Coaching Corner

Meet Our GPO Mairead Daly

Games Promotion Officer
In 2019, Edenderry GAA appointed Mairead Daly as a full-time Games Promotion Officer.

In a wide and varied role, Mairead is tasked with promoting Gaelic Games in Edenderry, including all local schools.

Tel: 087 741 4534
Email: mairead.daly.gpo.offaly@gaa.ie 

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The GAA Learning & Activity Planning Website

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The GAA has a dedicated Learning Portal with a strong focus on Coaching & Games.  

We would encourage all of our coaches to create and account with the page.

There is a wide variety of on-line courses available and an extensive activity planner for coaching sessions.

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Edenderry GAA Player Pathway Document

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Developed in 2019 the Edenderry GAA Player Pathway document is a guide to assist coaches, teachers & parents.

It consistent with best practice nationally but tailored to the 'Edenderry Way'.  It is a staged approach that maps a players journey throughout their development.

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Edenderry GAA Coaching Assessment Booklets

Skills Assessments
Developed by our GPO in conjunction with Offaly & Leinster GAA these Assessment Booklets designed to measure a players progress through the stages of the Player Pathway.

Consistent with the targets of the Player Pathway it guides the coach through the process of regular assessment and also encourages the player to practice the skills at home.

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Recovery Sessions

Recovery Sessions
Developed by our GPO in conjunction with Offaly GAA C&G these Recovery Sessions are designed to ensure our players are given the resources to recover efficiently and effectively. 

GPO Schools Coaching Programme

Schools Coaching
A major element of the work of our GPO, Mairead, focuses on coaching within the Primary Schools.

By following the staged approach of the player pathway Mairead ensures that the children receives the fundamentals of Gaelic Games Coaching that is consistent with what they will encounter at the club.

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CÚL REDZ Coaching Nursery

CÚL REDZ Coaching Nursery
Established in 2011, our CUL REDZ Coaching Nursery has become synonymous with Edenderry GAA.

The programme provides and fun and exciting introduction to the family of Gaelic Games.  

It's indoor through the winter months and continues outdoors in the Summer and is a core element of the work of our GPO.

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GAA Go Games - Every Child Gets a Go!

Go Games
GAA Go Games are small-sided games with modified rules in both Hurling (Go Hurling) and Gaelic Football (Go Gaelic). They form a central element of GAA policy on games for children up to and including the Under-12 age grade.

This success format where every child is involved ensures that no players are sitting on the sidelines.

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GAA Fun Do & Ucan Resources

Fun Do Resource Pack
Produced by the GAA a number of years ago, these resources have stood the test of time and are still relevant today. 

We encourage coaches & parents alike to refer to them to assist with the development of correct coaching standards. 

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Our Games, Our Code - Maintaining Appropriate Levels of Behaviour

Child Welfare & Protection
Maintaining Appropriate Levels of Behaviour in our Work with Children & Young People complements Sport Ireland Code of Ethics and the Code of Behaviour (Underage), the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and addresses the appropriate levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our young players, officials, coaches, trainers, mentors, supporters, parents/guardians and clubs.


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