posted 17 Aug 2017, 16:02 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 17 Aug 2017, 16:03 ]

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.


Based in County Clare

The Clare GAA County Board wish to recruit a County Games Development Administrator.

Role Profile:

The Games Development Administrator will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and for supporting the development of strategies for Hurling and Gaelic football in the County. The role holder will also be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a coherent high performance programme across all areas of Games Development in the County. The role holder will report directly to the Clare Games Development Manager and will need to be flexible in order to perform the responsibilities of the post, which will require working at weekends and evenings.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

        Implement a regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;

        Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;

        Support Primary Schools, Post Primary Schools and Clubs through coaching inputs and strategic support.

        Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees, which allows them to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context;

        Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties for the purpose of effectively developing Gaelic Games in the community;

        Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel in order to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.


Essential Criteria:

        At least 5 years’ experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organisation (Voluntary or Professional Capacity);

        Considerable knowledge and experience of GAA coaching and development schemes and initiatives;

        A minimum of Foundation Level GAA Coaching Qualification;

        Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrable ability to build and sustain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders;

        Exceptional communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills;

        Strong work ethic and ability to perform duties to an extremely high standard and meet targets;

        Strong organisation and problem solving skills with a demonstrable ability to work in high-pressure situations;

        Strong teamwork skills;

        Excellent administrative and IT Skills;

        Own car with Full clean driver’s licence.


Desirable Criteria:

·         An appropriate Third Level Qualification would be a distinct advantage

·         An award 1 GAA Coaching Qualification


Please note this role is subject to Garda Vetting.

Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae at  before 3pm on Monday August 28th 2017.


The GAA is an Equal Opportunities Employer