National Hurling Development

Provincial Coaching Workshop – Connacht

National Hurling Development Manager, Martin Fogarty and Connacht Hurling Director, Damien Coleman present an opportunity to learn from and interact with Legends of the Game of Hurling at a not-to-be-missed workshop.

Venue & Date:   May 20th.   

Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

Registration: 10.30 a.m. Workshop: 11.00 – 02.15 p.m. Lunch 02.15 p.m.

Format:

Practical and station based with participants rotating to each station, followed by Q & A session with the guest coaches.

Stations:

  • Goalkeeping and goalkeeping plays
  • Fitness with the ball
  • The Basics of Defending
  • Attacking & Striking
  • Questions & Answers

Coaches:

Lead coach at each station will be one of our high profile guest coaches supported by a local Games Development Officer.

  • D.J. Carey, (Kilkenny)
  • Jamesie O’ Connor (Clare)
  • Ollie Canning (Galway)
  • Eamon O’ Shea, (Tipperary)
  • Brendan Cummins (Tipperary)

Bookings:             http://learning.gaa.ie/node/269134

Early booking advisable as places are limited

Enquiries: All enquiries to Martin Fogarty.       

Email:  martin.fogarty@gaa.ie Connacht

Registration:          €20 (includes lunch)

 

 

12-May-17 by Coaching and Games Development

Coaching Workshops DVDs

As a result of many enquiries regarding the Paddy Christie and Donie Buckley Coaching Workshops held recently, DVD copies of the events are being made available at €10 each (including postage) through Leitrim GAA. Orders by email to leitrimgaa.coe@gmail.com

 

 

12-May-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Coaching Workshop Number 4 now fully booked out

Coaching the Tackle with Donie Buckley is now fully booked out, a waiting list is in operation in case of cancellations.

 

 

 

08-Mar-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Coaching the Tackle – Donie Buckley
 
Workshop Coach – Donie Buckley 
Workshop Theme – “Coaching the Tackle”
Workshop Date – 25/03/2017
Workshop Location – Allen Gaels GAA Club Drumshanbo (subject to change depending on the weather)
Workshop Time – 11am- 1pm
Cost €5 per person
Places Limited to 75 and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Closing date is 20/03/2017 unless booked out before that.
Booking is essential as no walk-ins will be permitted on the day.
Targeted at Youth/Senior team coaches the theme of this workshop is “Coaching the Tackle” through drills and game based methods.
Contact James Glancy to book @ james.glancy.gda.leitrim@gaa.ie or 0864082561. 
Please also keep an eye on Leitrim GAA Website, Facebook and twitter to see if the course is still available or booked out.
 
 
Some background on the coach himself:
Donie Buckley scored a last-minute goal in The All Ireland Club Final in 1985 to help Castleisland Desmonds win The All Ireland Club Final. 
Soon after retiring from playing he became involved in coaching. 
His coaching career began in Clare where he led Milltown Malbay in 1990 and Faughs in 1994 to County Championships. He then served as joint Manager of the Clare senior team in 2006.
He then moved on to Galway club Moycullen, whom he led to an All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship title in 2008.
He then served as selector with Mickey Ned OSullivan in Limerick for five years prior to joining the Kerry senior setup in 2011. 
He stepped down from his role with Kerry before the start of the 2012 Championship. 
Since then he has been an ever-present as Coach to the Mayo senior football team.
 

 

 

06-Mar-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp Coaches 2017

Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games development committee will operate 15 Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps throughout the County during the months of July & August. We now wish to recruit suitably qualified personnel to coach on these camps.

Those interested must be over 18 and preferably attending third level college, have attained as a minimum Foundation award coaching qualification, have completed the Code of best practice in youth sport and be Garda vetted.

Please forward CV complete with a copy of all certs, by email to thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie  or by post to Thomas Keenan, Leitrim GAA Games Manager, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Dublin Rd., Ck-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 3pm

 

 

28-Feb-17 by Thomas Keenan – Leitrim GAA Games Manager

Fitness with the Ball through Games

Leitrim Coaching and Games Development Committee has organised Workshop Number 3 which will take place in Leitrim Gaels GAA Centre on Saturday February 25th.

