Seandún Games Development News 2013-03-01 08:05:00

Seandun Games Development Newsletter February 2012                                                            


1st Year Post Primary Blitzes

Coiste Oiliúna Chorcai is offering Post Primary schools the opportunity to participate in 1st Year boys hurling blitzes. This invitation is a follow up to your schools registration for the National Super Touch Programme.

The Blitz will be held on:

Tuesday March 5th  in The Mon Field ( St Vincents Grounds)

Start Time am 11 am

The blitzes are for 1st year boys

Schools may enter multiple teams .

Games are 11 a side, Panels of 15

Each Team will play a minimum of 3 games each.



Reply by email to before Friday March 1st


3rd Class Primary school Hurling Blitzes

Coiste Oiliúna Chorcaí and Sciath na Scol are teaming up to offer primary schools the opportunity to participate in 3rd class boys fun Hurling blitzes over the next few weeks.


The blitz schedule is as follows






13th March

St Finbarrs


20th March

St Finbarrs


10th April

St Finbarrs


17th April

St Finbarrs


15th May

St Finbarrs


22nd May

St Finbarrs


12th June

St Finbarrs




The blitzes are for 3rd class boys.

The blitzes are fun, non-competitive games where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment.

Schools may enter multiple teams.

Mixed teams (boys and girls) are permitted but not exclusively girls teams.

Games are typically 9 a side but schools will be accommodated if they have less or more players on the day.

Players will be allowed one play, ie a hop or a solo, but not both before releasing possession.

The emphasis for teachers should be on improving players kicking and catching skills through the games.


"Practical coaching workshop for U8 & U10 Coaches - the essentials'

A coaching workshop will be held for coaches for U8 & U10 teams in St Vincents GAA Hall on Weds March 13th at 7pm.

Each club is asked to send 5 representatives the  Coaching Officer plus 2 U10 Coaches and 2 U8 Coaches.

The Workshop will consist of the following:

Football & Hurling mixed

8 x 15 minutes practical segments covering the essentials for these age groups

no requirement (or time) for players

Segments as follows:

1.    Communication / How to Coach...

2.    Organising a session....

3.    Fundamentals... a quick recap on the essentials...

4.    Catching... hurling and football

5.    Spacial awareness / Positional sense...

6.    Tackling....

7.    The Grip.... hurling only

8.    Left and Right....   


Seandun U14 Coaching Programme

Seandun u14 Hurling and Football coaching sessions will  continue to be held on Monday evenings in St Finbarrs Hurling and Football club from 4.45pm to 6pm. The next session will be hurling on Monday March 4th.  Then, over the Easter holidays, further regional sessions will be followed by blitzes at CIT when the regional bases will bring A and B teams to play an internal tournament. Then, the Cork Mardyke, CIT and Rebel Squads panels will be announced based on performance across the preceding sessions and games. These proposals are about to go to committee level, so all comments are welcome. Also, mentors from each division are currently being sought so recommendations in this regard are welcome also.


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Opro Information

  • Official GAA/GPA Mouthguard supplier.
  • Purpose built manufacturing facility dedicated to mouthguards.
  • Quick turnaround times.
  • Capacity to produce up to 3,000 custom-fitted mouthguards per day.
  • Range of protection levels to suit all.
  • Special pricing for GAA teams and clubs.
  • Constant product innovation.
  • Wide range of expertise.
  • Pressurised, thermoformed and laminated production process based on the experience of producing over 1 million custom-fitted mouthguards.


Boil and Bite Mouthguard Information - General

Following the GAA's Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1, 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1, 2014.

The GAA are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouth guards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouth guards and custom fitted mouth guards. The boil and bite mouth guards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers:

  • Supervalu 
  • Centra 
  • Lifestyle 
  • Elverys
  • O'Neills
  • Sportsworld

Following on from our extensive research of the market, these mouth guards, supplied by OPRO, are the best product available in terms of quality, certification and value for money. Custom mouthguards will be available from mid January.

Further information on the implementation of Mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at

Paudie O Brien GDA Seandun


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