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The GAA Games Development Conference in conjunction with Camogie, Handball, Ladies Football and Rounders was launched in Croke Park by representatives from all of the GAA family of Gaelic Games on Wednesday November 3rd.


Conference Theme: “”Coaching Children: Building a Platform for Lifelong Involvement in Gaelic games

Venue: Croke Park

Date: Saturday, December 4th 2010

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

The GAA Games Development Conference is the largest conference of its kind, in 2009 attracting over 600 delegates from throughout Ireland, Europe and North America. This is the 8th annual GAA Games Development Conference, and the 5th to be held in Croke Park stadium. This years Conference will take place on Saturday December 4th.

The child theme is the focus for this years conference and Camogie would encourage all our members to consider attending this event especially those who are involved in coaching or working with children.  The conference will empower you with new ideas to take back to your clubs and assist in the long term development of our Camogie players.

This conference is ideal for coaches, parents, teachers, young adult coaches. We would ask all clubs to have  representatives at the conference and also to consider  subsiding the cost of any coach to attend this conference on behalf of the club.

The 2010 Conference will be a combination of Key Note and Parallel Break Out sessions with special demonstrations of Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic football, Rounders and Handball activities for children taking place throughout the stadium.

Saturday, December 4th 9.30am – 4.30pm
A mixture of Key Note and Parallel sessions. For the full programme click on

Speakers include:
ò Paudie Butler, GAA Hurling Development Coordinator

ò Mickey Whelan, Coach Dublin Senior Football Team

ò Professor Niall Moyna, Dublin City University

ò Catriona Cosgrave, Lecturer, Primary School Physical Education, Marino Institute of Education

ò Peter Gunning, Journalist and Principal Scartleigh Primary School, Co Cork

ò Edward Coughlan, Liverpool John Moores University, Trainer Mayo Senior Football team

ò Des Ryan, Fitness Education Manager, IRFU

ò Brian Ryan, Games Development Manager, Kilkenny

ò Pat Culhane, Hurling Development Administrator, Limerick

Practical Coaching Demonstrations will be conducted throughout the stadium by:

ò Damien Coleman, Hurling Development Coordinator, Connacht and former Galway Hurler

ò Caroline Murray, Camogie Regional Development Officer, and Galway Senior Camogie player

ò William Harman, Ladies Gaelic Football Regional Development Officer and former Kerry Footballer

ò Tony Healy, All Ireland Handball Champion and US Open of Handball Champion 2008

ò Enda Timoney, Handball Coaching Tutor

The cost of attending the GAA Games Development Conference 2010 is €50.

This price includes:
ò GAA Coaching Bag and Folder

ò Copies of all GAA Conference Presentations Post Event

ò Lunch and Refreshments throughout the day

ò GAA Fun Do Resource Pack in either Hurling or Gaelic football

ò Camogie Player pathway

ò Camogie “”on the ball”” magazine

To download the Conference booking form, please see attached
To book your place online, please  click on this link
For more information on the Conference, email  or telephone 01-8363222


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