Monaghan GAA Coaching & Games delivered four After school Gaelic Football Programmes in the North, South, Mid and West regions and one Hurling Programme in North Monaghan. The Football Programme catered for Boys from 5th class and the Hurling Programme catered for children from 4th, 5th and 6th class.
The venues for the programmes were St Macartan’s College, Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross, Castleblayney College and Largy College Clones. These schools provided excellent facilities with grass pitches, indoor halls and all-weather pitches. A big thanks for allowing us to use the facilities.
There were 52 boys registered for the Mid Region Programme which was held in Castleblayney College, 57 boys were registered for the North Region Programme which was held in St Macartan’s College, 38 boys were registered for the South Programme which was held in the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross and 19 boys were registered for the West Region which was held in Largy College. There were 18 kids registered for the hurling programme in the North Region which was held in St Macartan’s College. Overall there were 184 kids registered across all of the Programmes which were held for a 4 week period from October until December.
All of the participants were introduced to the Activ8 warm-up, while also working on skill development, skill conditioned games and small sided indoor Gaelic and Hurling. Each participant received a training top which was especially designed for the After School Programme.
Big thanks to the children who attended and made the After School Programme a huge success. The enthusiasm these children have to improve themselves and play Gaelic Football and Hurling was evident over the 4 weeks and brilliant to see. We look forward to working with them over the next number of years. Also, a huge thanks to the parents who brought and collected them on time each week, while also signing them up for the programme.
Please see photos below of the groups who took part in the After School Programme.
Upcoming Football After School Programme Dates:
St Macartan’s College (North) – 28th Jan, 4th/11th/18th of February – 6th Class.
Patrician HS (South) – 30th Jan, 6th/13th/20th February – 6th Class.
Our Lady’s Castleblayney (Mid) – 3rd/10th/24th/31st March – 6th Class.
Largy College (West) – 5th/12th/19th/26th March – 6th Class.
Upcoming Hurling After School Programme Dates:
Patrician HS (South) – 4th/11th/18th/25th March – 4th/5th/6th Class.
Application forms will be circulated around all of the schools in the New Year for all of these programmes. All programmes are open to all boys in the classes that are specified above.