Games Development Conference 2011/12

 

The GAA Games Development Conference, held on January 14th in Croke Park, saw almost 700 delegates from Ireland and overseas attend the most successful event to date. A range of national and international speakers presented on a series of topics related to the development of teenage players. The Conference, kindly sponsored by Lucozade Sport, was held in association with the complete family of Gaelic games - Camogie, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders.

Speakers on the day included Jean Coté – internationally renowned sports scientist, legendary AFL Coach David Parkin, Waterford team doctor Dr Mark Rowe as well as practical coaching demonstrations provided by All-Ireland winning Ladies Football coach Eamonn Ryan (Cork) and former Dublin hurler Paudie O’Neill, both of whom are prominent Coach Education Tutors.

All of the presentations made on the day are available for all delegates, and those that were unable to attend, below. Please note that video footage is also available where link is provided.

Opening Address 

 Opening Address 

 

Christy Cooney, Úachtarán CLG


Conference Presentations 

Coaching Youth: Meeting the Challenge, Raising our Games 

 

 Jean Côté, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queens University, Canada 


Organising Purposeful Games Based Activities

 

 Brian Cuthbert, Former Manager Cork Minor Football Team


 Fuelling our Development: The reality behind hydration and nutrition

 

Dr. Giles Warrington, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health and Human Performance, DCU
Dessie Dolan, Senior Footballer, Westmeath 


Coaching Females: Challenges and Opportunities-A Discussion Forum

 

Eamonn Ryan, Manager, Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Team
Alan Managan, Coach, Westmeath Ladies Gaelic Football Team
Martina Farrell, Dublin Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Team 


A New Understanding on Player Development

 

Dr Mark Rowe, GP and Doctor to the Waterford Senior Hurling Team


 Organising Purposeful Games Based Activities-A Football Demonstration

 

Eamonn Ryan, Manager, Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Team


 Organising Purposeful Games Based Activities-A Hurling Demonstration

 

Paudie O'Neill, Coach, Ballyboden St Enda's, Dublin


 Tools to Support Player Development: Psychological Focus 

 Gerry Hussey, Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Boxing Team


   Developing Coaches: A Lifelong Journey

 Dr. Julia Walsh, Department of Physical Education and Sports Studies, UCC 


 Aligning Club and School 

 Vinnie Walsh, St Colman's College, Claremorris and Coach, Mayo Minor Football Team


 Team Cohesion: Success with Teenage Attitudes


Dr. Gerry Fitzpatrick, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, WIT
Dr. Aoife Lane, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, WIT


 Supporting the Physical Fitness Development of Teenage Players

 

Dr. Cian O'Neill, Lecturer, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Limerick and Coach to Tipperary Senior Hurling Team


 Games Development and the Youth Player

 

Liam O'Neill, Chair National Games Development Committee


Closing Address 

 Coaching Youth Players: An International Perspective 


David Parkin, AFL Premiership Winning Coach of Hawthorn and Carlton