Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development Coach Education courses 2015 The following are the dates for our coach education courses for spring 2015. Participants must book these courses through their club secretary. Award 1 Child venue – Annaduff GAA club February 20th & 21st February 27th & 28th Award 1 Youth/Adult venue Ck-on-Shannon This course will commence on Friday March 6th @ 7pm. Foundation award Football Saturday 14th February St. Clares PP school, Manorhamilton All courses will commence at 7pm on Friday, registration from 6.45pm and at 10am on Saturday morning. Code of best practise in youth sport courses This year our code of best practise in youth sport courses will form part of the Foundation award courses and will be delivered as part of each foundation award course. All code of best practise courses will be open to coaches who may have completed foundation at another time and are not restricted to participants on the Foundation award course. Places must be booked in advance through your club secretary. Friday 13th February St. Clares Post Primary school Manorhamilton, @ 7pm Hurling development programme A new fundamental & skill development programme for hurling has commenced in Ballinamore and Gortletteragh hurling clubs over the past few weeks. The fundamental programme is for children 6 to 8 yrs and the skills development programme for children 8t o 12 yrs. The programme will be delivered in Manorhamilton on Wednesday February 18th and in Carrick on Friday February 27th. Fundamental skills are the foundation for all sports and we are encouraging parents and former players to help out with the programme. Kelloggs GAA Cul camps This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. The following are the dates and venues for the Kelloggs GAA Cul camps 2015 in Leitrim. 06/07/2015 Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill 13/07/2015 Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff 20/07/2015 Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh 27/07/2015 Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village For further details on any of the above contact. Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

10-Feb-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development 

Coach Education courses 2015

The following are the dates for our coach education courses for spring 2015. Participants must book these courses through their club secretary. 

Award 1 Child – venue – Annaduff GAA club

February 20th & 21st

February 27th & 28th

Foundation award – Football

Friday February 6th & Saturday 7th – Mohill GAA club

Friday February 6th & Saturday 7th – Drumshanbo Vocational school

Friday February 13th & Saturday 14th – Manorhamilton

All courses will commence at 7pm, registration from 6.45pm on the Friday evening and at 10am on Saturday morning. 

On-Line Foundation award

This course is now closed. All participants will be advised of where they are to complete their practical module in the next few days. 

Code of best practice in youth sport courses                                                              

This year our code of best practice in youth sport courses will form part of the Foundation award courses and will be delivered on the Saturday morning of each foundation award course. All code of best practise courses will be open to coaches who may have completed foundation at another time and are not restricted to participants on the Foundation award course. Places must be booked in advance through your club secretary. 

Saturday 7th – Mohill GAA club

Saturday 7th – Drumshanbo Vocational school

Saturday 14th – Manorhamilton 

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps

This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years.

The following are the dates and venue’s for the Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps 2015 in Leitrim.

06/07/2015 – Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon, Ballinamore & Mohill

13/07/2015 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo & Annaduff

20/07/2015 – Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh

27/07/2015 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh St. Caillins & Leitrim Village

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

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

 

 

02-Feb-15 by Coaching and Games Development

Course Postponments

Due to the forecast of poor weather conditions over the weekend, the Foundation Award Course and the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Course planned for Manorhamilton have been postponed.

The Foundation Award Course will now take place on Friday February 13th & Saturday 14th, with the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport taking place on Saturday 14th before the Foundation Practical.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

 

 

28-Jan-15 by Leitrim GAA

The County Coach Education Committee is running a number of Coach Education Courses during the months of January and February as detailed below.

The booking details have been circulated to all Club Secretaries and people interested in completing these courses are asked to contact their respective Club Secretary to complete booking details.

Coach Education Courses 2015  
     
Date Course  Venue
12/01 to 28/01 Foundation Award On – Line On – Line
     
16-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
17-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
23-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
24-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
30-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
31-Jan Award 1 Youth/Adult Drumshanbo
     
30-Jan Foundation Award Manorhamilton
31-Jan Foundation Award Manorhamilton
     
06-Feb Foundation Award Drumshanbo
07-Feb Foundation Award Drumshanbo
     
06-Feb Foundation Award Mohill
07-Feb Foundation Award Mohill
     
20-Feb Award 1 Child Annaduff
21-Feb Award 1 Child Annaduff
27-Feb Award 1 Child Annaduff
28-Feb Award 1 Child Annaduff

