Coaching News

Connacht coaching conference.

The Connacht coaching conference will take place on Saturday 23rd February in the Mc William Park hotel Claremorris, commencing at 9.30 am. This years conference will be addressed by Paudi Butler, National Director of hurling, Colm O’Rourke former Meath all star footballer and panellist on RTE,s The Sunday game, with the final address being given by Ger Loughnane, former Clare hurling Manager and current hurling Manager. Kerry senior football Manager Pat O’ Shea will present a practical workshop on “Creating Scóring opportunities”, with Paudie Butler and Damien Coleman presenting “Integrated fitness for hurling”. Each club should ensure that at least two delegates attend this conference and with a fee of only €30 per delegate including lunch, cost will not be the problem. Further details can be got from our web site or from Thomas Keenan on 087 6591049.

Seminar – Developing a winning mentality.

We would ask all club officers, coaches and players of all ages to please mark this date, Wednesday 27/02 – 7.30 pm – Bush hotel, into their diaries. In conjunction with Sport tracker, we will have three All Ireland winning Managers visiting Leitrim. Mickey Harte, current Tyrone senior football team Manager, Brian Cody current Kilkenny senior hurling team Manager and Pete McGrath, Manager of the All Ireland winning Down team and former Ireland Manager.

All three will be in Leitrim to launch the new Sport tracker player diary and team analysis books. Both the diary and the analysis books have been endorsed by the GAA at national level and are aimed at club players as well as Inter County players. Following the launch of the Sport Tracker system, Mickey Harte will speak on the topic “Developing a winning mentality” which should be of interest to all clubs and coaches in the County. At the conclusion of the presentation by Mickey there will be a question and answer session and also a chance to discuss the Sport Tracker player diary and analysis books. Everyone involved with GAA in the County should not miss this opportunity to meet and chat with three of the great Managers of our time.

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.

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.



18-Feb-08 by Thomas Keenan