This Saturday see’s that start of U11 Liam Stirrat Development League for 2022 which is a follow on from the Spring League that was held over the past few months. The focus of this league is skill development, participation & enjoyment for all the participants involved.
Liam Stirrat was a great GAA man and had great love for his club Scotstown but also for Monaghan GAA. Liam served with distinction as both Chairman of Monaghan County Board and also managing Monaghan Senior Football team. Liam had great success in managing teams both with Scotstown & Monaghan. Whilst managing teams Liam had a great understanding of developing players in particularly their skill set, with this in mind this is why we introduced the U11 Liam Stirrat Development League & a skill focus for each round.
In terms of skill development, over the first 5 rounds there will be a skill focus each week, for the first week the skill to focus is the overhead/reach catch. On the last round of games, there is no skill focus but there is an award for the most skillful player on each team which will be selected by the opposition coaches.
Monaghan Coaching & Games staff hosting an Information evening for U11 coaches at the Entekra Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence in Cloghan last night which included a practical element based around of the skills that will be focused on during the league. We would like to thank all the coaches who attended the information meeting and wish all teams the best of luck for the rest of the year.
See below for Dates, Rules & Skill focus for the Liam Stirrat Development League & Photos from last nights Information evening…..