Coaching meetings for new and existing coaches and occasional helpers – starting Thursday 14 January at 7pm

I hope everybody had a good break and is ready to restart the season in the coming weeks.

2015 was a great year for the club and our youngest members played a key role in that. In the coming weeks work will begin on our new pitches, training and clubrooms at Musgrave. Also in 2016 we plan to participate in more games than ever and a schedule for that will follow and we will be making some changes to Fun Sunday with the aim of implementing an effective and efficient coaching programme for children of all abilities across the codes of hurling and football.

In order to achieve those things we need to recruit more parents as both helpers and coaches and to ensure that they are trained properly to be comfortable and confident in their roles. We depend on parents getting involved and as always require input from you, the parents of our players.

We have entered the Antrim County Club Coaching Support Programme and this will help us to develop club structures and improve our coaching. The first session will be at 7pm on Thursday the 14 January at Harlequins and the theme will be Creating Sustainable Club Structures.  After that we will move into a series of coaching sessions starting with an introduction to the Gaelic Start Programme.

Anyone currently involved in or considering joining in as a coach or in an ad hoc support role should make an effort to attend these sessions.

Please note key dates for your diary:

Creating Sustainable Club structures workshop – Thursday 14 January 7pm (location Harlequins)

Return of Fun Sunday – Sunday 17 January, Stranmillis College

NOTE: This return is a fortnight earlier than previously notified.

Saint Brigids Annual Dinner Dance and awards evening – Saturday 6 February (tickets £45 each)

Hope to see you on Thursday night and back at training on Sunday.


Peter Mulgrew, Fun Sunday Officer

By Paul Gormley Tue 12th Jan