Coaching News

Foundation Level Coaching course.

The first of our Foundation Level coaching courses for 2008 will take place in Gortletteragh community centre on this Friday evening 08/02 commencing at 7.30pm., with the practical on Saturday 09/02 in Gortletteragh GAA park.

Level one course 2008

All those currently completing the level one course, please note the next session will take place on Monday 11/02 at 8 pm in the Bush hotel.

Referee workshop.

A workshop for all current referees which was postponed last week has been refixed for Friday evening, 15/02 in the Bush hotel. Due to this change the first session for new referees has had to be rescheduled and we will have details of the new dates etc., next week.

Workshop – Integrating ball work and fitness.

A workshop, Integrating ball work and fitness for Gaelic games will be presented by Nicholas Walsh and will take place on Saturday 16/02. See next week’s news for more details.

Connacht coaching conference.

The Connacht coaching conference will take place on Saturday 23rd February in the Mc William Park hotel Claremorris, commencing at 9.30 am. This years conference will be addressed by Paudi Butler, National Director of hurling, Colm O’Rourke former Meath all star footballer and panellist on RTE,s The Sunday game, with the final address being given by Ger Loughnane, former Clare hurling Manager and current hurling Manager. Kerry senior football Manager Pat O’ Shea will present a practical workshop on “Creating Scóring opportunities”, with Paudie Butler and Damien Coleman presenting “Integrated fitness for hurling”. Each club should ensure that at least two delegates attend this conference and with a fee of only €30 per delegate including lunch, cost will not be the problem. Further details can be got from our web site or from Thomas Keenan on 087 6591049.

Fun Do Resource Pack.

Clubs and coaches are reminded that the new Fun Do packs are available from our offices in Pairc Sean, or by contacting Thomas Keenan 087-6591049. Packs are available for a limited time at the special price of €50 each.

Coaching Calendar 2008

Our coaching calendar for 2008 is now available from our office in Pairc Sean and will also be distributed at all coaching related events, and at the next Coiste na nÓg and senior board meetings. This publication outline’s all our coaching projects, workshops and seminars planned for 2008 and all clubs should ensure that there coaches attend as many of these as possible.

Following a number of inquires in relation to the dates for our 2008 Vhi GAA summer camp’s, the following is the list of dates and venues. Please note new camp in Leitrim Gaels GAA grounds from Monday 21/07/08 to Friday 25/07/08.

Monday 30/06/2008 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Aughawillan.

Monday 07/07/2008 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo, Mohill.

Monday 14/07/2008 – Aughavas, Gortletteragh, Dromahair.

Monday 21/07/2008 – Fenagh, Drumkeerin, Leitrim.



06-Feb-08 by Thomas Keenan