Juvenile Football

Donaghmore Ashbourne’s juvenile section caters for Gaelic football for boys aged 5-18. The 5-7 year olds gain the knowledge of the basic skills of Gaelic football; ABC’s – Agility, Balance, and Coordination, RJT,s – Running, Jumping, and Throwing as well as Catching and Kicking. This group also participate in mini-leagues “Street Leagues” during May / June. As they get older, they become involved in underage teams ranging from Under 8’s to Minor (Under  18’s). After that, they progress to Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels with the club.

 

A player’s pathway commences with the child training and participating in Gaelic games at the age of 5 and develop their skill set through the age levels until he is representing Donaghmore Ashbourne and maybe even Meath at senior level. We have two current examples of this in Bryan Menton and Andrew Tormey.

 

Our aim is to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. This requires a lot of commitment on behalf of the player as well as team mentors and coaches. Coaches are encouraged to participate in courses / workshop to further develop their skills and enable them to pass these skills on to players.

Benefits of participating in Gaelic football;

  1. Fun & Enjoyment
  2. Help build self-esteem and confidence
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Help build social skills
  5. Promote a healthy lifestyle
  6. Develop leadership skills
  7. See new places
  8. Develop friendships

New members are always welcome. New members are encouraged to visit the club and see the facilities. If your child is interested in playing Gaelic football please contact the relevant mentor(s) below;

Acorns – children born in 2008, 2009, & 2010

Ann Kavanagh – 0877865124

Noreen Wilson – 0863273584

 

Under 8’s – children born in 2007

Terry Russell – 0877416563

 

Under 9’s – children born in 2006

Ivan Gore – 0872512846

 

Under 10’s – children born in 2005

Paul O’Sullivan – 0861712603

 

Under 11’s – children born in 2004

Laurence Cox – 0867813312

 

Under 12’s – children born in 2003

Mick O’Grady – 0861791272

 

Under 13’s – children born in 2002

Michael Ryan – 0879566638

 

Under 14’s – children born in 2001

Leon Tormey – 0857196716

 

Under 15’s – children born in 2000

Ken Brady – 0879527698

 

Under 16’s – children born in 1999

Tony Wall – 0872531991

 

Minor – children born in 1997 & 1998

Vinny Carton – 0863406497

 

Juvenile Committee 2015

Chairman – Padraig Durkan – 0872562965

Vice-Chairman – Ken Brady – 0879527698

Secretary – Kathleen Tyrell – 0868713596

Games Committee Rep – Paul O’Sullivan – 0861712603

County Board Rep (Juvenile) – Mark Power – 0879292777

Head of Events – Julie Carney – 0857792103

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