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Carbery Beara GAA Games Development News 13/02/2012

posted 13 Feb 2012, 09:42 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Feb 2012, 09:43 ]

Coach Education

On Monday last, nineteen transition Year students from clubs across Beara completed a Foundation Level coaching course at Castletownbere Community School (above). Thanks to coordinator Kathleen Dwyer, for her help in organising the day and to the pupils for their interest and dedication throughout the session.

Later, on the same evening, attention switched to Eyeries for a Foundation Level course with Urhan club coaches. Sixteen mentors were present and the course will conclude tonight. Thanks to club juvenile chairman Ciaran O’Sullivan for making the arrangements.

On Saturday next, April 18th, a one-day Foundation Level coaching course will take place at Kilbrittain Community hall, covering both codes. The course begins at 9.30am and will conclude at 4.30pm on the same day. Fee €20.

On Thursday, Feb 23rd and Thursday, March 1st, a Foundation Level coaching course will take place in Castletownbere, for Beara club coaches from 7-10.30pm, nightly. Fee €20.

On Friday, Feb 24th and Friday, March 2nd, a Foundation Level coaching course in hurling and football will take place in Bandon GAA hall from 7-10.30pm, nightly. Fee €20.

Throughout March, courses will follow in Skibbereen, Bantry, Dunmanway and Clonakilty, on Mondays and Thursdays.

On Thursday night last, a very successful Award 1 Youth Football coaching course for mentors in West Carbery concluded in Bantry, with sessions on Psychological Focus and Playing Facts / Rules. The course was noteworthy for the high numbers present throughout, with 41 mentors from Goleen, Bantry, St. Colums, Sam Maguires, Glengarriff, Tadhg MacCarthaigh, Urhan, Kilmacabea, Muintir Bhaire and Gabriel Rangers attending on the six nights. Thanks to those who organised venues and to the tutors who presented various modules throughout the course. It is now planned to run Award 1 courses annually both before and after Christmas, in football and hurling, respectively, in both western and eastern ends of West Cork.

Last Monday night also saw the completion of the first round of Physical Development for Youth Player coaching workshops with Liam O’Reilly. Again, this programme proved a huge success with large numbers present on the three nights in Clonakilty, Castletownbere and Goleen and a second round of workshops is planned for April.

To reserve places on any of the above courses, please contact me at the details below.

Mise le meas,

Kevin O'Donovan,
GAA Games Development Administrator,
Carbery Beara,
Kilmeen, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Ph. 086-7753567