Coaching and Games Development Newsletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter


Schools of excellence/ Development squads
Under 17
Sunday last saw the commencement of our under 17 development squad with a trial game in Leitrim Gaels GAA centre. 29 players turned up on the morning with apologies from a number of others. A second trial will take place on Saturday next at 10.00am. Subject to confirmation the venue will be Leitrim Gaels but please confirm with Attracta OReilly before Saturday. County minor Manager Damien Eams and his selectors will manÓge the squad.
Under 14
Our under 14 school of excellence will commence on the first weekend in October. Full details in next weeks notes.

Child Welfare & Protection Courses

As promised to those who completed the Foundation coaching course earlier in the year we will conduct child welfare and protection workshops in October as follows. Places are limited on each course so those wishing to attend must register for the course one week in advance by contacting your club coaching officer. Courses are as follows.

Thursday October 7th – Gortletteragh GAA Centre
Thursday October 14th – Ballinamore GAA Centre
Thursday October 21st – Allen Gaels GAA Centre
Thursday October 28th – Melvin Gaels GAA club

Coach Education

Award 1
We will conduct an award 1 course in Pairc Sean in November. This course will take place over two weekends, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th and Friday 19th & Saturday 20th. All those wishing to attend must have foundation level completed and will be required to register for the course by Friday November 5th at the latest as places will be limited. Subsequent award 1 courses will be scheduled depending on demand.

Foundation award

Foundation award courses will commence in February 2011.

U-13 Regional competition

It is planned to start this competition towards the end of September. Full details should be available in the next week or so.




15-Sep-10 by Thomas Keenan – PRO