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Games Promotion Officer

     Mairéad Daly 
      Games Promotion Officer (GPO)
      Edenderry GAA 
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Email: mairead.daly.gpo.offaly@gaa.ie

A native of Cloghan, Co. Offaly and a member of the St. Rynagh's Club, Mairéad is a dual player that represents Offaly in Football & Camogie with distinction.  

Mairéad has a BBS Degree in Recreation and Sport Management and a Masters Degree of Business in Marketing at Waterford Institute of Technology.

In addition to her academic qualification, Mairéad has a wealth of coaching experience, working as a GAA Cúl Camp Coordinator for many years, in Ireland and in New York.  Mairéad has also spend the last number of years coaching in Offaly Primary Schools on behalf of Offaly GAA. 

Mairéad took up the position of Games Promotion Officer with Edenderry GAA in September 2019. Mairéad works intensively with our 5 primary schools in Edenderry. She also works with our secondary schools as well as supporting our clubs own Coaches/Mentors and Players.

Here are some of the areas Mairéad is involved in -

Primary School Activities:

  • Four days a week in schools during school term across Edenderry covering every class within each of our five primary schools
  • Blitz's are organised for all schools to come together in the community in May and June
  • Providing coaching support of primary school coaches
  • Providing Teacher workshops
  • Assisting schools in the 5 Star Centre Programme

Secondary School Activities:

  • Organise and co-ordinate 1st year blitz for all secondary schools in the area
  • Tutor transition year students in coaching courses
  • Tutor Transition year students in referee courses
  • Involve Transition Year students in the organisation and running of primary school blitz’s and 1st year blitz’s
  • Assist Transition year students in coaching in primary schools
  • Assist School teams with S&C and coaching support
  • Attend primary and secondary school matches.

Club Coaching Activities:

  • Tutor team coaches in foundation level coaching courses
  • Coaching and supporting of all juvenile teams
  • Set-up and coordinate Summer & Easter camps
  • Co-ordinate Cul Camps
  • Run TURAS Workshops for coaches of all age groups and codes
  • Set-up and coordinate other workshops and events to benefit players and coaches

All of the above activities and achievements could not have been possible without the continued support and help of:

  • The GPO Steering Committee and Our Chairman and the Executive,
  • All of the juvenile coaches and mentors who give up their personal free time to work with the juvenile teams as well as the principals and teachers in the primary and secondary schools that she works in.
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