Schools Coaching a Hit Again

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Our Schools Coaching programme  has been a tremendous success once again this school year marked by significant growth in skills and teamwork. Coaches integrated age-appropriate techniques that enhanced the young athletes’ physical capabilities along with boosting their confidence.

Weekly sessions focused on fundamental movements, including agility, coordination,  tailored to their developmental needs as well as growing the love for our Gaelic Games. The program also emphasised the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline, fostering a positive and supportive environment for both students and teachers.

Participation rates were high, with students eagerly awaiting and engaging in sessions every week. Kieran Walsh has taken over the mantle this year as the coach and his introduction has been a resounding success. “I couldn’t be enjoying the experience more. You can see the progress being made every week. Seeing all the kids arrive with such enthusiasm is something else. I can’t wait for each session myself”, Kieran said. 

This successful year of training has laid a solid foundation for the future pursuits of our students in all local schools.

Our School Coaching Officer, Brian Murray is extremely proud of all the hard work that has gone into the programme over the year, “It’s been a tremendous success. This is largely down to the great cooperation and enthusiasm from the schools, Mr Foley [Scoil Chroí Íosa], Ms. O’Neill [Rapthpeacon National School] and Múinteoir Mairéad [Gaelscoil Mhuscraí], without them the programme wouldn’t exist.”

“For me one of the best things we’ve seen is the engagement from the pupils. They love it. It’s great to see them out, active, playing games and having smiles on their faces while doing so. We’re already planning for the 24/25 school year, our plans are only getting bigger and better”

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