All details are in the poster which may be accessed here

Places are booking out fast and only 10 remain as of this posting

 

 

 

 

 

16-Feb-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Deliberate Play-Deliberate Practice Coaching Session

On Saturday December 3rd at 10am in Centre of Excellence, Annaduff, Leitrim GAA is hosting a special Coaching Session for all GAA Coaches. The session is being delivered by former Dublin Captain Paddy Christie and is not to be missed. It is geared specifically towards coaches of Underage players but all Leitrim GAA coaches are very welcome to attend. 

Course Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Course Aim 

Deliberate Play activity includes classic street games which are usually played with small sided teams and flexible peer defined rules. Play inspires thinking and adaptation promoting creative problem solving and conflict resolution. It allows children to build their ownÓgames, define their own rules and defines the cognitive skills that are needed not only for playerss.

In contrast Deliberate Practice is the focused improvement through repetitive activity, continual feedback and correction.

Spomtaneous activity to encourage free play

Highly structured activities designed to advance your skillls

Emphasise specific skills for a competitive edge by building on your pre existing skillls

Highlighting thr link between unstructured play and deliberate practice

Methodology

Short Powerpoint presentation and field based presentation during which coaches will gain practical experience through practical coaching drills, skills and conditioned games.

Booking: Contact James Glancy at james.glancy.gda.leitrim@gaa.ie or 0864082561. Places are limited so early booking is advised but in any event before Dec1st.

Cost: €5 

 

 

19-Nov-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Longford GAA Youth/Adult Award 1 Football Course

We are starting an Award 1 Youth/Adult Football Course this weekend (see schedule below) and we have places available if any there is anyone within your county who would like to attend.

The course costs €100 and lunch in provided on the 3 Saturdays as part of that

Firstly all session of the course will take place in St. Mels College Longford Town. The college is in the middle of the town beside the Cathedral – there is an avenue through a opening with two stone pillars each side, drive down this avenue and keep round to your right until you see the outdoor basketball court, the hall is on your left.

Latitude: 53.72736299650775

Longitude: -7.795186040285671

All sessions will take place within the large sports hall.

Please see full timetable below and if there is any other information you require please feel free to contact me on the number below, many thanks Damien.

Schedule
 
Saturday 12/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 9:40am – 12:30pm
Introduction, Communication & The Role of The Coach delivered by Tadgh Fennin – former Kildare Footballer, current Kildare GAA Coach & Leinster Tutor.
 
Lunch provided 12:30pm – 1pm
 
Saturday 12/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 1pm – 3:30pm
Playing Facts & Psychological Focus delivered by Colm Clear Leinster GAA Coach Education Manager & Leinster Tutor.
 
 
Thursday 17/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 7 – 9:30pm
Technical Proficiency delivered by Sean Kelly – Former Meath SF Coach, current Leinster Railway Cup Manager & National Master Tutor.
 
 
Saturday 19/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 10am – 12:30pm
Tactical Prowess/Decision Making delivered by John Higgins & Damien Sheridan – Coaches with the Longford  Minor & U21 teams respectively & both Leinster Tutors
 
Lunch provided 12:30pm – 1pm
 
Saturday 19/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 1pm – 3:30pm
Team Play & Tactical Ploys delivered by John Higgins & Damien Sheridan
 
 
Thursday 24/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 7 – 9:30pm
Lifestyle & Planning delivered by Eoin Kevlihan Post Primary PE Teacher & Leinster Tutor
 
 
Saturday 26/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 10am – 12:30pm
Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Youths delivered by Paddy O Connor – S&C coordinator to all Longford teams (U21 down) & Leinster Tutor
 
Lunch provided 12:30pm – 1pm
 
Saturday 26/11/16 St. Mels College Sports Hall 1pm – 3:30pm
Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Adults delivered by Paddy O Connor 
 
Thanks again, Damien
 
Damien Sheridan
Games Development Administrator Longford GAA
damien.sheridanÓgda.longford@gaa.ie
087 912 6556

 

 

07-Nov-16 by Damien Sheridan – GDA Longford

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp Coaches

Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee will operate 13 Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps throughout the County during the month of July. We now wish to recruit suitably qualified personnel to coach on these camps.

Those interested must be over 18 and preferably attending third level college, have attained as a minimum Foundation award coaching qualification, have completed the Code of best practise in youth sport and be Garda vetted.

Please forward CV complete with a copy of all certs, by email to thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie  or by post to Thomas Keenan, Leitrim GAA Games Manager, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Dublin Rd., Ck-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Closing date for applications is Monday April 18th 2016 @ 3pm

 

 

23-Mar-16 by Coaching and Games Development

Games Promotion Officer – Leitrim GAA  

The GAA is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and more than 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired and supported by the voluntary efforts of its members, the GAA is focused on the development and promotion of Gaelic Games and culture on the island of Ireland and in local communities.   

