EAMON Whelan, Kerry Coaching Officer and Chairman of Coiste na nÓg, has announced a new innovative competition run for under-17s.
The aim of this competition is to provide our better players with a higher standard of 15-aside football. It will also serve as a very good platform for these players to show their talents to our county selectors. The launch of the competition takes place next Thursday in Austin Stack Park at 7pm.
Group1: East Kerry, South Kerry, Tralee, Eoghan Rua/Kenmare
Group 2: North Kerry, Mid Kerry, Castleisland/St Brendan's, West Kerry
Group 1 Fixtures on October 27; October 31; November 9; November 23
Group 2 Fixtures on October 26; October 31; November 9; November 23
The competition will be run on a round robin basis with two groups of four teams. Each team in the group will play off and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the final on Friday, December 7. Games will consist of two 30 minute halves.If two teams finish level at the top of the group after the round robin format then the result of their Game in the league format will decide who goes through.
If this game was a draw then scoring difference will apply followed then by scores conceded if needs be. If more than two teams finish level on top of group then scoring difference will apply. Unlimited substitutions are allowed. In the Group stages if a game finishes in a draw a point will be awarded to each team. In the event of a draw in the final extra-time will be played. Fixtures will be made by Coiste na nOg CCC. Teams cannot field under-15 players in the competition. Training THE GAA's national Alcohol and Substance Abuse Committee has designed a course to train team coaches in a specific player lifestyle and welfare model intended to address potential issues relating to the misuse of alcohol or drugs. It is known as Brief Intervention Training. This training programme will be rolled out on Wednesday October 17 at 7pm at Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
All team managers and coaches are cordially invited to attend this meeting which will address issues that are very relevant in today's society. Brian Sugrue, ASAP Officer, would like to see all coaches and ASAP Officers attending this very important event. However, as it must be confined to 30, Brian would ask that all clubs register their two delegates by sending an e-mail to Brian immediately at asap. officer. kerry@ gaa. ie immediately as he can only accept the first 30 and he believes that club coaching officers and coaches will benefit most.
A further training night will be organised if we are over subscribed. Business THE Kerry County Enterprise Board are holding an event to encourage and help anybody thinking about moving to Kerry and setting up a business there. Guest speaker is Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The event takes place on October 25 in The Crown, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ED from 6pm to 8pm.