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Application form Monaghan GAA Football Coaching Conference

October 19th, 2011




DATE: Saturday 26th November 2011

TIME: Registration @ 9:15am

VENUE: St Macartans College , Monaghan

COST: €10 Per Person (Promotion for Clubs/Schools – 4 for €30)

TARGET GROUP: U 6 to U 16 Juvenile Coaches

For more information Please contact:

Paul O’Connor GDM @ or 0868374827 or log onto





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Time Workshop Tutor Position  
9:15 – 9:45 Registration      
9:45 – 10:15 Opening welcome and scene setting for conference Dr. Niall Moyna DCU & member of Dublin Senior Team Backroom Staff  
10:15 – 11:00Please tick which workshop you would like to attend “Fun with the Ball – Setting the Foundations” U6 & u8’s. (Practical) Macartan McKenna Ulster Department GAA Coach PLEASE TICK
Functional & Core Development for  12 to 16 year olds.(Practical Session) Marty Corey Monaghan Dev Officer PLEASE TICK
11:05 – 11:45 Attaining Success “Do Structures Matter” (Presentation) John Evans Director of Football in Tipperary  
11:45 – 12:115 Lunch Break – Soup & Sandwiches to be provided  
12:15 – 13:00 Please tick which workshop you would like to attend Making better use of Possession. Games  for U10 – U12’s. (Practical) Pauric McDonald Football Director of Kilmacud Crokes PLEASE TICK
The Role of a Coach (Presentation) Tony Scullion Ulster Football Development Officer PLEASE TICK
13:00 – 13:45 Presentation on Gaelic Performance 3D coach education & learning tool for Gaelic Games Dermot McArdle Ex County Footballer and Performance Coach system management.  
13:45 – 14:15 The Art of Kicking 6 to 16 year olds (Practical Session) John Morrison Ulster Master Tutor  
14:15 – 14:30 Closing Address Paul O’Connor – Monaghan Games Dev Manager  

Payment of Cheque or Cash value of €10 per person & payable to Monaghan GAA County Board.

Signed:  _______________________________ Date:___________________

Monaghan Coaching Conference “STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – RAISING THE STANDARDS” will give coaches the opportunity to oberserve and learn from practical workshops and also engage with high level coaches in theory based sessions. This conference will allow those who attend, an opportunity to see some of Monaghan’s finest coaches in action and also witness at first hand, some of the country’s most innovative coaches & personalities share their thoughts on best coaching practices.     

The following is the tutors who will be delivering a workshop at the conference;

Tony Scullion – Ulster Football Development Officer. Tony played football and hurling for Ballinascreen, Derry, Ulster and Ireland. He has won 4 All stars, 6 consecutive Railway Cup Medals, 3 NFL medals and an All Ireland SFC with Derry in 1993. Tony’s professional role is to assist the development of Gaelic Football in Ulster via Schools, Colleges, 3rd Level, Clubs and County Teams.

John Morrison- John hails from Armagh City and is actively involved in coaching for the past 40 years. John has experience in coaching underage, minor & Adult teams. Over the years John has coached Armagh, Antrim, Derry, Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim & is currently involved with Cavan senior intercounty team. John is also GAA Ulster Master Tutor & Tutor Trainer and has writen 5 Coaching books.

John Evans – Director of Football in Tipperary , commenced coaching , training and Managing teams in Kerry in 1981.  John managed Laune Rangers to win  3 county Minor titles and 3 Senior C/ship titles , 2 Munster titles , 1 All Ireland club.He also managed Kerry U21’s and now he  is the Tipperary Senior and U21 Football Manager and Coach. He is intrinsically involved with Tipperary underage development resulting in Tipperary becoming  All Ireland Champions in 2011. He Managed and Coached Tipperary U21 Munster Champions 2010. He coached Clonmel High School to win All Ireland B colleges in 2010 .

Pauric McDonald – is originally from Castleblayney and played with the Faughs for most of his Football career winning 7 SFC medals. He represented Monaghan at U21 & Senior level. Working for the last 11 years as the full time Coaching Director with Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club in Dublin. Has coached at U21, Minor & Development squad level in Dublin as well as coaching the Monaghan Minor team of 2010.

Niall Moyna – Native of Scotstown in Co. Monaghan. Lecturer in Dublin City University and a key member of the current Dublin Senior Football Team.

Macartan McKenna – Orginates from Scotstown in Monaghan and is actively involved with Scotstown GAA Club. Macartan is a full time Ulster Department Coach for the Ulster Council. Macartan is working in Co. Down at Primary school level. His knowledge and skills in delivering Fundamental stage activity for 6 to 10 year olds is unmatched.

Marty Corey – Currently working as a Development Officer with Monaghan Coaching & Games. Devised Strength & Conditioning Programme for Monaghan Development Squads.

Dermot McArdle – Current Castleblayney Faughs and Former Monaghan Footballer – 7 Senior Championship Medals. Coached at Castleblayney Faughs since 1998. Holds a Level 2 Coaching Qualification. Current Position: Owner of GaelicPeformance, SquareBall Software Ltd, GR8 Entertainment, and

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