The level 2 coaching course ‘Solo to Success’ started last weekend Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st October. The course is being held in Ardclough GAA club in Kildare. 16 coaches are attending this course. The course targets coaches all over the country who are involved in coaching intercounty development squads, intercounty under 16/minor teams and also club under 18 and adult teams.
The next weekend is the 14th and 15th November with the final date on 28th November. Each coach will undertake a practical assessment also before receiving their Level 2 certification. modules last weekend included Assist and Challenge, Reflection, Games Based Coaching and Physical Fitness.
Coaches from Ulster attending the Solo to Success Course:
L to R: Ann Marie Gibbons (Donegal), Sean Coulter (Down), Siobhan Poulter, Ronan Toner and Eamonn Diver (all Antrim).
Other development News includes:
· U17 Development Squad Day
· Ulster Sport agus Sproai
· Coaching the Tackle Workshop- Dublin
· Halloween Camps- Belfast and Dublin
· Upcoming…Goal keeping workshop Offaly, Games Based Coachign Workshop Westmeath
Under 17 Development Squad day:
On Saturday the 31st of November Carlow and Wexford under 17 squads took part in a development day at Carlow IT which included coaching sessions from guest coaches, talks from guest speakers and a game between both squads. Colm Bonner took a session on “Developing defensive play and tackling”. Paddy Mullally worked on “Attacking play” and Conor Phelan worked on improving the players “Team Play” through small sided conditioned games.
The girls then took a break from training as Dietician Lydia Tracey made a presentation on “Fuelling the body for Sport”. The girls then had a questions and answers session with Wexford Camogie Star Kate Kelly. Kate outlined her experiences of balancing school life with Camogie. Kate also spoke about her long term goal of winning an All-Ireland and how she went about achieving her goals. Kate gave an insight into how she personally prepares for games and training.
Colm Bonner and Conor Phelan coaching
Carlow Under 17 squad
Kate kelly with group of Under 17's
Wexford under 17 squad
Ulster Sport Agus Spraoi
The Ulster Sport agus Sproai day took place in Queens Sports Facility on Tuesday 3rd November. This was a 1st year blitz with a massive 26 teams taking part on the day. Huge thanks to Queens sports facility and to ulster council hurling staff for all their support. Over 200 girls were involved in the day. Well done to all who participated!
Niall Jackman Ulster Camogie Talent ID and Coaching Officer presents player with goodie bag at Sport agus Spraoi Day
Cross and Passion at Sport agus Spraoi day
St.Mary's Limavady at Sport agus Spraoi Day
Group picture from Sport agus Spraoi Day
Coaching the Tackle Workshop- Dublin
A Coaching the Tackle workshop tutored by Mark McManus took place in Good Counsel GAA club in Dublin on Thursday the 29th October with 25 coaches attending on the evening.
Coaching the Tackle Workshop with Mark McManus
The Camogie Association in partnership with BETTER facility in whiterock leisure centre and the Belfast Community Sports Development Network ran a very successful Halloween camp over two day. There was 35 Girls in attendance and a big thanks to Seamus and Sean Mckenna and Emma Kelly for their top quality coaching over the two days.
Belfast Halloween Camp
The Dublin Senior team with lead coach Ali Towmey organised a camogie camp over the Halloween break from the 27th-30th October with 100 girls taking part. Thanks to St.Brigids GAA club for their facilities for the camp and to all the senior team for coaching on the camp.
Dublin Halloween Camp
Goal Keeping Workshop Offaly
Galway Senior goal keeper Susan Earner will tutor on this workshop:
When: Saturday, 14th November
Where: St. Rynaghs GAA Club, Banagher
Cost: €5 per person
Who: Coaches & goalkeepers
To book your place or for more information contact Lizzie Flynn on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-6436579.
Games Based Coaching Workshop- Westmeath