of their section but lost out to a strong Rasharkin outfit. Our thanks go to Sean Mullan for the invitation and to the members of Dunloy Cuchullains for their excellent organisation and hospitality.

Unfortunately, due to a clash with the Aldergove football tournament, we had to withdraw from an U10 championship blitz the following week. The boys were back in action in the North Antrim P7 championship and although they played well they didn’t reach the final and had to hand over the trophy they had won last year.

 

U12/U14

This year’s U14 squad are very young and are bolstered by our U12s. They were punching, metaphorically, above their weight for much of the season. We have the utmost respect for this bunch of players who kept training and turning up for matches despite shipping some heavy defeats during the league. Over the past number of weeks we arranged a series of U13 challenge matches to give them an opportunity to play against teams closer to their age profile. The transformation has been remarkable as the lads responded by putting in some fine performances to win their last three matches. We are delighted that they are getting this opportunity to realise their potential and are grateful to opposition teams who agreed to field teams at this age.

 

School Scene

It is often said that the key to a successful juvenile club structure is to have strong links with local schools. We are delighted to say that at All Saints we have a very healthy relationship with local primary and secondary schools.

 

KS2 Club/School Hurling Programme

In 2009 we signed up to a programme  with Antrim Coaching and Games Development Department and local primary schools whereby a county coach visits the schools to coach hurling to P5 – P7 pupils (Key Stage 2). Pupils are encouraged to come to Slemish Park and participate in club training sessions. The county coach also attends the club sessions and acts as an invaluable link between what is being taught at the schools and the club.

The programme has been very successful and all parties have benefitted significantly including the county coaches, as exemplified by PJ O’Mullan who, after being involved in the programme, went on to manage Loughgiel to back to back senior county titles in 2010 and 2011!

Last year Gerard Turley provided the coaching and we were especially pleased to welcome Braidside primary school into the programme and to lend helmets and other equipment for training sessions and games. The year culminated in a blitz at Slemish Park where over 140 children from Braidside, St Brigid’s, St Colmcille’s and Gael Scoil Ghleann Darach (Crumlin), and their teachers, enjoyed a memorable festival of hurling and the hospitality of All Saints GAC.

A mainstay of the programme is Dominic McKinley. Dominic has been involved in the programme from the start and he is back in the schools this term.  The kids are enjoying playing hurling as much as ever and we have extended the U8 and U10 training season to capitalise on his expertise. Dominic will be helping out at club training on Sunday mornings until Halloween. The sessions are open to boys and girls in P5 – P7 and run from 11:30 – 12:45. New starts are particularly welcome so if you have a child or know someone who would like to try out hurling or camogie bring them along to Slemish Park on Sunday morning.

We would like to thank Co Antrim Coaching and Games Development team members, Ciara Ferry, Kieran Megraw and Dominic McKinley, for the hard work, time and help they give to All Saints in our efforts to promote hurling in the club and Ballymena area. The KS2 programme has been particularly successful and quite a number of children have started playing hurling and camogie for the club as a result.

 

Cumann na mBunscol

St Colmcille’s competed in a P7 tournament in June. The team reached the final where they played Creggan PS in a thrilling game. They lost by a goal but gained many admirers for their display.

St Brigid’s also did well in various hurling tournaments and blitzes. Last year their multinational team was at the forefront of the GAA’s drive to extend hurling’s international appeal with the inclusion of a young Polish lad who played in goals.

Another member of the team, Alex O’Boyle, was selected on the Antim Cumann na mBunscol team that played Armagh at half time in the Ulster Hurling Final in July.

The school opened its new grass pitch in September. It is a great facility and allows the young hurlers space to “open their shoulders” and drive the ball.

 

Secondary Colleges

It is the natural cycle of life that children grow up and move on to “the big school”. At All Saints we maintain a keen interest in our young hurlers’ secondary college careers and we have close links with local secondary schools.

Hurling in secondary schools is going through a Renaissance at the moment and we are proud to say that All Saints players are leading the revival. Currently at St Louis there are over thirty students attending Y8/Y9 hurling training after school, half of whom are members of All Saints. The level of interest and commitment can be measured by the fact that the school fielded two teams in a recent fifteen-a-side schools tournament, a feat that could only have been dreamed of a few years ago. We commend the teachers involved and offer them any assistance we can provide to support their efforts.

