Coaching & Games Activity This Week 2013-10-22 14:19:00


A summary of the main activities being worked on this week are as follows :

The main focus again this week is on Coach Education and Regional Squads.

Fresh from the excellent workshop with Jason Ryan in Mallow on Friday night last, attention now turns to hurling this week with Damien Coleman in Sars GAA Complex on Friday night the 25th October.
Damien is the Hurling Development Officer for Connacht. Having worked as a full time coach for the last 8 years, Damien brings a huge wealth of experience and knowledge on skill and player development to his work. Damien has represented Galway at various levels and is also a qualified GAA Tutor. At this workshop Damien will work on bringing all the various elements of training together in the areas of physical fitness, team play, technical development and tactics to help club coaches achieve greater output from their coaching sessions.
Kieran McKeever has had to withdraw from planned workshops in Mallow and Clonakilty on the 1st and 2nd November but on the 4th November, Paudie Butler will be in Castlemartyr for a wall ball session and Liam Sheedy will be in Mallow on the 9th November. Getting back to football, on the 15th November John Morrission will be in Nemo Rangers. To register for these workshops, it is vital to text Sean Crowley in advance to ensure your place on the night. Sean can be text on 0860548533.

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Sean Crowley GDA will be taking bookings for all foundation courses from clubs and if your club wishes to book in a course, then please contact to arrange dates and times etc.

This Monday sees the start of the after schools coaching programme for 5th class boys in Cork City. The initiative is being run by GDA Paudie O Brien and will be the first of 3 sessions in football for boys on the North side of the city. The South side will run on alternative Mondays so that all schools will get a chance to send players to a local venue. A hurling equivalent is planned for after Christmas.
Martin Coleman will visit Blarney primary schools on Thursday, Sean Crowley will be in Youghal on Tuesday to help get a new club school link programme in place.
Paudie O Brien is bringing his club-school link coaches together on Thursday. This meeting will be used to plan activities for the 2014 season.
Tuesday will see Fermoy as the base for the North Region u14 Post Primary Schools hurling blitz coordinated by Noel Crowley.
This will be followed up on Wednesday with a blitz in St Vincents for schools around the city area.

Sean Crowley will continue his coaching programme in Youghal with the U14 school hurling team.
Martin Coleman continues to push on with his coaching activities in Kinsale (Tuesday) and Coachford (Wednesday).
Paudie O Brien will be in Christians on Tuesday in addition to being involved in the blitz on Wednesday in St Vincents.
James MacCarthy will be in Hamilton High School on Friday.

There will be an under 9 blitz on Saturday morning in Blackrock also coordinated by Paudie O Brien.

Clubs wishing to meet Silver targets in the LEE Flag scheme have to organise an Easter or Halloween Camp. If your club did not run an Easter Camp, then you will have to run a Halloween Camp at the mid term break.
For further details please contact your local GDA.

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