Over the next week, Our U11 games programme for 2022 will conclude with the final round of fixtures in the U11 Liam Stirrat Development League, this will see 22 games taking place throughout the county. At all games an award for ‘Most Skillfull Player’ will be presented to a player from each team at each game. This is to continue with the focus on skill development for this age group.
This league was named after Liam Stirrat who 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 the 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 and particularly their skill set, with this in mind we introduced the U11 Liam Stirrat Development League & a skill focus for each round.
As highlighted above the U11 Liam Stirrat Development League had a skill focus each week. The purpose of this was to assist the coaches while planning/delivering their coaching sessions and creating a link between the session and the game by awarding a point if the skill was performed correctly during the game. In addition to this the players would also benefit from this initiative because from a development point of view they are at an age where they can learn & implement these skills.
Monaghan Coaching & Games would like to wish all teams, players and mentors the best of luck their game.