Coaching News

Development plan Launch and seminar.

Our 2008 programme of coaching events will commence on Wednesday night next 16/01 at 7.30pm in the Bush hotel with the launch of our coaching and games development plan 2008 to 2011.This document outlines the aims and objectives of Leitrim GAA coaching and games development committee for the next three years. It also contains some recommendations for changes to our current competition which will no doubt generate much discussion and debate. Following the launch of our development plan a power point presentation will outline the various projects currently been implemented by the coaching and games development committee.

To complete the evening John Tobin, games Manager for Connacht GAA will present a seminar entitled “Embracing the coaching ethos within a club structure”. This presentation will highlight the latest coaching programmes e.g. Fun Do, Go games, Transition year etc. and look at how they can be implemented into existing club structures and the benefits clubs can attain from same.

Up coming events.

Fundamentals for hurling.

On Tuesday the 22/01 at 7pm, Paudi Butler and Damien Coleman will present a workshop on Fundamentals for hurling. Any one with an interest in hurling/camogie coaching is invited to attend this workshop. Venue to be confirmed.

Foundation level referees course.

Clubs are asked to note that the foundation level course for all new referees will commence on Friday evening 25/01. Full details next week.

Coaching the tackle.

A practical workshop “coaching the tackle” will be presented by Des Newton on Saturday 26/01. Coaches working at all levels should note this workshop as one not to be missed. Full details next week.

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.



14-Jan-08 by Thomas Keenan