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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:00:01 PM »
Well done on your award last night Finbarr.

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 22, 2018, 10:17:33 PM »
Agree Batman, secretaries are the usual point of contact for courses but often dont do enough to spread the word.
Les antiques if you have something to say then say it, nothing more annoying than a badly spelled ambiguous comment!  ::)

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 22, 2018, 03:42:15 PM »
Give me practical fellas capable of learning on the job from others in their own club over paper coaches.

The ideal is that every coach with every team in every club has completed every course.
The reality is that coaches may have to learn on the job and learn from others within their own club. Heaven forbid.

Nice back tracking there Keyser  :D

And im aware of the reality! Plenty of coaches do learn from other coaches, but its what they are learning is the key! If you like i can show you how to cook the turkey for your xmas dinner, but it mightn’t turn out too nice!  ;D

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
Id say im right though keyser?!  ;)
You suggested someone at “tutor level”, which is pretty much a GDA, which is why i said, the equivalent of...
If those sessions were recorded it would be great to upload them to a YouTube channel or something but that wont happen unfortunately! There is some very good resources online though to be fair. Twitter is a good place to start.
Also i think if 2/3 clubs came together and said lets get an award 1 course going between us, say 4/5/6 people from each club, Andrew Kavanagh would organise/facilitate it. The only issue at the minute is lack of interest as far as i know.
Dublin have the resources structures and numbers to have that set up but were a bit away from that yet unfortunately.
Speaking of GDAs, we have a new one in Laois, Jason ‘something’? from Tipp. Think hes a duel coach.

At a basic level I suppose its just encouraging people in your club to do a course like the foundation one, its getting people involved and giving them a bit of confidence to take on a job rather than grabbing a parent and throwing them into it blind. They are more likely to stay involved. And if its one thing wanted in every club its more coaches/volunteers!

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:26:38 PM »
What buzz words?!  ;D
No chip, but its comments like that from people who’ve never been to a workshop or course that puts other people off!
And i agreed with you, be great to have the equivalent of a GDA in every club like Dublin have! But thats not realistic here.

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:10:15 PM »
On the cost side of things i think the foundation is €10, award 1 is usually €40/€50, and i think the award 2 is €150, but definitely speak to your club as doing these courses will benefit the club too! Some clubs agree to cover half some cover the full cost. Its also supposed to be essential criteria now, at least 1 award 1 qualified coach with each team. I know most if not all clubs wouldn’t meet that yet but it’s definitely what we should be aiming for.

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:03:53 PM »
Clubs would always be notified, secretary or coaching coordinator or both usually. it would be on social media, Laois Gaa twitter/facebook etc. The website should be utilised better for this too but we all know the webite is fairly poor! Speak to Andrew Kavanagh direct either and he would be able to let you know the plan for the next couple of months.

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Laois / Re: Coaching
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:31:56 PM »
Some of the coaching courses involve a serious time commitment. It’s very difficult to get fellas to give this time. On top of the time they are already giving to the club.

I think the only way forward is to try get one or two fellas in every club up to tutor level (or as close as possible). Let them bring info & informal courses back to their clubs. Give me practical fellas capable of learning on the job from others in their own club over paper coaches.

And therein lies the problem.
Paper coaches? Its about being open minded and open to learn, and better yourself. too many lads out there think they know it all and think they will learn nothing new. Its about moving with the times! Lads would give it time if they realised how important it is. Also, courses in general, are held in the winter, away from the busiest time for coaches and not very time consuming.
Also, great idea for a few lads to get to “tutor level”, but even if every club had a few of these, the other coaches would need to spend time going to these courses too, formal or informal!

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Laois / Coaching
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:21:58 PM »
Starting this thread as there seems to be a very poor turn out to any coach education courses in this county, from the hurling side anyway, not sure about the football side of things?
I feel it’s something we need to embrace and improve big time in Laois.
There was an award 1 hurling course organised for October but had to be postponed due to lack of numbers, and that wasnt the first time it happened.

Feel free to share articles or opinions or any upcoming courses on coaching here....

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:50:42 AM »
Don't go blaming the county board etc for the player getting the suspension lifted. It's the GAA as a whole. There are obviously different loopholes within the rules and this is how he got off. It wasn't as if laois county board said we'll suspend him for a couple of games and then a few weeks later they said, do you know what, we'll just let him off, no suspension. The justice system and appeals system is a complete joke within the GAA.

I heard nothing official about loopholes, only heard the appeals committee have decided to let him off with no punishment! Until i hear different then yes the CB is at fault. And its gas, you see people on social media actually arguing whether he should have been sent off for a hurl into another players face, or the numerous wild pulls before that! They’re should have been 3 red cards! And the ref should not get away without having his performance looked at.
And all this is sending a message to every Gaa player that they can act the thug and get away with it. Simple as that!

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:40:58 PM »
Well it seems like any hurler can do whatever they want on the field now and there will be zero repercussions!! Hard to fathom!
And a referee was banned, but not the ref that you’d expect!  ???

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:43:51 PM »
Yes seen that, and the ref standing in the middle of it! and if you watch closely you’ll see a familiar looking no.7 working the butt of the hurl towards someones face  ::)

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 12, 2018, 09:46:14 PM »
2 match ban for Dooley i hear, dont think anything else came of the meeting last night. Ban starts next years championship. You’d love to have seen more bans handed out but in reality thats all our county board was ever going to do, and thats only because of the media scrutiny.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:31 PM »
Culchy, please stop!  ;D

There is no excuse for that carry on, end of.
It was on purpose.
Anyone who knows anything about hurling, can see King was going to shoulder Dooley, and to be honest, the R/E players are very quiet in my opinion, John Purcell in particular, how they didnt react more ill never know, fair play to them.
Camross’s filth is finally being highlighted properly and they dont like it.
Id say Culchy is that Thomas Keyes fella!  ;)

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:26:58 PM »
Interesting that everyone is taking a alan doheny’s word as gospel. I wouldn’t be so sure no of that.

Agree, thats why i said IF, and thats why it needs to be investigated, i hope the county board have got a report/statement from O’Brien for this meeting tonight or tomorrow night, not sure exactly when it is.

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