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Ulster GAA to run TQH-accredited Athletic Development In Gaelic Games course

May 4th, 2024

Ulster GAA in partnership with The Qualification Hub (TQH) will be running a Level 3 Diploma Course in Athletic Development for Gaelic Games.

The objective is to upskill GAA Coaches so that they are able to create more athletically developed players. In an age where most clubs have their own fitness suites, coaches need the knowledge and confidence to be able to physically develop their players at each stage of the player pathway. With so much complexity around the subject of strength and conditioning, there is a need to simplify the process of developing the physical attributes of the player.

In addition, Ulster GAA would also like to reward the hard work already being undertaken by many volunteers in clubs, schools and county level and provide them with the opportunity to bring this into a formal qualification. In times of economic hardship and unemployment, the GAA Club environment can help people develop new skills and competencies that they can use when seeking employment.

Ulster GAA are offering this as a diploma level 3 qualification which is qualified through The Qualifications Hub (TQH).

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This course is aimed at GAA volunteers in clubs, schools and county. The course will be delivered through a blended approach of both theory & practical in-person sessions at Kildress Wolfe Tones GAC, Co. Tyrone.

  • Sat 29th June, 9.30am- 3pm
  • Sat 6th July, 9.30am- 3pm
  • Sat 27th July, 9.30am- 3pm
  • Sat 10th August, 9.30am- 3pm

To gain full completion of the course participants MUST have full attendance.

Total Credit Value – 40

COURSE FEES: £150/€175 per coach.

Criteria for selection:


  • GAA NGB Foundation Award
  • Current involvement with a GAA team in some type of coaching capacity


  • Other GAA Qualifications / GAA NGB Award 1
  • Coaching Experience club/county
  • Sports Specific Knowledge – Sports Science/Nutrition/Performance Analysis/Periodization
  • Sports Specific Workshops attended (GAA or Other)
  • Evidence of commitment to sport or any aspect of voluntary work

The assessment material will be delivered online via an online platform hosted through a Moodle site.

Assessment for each unit must be completed prior to attending the following unit.

Final date for submission Sat 31st August 2024

For further information contact Eoin McNicholl, Ulster GAA Sports Science Officer –

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