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Shane Lennon on Louth GAA Supporting Clubs

March 20th, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic Louth GAA Coaching & Games Staff are continuing their support of clubs.

In spite of the need for separation the staff have been in constant contact with Clubs to assist where they can. One such way is through the creation of bespoke skills challenges and skills sessions for each club.

“It started off like everyone else as an attempt to engage with kids and keep them active during this pandemic. We devised the #ALouth2Train and were promoting stuff on a County wide basis however we quickly saw the benefit of developing our sessions a bit further and providing individual clubs with their own personal cards and skills challenges.”

This has lead to a massive buy in from club members on a local level, with a great example being the Roche Emmets GFC. Here the Under 10 team have each undertaken a skills challenge before nominating their teammates to do the same. Thus giving the feel of a collective session despite the continued separation.

Our U10's doing the skills challenge at home over the last few days.

Posted by Roche Emmets GAA on Friday, 20 March 2020


“There has been massive positive feedback from clubs and the general public alike” continued Lennon “A number of our Inter County Players have also gotten involved with their own clips and challenges. The key is to bring a variety to the content so that children no matter where they are in the County can join in. For example today we posted our Pole Challenge for kids in urban areas.”

This has also given the staff a new perspective on engaging with the player once again “Social media is a fantastic tool to have at times like this. Through these sessions and challenges we can talk directly to all the players on an individual basis. When you think of it like that it is something we could never achieve in a traditional session of say 20 or 30 kids”

Louth GAA will be continuing to develop these sessions and tweaking them as time goes on. they are encouraging players of all ages to get involved by using the #ALouth2Train

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