Coaching and Games Development Newsletter

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

Childrens First Bill 2012 

Garda Vetting

The new Childrens First bill 2012 is due to become law in the first quarter of this year. Following this it will be a legal requirement for clubs to ensure that all persons involved with children within their club are Garda vetted. No personshould be allowed have any involvement with groups up to 18 years if they are not Garda Vetted.

Clubs should request a copy of the Garda Vetting clearance letter from all personnel involved with any teams under the age of 18 years. Clubs can get confirmation of the vetted status of its members by submitting a full list of all current members working with children up to 18 years to County childrens officer Terence Boyle.

Coach Education 


We would ask all club coaching officers/club secretaries to please submit a full list of coaches for all your teams for 2014 to Thomas, Padraig or Terence and we will confirm  the current coaching qualification status of each coach, which will allow clubs seek places on coaching courses. 

On-line Foundation award course

Our on-line course commenced last weekend and will be available for completition untill February 23rd. Coaches interested in completiting the course are asked to book through their club secretary and ensure they provide an email address. The theory part of the course will be completed on line with the practical module & the child welfare & protection module completed on designated dates.

Foundation award course

For any coaches not comfortable with the on-line course we will host a foundation award course in Drumshanbo on Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st. Course will commence at 7pm on the Friday evening. This course will only proceed if sufficient coaches are booked onto the course by their club secretaries.

Code of best Practise in youth sport

The first code of best practise course will take place in Allen Gaels GAA centre on this Friday, February 21st commencing at 7pm. A limited number of places are still available on this course. Booking is essential so please contact Padraig or Thomas to reserve your place.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates for this years Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps.

Week 1 June 30th-July 4th – Ck-on-Shannon, Manorhamilton & Ballinamore

Week 2 July 7th – 11th – Drumshanbo, Kinlough & Annaduff

Week 3 July 14th – 18th – Dromahair, Gortletteragh & Aughavas

Week 4 July 21st – 25th – Drumkeerin, Fenagh & Leitrim village

Week 5 July 28th – Aug 1st – Mohill 


For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or






17-Feb-14 by Leitrim GAA