 

GAA and Education

Considering the vibrant school/club scene it is an opportune time to explore the educational benefits to children of playing hurling, football and camogie. Apart from PE and the obvious health benefits gained from regular exercise, Gaelic games complement other strands of the national curricula. Whatever stage of education a child is at, he or she will benefit from playing Gaelic games.

 

Mathematics and Numeracy.

What better place for a child to gain appreciation of distance and space than a GAA pitch? With lines conveniently marked at 13m, 20m, 45m and 65 m. In addition there are rectangles, parallelograms and semi circles to explore shape and area.

The GAA scoring system encourages children to develop their mental arithmetic, while drills and races “against the clock” give them appreciation of and opportunity to measure time.

 

Languages

Players gain exposure to the Irish language, other dialects and occasional guidance on the meaning and appropriateness of miscellaneous “exotic” phrases.

 

Geography

GAA clubs are located in a myriad of wonderful locations such as glens and glacial valleys; reclaimed bogs, and limestone cliffs uplifted from primordial sea beds and protected from erosion by an icing of basalt. This geological legacy of tectonic movement and volcanic activity, sculpted by glaciers and fashioned by agriculture, provides a varied landscape, to be marvelled by players when they travel to games.

 

Physics

The act of striking a sliotar provides an ideal teaching model to demonstrate transfer of energy, conservation of momentum, and the forces governing trajectory of missiles, rockets and satellites.

 

Biology

Playing sport gives youngsters practical experience of physiology and body mechanics including an appreciation of the body’s homeostatic mechanisms such as maintenance of body temperature (increased blood flow to the skin, red faces and sweat) and the effects of adrenaline (psyched up and ready for action).

 

Ancient History and Civilisation   

The Celts arrived in Ireland around 500BC at the same time as the Romans were creating a republic and the Greeks were engaged in wars with Persia. The Celts practiced their battle crafts by playing a form of hurling immortalised in the sagas of Cu Chulainn and Fionn mac Cumhaill which prompted PJ Devlin to declare,

“The men of Ireland were hurling when the Gods of Greece were young.”

Poetic licence perhaps, but an interesting link with antiquity nonetheless and a catalyst, to inspire the imagination of fertile minds to find out more about these great civilisations and their rich mythologies.

 

Home Economics and Healthy Eating

At All Saints we teach our players that the energy boost from junk food and fizzy drinks is a transient spike and ultimately leads to a crash in blood sugar levels with an associated drop in performance and concentration. Instead we encourage young athletes to eat a healthy diet and stress the importance of adequate hydration.

 

Learning for Life and Work (LLW)

Players gain understanding of our disparate local cultures and develop knowledge and confidence to debate topical subjects such as: “Is the editor of the NIE GCSE LLW text book to be pitied or scolded to include hurling in a list of foreign sports?”

 

Drama

GAA games, especially county and All Ireland Finals have been likened to interactive theatre with a high level of audience participation. The partisan nature of the GAA with its parish and county allegiances ensures high levels of drama whither your team wins, loses or draws. At a local level there is ample opportunity for “drama queens and kings” to demonstrate their emotions. However, the GAA encourages a more subdued style to that displayed by the divas of Premiership soccer and, at All Saints, we discourage Galvinist* pouts and tantrums.

 

Citizenship

Gaelic games provide young people an opportunity to express their individual flair and skill within the framework of a team. Participation encourages leadership both on and off the field of play and promotes a culture of respect for team mates, opponents and officials while allowing individuals to strive to achieve goals and ambitions.

Opportunities exist for young people to take on additional responsibility by becoming involved in coaching and management. Young coaches can gain experience in planning and organising training sessions, motivating players, teaching skills, communicating ideas, and dealing with disputes. These are key chapters in business and management texts but where else can a young person get such an opportunity to put theory into practice?

A key document for school leavers seeking employment or a place in third level education is their Personal Statement. What better accolade could a young person record on his/her CV than: “I belong and play with the GAA”.

 

* Clarification – this reference is to Paul Galvin, the Kerry footballer, not John Calvin the sixteenth century Reformist, (although he also did his fair share of protesting).

 

Coaching Workshop – A Great Opportunity For Club Mentors

Byron Clarke (an ex playing member of All Saints, Former fitness coach of Ruari óg Cushendall and now manager of
Fitness Factor) has offered us a session (free of charge) with himself.

