Coaching and Games Newsletter

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

Coaching & Child Protection Standards
Leitrim Coaching & Games committee are asking all clubs to ensure that all coaches appointed at their AGM’s have a minimum of foundation level qualification, complete the child welfare & protection course and be Garda vetted before they start coaching. To assist clubs in complying with this request the following courses are taking place.

Foundation award dates
January 2012 ‘ Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st
February 2012 ‘ Drumkeerin on Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th

Our second foundation award coaching course will take place this weekend. The first part commences on this Friday, 20th at 7pm in the meeting rooms,Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada and will conclude on Saturday morning commencing at 10am.
Clubs are asked to book places for this course by Thursday evening, 19th at the latest.

Child Welfare & Protection course
January 2012 ‘ Vocational School Drumshanbo on Wednesday 18th
February 2012 ‘ Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada on Thursday 02nd
February 2012 ‘ Drumkeerin on Wednesday 15th

A small number of places are still available on the Child Welfare & Protection course taking place in Vocational School Drumshanbo on this Wednesday evening 18th, commencing at 7pm.

Garda Vetting
Club officers should ensure that all coaches coaching in their club have completed Garda vetting and have a copy on file of the coaches approval letter from Croke Park. Application forms for Garda vetting will be made available at all upcoming foundation award and award 1 courses. For existing qualified coaches who have yet to complete the vetting application, contact your club coaching officer, County coaching officer or download from
Completed application forms must be returned to Thomas Keenan, Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, Ck-on-Shannon and not to Croke Park or the Garda vetting unit.

Award 1 Coaching course
For those coaches who have completed the foundation award and wish to progress up the coaching ladder we will be conducting an Award 1 course for all three strands, Child, Youth and Adult in March 2012. For the practical modules of the award 1 course we will visit the coaches and conduct the sessions with the coach while he/she is coaching their club team. Details will be confirmed when courses commence.

Award 1 Coaching course dates
March 2012 ‘ Bush hotel on Wednesday 7th, 14th & 21st theory modules

For further details on any of the above contact.
Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or
Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or



19-Jan-12 by Colette Fox – PRO