Munster Council’s Club Child Development Programme

posted 24 Nov 2010, 06:21 by Unknown user   [ updated 30 Nov 2010, 08:07 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]

Pictured at the launch of the "Club Child Development Programme "at Mallow GAA Complex are L-R Robert Frost Vice Chairman                Munster Council ,Joey Carton Provincial Coaching Manager, Liam O Neill National Chairman of Coaching and Games ,                                     Sean Walsh Chairman and Pat O'Shea Provincial Coaching Manager.

The Launch of the Munster Club Nursery Programme took place in the Mallow GAA Complex on Tuesday November 23rd.

The idea for the Munster Club Nursery came about by the phenomenal growth of the club nursery system (6 to 10 year olds) over the last number of years in the province. With the surge of new nurseries there has been an increasing demand for guidelines and advice on how to set up, promote and operate club nurseries. This Programme is a direct response to that.

Developing a strong club nursery is an important component of the overall juvenile structure and it is essential that appropriate resources and training procedures are developed to support the best possible nursery programme in club.

The Munster Nursery Programme compliments the ‘’Fun Do’’ resource which was launched a number of years ago and this training and development programme will be an essential tool in supporting our volunteers in the field.

The Munster Club Nursery Programme will be delivered the Games Development Administrators (GDA’s) in the Province and will be delivered on a Divisional basis with two clubs from each of the Divisions initially. It is hoped to have visited and completed the programme in all clubs in the province within four years.

Munster GAA spent €3,000,000 on Coaching and Games development across the Province in 2008 and 2009.

The programme is aimed at improving the Underage Structure in all of the clubs in 

Munster and therefore increasing the numbers playing our games and the standard at 

which they are played. 

The age group involved is that between 6 & 10 years old.

Clubs in the project will receive at least five visits from the Games Dev Administrators 

in their own county as well as other support packages. It is intended that the project 

would run for a period of four years with two clubs in each coaching division of the 

county being involved initially. 

All juveniles clubs in Munster will be covered after the four year period.

Pictured at the launch of the Child Club Development Programme l-r John O'Sullivan Cllare, Michael Power Munster 
Council Treasurer, John Landers Chairman Organising Committe, and Oliver Mann Limerick.

Sean Chaplin, Billy Archibald, Eamonn Fennessy, John O'Sullivan, Tom Dwnes,  Michael O Neill and Pat Fitzgerald 
attended the launch of the Child Club Development Programme at Mallow GAA Complex