Harps-Gaels-U13-Hurling-Champions-2014-bCongratulations: A big congratulations to the Harps U13 hurlers who won the U13 Development Competition beating Abbeyleix on a scoreline of 2-04 to 1-03 on Saturday, November 1st in Portlaoise GAA grounds.

Congratulations: Congratulations to local girl Avril Deegan who was in Bahrain this week to compete in the Junior Relay 50KM Race. A huge honour for her, her family and the community. Well done Avril.

Internet: Visit www.theharpsgaa.com and www.facebook.com/TheHarpsGAA online!

Laois GAA Notice: As our Fixture Schedule is coming to a close, our Fixture Planning Committee under the Chairmanship of Liam Delaney are conducting a full review of our Fixture Schedule and Formats for 2014! While Hurling formats seem to be satisfactory, it has been suggested at County Committee that a full review be conducted of all our Football Formats and Schedule, which is the remit of our Fixture Planning Committee. All Clubs are invited to make submissions in relation to positive and workable solutions into improving our Fixture Formats and Schedule and should be made before Friday 7th November. Please note this is the forum for Fixture Formats and Schedule, and not County Convention, with final decision being the remit of January County Committee Meeting. So if anyone in the Club wishes to make a submission please do so before Friday 7th November – email theharpsgaa@gmail.com with your comments please.

Coaching Course: A Laois GAA Level 1 Youth/Adult coaching course will commence on Monday
November 3rd 2014. The Award 1 Coach Education course is the second award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and have experience as a coach. The Award 1 course has been designed to take account of the different playing capacities that exist between children (up to 12 years), youths (age 13 – 18) and Adults (age 19+) and the competencies that a coach is required to display when working with each of the playing populations. Therefore, coaches can specialise in coaching the particular players that they are involved with. The course is 16 hours in duration and covers a number of key modules including:
• Technical Proficiency • Tactical Prowess • Team Play • Physical Fitness • Playing Facts • Psychological Focus • Communication. The focus of the course is the further development of the ‘How to Coach’ skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches – the organisation of games activities, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various aspects of physical fitness. Please contact Laois GAA on (057) 8660674 if you are interested in taking part.

Clancy Hurls: Hurls, any size, any style. Contact: Brian Clancy on (086) 8894166.

Harps-Gaels-U13-Hurling-Champions-2014-aPhotos: U13 Harps Gaels Hurling Champions for 2014, courtesy of Catherine Geoghegan.