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O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference

November 8th, 2022

O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference

The 18th annual O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 12th November at the Ulster University, Jordanstown.

The theme of this year’s conference will focus on ‘Playing Your Part in Player Development’.

The conference will feature a host of practical workshops delivered by coaches from across the family of Gaelic Games with plenty of interesting takeaways for all involved.

The event is bookended by keynote addresses from Martin Kennedy, National Head of Coach & Player Development, and Liam Sheedy, former All Ireland winning manager with Tipperary hurlers.

Check out the 2022 O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Development Conference itinerary below:

‘Playing your Part in Player Development’

Saturday 12th November

8.45 Registration: Sports Reception, Ulster University Jordanstown

9.15 Welcome: Ciaran McLaughlin, President Ulster GAA

Services to Coach Education Awards

 

9.30 Keynote 1: ‘Coach Education, Player Development and the FTEM model’

Teamwork in Player Development: Stakeholder Collaboration and Co-operation

Joined-up thinking to build strong foundations and lifelong involvement

Martin Kennedy, National Head of Coach & Player Development

 

10.15 Practical Workshops (60 minutes)

Workshop 1: Adding Value to Your Coaching Through Use of Video Analysis

Ben McGuckin (Derry GAA Video Analyst)

Workshop 2: Developing Game Sense and Refining Skills for Talented Players (Hurling)

Dominic McKinley (Slaughtneil & Antrim GAA)

Workshop 3: Coaching Practice and The Female Athlete

Emma Kelly & Kyla Trainor: (Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football)

Workshop 4: Planning & Preparing for Elite Performance

Paul Brady (Five times World Handball Champion & Cavan Senior Footballer ),

Workshop 5: Physical Literacy in Clubs – Making the Curriculum Come Alive in Clubs

Sean McKenna & Damian McCallin (Antrim GAA Games Development Officers)

Workshop 6: Performance and Lifestyle and female players: Effective goal-setting and performance

Gary Longwell (Sports Institute NI and former Irish International Rugby Player)

 

11.15 Practical Workshops (60 Mins)

 

Workshop 7: Adding Value to Your Coaching Through Use of Video Analysis

Ben McGuckin (Derry GAA Video Analyst)

Workshop 8: Developing the tackle and embedding best practice with players (Gaelic Football)

Stephen Beattie ( Formerly St Mary’s University College & Down Senior Football Team)

Workshop 9: Managing Athletic Development between stakeholders

Tom Gribben (Setanta Sports, S&C Coach to Tyrone Academy Squads, U17 Squad and U20 Squad)

Workshop 10: Physical Literacy in Clubs – Making the Curriculum Come Alive in Clubs

Sean McKenna & Damian McCallin (Antrim GAA Games Development Officers)

Workshop 11: Adding a New Dimension to your Players and Club through Handball

Darragh Daly (National Handball Co-ordinator) & Fiona Shannon (Ulster GAA and former World Handball Champion)

 

12.30 Lunch

 

13.15 Key Practical Workshop for all delegates (60 minutes)

Workshop 12: Turnover and Transitioning from Defence to Attack in Gaelic Football

Jack Cooney (National GAA Player Development Manager and former Westmeath Football Manager)

 

2.15 Closing Address: Garrett Coyle (Chair Coaching Committee Ulster GAA)

Keynote 2: ‘Setting the Team and Performance Culture’

Liam Sheedy (Former All Ireland winning manager with Tipperary hurlers)

 

3.00 Conference Close

 

To register please click on link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/oneills-ulster-gaa-coaching-games-development-conference-tickets-423219158897

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