Coach­ing ini­tia­tive

The Argus - - OPINION -

LO­CAL GAA club Geraldines GFC have just com­menced a new coach­ing pro­gramme in the three schools in their catch­ment area, Oliver Plun­kett NS, St Fran­cis NS and St Fursey’s NS.

It is a six week pro­gramme with coaches go­ing into the school and run­ning ses­sions with the first and sec­ond classes.

The aim of the course is to in­tro­duce the club to boys and girls in the schools and hope­fully that will fol­low through into play­ing num­bers, with the chil­dren hav­ing a base in the skills of the game.

It is a great ini­tia­tive by the club who have been sup­ported by ac­coun­tancy firm Frank Lynch & Co through spon­sor­ship.

We all know that there is plenty of chal­lenges in Louth GAA, es­pe­cially in Dun­dalk with the con­tin­ued suc­cess of Dun­dalk FC who cap­tured their fourth league ti­tle in five years last Fri­day night in Oriel Park.

Win­ning the hearts and minds of chil­dren when they are young is vi­tal.

Ini­tia­tives such as this by Geraldines GFC are a step for­ward in win­ning those hearts and minds.

Mean­while while on the sub­ject of Louth GAA, best wishes to Wayne Kier­ans who was ap­pointed Louth Se­nior Foot­ball man­ager last week.

The O’Con­nells club­man will carry the good­will of the en­tire county as he pre­pares for the 2019 sea­son.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.