Well known faces line-out for Davis College GAA seminar
A TRIO of leading names from the Cork GAA scene have been lined up to speak at a coaching workshop/seminar taking place at the Davis College campus in Mallow on Monday, October 9.
Former Cork footballer Paudie Kissane, now a high performance coach, will deliver a talk entitled ‘ Transfer from Training to Games’, while Cork County Board training officer Kevin O’Donovan will talk about ‘ The Big Picture – A Systems Approach to GAA game Development’.
The final speaker on the night will be former Cork hurling manager, commentator and analyst Donal O’Grady who will deliver a speech simply entitled ‘Some Hurling Fundamentals.’
The event has been organised by Davis College teacher Pat Bradley, who said Gaelic games hold a very important place in the life of the school.
“Davis College has always placed a strong emphasis on educating its students in the broadest sense. To help achieve this aim we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, with sport forming a very important part of this programme,” said Mr Bradley.
“The benefits of being involved in sport, such as physical development and fitness, social and personal development and making friends for life are well recognised. The link between physical and mental wellness is also to the fore,” he added.
Mr Bradley said that Gaelic games has always held an important place at Davis College, due in no small measure to the very strong GAA traditions within the communities where its students hail from.
“As such, it is an important part of our culture and heritage and we aim to reflect this entering teams at U-14, U-16 and senior level in the county and Munster. This past year alone our senior hurlers won the county title and the footballers also made the county final, narrowly missing out on victory,” he said.
Mr Bradley said that GAA in the school can play a very important role in terms of player development and compliment the “excellent work” being done by local clubs.
The October 9 workshop/seminar, which will run from 7pm-9pm, set to address a number of key topics in addition to strengthening the links between the school and clubs from the area.
To register for the event, which is free of charge, you can email email@example.com.