Coaching News

GAA National Coaching Conference
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. Telephone 01- 7007578 for delegates. 087- 9219217 for sponsorship / exhibition details.

Hurling in Leitrim ? The way forward
A meeting will take place in the Bush Hotel on Thursday 16/11 at 8pm to discuss the way forward for both Hurling and camogie in Leitrim. All clubs are asked to send a delegate to this meeting even if they don?t field teams at present. Mr. Damien Coleman, Hurling director for Connacht will attend this meeting. Primary and Post Primary Teachers and any personnel from other Counties currently working in Leitrim are asked to attend.

Under 17 Development Squad
An under 17 development squad will commence training on Saturday next 19/11 in the Sports complex, Ck ? on ? Shannon, commencing at 10.45 am. Players to report by 10.30. All players on the under 16 panel of 2005 and players from this years minor squad still eligible for minor in 2007 are asked to attend. Other players will be contacted by either Gareth Phelan 087 7989876 or Seamus Mallon 086 8334614. All players are asked to bring runners as the session will be indoors. Bus routes as follows:

Ballinamore 9.00, Carrigallen 9.15, Aughavas Pitch 9.30, Cloone Pitch 9.45, Mohill 10.00, Dromod 10.10, Annaduff 10.20, Complex 10.30.

Kinlough 8.45, Manorhamilton 9.15, Dromahair 9.30, Drumkeerin 9.50, Drumshanbo 10.15, Complex 10.30.

Coaching Courses
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.



14-Nov-06 by Thomas Keenan