Cork GAA coaching updates 13/1/2016

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Club Visits

All GDAs are currently contacting clubs regarding upcoming visits to assist in planning their coaching programme for 2016. If you have any queries or are awaiting contact, club coaching officers are asked to please email Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan at 

Nursery Workshop

Nursery Workshop for Coaches of U4-U7 year olds THIS SATURDAY
Date: Saturday January 16th
Venue: Nemo Rangers
Time: 1-4pm
For: Nursery coordinators, coaches and mentors of the 4-7 age groups
What: Dr Wesley O’Brien, Kevin Murray and Stephen Behan will give presentations and examples of a well run Nursery, including the age appropriate content. Demonstrations and examples of appropriate content for different age groups. Information sheets for all participants followed by Q&A.
Fee: €10 to reserve places.


 Physical Development Programme

 Physical Development Programme for Club Teenage Players STARTING THIS MONDAY
A physical development programme was designed for development squad panels by Jeff Gomez of the Mardyke Arena and was implemented by sixteen 4th year students from the Physical Education Degree course in UCC, under the supervision of Dr. Wesley O’Brien in Novermber and December. This programme will now be extended to club players through a series of workshops, will take place across the county in 2016. All club coaches will be welcome and will be provided with the content and guidance on implementing the six-week programme. The same content will be replicated on the three nights, so coaches may choose the venue that suits. Content will be emailed to participants subsequently.
Mon, Jan 18th in Mallow GAA Complex @8pm
Mon, Jan 25th in Mardyke Arena, UCC @6pm (note earlier time)
Mon Feb 1st in Clonakilty Sports Centre – Convent Hall @8pm
Fee: €10 to reserve places. Please indicate venue.
It is planned to follow this programme with a series of workshops on injury prevention in March as the playing season gets into full swing and coaches will be integrating their physical development into field sessions. Further details to follow.

Regional Trials

(iv) Open Call to Regional Trials for new players in January – U15 & U16 Football & Hurling DEADLINE THIS MONDAY

While large numbers have been involved with regional U15 and U16 squads over the last few months, a further series of trials for players not currently involved will now take place. As players develop at different rates, it is an opportunity for new players to be seen. While the final decision will rest with regional and county managers, any names submitted by clubs will be invited for trials. Correspondence on this matter was circulated in December and the deadline for submissions is now next Monday January 18th. Trials will then follow. Click on the link below to submit names.

Coaching Vacancy

GAA Coaching Vacancy – CE Scheme
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Caoimhín Ó Donnabháin, Oifigeach Oiliúna
Kevin O’Donovan, County Coaching Officer.