The session will look at “Improvement and better understanding of
warm up and stretching techniques”

This is a very current issue among GAA players of all ages as we look
at ways of minimising injuries .

This is a fantastic opportunity for us as a club to look at player
welfare.

The session is planned for Sunday 14th August at Fitness Factor, 131
Cromkill Road, Ballymena, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 01-06-11

 

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

 Ciarán Wins All Star Award

Congratulations to Ciarán Neeson who has been selected at right half forward on this year’s County Antrim Schools, Year 8 All Star Hurling team. Ciarán, a pupil at St Louis, is passionate about his sport, and has been slotting sliotars over the crossbars at Slemish Park since he was old enough to carry a hurl. The award is a great honour for his school and the club and a worthy reward for the time and effort he spends practising and honing his skills.

Ciarán is the first All Saints player to receive a hurling All Star, but with the conveyor of talent coming behind him we are confident that he won’t be the last.

 

P5/P6 Blitz

On Saturday All Saints  hosted a P5/P6 blitz at Slemish Park. The weather was poor and the wind and rain prompted a few teams to pull out at the last minute.However Éire Óg and St Comhgall’s braved the elements along with the young Saints and the three teams put on a great display of hurling.

In the first game against Éire Óg the boys were put under severe pressure as they faced into the stiff wind and conceded a few early scores. With a bit of reshuffling they soon settled with Conor O’Rawe in defence making some great clearances and the forwards chalking up some fine scores with Cormac Magil, Rory McAllister and James O’Boyle all taking their chances.

In the second game the boys dominated for long periods with an impressive midfield of Matthew Corr, Eoin McNally and Cormac Magill. The defence was also on top with good performances from Joseph O’Rawe, Luke Mulholland and Seamus O’Hara. Up front Rory Campbell and Brian Christie were unlucky not to put up a bigger score but were denied due to some brave and desperate defending from the Antrim boys.

After the games the lads had an entertaining training session with Thomas McCann. Overall the boys showed that they are made of stern stuff to be able to play so well in such attrocious conditions.

 

U12 Go Games League

Our U12s have had a successful start to their league campaign. This season, in addition to the line up who reached the final of the North Antrim indoor league, we have a number of new recruits. The first game against Glenarm was a close encounter in which Alex O’Boyle had a great debut for All Saints against his old club. Another newcomer, Gerard Scullion also had an impressive game with veterans such as Ryan McGarry, Eoin McGuigan, Patrick McGarry and Sean O’Rawe always available to lend a guiding hand.

Last Saturday they played Larne. In a confident and polished team performance they kept the ball moving and were dominant throughout. Padhraig Magill put on a man of the match display at full back while Eamon Elliott, Calum McGarry, Sam Riley and Cormac Magill put pressure on up front and kept the score board ticking over.

A number of U10s such as Seamus O’Hara, Eoin McNally, Conor O’Rawe and Kieran O’Boyle are also slotting in well, providing a nice level of continuity.

 

U14 League

Following a promising run in the Ulster Feile the fortunes of the U14 team have waned recently with heavy defeats inflicted by Glenarm and Larne.

We knew when we entered this competition that, with only six or seven U14s, we would depend heavily on younger players to make up the numbers. What we didn’t appreciate was the gulf in size and physicality that the lads would have to face. Unfortunately the disparity is proving too great for them to compete with. This is no reflection on the players who turn up faithfully each week but rather an acceptance that expecting youngsters to compete with opponents aged two and three years older is unrealistic and unfair. Efforts to recruit more players at this age group have had little success. We are assessing the situation and examining how we can deliver meaningful competition for those players who want to play hurling and have shown such dedication and loyalty to the club.

 

 Advertising Section

 Gain Experience, Get a Qualification (and maybe a job)

A front page article in Monday’s Irish News reported that some schools are: “demanding that would-be teachers achieve additional qualifications in music or sport if they are to have any hope of getting a job”.

As an example the article cited an advertisement by a Belfast primary school that stated that applicants for teaching posts must hold a foundation hurling accreditation.

 Hurling enthusiasts would probably be sympathetic to the profile placed on hurling, however this view is not necessarily shared by teaching unions who, according to the article, have criticised schools for drawing up criteria over and above normal teaching degrees and work experience.

