Wick­low rep­re­sented at coach­ing and games de­vel­op­ment sem­i­nar

Bray People - - Sport -

THE COACH­ING and de­vel­op­ment sem­i­nar on Fri­day 28th and Satur­day 29th of Novem­ber was once again of im­mense ben­e­fit to the 750 del­e­gates who at­tended.

Cu­mann na mBun­ss­col Cill Mhan­táin was rep­re­sented by Cathaoir­leach Jim O’Rior­dan, and al­though some of the lec­tures were very tech­ni­cal and of a sci­en­tific na­ture, the re­sult­ing facts were ex­tremely in­ter­est­ing.

For ex­am­ple it is hard to be­lieve that the av­er­age hurler, no mat­ter what the po­si­tion, would travel ap­prox­i­mately ten kilo­me­tres in the course of a game, and that is tak­ing into ac­count that the ball is out of play for roughly forty-three per cent of the game!

Der­mot Ear­ley, spoke of the im­por­tance of lead­er­ship in a team coach. A coach should be a per­son who is ever present, who does not im­pose him­self on the team, but rather leads by ex­am­ple.

Martin Fog­a­rty, Brian Cody’s right hand man, as usual, brought his own brand of wit and sense of hu­mour to the pro­ceed­ings, and put “the the­ory” into prac­tise by ex­hibit­ing a coach­ing ses­sion, on the pitch with chil­dren whom he with him brought from Kilkenny.

The over­all mes­sage ex­pressed from the pri­mary schools point of view is that, smaller pitches, goals, teams, two touches are all of vi­tal im­por­tance to the fu­ture of our games at this level.

Over-com­pet­i­tive­ness at un­der­age is dis­as­trous. In­clu­sive­ness is vi­tal. It gives us all a great sense of pride in our or­gan­i­sa­tion that the GAA can put such an ex­hi­bi­tion on show in such a mag­nif­i­cent lo­ca­tion. Pre­sen­ta­tions and hand­outs from the day are avail­able to down­load from www.gaa.ie.

Cu­mann na mBun­scol Náisiúnta 125 Cel­e­bra­tions

Cu­mann na mBun­scol Náisiúnta in­tends to mark this his­toric year by pub­lish­ing a small book en­ti­tled From Cu­mann na mBun­scol to Páirc an Chró­caigh and Be­yond. The idea be­hind this pub­li­ca­tion is to com­mem­o­rate sports­peo­ple who played in Cu­mann na mBun­scol com­pe­ti­tions and later went on to rep­re­sent their county in Croke Park or their coun­try fur­ther afield.

Each county is re­quested to send a small piece (300 words ap­prox­i­mately) along with a pho­to­graph of when the per­son was in pri­mary school and later as an adult.

Coun­ties are re­minded that there are var­i­ous dis­ci­plines: foot­ball, hurl­ing, camogie, hand­ball, rounders and ath­let­ics. It is hoped to have a good bal­ance be­tween male and fe­male sports stars, so coun­ties are re­quested to send in at least two ré­sumés, one male and one fe­male.

An Coiste Náisiúnta hopes to have this pub­li­ca­tion ready in time for INTO Congress in April 2009 so ur­gency is of the essence. A list of coun­ties and who they have cho­sen will be put up on www. scoil­sport. org. Sub­mis­sions should be emailed to greal@eir­com.net.

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