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 maintenance.
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 very successful meeting was held on Thursday last with lots of discussion and debate on the development of Hurling. County Board Chairman Gerry McGovern and Secretary Declan Bohan attended the meeting and their contribution proved in-valuable. New arrangements and dates for competitions and also under 12 club blitz days along with primary school blitz days will be put in place for 2007. All underage hurling fixtures will now appear in the Coiste na nÓg fixtures calendar. To increase the number of Primary schools receiving coaching we will be recruiting at least one new hurling coach over the next few weeks. We will also asking clubs to assist us by introducing Hurling to their under 8 and 10 year olds. Not all children want to play football only and we should offer them every opportunity to play one of the best games in the world. Lets all move forward.

Foundation Level Hurling Course
To help get club personnel or teachers confident in coaching the skills of hurling, we have in conjunction with Sligo GAA, organised a Foundation Level Coaching course, which will take place in Tubbercurry GAA grounds on Saturday December 02nd , commencing at 10.00 am. We would appeal to anyone with an interest in hurling, male and female to attend this course. If you have already completed the foundation for Football you only need to do the practical part of this course. Details can be got by contacting Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or members of the Hurling Board.

Under 17 Development Squad
Our under 17 development squad will continue training on Saturday next 27/11 in the Sports complex, Ck ? on ? Shannon commencing at 10.45. All players should report at the complex by 10.30 and bring runners. Bus routes are the same as last week. Further details can be had by Gareth Phelan 087 7989876 or Seamus Mallon 086 8334614.

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.

Vocational School Connacht Final
Congrats to our County Vocational Schools team and their mentors on reaching the final of the Connacht B championship. We play Roscommon on this Wednesday 22/11 in Drumshanbo at 12.00 subject to weather . Good luck lads.



22-Nov-06 by Thomas Keenan