Whatever view one holds, it is a fact of life that the job market is getting increasingly competitive and any additional work related experience or qualification will increase an applicant’s chance of success. We would therefore remind readers that at All Saints we are always delighted to welcome volunteers willing to help out with our juveniles. Opportunities exist to gain experience in coaching and managing teams as well as pathways to attain coaching qualifications.

 Don’t hesitate or harbour self doubt about your ability to succeed or make a difference. Remember the words of Bob the Builder (as quoted by President Obama):

Is féidir linn – We can do it.

Like teachers, Bob is facing some difficult times at the moment, but during his recent visit Mr Obama showed the way forward – pick up a stick and start hurling!

 Note: All Saints is a non discriminatory club, affording equal opportunities to all – we’ll accept help from anyone.

 

 This Weekend’s Hurling Fixtures

 U12 & U14 North Antrim League v St Brendan’s

Date – Sat 04th June

Venue – Cloughmills

Time – 16:00

Cars will leave St Patrick’s High School at 15:00

 

 Hurling Training Times

P1 – P4   – Wednesday – 18:30 – 19:45

U10         – Wednesday – 18:30 – 20:00

U12/U14 – Wednesday -18:30 – 20:15

                       Sunday       – 11:30 – 13:00

 

 

Fixtures and Games

Age

Date

Competition

Venue

Time

P5/P6

Sat 04th June

NA Development Blitz

TBC

11:00

 

 

 

 

 

U12/U14

Sat 04th June

Rd 3 – NA League v St Brendan’s

Cloughmills

16:00

U14

Sat 11th June

Rd 4 – NA League v Sean Stinson’s

Home

17:00

U12

Sat 18th June

Rd 5 – NA League v St Mary’s

Rasharkin

16:00

U12

Sat 25th June

Feis Ground Skills Blitz

TBC

TBC

U12/U14

Sat 09th July

Rd 6 – NA League v Tir na nÓg

Randalstown

16:00

U12

we 13-14th Aug

Go –Games Blitz

TBC

TBC

U14

Sat 20th Aug

Rd 8 – NA League v Glenavy

Home

17:00

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 18-05-11

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg

(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

 

 This Weekend’s Hurling Fixtures

 P5/P6 Blitz

Date – Sat 21st May

Venue – Slemish Park

Time – 11:00

Players should be at the pitch for 10:30

 

U12 & U14 North Antrim League

Date – Sat 21st May

Venue – Slemish Park

Time – 16:00

Players should be at the pitch for 15:30

 

Dual Club (All Saints – All Codes)

We take great pride at All Saints in the fact that we provide opportunities for children to play a full range of GAA sports; hurling, football and camogie. Ensuring that players get the chance to play both hurling and football involves a lot of planning and organisation. At under ten and under eight levels we identified potential clashes with proposed fixture dates. We brought this to the attention of the relevant organising bodies and negotiated a solution. Under ten and under eight football Go Games will be played on Sunday mornings while P3/P4 and P5/P6 hurling blitzes will be played on Saturdays.

 Football Go Games (U8 & U10)

Sunday  29th May away to Tir na nOg

Sunday 5th June away to Glenavy

Sunday 19th June home to Aldergrove

Sunday 3rd July away to St Endas

Sunday 17th July away to Carryduff

Sunday 31st July home to Tir na nOg

Sunday 7th August home to Glenavy

 

Hurling Blitzes (P3/P4 & P5/P6)

Hurling blitzes will be held on Saturday mornings at various venues. The two age groups will alternate each week. The P3/P4s played at Randalstown last week, this Saturday, 21st May, it is the P5/P6s turn to strut their stuff at Slemish Park.

 

We will keep these arrangements under review, additional fixtures will be arranged but rest assured that every effort will be made to ensure that All Saints continue to produce that elite specimen of GAA athleticism – the dual player.

 

 School Scene

 Football All Star Nominees

Last week we announced that three All Saints players were nominated by their schools for the County Antrim Year 8 All Star hurling team. We are delighted to report that three more Saints have been nominated for the Year 8 All Star football team. Eoghan Campbell, Brendan McDonnell and Ciarán Neeson, all first year pupils at St Louis, attended trials at Mallusk on Tuesday. This is Ciarán’s second All Star nomination having been selected to attend last week’s hurling trial.

