Coaching & Games Newletter

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 person should 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

On-line Foundation award course

We have kicked off our coach education season with an on-line foundation award course. This course will be available for completition from February 8th till 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. Coaches wishing to do this course are asked to book through your club secretary.

Code of best Practise in youth sport

A number of courses will be held regionally to suit the coaches completiting the foundation award courses. Full details will be published in the next few weeks.

Primary school coaching programme

Club school link

Our Primary school coaching programme is due to commence at the beginning of March and we are currently asking clubs to nominate a person to act as a club school link. It is important that the persons nominated would be active in their club and better still that they were working with the underage teams. We are asking clubs to return names to Padraig McGourty by the weekend.


Steve Feeney has been re appointed as our hurling GPO. Steve will commence his duties in April and will be in contact will all bodies before this date to organise his schedule for the year.

Development squads

U15 & U16 Football squad

Both squads are working on a conditioning programme under the guideance of Connacht  conditioning officer Cathal Cregg.

U14 Football & Hurling squads

These squads are not due to commence untill April/May.

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 or

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or



05-Feb-14 by Colette Fox – PRO