 

 

 

12-Jan-15 by Padraig McGourty – Coaching Officer

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 coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

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

 

 

03-Dec-14 by Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA are running an Award 1 Youth/Adult coaching course commencing on this Friday 14th November 2014.  Timetable as outlined below:-

 

Friday 14th November from 7pm – 9.30pm in Drumshanbo Vocational School

Saturday 15th November from 10am – 1pm in Drumshanbo Vocational School

Friday 21st November from 7pm – 9.30pm in Drumshanbo Vocational School

Saturday 22nd November from 10am – 1pm – Venue TBC

Friday 28th November (Code of best practise in youth sport) from 7pm – 10pm in Drumshanbo Vocational School

Saturday 29th November from 10am – 1pm in Drumshanbo Vocational School

Finishing times may vary at some of the sessions.  Coaches wishing to attend the course should confirm their booking through their club secretary.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

03-Nov-14 by Leitrim GAA

Ulster GAA in partnership with South West College is now offering the Level 3 Diploma in Performance Coaching in gaelic Games.

This course is aimed at holders of GAA Level 1 who are currently managing / coaching a GAA team at youth / adult level.

There will be an information evening on Monday 3rd November at 7.00pm in the Enniskillen Campus.

For more information contact Teresa McNabb Gdm.Fermanagh@gaa.ie

 

 

16-Oct-14 by Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

 

Foundation Award Coaching Course

The final foundation award coaching course for the spring season will take place in Dromahair GAA club rooms on Saturday next  May 10th, commencing at 10.30am, registration from 10.15am. All coaches welcome.

 

GAA Open Day

Leitrim GAA will host a special open day event on Sunday next commencing at 12 noon. Members of the County football & hurling panels will be present. A number of clubs will participate in a Go-Games blitz on the day. See promotional flyers for more information.

 

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps

The following are the dates for this years Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps. Please note the change of date for the Fenagh camp.

 

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 & Leitrim village

Week 5 July 28th – Aug 1st – Fenagh & Mohill

 

Booking has now commenced for this years Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps. On-line booking has now commenced and we would encourage parents to use this format if possible, however written application forms will be distributed to all schools & clubs next week. We would ask any parent making payment by cheque, money order or bank draft to make payment out to Leitrim GAA coaching and games as this will make life much easier for us all.

 

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 21/07 & 22/07 – Ballinamore

 

Under 12 Mini-League & Cross County league

Clubs are asked to note that the under 12 mini – leagues are due to commence w/c Monday19th May. Full details will be published after this evenings Coiste na nÓg meeting.

The Leitrim clubs participating in the cross County league with Longford clubs are reminded that this league starts on Monday May 19th.

 

Development squads

Under 16

The lads played Meath on Saturday last in what proved to be a very competitive encounter. Played over three quarters, Meath done enough to win on the day, however the Leitrim management were very happy with the workout.

    

For further details on any of the above contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

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

 

 

 

 

12-May-14 by Colette Fox – PRO

Connacht GAA are hosting a Coaching Conference for adult coaches on Saturday 12th April in the Connacht GAA Centre.  The event throws in at 10am.  Click on the link below for full details for this not to be missed event:-

http://www.connachtgaa.ie/coaching/CoachingConference2014.pdf

 

 

24-Mar-14 by Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development March 2014

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

 

 

13-Mar-14 by Leitrim GAA

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.  

For further details please contact.

Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie
Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie

 

 

13-Mar-14 by Leitrim GAA

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 personshould 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 

Important

We would ask all club coaching officers/club secretaries to please submit a full list of coaches for all your teams for 2014 to Thomas, Padraig or Terence and we will confirm  the current coaching qualification status of each coach, which will allow clubs seek places on coaching courses. 

On-line Foundation award course

Our on-line course commenced last weekend and will be available for completition untill 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. This course will only proceed if sufficient coaches are booked onto the course by their club secretaries.

Code of best Practise in youth sport

The first code of best practise course will take place in Allen Gaels GAA centre on this Friday, February 21st commencing at 7pm. A limited number of places are still available on this course. Booking is essential so please contact Padraig or Thomas to reserve your place.

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 orcoachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie

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

 

 

 

 

 

17-Feb-14 by Leitrim GAA