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Update on Coaching Programmes!

January 5th, 2018

Update on Coaching Programmes!

  Ulster Skills Development Programme

The Ulster GAA Skills Development Programme is due to run in Cremartin Hall on the 10th, 17th and 24th January. This programme will be delivered by Tony Scullion and John Morrison. Each club is to provide 1 coach who will attend the workshops and bring the information and knowledge back to their club coaches.

If your club has not yet submitted a coach for this programme, please do so by getting in touch with Conor Fadian, Games Development Administrator, by email on gda.monaghan@gaa.ie or by phone on 087 216 3580.


Coach Education Courses

We have a number of coach education courses coming up over the coming months. These courses are necessary for working with teams within a club, and are also a worthwhile learning experience. We have currently the following Award courses scheduled:


Foundation Football

19th & 20th January @ Monaghan GAA Training Centre, Cloghan

9th & 10th February @ Magheracloone GAA

9th & 10th March @ Monaghan GAA Training Centre, Cloghan


Foundation Hurling

2nd & 3rd March @ Monaghan GAA Training Centre, Cloghan


Level 1 Football

2nd, 3rd & 4th February (Youth / Adult Award) @ Monaghan GAA Training Centre, Cloghan

23rd & 24th March (Child) @ Monaghan GAA Training Centre, Cloghan


Cost for a course : Foundation : €30

Level 1: €55


If 4 coaches attend from one club, we offer a discount of 4 coaches for the price of 3.


If you are interested in booking a place on any of these courses, please contact Conor Fadian on his details above.



Coaching Workshop

Last Night (Thursday 4th January), Monaghan GAA Coaching & Games delivered two coaching workshops targeted at coaches working with teams from u16 level through to Senior level.

The first workshop of the evening was delivered by current Monaghan Minor (u-17) Manager Seamus ‘Banty’ McEneaney, who delivered a very detailed and insightful workshop on the Role of the Manager. It was an invaluable experience for club coaches  to take on board information from a man who has experienced managing teams at all levels of the game.

The second workshop of the evening was a practical outdoor session focused in developing players skill levels, fitness, decision making and game understanding. This workshop was delivered by current Scotstown Senior Manager Kieran Donnelly. This was a very worthwhile experience as coaches got to see a quality session being delivered, and were able to see different variations to drills and games which will further enhance their coaching knowledge.

Many thanks to Seamus and Kieran for sharing their experience and knowledge with us, and also to the coaches who attended on the night. A big thanks also to the Development Squad players who attended on the night.




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