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Coaching Newsletter - February 2010

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Eolas Oiliúna
Volume 2 - February 2010 


Games Development Administrators GDA in Tipperary: 
South; John Cummins Ardfinnan 087-9526823; North; Tadhg O Connor Roscrea 086-8978873; West; Kevin Halley New Inn 086-1925188; Mid; Andy Ryan Thurles 087-9090985.

Coaching Courses
Clubs who wish to avail of courses should now contact their Divisional GDA with completed application form with names, addresses, date of birth and fee of €20 per applicant for those attending multi club courses.  A maximum of 25 will be accepted for each course. Clubs with sufficient applicants to fill a course are expected to pay €350 per course. Courses are organized for Cashel, Lattin Cullen, Golden, Rosegreen, Lorrha, Newport, Burgess and Borrisokane.
Transition Year Courses are organized for Cashel C.S, Abbey C.B.S., Our Lady’s Templemore, Thurles C.B.S and Colaiste Pobal Roscrea.

Development Squads
The West Tipp U13 School of Excellence is currently running in the Cannon Hayes Centre in Tipperary Town.70 players are taken through a battery of skill development on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm over seen by Kevin Halley and a group of coaches. Club coaches also attend and each coach get a handout of the specific skills and drills performed at each session. This project is proving to be very popular as can be seen by the numbers attending.
The County Hurling Development Squad programme continues on Mondays 7 to 9pm and Thursdays 6.30 to 9.30pm in the Dome at Semple, coaches are welcome to come and observe the work being done.   We thank parents and clubs for their cooperation with transport.

Football Development
Coaching and Games will be organizing a “Focus Football” project in the North and Mid divisions over the next few weeks. This project is aimed at U14 players who would consider football as their first option. The long term aim is to provide divisional teams at U14, 15 and 16

Club Annual General Meetings
At AGMs clubs are asked to appoint a Coaching Officer and a School Liaison Officer who will look after these activities in 2010.

On the 30th January John Evans, County Senior Football Coach conducted a talk and practical demonstrations on football coaching to over 60 coaches from all over Co. Tipperary. On the 6th February Cian o Neill, Tipperary Senior Hurling Trainer conducted a session on the areas of Fundamental Movement, Functional Competence and Physical Literacy and its importance in the development of young players. Over 100 coaches attended this session.

Calendar for inter County Under Age Tournaments 
Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional Hurling Blitz will be held on Saturday 1st with semi finals & finals on Monday 3rd May.
Munster Under 14, 15, 16 & 17 Football Saturday 17th July.
Munster U. 14, 15 & 17 Hurling Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August.
Under 16 Tipperary Supporters Club Hurling Sat 28th & Sun 29th Aug.

Primary School/Club Indoor and Astroturf Blitzes 
Blitzes are being organized for Primary Schools and Clubs, by the GDA’s over the coming weeks in Holycross, Durlas Og Astroturf and Our Ladys Templemore Indoor also in Cloughjordan, Nenagh and Borrisokane.

Post Primary Schools Coaching
The Support Group Programme is running well as is the Munster Football project in Clonmel, Tipperary Town and Cahir.
Support Groups are now in place in Carrick, Clonmel, Ballingarry, Newport, Nenagh, and Borrisokane. These programmes are coordinated by the GDA’s