Below is a look at some of the services we are currently providing to our Primary Schools.

Club School Link

At any one time in the school year, we would have approximately 40 coaches on this scheme. They are mostly from the local club and we are now in virtually every primary school in the county. They carry out blocks of coaching and are in the school every week for this duration. We have developed an excellent rapport with the teachers and pupils over the years.

Coach Mentoring

Our full time staff mentor our Club School Link coaches on site in their primary schools. This mentoring is separate to our Coach Education Courses. Activities and games which have worked on the ground in our system are shared and expanded through the system. We also show coaches how to use the sometimes limited space available which in some cases is only a school yard.

ABC Workshops

We have just begun to pilot an ABC [Agility,Balance,Co-Ordination] Workshop for primary teachers. This Workshop covers our Laois ABC Fundamental Programme which the teachers can use as part of their PE Curriculum from Infant to 2nd classes.

5 Star Centres

The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness.  Recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” is awarded to Primary Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games activity that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school. In order to receive recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” a Primary School must provide for the flexible delivery of a range of activities over the course of a school-year.