O’Mordha Og launches this week

This year’s O’Mordha Óg programme gets underway on Saturday 19th May next at Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise. The programme is open to all U-12 and U-13 footballers in Laois, that is, those born in 2000 and 1999.

This year’s O’Mordha Óg programme gets underway on Saturday 19th May next at Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise. The programme is open to all U-12 and U-13 footballers in Laois, that is, those born in 2000 and 1999.

The U-12 session is from 9.30am to 10.45am with the U-13s from 11.00am to 12.15pm. In all, there will be five Saturday sessions for U12s with a concluding four-day camp and blitz in August. The U-13s will have nine Saturday sessions, a four-day camp and a separate one-day blitz.

All five U-12 sessions and the camps will be open to all players. For the U-13s, the first three sessions - Saturday 19th May, Saturday 26th May and Saturday 2nd June, will be open to all players. After this, a panel of 35 players will be selected to partake in the remaining sessions, camp and blitz. The U-13s will also have a number of practice matches as part of the programme.

Among the top class coaches will be such well known players as Kevin Meaney and Donie Kingston, and all club coaches in Laois are welcome and encouraged to attend and observe the players and coaches in action.

Clubs are encouraged to notify all players up to the relevant ages. Every player will get a chance to represent Laois, as well as a huge opportunity to increase their skill development with players of the same age and standard.

Below is a list of the dates and times of the O’Mordha Óg programme 2012. Any further queries to Donal Brennan, Laois GDA, on 085-7258912

Saturday 19th May: U-12s - 9.30am to 10.45am; U-13s - 11.00am to 12.15pm

Saturday 26th May: U-13s - 9.30am to 11.00am

Saturday 2nd June: U-12s - 9.30am to 10.45am; U-13s - 11.00am to 12.15pm

Saturday 16th June: U-12s - 9.30am to 10.45am; U-13s - 11.00am to 12.15pm

Saturday 23rd June: U-13s - 9.30am to 11.00am

Saturday 30th June: U-12s - 9.30am to 10.45am; U-13s - 11.00am to 12.15pm

Saturday 14th July: U-13s - 9.30am to 11.00am

Saturday 21st July: U-12s - 9.30am to 10.45am; U-13s - 11.00am to 12.15pm

Saturday 28th July: U-13s - 9.30am to 11.00am

Tuesday 7th August to Friday 10th August - U-12 and U-13 camps

Saturday 18th August: U-13 Blitz