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U8 Football Blitz Details

Tuesday 25.06.2013
Team Talk Mag
Club


Please find below the confirmed groups for the fifth U8 football blitz on Saturday 29th June. Could all clubs please report to the host venue for 10.15am. Please note host clubs are responsible for coordinating fixtures and supplying referees at each blitz, If clubs are not attending it is important they inform Go-Games coordinator Des O’Doherty Tel: 07845467572 or email: go-games.coordinator.tyrone@gaa.ie As clubs are aware Tyrone play Offaly in the qualifiers later on Saturday afternoon (3pm). Can I ask clubs to advise me as early as possible if they are unable to attend because of the qualifier please.

Please note only children born in 2005 and 2006 are eligible to play in the U8 blitzes

Below the groups are the Go-Games Guidance/Rules to be distributed to mentors, group coordinators and referees in each club.

Group 1 in Gortin

Glenelly

Drumquin

Gortin

Clann na Gael

Group 2 in Omagh

Dromore

Strabane

Cappagh

Errigal Ciaran

Omagh

An Charraig Mhór

Group 3 in TBA

Fintona

Trillick

Greencastle

Drumragh

Tattyreagh

Group 4 in Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown. Clubs to report at 11.30am

Rock

Moortown

Ardboe

Stewartstown

Pomeroy

Kildress

Cookstown

Group 5 in Eglish

Galbally

Donaghmore

Loughmacrory

Derrytresk

Moy

Eglish

Group 6 in Newtownstewart

Urney

Aghyaran

Newtownstewart

Owen Roes

Castlederg

Beragh

Group 7 in Clonoe

Derrylaughan

Coalisland

Clonoe

Brackaville

Brockagh

Killyman

Group 8 in Aghaloo

Clogher

Augher

Eskra

Aghaloo

Dungannon

Edendork

Kileeshil

Go-Games Guidance/Rules
Referees:
Try and get them organised in advance of blitz and appraise them of the rules below. If not let them know rules in the morning before commencing the blitz:
General Rules:
1. Children must have fun, enjoy themselves and have good time etc
2. Every U8 child in Tír Eoghain must have the opportunity to play meaningful games in an informal, safe and enjoyable environment, have fun and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment and be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity.
3. All mentors and clubs should implement the “Give Respect Get Respect” initiative and practice the “Our Game Our Code – Code of best practice in youth sport when working with underage players”
Playing Rules
Before and after the game players line up and shake hands with opposing players and referee. Play commences with a throw-in in the middle of the field
A defender may advance 5m for a kick out
‘Two Touch’ Rule applies – players are restricted to one bounce and one toe tap or two toe taps per possession.
Points only
Person fouled takes free (not the club sharp shooter unless that player is fouled)
Side line ball – person nearest ball when it goes out takes it
Over carrying – again if appropriate nearest person from opposing team takes free kick
When a defender plays the ball over his/her own end line, the other team are awarded a free kick from the 20 metres from ground/hands
Useful advice: Start all games at same time and finish them at same time (many clubs have successfuly employed an air horn etc for this purpose)
For U8s 6/7 a side is recommended- try if at all possible to arrange the numbers to avoid having substitutes
Please Note:
If anyone complains about referee they are taking the competition too seriously at this age group
If mentor/parents etc are shouting etc they need to be reminded of give respect/get respect initiative and GAA code of behaviour when working with underage players
Mentors should wear give “respect get respect bibs”

Proposed dates for U8 Football Go-Games in Tyrone 2013:

29th June;
20th July;
10th Aug;
24th Aug;
14th Sept

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