Coaching and Games Newsletter

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development March 2014

While it was great to witness our Senior County team win in Wicklow at the weekend and we wish them well in Waterford on Saturday, pride of place must go to the Ballinamore Community school senior team on winning the Connacht Senior C championship on Wednesday last. They play there All-Ireland semi-final inÓgort on Saturday next at 1.45pm and we would encourage any Leitrim supporters not making the trip to Waterford to try and get to Gort to support the lads.

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.

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

Camp coaches
Applications are now been accepted from coaches wishing to be considered for work on our 2014 Kellogg’s Cul camps. Coaches are asked to submit a current cv, complete with copies of all certs including Garda vetting to Thomas Keenan on or before March 25th.
Eligability criteria: Coaches must be over 18, preferrably in 3rd level. Have aquired a minimum of Foundation level coaching qualification. Have completed the code of best practise in youth sport.
Be Garda vetted
Be a registered member of their local GAA club

Hurling camps
We will be running a two day hurling camp in each of the four hurling hubs on the following dates
Week 1 30/06 & 01/07 – Mohill/Gortletteragh
Week 2 07/07 & 08/07 – Manorhamilton
Week 3 14/07 & 15/07 – Ck-on-Shannon
Week 4 28/07 & 29/07 – Ballinamore

Referee Foundation award course
Referee co-ordinator Sean McCartin has organised a Referee Foundation award course commencing this Friday evening at 7pm in the Bush hotel. All clubs are asked to have an active trained referee. Without trained match officials we can not have any games so we would encourage any interested adult to come along on Friday evening to the Bush Hotel.  

Connacht coaching conference

The Connacht coaching conference will take place on Saturday April 12th in the Connacht centre. The conference will focus on coaching the adult player and will also have a forum outlining the latest research topics on training etc. Leitrim have been allocated 16 football places and 5 hurling places, therefore we are recommending that only senior club coaches apply. Conference cost including lunch is only €30 per person and the closing date for applications will be Friday March 28th.

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



13-Mar-14 by Leitrim GAA