February 2015

eircom message for GAA members

From eircom: "As sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football championship, eircom has a close relationship with the Association. They are keen to give GAA players and members the opportunity to compete for upcoming job opportunities within their company". eircom has launched new apprentice and graduate programmes which will create 375 new jobs in the company over the next five years as part of our growth strategy. Starting immediately in 2015, eircom is looking for 60 bright apprentices & 15 talented graduates to join our programmes which will give you a real opportunity to build your career and progress at pace in one of Ireland’s leading telecommunications companies. All of the apprentices and graduates who come into the company over the next five years will receive great personal and career development on the frontline building Ireland’s communications network and providing innovative new products and services to our growing customer base. Further information about eircom’s apprenticeship and graduate programmes is available on eircom’s early talent careers pagehttp://earlytalent.eircom.net, as is the online application form. Applications for both of this year’s programmes are open now, and close on 6 March 2015.

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Coaches Meeting Feb 26th U-12 to U-18 @Tacu 8pm

Executive Meeting 18/02/2015 – Bord na nÓg update Coaches meeting (February 26th) – General briefing to coaches with a presentation by Sinead Keane Re: Injury prevention (to be confirmed), Garda vetting forms to be completed, discussion on general house keeping / recording attendance at training etc as well as Coaches requirements going forward etc. Coach education (dates as listed on sheet from Mayo GAA). First round, foundation course – Declan O`L, Terrence Duddy, Mary Langan, Pat Gallagher, Donal McCormack, David Conway. Award 1 Youth Course dates 23rd and 25th Feb & 02nd and 4th Mar – names to be confirmed  

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Congrats to Mathew Burke – Ireland U-18 Squad

  Three Connacht club players named to play Italy-U18 The Ireland Under-18 Club team (Sponsored by PwC) to play Italy-U18 has been announced. Under head coach Wayne Mitchell and assistant coaches, Brendan O’Connor and Jamie Turkington, the team will play three games this season with the match against Italy up first. Irish Exile, Niall Saunders starts at scrumhalf and will be partnered by Skerries’ Ciaran Frawley in the half backs. Buccaneers’ Luke Carty, brother of senior Connacht outhalf Jack Carty, and Mullingar’s Sean O’Brien make up the centre pairing while Navan’s Conor Nash, Cill Dara’s Peter Howard and Irish Exile, Otto Gray make up the back three. Up front Wexford Wanderers’ Greg McGrath, Kilkenny’s Ben Devlin and Highfield’s Ian McCarthy form the front row with Enniscorthy’s Joe Carley and Birr’s Jack Regan named in the second row. Navan pair, Conor Hand and Conor Farrell, join Gorey’s Paul Boyle in the back row to complete the pack. On the bench, forward Matthew Burke from Ballinrobe RFC and back Darragh Cummins from Sligo RFC are named amongst the replacements. The Ireland Under-18 Club team will compete in a 3 Union Festival, along with England and France to be held in Gloucestershire in April. Gates open in Ashbourne RFC at 1pm on Saturday afternoon with tickets costing €5.00 per adult and free entry for children. Ireland Under-18 Clubs v Italy Under-18 (Saturday 21st February, 2.30pm Ashbourne RFC) 15 – Conor Nash (Leinster – Navan) 14 – Peter Howard (Leinster – Cill Dara) 13 – Luke Carty (Connacht – Buccaneers) 12 – Sean O’Brien (Leinster – Mullingar) 11- Otto Gray (Exiles – Canford School) 10 – Ciaran Frawley (Leinster – Skerries) 9 – Niall Saunders (Exiles – London Harlequins /Epsom College) 1 – Greg McGrath (Leinster – Wexford Wanderers) 2 – Ben Devlin (Leinster – Kilkenny) 3 – Ian McCarthy (Munster – Highfield) 4 – Joe Carley (Leinster – Enniscorthy) 5 – Jack Regan (Leinster – Birr) 6 – Conor Hand (Leinster – Navan) 7 – Conor Farrell (Leinster – Navan) (Captain) 8 – Paul Boyle (Leinster – Gorey) 16 – Tadgh McElroy (Leinster – Dundalk) 17 – Eoin Corcoran (Leinster – Longford) 18 – Jack Aungier (Leinster – Suttonians) 19 – Dylan Reeves Wasik (Munster – Bruff) 20 – Matthew Burke (Connacht – Ballinrobe) 21 – Jack Combes (Exiles – Hartpury College) 22 – Darragh Cummins (Connacht – Sligo) 23 – Dom Gorard (Exiles – Ealing Trailfinders / St. Benedicts) * Birr’s Christopher Maloney is named in the squad as the 24th Man. Ireland Under-18 Management Coach – Wayne Mitchell Ass. Coach – Brendan O’Connor Ass. Coach – Jamie Turkington Manager – Dermot Kelly Scrum Coach – Seamus Toomey Strength and Conditioning Coach – Adam Sheehan Analyst – Brian Fitzgerald Doctor – Padraig Sheeran Physio – Damien Mordon Baggage Master – Mo Dempsey

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Robe Rockets elect officers for 2015

The following officers were elected at tonight’s first annual general meeting of the Robe Rockets wing of the club: Chairperson – Declan O’Loughlin, 087 206 3863, dcoloughlin@eircom.net Secretary – Dave Conway, 086 859 8144, davecon45@hotmail.com PRO – Liam Horan, 087 9185 867, liamhoran09@gmail.com Committee: Colm Jennings, Padraig Delaney, Mary Langan, Nicola Macken, Des May. Rockets caters for players up to the age of ten. Weekly training times are available HERE Gum shields must be worn every Saturday. Don’t forget the logo competition – full details HERE Rockets will break for Easter on Saturday, April 4th. Debut day has been pencilled in for Saturday, April 25th, at 9.30am. More details anon. Rockets will explode into the St Patrick’s Day parade this year, by the way.

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Connacht final confirmed get the blue and white flags out

By Liam Horan, Webmaster Confirmed: Connacht final on Monday 27th of January at 7.30pm in Tuam Stars pitch Let’s show them we are right behind them in this quest for provincial glory. The school is having a great year on the football front. It can only be good for football in Ballinrobe, and, indeed, in the broader hinterland. I’ve been onto Billy Burke to get the flags in – anyone else around town who stocks them, give them a gentle push too. Clonbur and Hollymount-Carramore people have ample supplies of blue and white flags, of course (with yellow in the case of Hollymount-Carramore, of course) – I’m sure they will get them up too.

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