Due to the unavailability of a floodlit playing pitch our Hurling Workshop planned for Thursday next the 01/02/2007 with Paudi Butler and Damien Coleman has had to be postponed until 02/04/07. Instead Paudi and Damien will give an indoor demonstration in Manorhamilton on Thursday night next at 7pm. It will take place in St.Clares Comprehensive School and all Coaches and Teachers are welcome. TG4 will film the demonstration for a future documentary.
Connacht GAA Provincial Coaching Conference
On Saturday 10th February in the Mc William Park Hotel, Claremorris, the first Connacht Coaching Conference will take place. Key note speakers at this conference will be Professor Tom Reilly and Professor Niall Moyna, while the workshops will be given by Pat Flanagan, trainer of the All-Ireland winning Kerry team. Michael Mc Geehan, Paudi Butler, Fiona O Driscoll and Damien Young. Clubs and Coaches are asked to pre book and applications forms and details can be got from Thomas Keenan 086-8058509.
Completed forms should be returned to Thomas Keenan or direct to Connacht Council Office, Clare st., Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. A fee of ? 25 per person applies which Includes Lunch.
Core Stability Workshop
On Monday night 12/02/07 Mr. Des Ryan will present a practical workshop on Core Stability. This workshop will demonstrate how to develop core strength which is a much neglected area in the development of our club players. Des Ryan is the current strength trainer to the Connacht Rugby team and the Galway football team.
Primary School Coaching
All primary Schools should note that School Coaching will recommence on Monday 26/02/07. We will be in touch with all Schools over the next few weeks to outline exact details.
Foundation Level Course
A foundation level course will be run towards the end of the month. Venue as yet to be decided, so all clubs wishing to have their coaches qualified should contact Thomas Keenan 087 6591049, so as the most suitable venue can be arranged.
Fitness Testing Workshop
A practical workshop on Fitness testing for club players will be given by John Tobin on Tuesday 27/02/07. Full details in next weeks news.
Get well wishes
Everybody involved in Coaching would like to wish Barry Heslin, from Gortletteragh a speedy recovery following a recent accident. Barrys mother Peig is our School coach in Gortletteragh, Rossan, Drumnamore, Cloone and the Hunt N.S Mohill.
29-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO