The Under 14 Leitrim GAA Academy is an important first step towards excellence and the coaching provided will serve to introduce players to a higher standard of skill development whilst operating among peers of a similar standard. Experienced coaches will be on hand to guide the young players through this important stage of their development.

Trials for the 2018 U14 football academy will take place on Sunday, April 15th commencing at 2pm in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence in Annaduff. Only players born in 2004 are eligible to participate in this academy. For the trials, this year registration is mandatory and must be completed by next, April 11th.

Players will not be allowed take part in the trials if they have not filled out the registration form. The registration is to be completed online and the link has been sent to each Club Secretary and Coaching Officer. You are asked to contact either of these people within your club in order to access the link.


Leitrim Coaching and Games Committee is running another workshop following on from the very successful series so far on Thursday, March 29th at the GAA Centre of Excellence
The theme of this workshop is “Anaerobic and Aerobic Conditioning through Small Sided games”.
This workshop will be run by Cathal Cregg, recently appointed Connaught GAA Provincial Games Manager.
Cathal holds a Masters in Exercise Physiology and for the past 5 years has held the post of Head Strength and Conditioning with Connaught GAA.
Cathal has played at the highest Levels and has been a member of the Roscommon Senior squad since 2006 and represented Ireland during the 2014 International rules series in Australia.
Cathal is currently conducting a PhD on the Effects of Small Sided Game on Aerobic Performance.
This workshop is a must for coaches wanting to improve Physical Fitness using games.
It will take place at the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence on Thursday 29th of March from 7pm – 8.30pm.
Cost is €10 per person. Can you please circulate to all your club coaches and let them know, and also share on Facebook and Twitter.
All Booking must be made through Enda Lyons Contact Details:

It is with profound regret that we announce that James Glancy has informed Leitrim GAA Chairman Terence Boyle that he is resigning his position of Games Development Officer with Leitrim County Committee effective from April 13th 2018.

We regret his decision and thank him for his excellent involvement in Coaching and Games Development within the county over the last two years.

We wish James the very best for his future.

The process to appoint a replacement will commence as soon as is possible.

Armagh and Crossmaglen legend Oisin McConville was interviewed by John Lynch at a recent Leitrim GAA Coaching workshop.
The well-attended workshop delivered by McConville and held at the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence was based on the theme “Effective Forward Play and Decision making in front of goals”.

In order for the GAA and its games to survive, we need to recruit new referees. This especially applies to clubs who have no referees and have had no referee in years. A special effort has to be made to unearth this rare species in these clubs. Some clubs in our county continue to supply the board with top class referees and we thank them sincerely for that while others pay lip service and simply do nothing but complain. The opportunity for each club to rectify this problem can be sorted by putting forward at least one suitable if not two suitable people for training on March 9th in the Bush Hotel at 8 o clock. Contact Sean at 0861267414 for any more details.

The Oisín McConville Coaching Course in The Centre of Excellence has now been fully booked. A waiting list is in operation and anybody who wishes to be placed on this waiting list you may contact Leitrim GPO James Glancy at 0864082561 or

The Oisín McConville Coaching Course on Thursday next, February 22nd, in the Centre of Excellence is booking out fast. Only 20 places remain.

Contact Leitrim GPO James Glancy at 0864082561 or to book your place now.

Armagh and Crossmaglen legend Oisin McConville will be the star attraction at the next Leitrim GAA Games & Coaching Development Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, February 22, running from 6.15pm until 8.30pm.

McConville will give a workshop at the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence with the theme “Effective Forward Play and Decision making in front of goals”.

McConville, a serial winner with his club Crossmaglen Rangers and with Armagh has amassed many County, Provincial and All-Ireland titles in a glittering career and has since moved into management and punditry. This one course that is not to be missed.


Places are limited on this course so contact Leitrim GPO James Glancy at 0864082561 or to book your place now.


If you were able to attend any of the previous workshops or simply want to refresh your memory, there are DVDs available, at a cost of €5 per DVD per session. All you have to do to get your copy is contact Leitrim GPO James Glancy at 0864082561 or


Due to the fact that the Centre of Excellence in Annaduff has been closed temporarily, the Paddy Christie/James Glancy Coaching Workshop has been rescheduled for this Saturday 27th January in Bornacoola GAA Grounds commencing at 10am and concluding at 12 noon. Due to the change of date and the fact that some participants are unavailable to attend there are a number of places on this course now available. Please contact James Glancy at 0864082561 if you’re interested in a place in this workshop. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Paddy Christie/James Glancy Coaching Workshop on January 25th is now fully booked and a waiting list is in operation. If you wish to be placed on this list please contact James at 0864082561 or

Former Dublin captain and Minor Team Manager Paddy Christie will back in Leitrim on Thursday, January 25th to deliver another Coaching Workshop. Patrons will remember that Christie delivered the first of a number of fully booked out coaching workshops that have taken place from December 2016 and through 2017 at the County Centre of Excellence in Annaduff.

Christie, currently coaching Trinity College Sigerson Cup Team, also coached Ballymun Kickhams to the Dublin Senior Final in 2017. He will be joined this time by Leitrim Games Promotion Officer James Glancy for a joint workshop with the theme “Modification of Games”.

The aim of the workshop is to help coaches, many of whom are involved at all levels of the game in the county from nursery to juvenile and senior, devise, adapt and modify their training to suit the age-appropriate teams.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at Centre of Excellence in Annaduff. The cost is again €5 and anyone with any queries can contact Leitrim GPO James Glancy at 0864082561 or

You are advised that the Martin Fogarty Hurling Course organised for this evening in Sligo, and the Award 1 Football Course due to take place in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada this evening have both been postponed due to weather conditions.

The Award 1 Football Course will commence on Monday next 18th December in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

Tomorrow night’s Award 1 course is Manorhamilton is still going ahead as planned.