Peter Hally – Games Development Administrator

Hurling and football Games development administer for the past two years in Laois GAA. I over see our coach education programme for both codes across the county. The courses include foundation hurling and football, award one child and youth/adult. Also as part of my role I organise our Turas programme which is a support programme for our club coaches.

I currently support 13 clubs across the county. My main focus with my club is to help their coaches and players develop skills to both player and coach. I also help clubs build better relationships with their local primary schools through club/school coaches. This is vital important to the club so the club can be an on-going presence in their local communities.

4/5. As most of my clubs are locate in or close to an urban area I am currently trying to develop programmes to increase Participation with in the urban areas. Programmes that I am running include ABC programme, swing ball and bench ball programmes.

The ABC programme is tailored to junior and senior infant classes where we develop both hurling and football skills through fun games our swing ball and bench ball programmes are monified GAA games to introduce hurling and football to the older children.  To support this training/PE programmes we also have set up urban town leagues in both hurling and football. These leagues aloud children the opportunity to reprent their school in composition who otherwise would not get game time due to the vast size of these schools in the urban areas. Our football league takes place before Christmas and hurling post-Christmas. All finals are played in O Moore Park.