Connacht GAA Provincial Coaching Conference

  • Feb 01,2007

The inaugural Connacht GAA Provincial Coaching Conference takes place in the Mc William Park Hotel, Claremorris GAA grounds and the grounds of St. Colman’s College on Saturday 10th February 2007 at 9.30am.

This promises to be an informative and challenging day for all coaches.  The Forum brings together presenters who are leaders in their field at national and international level. 

Professor Tom Reilly, who will speak on “Physiology Applied to Gaelic Games” is one of the world’s most eminent authors of Science and Sport.  His findings, in research, have been employed in football academies throughout the world.  A native of Hollymount and Passionate GAA and athletics supporter, he was responsible for conducting most of the early research in the GAA.

Professor Niall Moyna, a native of Monaghan, lectures in Health and Human Performance in D.C.U.  As a young P.E. teacher he was the physical trainer of the Monaghan senior team during a golden era, when they were National League Champions.  He is constantly at the coalface in Coaching and games development and is now responsible for most of the productive research of our games.  A great orator, with vast worldwide experience his presentation is a must for all coaches.

The balance of the day will be maintained with practical workshops in the afternoon.  The presenters have accumulated thousands of coaching hours on the field.

Pat Flanagan (Kerry), Michael Mc Geehan, Director of the National Coaching and Training Centre, Paudie Butler, National Hurling Director are all household names.  Fiona O’ Driscoll and Damien Young gave a most stimulating Presentation of Wonder Ball at the National Conference.

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned Coach/Trainer this is a must for all interested parties.



Places can be booked by contacting any of the following people.

Connacht Council Office. 094-9630335

Damien Coleman, Connacht Hurling Coaching Manager 087-2661695

Billy Mc Nichaolas, Mayo Coaching Manager 087-2497407

Willy Hegarty, Roscommon Coaching Manager 086-8356227

Liam Og Gormley, Sligo Coaching Manager 086-8254420

Thomas Keenan, Leitrim Coaching Manager 087-6591049

Tom Mc Manus, Galway Coaching Manager 087-2612089

Padraic Conroy, Gaeltacht Coaching Manager 087-7727348