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.
(This function is now booked out.)
Basic First Aid Course
A first aid course, covering basic injuries will be held in the Bush Hotel on Friday night next 09/02, commencing at 8 pm. Numbers are restricted, so I would ask all clubs to please contact me with the names of those attending. Clubs have been asking for a course like this, so please don?t miss it. This course will be offered in other regions of the County if there is enough Interest.
Core Stability Workshop
On Monday night 12/02/07 in teh Bush Hotel at 7:30pm 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.
Hurling Workshop on TV
Our Hurling workshop held on Thursday night last in Manorhamilton, proved a hugh success, with over fifty young hurlers receiving coaching from guest coaches Paudi Butler, Damien Coleman and Kevin Brisco. A special word of thanks to Micheal Dolan for all his work and also to the Principal and staff of St. Clares comprehensive for the use of their superb gym. Please note this workshop will be featured on RTE 1 programme Pobal, to be broadcast on next Sunday evening at 5.30 pm.
09-Feb-07 by Thomas Keenan