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Ulster GAA Team Management Course gets underway in Monaghan

December 13th, 2016

Ulster GAA Team Management Course gets underway in Monaghan

For the first time ever GAA Team Management Diploma course is being delivered in Monaghan inconjunction with Ulster Council Coaching & Games Development staff. This course is an OCN accredited to level 3.

The Aim of the Programme is to; “Look specifically at the role of the manager in a club context and the chalenges issues that a manager encouters as he/she progress into County Academies and County Management”. The programme is to be delivered by Eugene Young, Roger Keenan, Frank Dawson & Peter McGinnity over 10 sessions.

In total there was 15 people who attended the course from 12 different Football & Hurling clubs throughout the county. They were ; Andy Callan & Seamus Mulholland (Carrickmacross Emmetts) , Brian Sherry, Mark O’Connor & Stepehn McGinnity (Castleblayney Faughs), Donal McAdam (Drumhowan), Joe Duffy (Aughnamullen) , Marty McConnon (Magheracloone), Padraic Smith (Currin), Pat McEnaney (Corduff), Paul Casey ( Castleblayney Hurlers), Tony Graham (Oram), Mark Counihan (Truagh), Mel McMorrow (Monaghan Harps), Darren Greenan (Killeavan)


The programme is designed to

  • Discuss management challenges and issues in the context of GAA.
  • Introduce key management principles and theories.
  • Apply the theories to practical examples.
  • Engage students with the real case studies and personal experiences.
  • Exchange experiences and learn from good and bad practice.
  • Challenge student’s perceptions and beliefs.
  • Encourage application in the practical context.
  • Record informal learning to gain credits for volunteer hours.


The programme has been designed with GAA Managers in mind but the basic principles that are addressed are applicable and transferable in everyday working life or to other parts of GAA Club operations. Previous students have expressed their delight in being able to take a lot of the content and skills and transfer and apply them to their own business environment.  The discussion and debate is lively and the sessions interactive with as little formal learning as possible. Students are expected to log into the web page and download material and complete the log book. They are expected to read material in advance of the sessions and log practical hours and complete a number of session plans to achieve the qualification.


The programme runs through the Spring on Monday nights with a couple of Saturdays to ensure that all four units can be completed. During the pre- and early season the coaches are asked to collate the evidence hours with your teams you collect- log the hours and the session plans with submission by the end of May.

Proposed Schedule

Session Day Date


Content TUTORS
1 Monday 23rd January @ 6.45 pm The Role of The Manager
2 Monday 30th January@ 6.45 pm Leadership
3 Monday 6th February@ 6.45 pm Communication
4 Monday 13th February@ 6.45pm Planning & Planning Process
5 Monday 20h February @6.45pm Decision-making
6  & 7 Saturday 25th February @ 9.00am Managing Change and Conflict
8 & 9 Saturday 4th March @ 9.00am Team Dynamics and Team Building

Motivation and Mentoring

10 Monday 13th March @ 6.45pm Submission of competed logbooks
11 Monday 3rd April @ 6.45pm Mentoring – collection of evidence
12 Monday 24th April @ 6.45pm All work completed – DEADLINE



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