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Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development 

Hi all, just wanted to up-date you all on the child conference in Sligo IT which I would encourage as many as possible to attend, especially coaches working with children up to U12 both hurling and football. Also please see our planned coach education courses for spring 2015. To inform clubs on the new FRC requirements on coach qualifications for 2015, I will send out the details to you all later in the week.


Child Coaching Conference   

We would encourage all coaches working with children to attend this conference on Tuesday evening next in Sligo IT. The conference will incorporate a sit down and a practical session. The keynote address will be given by Paudie Butler and will look at the ABC/Fundamental development of the child. The practical demonstration will be hurling based but can be adapted for all gaelic games. This is one of those not to be missed opportunities for coaches to listen to and observefrom one of the foremost coaches on child development in the Country.                                                                                                         

There is no charge for attending this conference.


Venue: IT Sligo             

Date: Tuesday December 9th 


Title – Inspiring Children – Developing a pathway


7.00pm – Conference registration.  

7.15pm – Opening Address

7.30pm – Keynote speaker “Putting the Child first” – Paudie Butler

8.30pm – 10pm – Practical in Hall – Paudie Butler + Damien Coleman, assisted by County GPOs.



Coach Education courses 2015


Award 1 youth/Adult course

Friday January 9th & Saturday 10th

Friday January16th & Saturday 17th

Friday January 23rd & Saturday 24th


Award 1 Child – venue Annaduff GAA club

February 20th & 21st

February 27th & 28th



Foundation award – Football

Friday January 30th & Saturday 31st – Manorhamilton

Friday February 6th & Saturday 7th – Mohill

Friday February 6th & Saturday 7th – Drumshanbo


On-Line Foundation award

For coaches who cannot attend the face to face courses, we will be running an on-line Foundation award course during January. I will forward full details with regard booking etc in the next few days.


Code of best practise in youth sport                                                               Courses will be given as part of the foundation award courses. These courses will be open to coaches who may have completed foundation at another time.


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

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or



03-Dec-14 by Leitrim GAA