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Fitness Training for GAA Players
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:32:44 PM »
ARMAGH THURS 29TH JANUARY

Training for GAA Players

Title: Making Athletes More Explosive and International Rules Training Plan

Venue: Ardmore Recreation Centre

Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Facilitator: Mike McGurn

Mike has a wealth of experience working with top class athletes on their strength & conditioning. The former Ireland Rugby guru, now with Welsh side Ospreys, has enjoyed huge success in rugby league with the St. Helens team which won the treble of Challenge Cup, Super League and the World Cup Championship in 2001. Mike more recently help prepare the Irish Team for the International Australian Rules. He has also worked as a consultant for Leeds United, Everton, and numerous senior County GAA teams.

Course Content: This practical session will explore the training methods to be used to make the individual/team more explosive therefore being adequately prepared for peak performance.

Relevancy: Suitable for coaches involved in training and preparation of teams/individuals who train more than 3 hours per week.


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Just saw that and following the preseason thread I thought I'd raise it for the members in the Northern half of the country - looks interesting ....

I'll try and go to this as I'd be interested to hear his thoughts or opinions on the International Rules and the differences between Rugby, GAA, AFL and International Rules


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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 02:36:37 PM »
http://ulster.gaa.ie/2008/12/22/2009-ulster-coaching-conference/

Then on the 24th - The Ulster Coaching Conference

2009 Ulster Coaching Conference

This year the Ulster GAA Coaching Conference is targeting coaches who workin the nursery and juvenile sections of our clubs. This is a very important area within our clubs. It is at this stage of the young player’s development that the right building blocks are set down for their future progress and development.

The title of the Conference “Physical Activity, Common Goals, Different Roles” was used at the National Coaching and Training Centres 8th National Forum in 2005. This has become very relevant in Ulster as we have moved forward in recent years. Clubs are now running nursery sessions with under 6’s and fundamentals up to Under 8 and 10 with more sports specific activity up to under 12 and 14. The Minister’s Sport in Schools programme is delivering physical literacy to Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils (up to primary 4). Teachers in the Schools also have a responsibility for delivering the new curriculum and embedded in this is the Fundamental Movement Skills Programme (FMS) being delivered by the Education and Library Boards.

The Conference explores how all stakeholders have a common goal, the physical literacy and health of our young people and the development of better technical and tactically aware children and youth who feed into our Gaelic Games.

As we move forward the “what” we coach becomes increasingly important. Of equal importance is the “how” we coach - as the coach / player interaction often influences the young persons’ future involvement in our games. We are joined by some of Irelands leading coaches and educationalists who will share their expertise, knowledge, ideas and concerns as we “strive to meet the needs of the future generation of GAA players in Ulster”.

The conference attendance is limited to 350, and places will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

The cost of attending this one-day event is £20 / €25 per person, and you must pre-register, by contacting Bernie Mc Glinchey on 028 37 521900, or email at bmcglinchey@ulster.gaa.ie

The deadline for registration is: Monday 19th January at 4.00pm.


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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 10:30:04 PM »
http://ulster.gaa.ie/2008/12/22/2009-ulster-coaching-conference/

Then on the 24th - The Ulster Coaching Conference

2009 Ulster Coaching Conference



I'll probably head to this. I know Big Joe, Niall Moyna and Paudie Butler are going. I wonder is Tony Scullion speaking?

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 10:35:58 PM »
http://ulster.gaa.ie/2008/12/22/2009-ulster-coaching-conference/

Then on the 24th - The Ulster Coaching Conference

2009 Ulster Coaching Conference



I'll probably head to this. I know Big Joe, Niall Moyna and Paudie Butler are going. I wonder is Tony Scullion speaking?
Where is this one on?Same place ?

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 10:38:08 PM »
No, its in the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown.

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 10:39:33 PM »
ARMAGH THURS 29TH JANUARY

Training for GAA Players

Title: Making Athletes More Explosive and International Rules Training Plan

Venue: Ardmore Recreation Centre

Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Facilitator: Mike McGurn

Mike has a wealth of experience working with top class athletes on their strength & conditioning. The former Ireland Rugby guru, now with Welsh side Ospreys, has enjoyed huge success in rugby league with the St. Helens team which won the treble of Challenge Cup, Super League and the World Cup Championship in 2001. Mike more recently help prepare the Irish Team for the International Australian Rules. He has also worked as a consultant for Leeds United, Everton, and numerous senior County GAA teams.

