Coaching and Development news

[b]GAA National Coaching Conference[/b]
The 4th annual GAA coaching conference will this year be hosted in Croke park from Friday, November 24th to Sunday November 26th. This year a new dimension has been added and for the first time the conference will address key medical issues specific to player welfare.

The conference will be officially opened on Friday evening with two discussion topics. On Saturday the conference programme will combine a cross sectional theme targeting coaches, administrators and referees as part of the GAA games development CARE foundation. This year the conference will also include a full GAA suppliers exhibition village. Cost this year will be 75 Euro per delegate. All clubs should check out the programme as there is something of interest for everyone including topics on pitch maintainance.

For further information on booking places, please contact:
GAA National Coaching + Medical Conference,
Invent building, DCU, Dublin 9.
01- 7007578 for delegates.
087- 9219217 for sponsorship / exhibition details.

[b]Hurling Coaching session[/b]
Paudi Butler, the recently appointed National Director of hurling and Damien Coleman, Hurling Manager for Connacht gave a coaching session for coaches in St.Marys GAA grounds on Thursday night last. With the help of young Hurlers from Manorhamilton and St.Marys clubs and coaches from the four hurling clubs and the camogie club, it was a successful evening. Paudi will return in early 2007 to give a follow up session.

[b]Coaching Courses[/b]
Any club wishing to host a foundation level coaching course should contact Thomas Keenan or any member of the coaching committee. Our level one course will commence in early 2007.



08-Nov-06 by Thomas Keenan