 This is a great achievement for the boys and just reward for the time and effort they put into their sport. Competition for the final fifteen places will be close, but, whither lucky to be selected or not the lads will always be stars in our eyes.

 The All Star teams will be announced later in the month.

 

Change to U12 and U14 Hurling Leagues

The North Antrim U12 and U14 hurling leagues have undergone some changes. Please refer to the fixture table to see the rearranged schedule of matches.

 

Fixtures and Games

Age

Date

Competition

Venue

Time

P5/P6

Sat 21st May

NA Development Blitz

Home

11:00

P3/P4

Sat 28th May

NA Development Blitz

TBC

11:00

 

 

 

 

 

U12/U14

Sat 21st May

Rd 1 – NA League v Glenarm

Home

16:00

U12/U14

Sat 28th May

Rd 2 – NA League v Larne

Home

16:00

U12/U14

Sat 04th Jun

Rd 3 – NA League v St Brendan’s

Cloughmills

16:00

U14

Sat 11th Jun

Rd 4 – NA League v Sean Stinson’s

Home

17:00

U12

Sat 18th June

Rd 5 – NA League v St Mary’s

Rasharkin

16:00

U12

Sat 25th Jun

Feis Ground Skills Blitz

TBC

TBC

U12/U14

Sat 09th Jul

Rd 6 – NA League v Tir na nÓg

Randalstown

16:00

U12

we 13-14th Aug

Go –Games Blitz

TBC

TBC

U14

Sat 20th Aug

Rd 8 – NA League v Glenavy

Home

17:00

 

Hurling Training Times

P1 – P4   – Wednesday – 18:30 – 19:45

U10         – Wednesday – 18:30 – 20:00

U12/U14 – Wednesday -18:30 – 20:15

                      Sunday       – 11:30 – 13:00

Fógra – Juvenile Hurling – 13-05-11

Na Naomh Uile – Iománaíocht na n-Óg
(All Saints – Juvenile Hurling)

Fixtures
P3/P4 Blitz
Date – Sat 14th May
Venue – Randalstown
Time – 11:00am
Cars will leave gates of St Patrick’s College at 10:20am

Féile Uladh Iománaíocht
Last week our U14 hurlers competed in the Ulster Féile in a section which included Patrick Sarsfield (Antrim), Carryduff (Down), and Naomh Colum Cille (Tyrone). The games were played at Slemish Park where the manicured pitches were resplendent in the bright sunshine and the short grass provided an ideal surface for hurling.

In the opening match All Saints had a close encounter with Sarsfield. Playing with a stiff breeze the city team put Ballymena under early pressure and at half time were eight points ahead. In the second half, with the wind at their backs All Saints staged an impressive comeback; however the clock and some great stops by Sarsfield’s goal keeper thwarted the revival and Sarsfield edged the contest with a two point margin.

The whistle at the end of the second game with Naomh Colum Cille signalled a bit of debate as to who had won. The referee initially awarded the match to the Tyrone team but in a dress rehearsal for the pantomime of the local assembly elections our “presiding officer” had a quiet word and requested a recount. It turned out that the referee had recorded some scores incorrectly. The actual score was All Saints 3:03 Naomh Colum Cille 2:04. Satisfied that they had indeed won, the Ballymena lads decided not to disappoint the Tyrone boys by disclosing the referee’s dyscalculia.
A classic example of a win/win outcome which our new political representatives could take note of as they wrangle over our futures up on the hill.

In the last match of the day we met Carryduff who had won their two previous games. The young Saints put up a spirited battle but the Down lads proved too strong and finished the tournament unbeaten to qualify for the final.

Luke O’Rawe showed great leadership while wearing the number one jersey. His commanding presence between the posts steadied the defence and his long accurate clearances were the launch pad for many attacks. He was well supported by a solid back line of Padhraig Magill, Conor McCormick, and Rónán Ward. On the wings Anthony McGuigan (2:00), Calum McGarry, Daire Hasson and Ryan McGarry (0:01) linked well. A move to corner forward by Anthony in the last game was rewarded with a brace of goals, the second of which was the score of the tournament. Ciarán Neeson (3:06), Eoin McGuigan (0:02), Conor Gallagher and James Murphy formed a central diamond that proved hard to crack. Eoin notched up a couple of fine points from play while Ciarán was laser like in his accuracy from frees scoring 1:04 from placed balls. Up front Sam Riley, Sean O’Rawe, Aaron Reid and Eamon Elliott (2:01) were a constant threat. Eamon proved an effective target man racking up a tally of 2:01.

