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What Is TURAS?

A programme for all GAA coaches has been devised by Leinster GAA to help ensure a coherent approach to player development across clubs, schools and talent academies.

TURAS – the Irish word for Journey – was chosen to reflect the journey taken by both coaches and players up through the grades. The initiative is aimed at mentors working with players from four to 17 years of age in clubs and schools, and players from 13 to 17 years of age in academies.

In clubs, for example, TURAS will work by providing player pathway workshops applicable to each age group, and offering resources to all coaches. Workshops will also be provided for club coaching officers to assist them in rolling out TURAS, and staff employed by Leinster GAA and the County Boards will provide practical supports to coaches while they are engaged with their own teams in their club.

TURAS recognises that coaching is central to player development and investing in quality, long-term and sustainable coach education will have significant and positive impacts on the progress of young players and the competitiveness of senior teams into the future.

To learn more about how our TURAS Programme was developed Click Here.


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