Ulster GAA Coach Academy Application Form – closing date: Friday 17th April

Please pass on the this superb learning opportunity to all your Hurling and Football Coaches

Closing date: Friday 17th April

To complement the coaching qualification pathway, the Ulster GAA Coach Academy, will provide a number of short workshops/courses to further develop coaching expertise over a period of 12 months.

The key aim is to support and develop coaches’ knowledge and application of technical, tactical, physiological and psychological/lifestyle factors that affect a player’s and ultimately a team’s performance.

The Academy is for Gaelic Football, Hurling and ladies Gaelic Football coaches.

In 2014 we had some very high profile tutors who worked with the coaches on the Academy:

Kieran McGeeny (Current Armagh Manager)
John Allan (former Cork/ Limerick Hurling Manager)
Paddy Tally (Current Derry Coach)
Mick Dempsey (Current Kilkenny Coach)
Kevin Ryan (Current Antrim Hurling Manager)
Anthony McGrath (Donegal Minor Coach)
Jim McCorry (Current Down Manager)

Who is it for

  • Coaches committed to working at performance level, i.e. county academy squad, minor, U21 or senior level.
  • Coaches who have Completed a level 1 (Gaelic, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic, Camogie) Coaching Qualification

Duration and Dates

Coaches will have to attend 4 weekends over the year involving a Friday evening and Saturday

  1. 12th – 13th June
  2. 24th – 25th July
  3. 11th – 12th September
  4. 30th – 31st October

Attendance at all dates is compulsory, as is the requirement to complete all tasks set

Academy Content

Workshops to include: Performance analysis; Coaching session preparation; Coaching Systems of Play; Coaching attacking play; Coaching defensive play; Winning the changing room; and much more

​How to Apply

  • ​Download an Application form from the Ulster GAA Website
  • All Gaelic Football & Hurling Application forms must be approved and signed off by your County Coaching Officer and Games Development Manager
  • All Ladies Gaelic Football Application forms must be approved and signed off by your County Ladies Football Development Officer
  • The closing date to summit completed applications forms is Friday 17th April at 4:00pm, all successful candidates will be notified before Friday 1st May.

Please return All application forms to:

Ulster Coach Academy,
Ceannarás Uladh,
8-10 Market Street,
BT61 7BX

Any queries please contact:

Gaelic Football
Tony Scullion
077 9512 0438

Kevin Kelly
079 2052 8794

Ladies Gaelic Football
Sheena Kelly
077 9516 0979

Author: McQuillan GAC

McQuillan GAC Ballycastle is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the town of Ballycastle in County Antrim. Read more about the club here.