School Scene

The past week has been a busy time with a lot of GAA activity and events in the local schools and we have some great stories to tell.

KS2 Club/School Hurling Programme
Last year All Saints signed up to a County Antrim sponsored KS2 Club/School Hurling Programme along with St Colmcille’s and St Brigid’s primary schools whereby designated County coaches visited the schools each week. School sessions were followed up at Slemish Park where the coaches worked along with club coaches during normal training. In addition to cementing club/school links the programme allowed continuity of what was being coached at school and at the club and the familiar faces helped create an environment where new starts felt comfortable.
We are delighted to announce that the programme will run again this year and we are especially pleased that Braidside PS will be participating. Gerard Turley from Sean McDermott’s is the designated coach for the three schools.
We welcome Gerard to the town and offer him and the schools all the help we can to make this a successful venture.

St Brigid’s Voted Best GAA Primary School in Ulster
The Irish News unveiled the winners of its Club & Volunteer Awards this week. The awards initiative recognizes and rewards GAA clubs, schools and volunteers throughout Ulster for their commitment to gaelic games and their community. St Brigid’s lifted the coveted award for best primary school.
Congratulations to Jim Brady, school principal, and to all the staff and pupils at St Brigid’s on this thoroughly deserved accolade.

Hurling All Star Nominees
Congratulations to Ciarán Neeson, Aaron Reid (St Louis) and Rónán Ward (St Patrick’s), who were nominated by their schools for the County Antrim Year 8 All Star hurling team. Trials were held at Slemish Park on Thursday amidst torrential showers. The wet weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants and despite the slippery conditions the level of hurling was very high. Nine schools were represented and with over fifty players to choose from the selectors will have a busy and agonising time deciding on the final fifteen. The All Star team will be announced in the next few weeks.

Big Day in Ballybofey for All Saints’ Players
Good luck on Sunday to Emmet Killough and Peter McReynolds who will be part of the Antrim panel that play Donegal in the Ulster Minor Football Championship. In a cruel twist of fate both lads picked up injuries in the run up to the game forcing them to relinquish their starting positions. However, their omission increases the strength and options on the sideline and both can be expected to be called on if needed.

Eamon Elliot (St Colmcille’s PS) and Calum McGarry (St Brigid’s PS) will also be playing on Sunday when they line out for Antrim in the mini game at half time of senior match. Both lads are members of that elite band of GAA athletes – the dual player. We wish them the best of luck and we’re sure that they will have a great day in Ballybofey.
Hurling Training Times
U6/U8/U10
-Wednesday – 18:30 – 19:45

U12/U14 – Wednesday -18:30 – 20:15
                        Sunday – 11:30 – 13:00

Events Calendar

Fixtures and Games


P3/P4 – Sat 14th May – NA Development Blitz  – Randalstown – 11:00

U12/U14  Sat 21st May Rd 1 – NA League v Glenarm Away – 16:00
U12/U14  Sat 28th May Rd 2 – NA League v St Brendan’s Home – 16:00
U12/U14  Sat 04th Jun Rd 3 – NA League v Larne Away – 16:00
U12/U14  Sat 11th Jun Rd 4 – NA League v Glenariffe Home – 16:00
U12  Sat 25th Jun Feis Ground Skills Blitz  – Venue  TBC
U14  Sat 18th Jun Rd 5 – NA League v Ahoghill  Away – 16:00
U12  Sat 09th Jul Rd 6 – NA League v Rasharkin Away – 16:00
U12  we 13-14th Aug – Go –Games Blitz  -Venue  TBC
U12/U14 – Sat 20th Aug Rd 7 – NA League v Randalstown Home – 16:00
U14  Sat 27th Aug Rd 8 – NA League v Glenavy Away – 16:00
U12/U14  Sat 03rd Sep Rd 9 – NA League v Creggan Home  – 16:00

Social Calendar (for Mums and Dads)
Fri 13th May Table Quiz Club Room
Slemish Park 23:00