Connacht Coaching Academy & Féile days 2012

posted 21 Feb 2012, 08:18 by Unknown user

Throughout the year hundreds of players within each county receive specialist coaching as part of the County Academy & Development Squad Programmes. These programmes are aimed at players from U-14 right through to U-17. The Academies are aimed at U-14 players with the Development Squads aimed at U-15, U-16 and U-17 players. All of these players benefit from a comprehensive programme of expert coaching, advice and experience culminating in a series of blitz days, (see timetable below).

Over the last number of years we have been refining the structures, systems and content to ensure that the best programme is delivered to our players, 

The fundamental philosophy is to educate the players on all aspects of the game and to inspire each player to achieve his potential. It is for the players and coaches to understand that the playing destination of a player is dependent on him pursuing a detailed, committed and meticulous personal development pathway.

It is the role of the Academy/Development structures and systems to provide this pathway.

The programme of events for 2012 is outlined below.

12th-13th April                       

Connacht GAA U12 Play & Stay days

Venue: Croke Park

Sat 30th June          

Connacht GAA U14 Hurling Academy Feile

Venue: Carnmore GAA Club


Sat 7th July                            

Connacht GAA Football Club Feile Blitz day.

Connacht GAA Hurling Club Feile Blitz day.

Venue: to be arranged


Mon 2nd July              

Rest of Connacht U16 Hurling Squad Training Day- 


Mon 9th July               

Rest Of Connacht U16 Hurling Squad Training Day-



Sat 21st July              

Connacht GAA Ted Webb U16 Football Competition

Venue: Tuam Stadium & McHale Park


Sat 28th July              

Connacht GAA Niall McInerney U16 Hurling blitz Cup & Shield Competition.

Venue: Pearse Stadium & Liam Mellows GAA Club


Mon 6th August                     

Connacht GAA Ted Webb U16 Football Cup & Plate Finals

Venue: Ballyhaunis GAA Club


Thur. 9th August                    

Connacht GAA U15 Hurling blitz day

Venue: Pearse Stadium.


Sat 18th August                    

National Football Development Squad blitz day

Venues: tba

Sat 25th August                    

Connacht GAA Sean Purcell U14 Football Academy Blitz day

Venue: Tuam Stadium & Tuam Stars GAA Club


Sat 1st September.                          

National Hurling Development Squad blitz day

Venues: tba


Sat 8th September.                         

Connacht GAA Dermot Earley U15 Football Academy blitz day           

Venue: McHale Park


Sat 22nd September.                      

Connacht GAA Connolly/Cunniffe  U14 Hurling Academy blitz day                                     

Venue: Padraig Pearses Roscommon.


Oct – Midterm                       

Connacht GAA U17 Football blitz week

Venue: tba