GAA Games Development Conference 2018
The GAA Games Development Conference 2018 is being developed in partnership with Sky Sports and will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th 2018 in Croke Park.
Friday, January 12th will feature a Youth Development forum that will investigate many of the issues related to ensuring that player are provided with an adequate programme of games, appropriate to their needs and abilities. Speakers will present on a number of initiatives that have been developed to complement the formal games programme. Speakers include Martin Fogarty (GAA Hurling Development Manager), Shane O'Sullivan (Ballygunner and Waterford Hurler), Micheal Quirke (former Kerry Senior Footballer) and Brian Cuthbert (former Cork Senior Football manager).
Saturday, January 13th provides an opportunity for delegates to attend sessions from speakers of national and internal renowned covering topics relevant to the player, the coach, the game and the environment. Speakers include:
Paul McGinley, Professional Golfer and Captain of the European team for the Ryder Cup 2014
Stuart Lancaster, Senior Coach, Leinster Rugby
Stephen McDonnell, former Armagh Senior Footballer
Brendan Cummins, former Tipperary Senior Hurler
Diarmuid Lyng, former Wexford Senior Hurler
Tony Óg Regan, Psychologist to the Galway Minor Hurling team, All Ireland Champions 2017
Peter Keane, Manager of the Kerry Minor Football team, All Ireland Champions 2017
Jason Sherlock, Coach Dublin Senior Football team
Ashley Jones, Strength and Conditioning coach, formerly coach to the New Zealand All Blacks.
If any of the club coaches are interested in attending could you please contact Mike O Halloran for details on how to book a ticket.