Cork GAA Coaching and Games Activities Update   24/02/2014

Cork Coaching And Games have undertaken a programme of club visits over the past month in the form of Coaching Workshops for club coaches. These workshops cover the basic fundamental movement skills and fun games for children as well as some skill development models. Coaching Officers meetings have been held in Avondhu, Duhallow, Imokilly and Carbery/Beara, Carrigdhoun and Muskerry (next week).

This programme provides a lead in to the Monster Blitz Programme that will run from March to October 2014 throughout the county. 

Two of the larger programmes are outlined below. 

  • January 18th Newmarket GAA club with 10 coaches present
  • January 23rd Cullen, Milstreet & Knocknagree in Cullen with 20 coaches present
  • January 25th Newmarket, St Marks & Kanturk gathered for a hurling workshop with 12 coaches present
  • January 29th Croke Rovers, Dromtarriffe, Banteer gathered in Kilbrin with 17 coaches present
  • February 1st  Kiskeam, Boherbue & Balydesmond gathered in Ballydesmond with 17 coaches present
  • February 4th Rochapel hosted a fundamentals/football workshop with 10 coaches present
  • February 9th Buttevant hosted Granard Gaels and Ballyhea coaches with 20 coaches present

Pat Spratt led the workshops as acting GDA for the North Region and the feedback has been very positive. Further visits are planned for the next 3 weeks so that all clubs in the North Region will have received a coaching workshop. 

Meanwhile in the Imokilly area, Sean Crowley GDA is currently visiting every club individually in the Division for Coaching meetings and workshops. The meetings/workshops are catered to meet the needs of each individual club and help the clubs evaluate the various programmes they have in place.

  • Fr O Neills ,  Club Planning & Coach Education with 19 coaches present
  • Cobh, reviewed the clubs new nursery plan with 34 coaches present
  • Lisgoold, reviewed club structure and met u8-u12 mentors
  • Midleton, met the u10 and younger coaches with 10 coaches present
  • St Catherines, practical session and reviewed club plan
  • Watergrasshill, discussed Monster Blitz Programme and discussed the start of the club coaching plan. 12 mentors attended
  • Youghal, 1 hour practical workshop with 12 coaches
  • Kiltha Og, foundation course ran with 24 coaches
  • St Ita's, advising the club in getting underage club started again 

Please see www.gaacork.ie for all the various programmes that Cork Coaching and Games will be rolling out through 2014 to help support clubs and schools in the county. 

Cork Coaching and Games is part funded by Cork GAA Clubs Draw.









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