The 2019 Benchmarking Awards & Conference took place in Nemo Rangers on Sat 22nd Feb 2020. With many clubs receiving their awards on the day they also got a chance to attend nine different events
Main organiser Colm Crowley GDA welcomed everyone on the day and introduced Cork GAA Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane, who officially opened the conference.
On the day you had Traolach Martin, CBC Senior coach, former Dublin Underage coach a& Dublin Colleges Coach give a presentation on Developing a holistic Youth Player through Club, School and County
Barry Dunne Games Development Administrator with Waterford GAA give a presentation on Identifying your clubs values and steps to honour them.
Colm Crowley Coach County Board Games Development Administrator and Founder of Coaching the GAAme present a practical workshop on Games to introduce & Develop skills for 5 -10 year olds.
Pat Spratt & James McCarthy Cork GAA Games Development Administrators, All Ireland winning Minor and U20 Football Coaches give a practical workshop on Integrating a Games Based Coaching approach for Youth Players
Dr Diarmuid Lester – Bishopstown club player PE Teacher and Doctoral candidate in the area of Motor Development presenting The Importance of Fundamental Movement Skills for Children
Shane Supple Runai Rebel OG, Ex Games Development Administrator & Coach Education Coordinator for Cork GAA presenting Coach Education for your club and the structures in the coach education programs
Barry Mullane Founder Active Sports Coaching, Former GPO with Dublin GAA presenting a practical workshop on Fun Games & Activities to Develop Fundamental Movement Skills in Children
Colm O’Sullivan presenting Functional Movement & Athletic Development for the Youth Player and what the club can do for him
Kevin O’Callaghan , Games Manager with Cork GAA how to maximise 100% of your target audience, the local Primary Schools
Keynote Speaker who closed the conference Keith Ricken Cork U20 All Ireland Winning Manager and GAA Officer in CIT presenting a Player centered approach to Coaching.
We must thank the following people who helped make the conference a success, Colm Crowley and the full time staff with Cork GAA. Kevin O’Callaghan Ganes Manager , GDA’s Pat Spratt, James McCarthy, GPO Paudie Crowley, Rebel Og Chairman Michael O’Mahony, Des Culinane, Childrens Officer with the County Board. Conor Counihan Director of Football with Cork GAA, all the staff in Nemo Rangers who facilitated everything on the day, to all our guest speakers and presenter who gave valuable insight in many aspects of being a coach in your club. To all the clubs who took part in Benchmarking and Coaching Officers from the clubs who spend so much time and effort making sure that their club stay current and up to date on Benchmarking.
Below are the results from the Benchmarking Accreditation Scheme for 2019 listed below.
Congratulations to all clubs who have achieved recognition through this initiative and it is testament to the great work going on in communities all over the county in promoting gaelic games.
While 2020 is currently presenting huge challenges to us all, where possible clubs should try to engage in the national coaching webinars every Tuesday and Thursday along with our Rebel Og Coaching webinars being held every Wednesday. If clubs wish to run workshops through a webinar forum with club coaches, then GDA’s would be happy to facilitate this in the coming weeks.
|Aghada GAA Club||Canovee||Aghinagh GAA|
|Ballincollig GAA Club||Argideen Rangers||Ballinhassig|
|Ballinora||Ballycastle Gaels||Ballyclough GAA|
|Bandon||Bantry Blues||Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh|
|Bishopstown||Barryroe GAA club||Boherbue|
|Blackrock National Hurling Club||Bride Rovers||Brian Dillons|
|Blarney||Carrigaline||Carraig na bhFear Gaa|
|Carrigaline||Clann na nGael||Courcey Rovers|
|Carrigtwohill Gaa||Clonakilty GAA||Cumann Peile Cill na Martra|
|Castlehaven||Cloughduv Hurling Club||Delanys Gaa|
|Douglas Hurling and Football Club||Dripsey GAA||Freemount|
|Eire Og||Dripsey GAA||Gabriel óg|
|Fermoy||Glanworth Juvenile Club||Grenagh|
|Fr O’Neills||Gleann na Laoi||Kilmacabea Gaa|
|Knocknagree||Ilen Rovers GAA||Laochra og|
|Killavullen||Kilbrittain GAA Club||Muintir Bhaire|
|Kinsale GAA club||Kilmurry/Cill Mhuire||Saint Oliver Plunketts|
|Mayfield GAA||kiltha og||St James|
|Midleton GAA||Lisgoold||St Michaels|
|Naomh Aban||Meelin||St. Colmans|
|Nemo rangers||Newmarket||St. Colum’s|
|Newcestown||Shanballymore Juvenile club||St. Finbarrs|
|Newtownshandrum||Valley Rovers||TADHG MacCarthaighs|
|O Donovan Rossa||Tracton|
|Passage West GAA||Uibh Laoire|
|Sliabh Rua||Watergrasshill Hurling club|