Writes Shirley O’Mahony
Carrigaline GAA, Camogie & LGFA have come together under one all-inclusive umbrella for Club education within the Club. Led by Kevin O’Driscoll a committee of 13 was formed from all 3 sections to enhance coaches’ knowledge and bring this fantastic Club forward.
We are delighted to announce a number of coach education workshops for all coaches. We have secured two top class coach educators to deliver these which are the first of many we hope to stage over the coming months and years.
The first workshop was delivered by John Murphy. He is an expert in the field of child/academy coaching. He is a PhD researcher and a qualified PE teacher and is deeply involved in coaching hurling in the Kilkenny, Tipperary, Carlow and Wexford areas. You can look him up on @fhsperformance on twitter. John's content is aimed at u5 to u12 boys and girls. This session took place on the Club’s all-weather on Saturday 22nd January from 10am to12noon* with all coaches of these age groups attending.
The teenage/adult session is being delivered by Mick Bohan. Mick is one of the most successful coaches in Ireland having coached Dublin men to All Irelands as part of Jim Gavin's backroom. He is the current Dublin Ladies football manager, who he has led to a 4 in a row.
Mick will deliver an engaging interactive session focusing on how to deliver a skills based session through games. While the session will be football based it is equally as relevant to our hurling/camogie coaches as it is very much based on 'how to coach' and is not football specific. This session is on Saturday 12th February from 11am to 2pm.*
The Club Coaching Committee is working diligently to improve the standard of coaching in all sections of the club. This improvement of our coaches will in turn lead to an improvement in the players being coached. Please join us in these endeavours.