Connacht GAA in conjunction with Leitrim GAA County Board wishes to recruit a Games Promotion Officer. The successful candidate will have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of agreed GAA games development policies and programmes in Leitrim.   

Key Responsibilities  

  • Organise, coordinate and implement (where necessary) a series of Games and Skill Development projects as outlined by the County coaching committee and the County Games Development Manager.  
  • Report on implementation of the projects on a regular basis, and particularly ensure data relating to the implementation of the projects is available on a quarterly basis through use of the GAA Games Development Information Management System (MIS). 
  • Maintain key lines of communication with project stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the projects.  
  • Complete any other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the County Games Development Manager, Designated Co. Officer or the County Games Development Committee. 

Key skills  

  • Excellent Gaelic football coaching skills with a minimum of 3 years    practical experience 
  • Have attained Award 1 standard coaching qualification 
  • Qualified GAA tutor (desirable) 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills 
  • Administrative and IT Skills are required 
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills 
  • Ability to build and sustainÓgood relationships and manÓge conflict 
  • Ability to manÓge projects and deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done.  

Other specific requirements 

  • Own car with a full clean driving license; 
  • Ability to work and attend evening and weekend meeting/activities in   addition to normal day to day activities. 
  • Have completed the GAA Child Protection in Sport awareness programme  
  • Be Garda vetted through the GAA 

 

Candidates interested in the above role should apply by sending a cover letter and an up to date Curriculum Vitae to: jobapplications@gaa.ie on or before 3pm on 14th March 2016 

 

 

 

01-Mar-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development 

Foundation Award Courses

Can you please ask your club secretary to include the names of your coaches at each of the grades, when they are submitting your team registration to Coiste na nÓg. When we have this information we will arrange additional Foundation award courses. 

Award 1 Courses

Our Award 1 youth/adult course will continue tomorrow evening Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm in the Vocational school Drumshanbo.

Concussion Workshop

We are holding a concussion awareness workshop on Wednesday evening February 24th at 8pm in the Bush hotel for all Parents, players & coaches of our development academies. We are also asking all club coaching officers to attend the workshop. The workshop will be delivered by Selina Shanley from Leitrim Physiotherapy clinic.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates and venues for our 2016 Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps.

July 4th – 8th Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

July 11th – 15th Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

July 18th – 22nd Aughavas, Gortletteragh & Dromahair

July 25th – 29th Drumkeerin, Leitrim Village & Fenagh

Primary School Coaching

We will be commencing our Primary school coaching & games programme w/c 29th February. The programme will consist of 8 weeks of skills coaching and games and will also involve organised blitz days for 3rd & 4th classes. All schools will be contacted over the next week with dates and times for the programme.

For further details on any of the above contact.

Hughie Clinton 086-6089637 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie 

 

 

 

10-Feb-16 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

Foundation award courses

Can you please ask your club secretary to include the names of your coaches at each of the grades, when they are submitting your team registration to Coiste na nÓg. When we have this information we will arrange additional Foundation award courses.

Award 1 courses

Award 1 youth/adult course will commence tomorrow evening Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm in the Vocational school Drumshanbo with registration from 6.45pm. Booking for this course is now closed.  

Concussion Workshop

We are holding a concussion awareness workshop on Wednesday evening February 24th in the Bush hotel for all Parents, players & coaches of our development academies. We are also asking all club coaching officers to attend this workshop. The workshop will be delivered by Selina Shanley from Leitrim Physiotherapy clinic.

Work placement scheme

Connacht GAA are piloting a new work experience programme for 3rd level students studying sports science. Each County in the Provence will be allocated a student for a 6/7 month period to work with coaches at both club and County level advising on best practice in the areas such as strength & conditioning, rest & recovery etc. Enda Lyons will take up the role in Leitrim on Tuesday next February 9th and we would like to wish Enda well in his role.  

Kelloggs GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates and venues for our 2016 Kelloggs GAA Cul camps.

July 4th – 8th Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

July 11th – 15th Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

July 18th – 22nd Aughavas, Gortletteragh & Dromahair

July 25th – 29th Drumkeerin, Leitrim Village Fenagh

 

For further details on any of the above contact.

Hughie Clinton 086-6089637 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

02-Feb-16 by Leitrim Coaching and Games Development