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Gaelic games family joins forces to train new Coach Developers

Wed 26th Oct

Ellen McManus


Key to implementation of the recently launched Gaelic Games Player pathway is the provision of quality coaching and player development inputs appropriate to their age and stage on the pathway.

The three Associations continue to work together to align our supports and services especially in the area of coach education where we are collaborating on the developing a new coaching pathway – one that builds on recent development of the first common coach education course – the Introduction to Coaching Gaelic Games which is for all entry coaches male and female.

Our coach education programmes are delivered by qualified coach developers who ensure all participants attending our education courses/workshops/webinars have a positive experience. It is these positive experiences that assist with increased participation levels and enhance the grassroots of players and coaches.

Best practice promotes a professional image and demands that the coach developers demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and competence. As a result, the Gaelic Games family are giving experienced sports coaches an opportunity to be involved in the development and support of coaches within Gaelic Games.

Role of a Gaelic Games Level 1 Coach Developer:

  • Enable learners to deliver Gaelic Games Introduction to Coaching Gaelic Games courses accredited under the Sport Ireland Coaching Development Programme for Ireland (CDPI).
  • Enable learners to help coaches reach the level and standard of coaching they aspire to be.
  • Empower learners to take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others in the Gaelic Games coaching sector.

Key Dates:

  • Online Information Evening for applicants – Monday 14th November 2022
  • Training Weekend 1 – Saturday 26th /Sunday 27th November 2022
  • Training Weekend 2 – Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th December 2022
  • Training Weekend 3 Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th January 2023

We are currently looking at a Dublin venue but this may be subject to change based on where the majority of successful applicants are located.

Coach Developer training will involve attendance at all contact sessions and any NGB Coach Developer-related workshops, distance learning tasks, presentation tasks, observation tasks and delivery of coach education courses.

Upon successful completion of the necessary assessments, Coach Developers will be asked to commit to the delivery of coach education programmes within their NGB.

Closing date for ‘expressions of interest’ is Friday, November 11. You can apply here –

For more details on the coach developer training process, please view or download our Coach Developer training pathway HERE

For more information, please contact


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