Club School Link/GDA Link 2016-2017

Club / GDA Link for 2016 /17 is as follows 

Andrew  Kavanagh – Ballyfin (Hurling), Borris in Ossory Kilcotton, Camross, Colt,  Kyle, St Fintan’s Mountrath, Portlaoise (Hurling), Rathdowney Errill, Rosenallis (Hurling), Shanahoe, Trumera;


Ciaran Muldowney – St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix, Ballinakill, Ballypickas, Castletown, Clonad, Clonaslee St Manmans (Hurling), Clough Ballacolla, Mountmellick, Park Ratheniska (Hurling), Slieve Bloom, Slieve Margy, The Harps;

Colm Begley – Annanough, Arles Kilcruise, Ballylinan, Barrowhouse, Park Ratheniska (Football), Portlaoise (Football), St Joseph’s, Stradbally, The Heath, Timahoe.

Donie Brennan – Arles Killeen, Courtwood, Crettyard, Emo, Graiguecullen, Killeshin, O’Dempsey’s, Portarlington;

James Kelly – Ballyroan Abbey, Ballyfin (Football), Clonaslee St Manmans (Football), Kilcavan, Mountmellick (Football), Rosenallis (Football), Spink, The Rock;

Clubs are invited to contact the GDA aligned to their Club, who will have the following responsibilities in liaising with that Club for –

  • Mentoring and monitoring of the Club School Coach for the Primary Schools in his Clubs catchment area;
  • Appointment of Club Coaching Officer who will liaise with GDA;
  • Rollout and mentoring of the Laois GAA  Young Gaelic Player Pathway;
  • Delivery of Coach Education programmes and that all mentors are compliant with mandatory coaching standards;
  • Club’s participation in U8, 10 and 12 Go Games programme, U8 Play and Stay Days and U10 O’Moore Park Experience Nights;
  • Club’s participation and representation in respective O’Mórdha Og and Setanta programmes and Laois GAA Talent Academies;




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