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Coaching Conference 2014

The 2014 O’Neills Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference was held on Saturday 1st February in the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. The theme for this year’s conference was ’20/20 Vision for 2020 Clubs’ and it had a particular resonance with those coaches working within schools, clubs, academies and county squads in urban settings.

The conference also saw the official launch of a new GAA specific warm-up developed by Sports Institute Northern Ireland and Ulster GAA. The Activate GAA Warm-up has been adapted from FIFA’s successful 11+ programme to meet the specific needs of GAA codes and to reduce the incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury among players.

The website is available to view at

Key-Note Presentations

Document Title Author Size
Building structures for success in urban areas Kevin O Shaughnessy 2.2 Mb
Sporting Chance Clinic Colin Bland, Andrew Jordan, Jeff Whitley 1.4 Mb


Document Title Author Size
Managing Elite Young Players Brendan Harpur 2.4 Mb
Club Coaching in Urban Areas Brian Lotty 4.2 Mb
Club Coaching Structures, Content and Style – Programme for Development Diarmaid Marsden & Shane McCann 4.2 Mb
Maximising Technology for Adult Player Development Kevin McGuigan 15.6 Mb
Positive Coaching, Positive Language,Positive Engagement Paudie Butler 21.7 Mb
Signs, Signals and Symptoms Paul Buchanan 18.5 Mb
Coaching Best Practice with Young Hurlers Peter Casey 16.4 Mb
Sowing the seeds for the Future Sean McGoldrick 2.3 Mb


Photos from the conference are available on the Ulster GAA Facebook Page at


Dr. Phil Glasgow & Dr. Mario Bizzini speaking on the Activate GAA Warm Up

Colin Bland – CEO, Sporting Chance Clinic

Kevin O Shaughnessy – Strategic Programme Manager, Dublin GAA

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