Louth and Meath Award 2 Coaching Course
The 12 coaches from Louth and 12 from Meath have been specifically chosen for their suitability to undertake the new Award 2 Coaching programme starting this Saturday in Stamullen.
Former Louth star forward, and current Louth GDA, Shane Lennon is a course co-ordinator. His former Wee County team mates JP Rooney and Christy Grimes are taking part – as well as goalkeeper Craig Lynch who made his Louth senior debut this year, and is another member of the Louth GAA Coaching team.
Lennon told leinstergaa.ie: “When players retire there can often be a wee piece missing and they need something to carry on and coaching is a big thing for them.
“JP and Christy would already be heavily involved with their clubs in coaching and this is a great opportunity for them and maybe they can go on and manage a county team someday.
“Coach Education is a massive part of what we do. Better coaches will mean better players. That’s the target and it’s good to get former players involved in that.”
This is the third Award 2 Youth/Adult Football Course to be staged in Leinster. The Award 2 qualification is currently the highest available in the GAA. And from 2018 onwards it will be a strict mandatory requirement for all Inter County team coaches to have an Award 2 qualification.
Taking place over six Saturdays between now and late November, participants will have to complete a number of task and practical coaching sessions to achieve the Award 2.
Some of the tutors delivering on the course are Sean Kelly, former Meath Selector, Sean Dempsey, former Laois Manager, Keith Begley, Offaly Minor Football Manager, and Cyril Kevlihan, former Dublin Minor Manager.
As part of this course the participants will be working with the Talent Academy players from Louth and Meath to complete their practical coaching tasks.
For further information, contact Colm Clear, Education Manager, Leinster GAA 057 8682000 or email@example.com