Course Content: This practical session will explore the training methods to be used to make the individual/team more explosive therefore being adequately prepared for peak performance.

Relevancy: Suitable for coaches involved in training and preparation of teams/individuals who train more than 3 hours per week.


______________________________________________________________________________________


Just saw that and following the preseason thread I thought I'd raise it for the members in the Northern half of the country - looks interesting ....

I'll try and go to this as I'd be interested to hear his thoughts or opinions on the International Rules and the differences between Rugby, GAA, AFL and International Rules



How much is it to go to this and can you go if your from the South? Also where is the Ardmore Recreation Centre as I won't be going by car so can I get there by train or bus?

I presume anyone can go to the 2009 Ulster Coaching Conference, which I'll also probably attend if I know where it's on.

EDIT:Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown -  Is that accessible by train or bus?

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 10:55:08 PM »
http://www.louth.gaa.ie/page/coach_education_09.html

If anyone might be interested there is a conference in the Carrickdale Hotel on the 28th of Jan with Cody, Harte and Pete Mc Grath as speakers, 20 Euro a head. Not sure if it needs to be booked before hand. Going to try and make it to it myself.
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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 11:46:09 PM »
EDIT:Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown -  Is that accessible by train or bus?

The Gleanavon's fairly close to the centre of Cookstown Zulu, and you can get a bus from Bus Áras to Monaghan, and change there, but it looks like you could have an hour or so's wait in Monaghan.

Edit: Glenavon Location on Map (Drum Road)
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 12:11:18 AM by Fear ón Srath Bán »
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 11:55:08 PM »
Cheers FoSB, you wouldn't know where Ardmore Rec center is by any chance?

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 12:04:03 AM »
I'm not familiar with it myself, but it looks to be a taxi-ride from Armagh city centre (Ballinahonemore Road): Ardmore Location on Map
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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 12:06:10 PM »
http://www.louth.gaa.ie/page/coach_education_09.html

If anyone might be interested there is a conference in the Carrickdale Hotel on the 28th of Jan with Cody, Harte and Pete Mc Grath as speakers, 20 Euro a head. Not sure if it needs to be booked before hand. Going to try and make it to it myself.
Is that the Sports Tracker Diary group?

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 12:11:41 PM »
http://ulster.gaa.ie/2008/12/22/2009-ulster-coaching-conference/

Then on the 24th - The Ulster Coaching Conference

2009 Ulster Coaching Conference



I'll probably head to this. I know Big Joe, Niall Moyna and Paudie Butler are going. I wonder is Tony Scullion speaking?
It's always good to hear practical stuff and better to hear from guys who have won stuff
That's why Scullion is interesting and of course big Joe too - real experience from winners
I've heard Moyna speak and while he talks a good game he comes across as a bit of a teacher and a bit removed from the dirt of the gym or the real world of games

Sorry I stand corrected - he trained DCU ... then again when you look at their star studded team and the dreadful record they've had in recent years you would wonder.

Big Joe is very interesting though, I know he never did the training but it would be interesting to hear his thoughts on the changes in the game over the past 10 years from Cross to Armagh and now.
Is Fergal McCann speaking anywhere?
I'd go to listen to him.

Who is doing the training for Errigal Ciaran this year for Peter?

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 12:20:27 PM »
Two points J Mohan.

Moyna helped train vincents last year and over the last 2 years developed all the strength and conditioning programmes for them. In fairness the way they overpowered cross should be a testament to that.
He didn't train DCU since their sigerson win , some internal political wranglings within the college meant he wasn't involved in any capacity last year, but i believe he is involved this year but I'm open to correction on that.
I know the vincents players to a man say he's top class. He's dublin's strength and conditioner this year so it will be interesting to see , but I don't think dublin really need any advancement in that area, its more the skills end we fall down.

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 12:58:53 PM »
Sorry - fogot about the Vincents thing - though I wasn't sure how much input he had. I'm not sure 'over powered' Cross would eb a term I'd use, but regardless they played a far smarter game and had a very good game plan for them.
It must be dissappointing that he wasn't involved in the DCU training - there is so much talent there it's embarrassing.

The Dublin thing will be inetresting

And Yes I strongly agree with you that skill is the biggest issue - well in fcat I think it's finding the balance rather than focusing too much on one area or the other... I have heard alot of good things about Mickey though - so the future could be bright.

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Re: Fitness Training for GAA Players
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009, 02:21:46 PM »

He trained Scotstown this year. not much overpowering going on there either...