Boys and girls from 25 areas across Leinster will be delighted soon when their coaches arrive with a new ‘Nursery Pack’ to help their coaching sessions.
The prizes are being presented this week to coaches who had signed up for the ‘Have A Ball’ programme and were chosen randomly in a draw organised by Leinster GAA.
The lucky winners were: Liam Casey (Éire Óg, Carlow); Martin Doyle (Burrin Rangers, Carlow); Cathal Cole (St Andrew’s, Carlow); Liam Sherlock (Naomh Mearnóg, Dublin); Tom Quinn (St Jude’s, Dublin); Aidan Minnock (Maynooth, Kildare); Simon Clarke (Celbridge, Kildare); Ruaidhri Jacob (Ballykelly, Kildare); Matty Flynn (Tullogher Rosbercon, Kilkenny); Paul O’Shea (Ballylinan, Laois); Christopher Knowles (Stradbally, Laois); Carmel Hilliard (Camross, Laois); Colm Mulholland (St Fechin’s, Louth); Shane Flannery (Navan O’Mahony’s, Meath); Mark Gallagher (St Colmcille’s, Meath); Conor McCoy (Seneschalstown, Meath); Colm Cummins (Edenderry, Offaly); James Condron (Na Fianna, Offaly); Richie Fitzsimons (Birr, Offaly); Mark Keogh (St Vincent’s, Dublin); Kara Kavanagh (Lough Lene Gaels, Westmeath); Mick Dee (Askamore-Kilrush, Wexford); James Morrissey (Rathnure, Wexford); Ronan Lally (Ashford, Wicklow); Gary McGillycuddy (An Togher, Wicklow).
Leinster GAA have an online Have a Ball Programme which is open to Coaches and parents to assit them in planning and delivering a fundamentals programme for children aged 5/6.
Leinster GAA in association with Emma and Louise Byrne have been providing a weekly coaching resource for all coaches in Leinster currently involved in the delivery of the Have A Ball initiatives for boys and girls aged 5 to 6
Both Louise and Emma are graduates of the B.A in Sport & Exercise (GAA) in IT Carlow and have developed significant experience both in Ireland and abroad in the delivery of fundamental programmes for creche and early school year children.
This is a great opportunity for coaches to avail of new resources as well as engage with Louise and Emma, as well as other coaches from around the province through the GAA Elearning platform.
How to register to access the resource:
Open up www.learning.gaa.iewebsite
Click the ‘Register’ button in top right hand corner (If you have not previously registered)
Fill in required information and check your email for confirmation email (occasionally this can be sent to clutter/spam etc).
Click on the link in your emails
Fill in the relevant/ required information, you will then be redirected to the homepage.
Once registered and logged in click on the link that will direct you to the course – Course Login Page (Alternatively follow the steps here)
When you have access to the programme you can download the PDF’s provided, view the weekly blog, view the Videos of the activities and access to the forum of other like-minded coaches.