Updated: December 1st, 2020

Coaching and Development Strategy

Derry GAA’s Coaching and Development Strategy (2021-2026) has been published and is now available to download.

The strategy has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders, both internal and external to Derry GAA, who share and contribute to our vision.

Our vision is to create and manage a Derry GAA learning environment where as many as possible can participate and develop for as long as possible at the levels to which they aspire.

Our mission is to reflect the GAA’s unique ethos within our community through a sustainable support system which promotes the highest coaching and performance standards leading to increased participation at both club and county levels over a five-year period.

Our philosophy is to create inclusive community-based organisation which is individual and team focused, performance driven and supported by clubs, through a fun and enjoyable approach.

Framework for Discussion

Commenting on the launch of the Coaching and Development Strategy, Derry GAA Chairperson Stephen Barker said:

“I would like to thank the games development committee for their work in producing this strategic document. At its core is a club and county partnership designed to promote and sustain all codes of Gaelic games for current and future generations. This is a framework for discussion but also for action. We invite all our clubs and stakeholders to feed into the process as we move into the implementation phase.”

Derry GAA Games Development Committee

The Derry GAA Games Development Committee was made up of Damian Cassidy (Chairperson), Bobby Farren (Coaching and Games Officer), Chris Collins (Games Development Manager), Philip Kerr, Sean McGoldrick, Danny Quinn, Chris McNicholl and Brian O’Donnell.

The group met with John Costello CEO Dublin, Ger O’Connor Games Development Manager, Dublin GAA and Stephen O’Shaughnessy Football Development Officer, Dublin GAA and Terence Houlihan Coaching Officer, Kerry as part of this process.

Download the Coaching Strategy Document

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