Fitter and Faster For Gaelic Games – Coaching and Games Workshop

By: | January 24, 2017 | Category :

Meath Coaching and Games are holding a workshop for all coaches of Gaelic games on the 11th of February in Dunganny.

‘Fitter and Faster for Gaelic Games’ is aimed at all club coaches in Meath.

The workshop will demonstrate how training sessions can be designed around the needs of the modern game. Meath Nutritionist David Tobin, will show how the gaelic players need to be fueled for performance.

While Meath Strength and Condition coach John Coughlan will integrate body mechanics, match analysis and GPS technology into designing training sessions and warm ups that reflect the demands of gaelic games.

This is a unique opportunity for Meath club coaches to get access to this expertise.

To book a place, follow the link:


There has been a change the upcoming Award One course schedules. We are now combining the two previously planned courses in Gibbstown and Donore and now holding it in Walterstown GAA Club on the following dates.
Wed 25th 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Thurs 26th 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Sat 28th Jan 10.00am – 12.30pm
Wed 1st Feb 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Sat 4th Feb 10am – 3.15pm
Wed 8th Feb 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Thurs 9th Feb 7.30pm – 10.00pm

To book a place contact or if you have any other queries.

Foundation Courses

Venue Code Date Book with…
Ratoath Dual January 10th & 14th
O’Mahonys Football January 19th & 21st
Seneschalstown Football January 23rd & 24th
Simonstown Football January 26th & 28th
Trim Football 30th January & 1st February
Dunshaughlin Football February 7th & 9th
St Michaels Football February 27th & March 1st
Clann na Gael Hurling March 6th & 13th

Both dates must be attended to receive full certification. Courses cost €10 in total and must be booked with relevant GDA before joining course. Foundation courses running on weekdays start at 7.30pm and on Saturdays they start at 10am and last about 2 hours.



Award One Courses

Walterstown Football –  Youth/Adult Starts January 25th
Trim Football – Child Starts February 8th


Modules cover communication, building and breaking skills, physical literacy, team play and more!

All dates have to be attended to receive full certification and participants must have completed the Foundation Award.

Cost: €80pp. If 4 people from the same club attend a course, one place will be free. (4 for the price of 3).

Contact for further information and dates.


Code of Best Practice

Venue Date/Time
St Peter’s Dunboyne Mon 5th Dec 7pm
Boardsmill (School) Mon 23rd Jan 7pm
Curraha Mon 6th Feb 7pm
Kilmainham Mon 6th March 7pm
Dunganny Mon 27th March 7pm


Child Protection Awareness Workshop must now be completed as part of the Foundation Award. Cost – €10pp

Places must be booked with

Meath GAA are seeking to recruit Performance Analysis interns to work with County Development, Minor and U-21 squads.

Ideal candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of Gaelic football and/or hurling plus familiarity with Performance Analysis software (ie SportsCode, Dartfish, Performa Sports etc).

Formal and informal training will be provided along with ongoing support and the successful candidates will work closely with respective management teams to provide video and analytical reports on performance.

Duties will include:

  • Live game analysis of team, players and opposition.
  • Post game analysis of team, players and opposition.
  • Edit game footage and produce clips as directed by team management.
  • Video games and training as required.
  • Create and maintain a player performance database.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience of working in an Inter-County environment.

Availability to attend training and games is essential along with strong IT skills.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to before Friday, December 16th.

Award One Youth/Adult
Venue Code Dates
Meath Hill GAA Football Tuesdays & Thursdays

1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th 22nd, 24th  November

Drumree GAA Hurling Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd November

St. Colmcilles GAA Football Fridays & Saturdays

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th November

Participants must have completed their Foundation Award and are actively coaching a team from Under 12 to Adult age-group.  
Time: Midweek sessions are 7.30pm – 10pm & Saturdays are 9.30am – 3pm. All dates must be attended to receive full certification.
Price: €80 per person. (1 Free Place when 4+ attend from the same club)
Book: Please book a place through your club coaching officer where possible or email only to

There will be an Award One Youth/Adult Coaching Football course in Skryne GAA Club starting the 8th June.

This course consists of 8 modules and it is now essential for every team to have a coach with an Award 1 qualification.

Modules cover communication, building and breaking skills, physical fitness, team play, psychological focus and more!

All modules have to be completed to receive full certification and participants must have completed the Foundation Award.

Introduction, Communication & Role of Coach Youth & Adult Wed 8th June  


7.30 – 10.00



Youth & Adult Thurs 9th June  


7.30 – 10.00

Tactical Prowess / Decision Making Youth & Adult Wed 15th June  


7.30 – 10.00

Team Play

And Tactical ploys

Youth & Adult Thurs 16th June  


7.30 – 10.00

Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Adult Only (U16+) Sat 18th June  


9.30 – 12.00


Physical Fitness: Components & Principles Youth Only (U13 – U16) Sat 18th June  


12.30 – 3.00


P1: Playing Facts

P2: Psychological Focus

Youth & Adult Wed 22nd June  



7.30 – 10.00pm

Lifestyle & Planning & Conclusion Youth & Adult Thurs 23rd June  


7.30 – 10.00pm


Cost: €80pp. If 4 people from the same club attend a course, one place will be free. (4 for the price of 3).


To book a place contact