Steven Poacher

Steven Poacher – Some counties lag behind in coaching

Steven Poacher was impressed by Roger Keenan's presentation

Steven Poacher was impressed by Roger Keenan’s presentation

Steven Poacher attended Roger Keenan’s Ulster Council coaching session recently and was impressed with the breadth of information on offer.

In his column, Poacher said that every coach should be eager to attend these sessions to gather up more information to bring back to their team.


However, he pointed out that there is still a pervasive attitude within the GAA that we shouldn’t give away what we have learned.

He also was told by Keenan that four counties are racing ahead of the rest when it comes to learning.

“Roger mentioned the fact that Cavan, Monaghan, Tyrone and Donegal are seriously well organised coach education programmes and he used the word hungry.

“He said coaches in these counties can’t get enough, but someone is obvously facilitating the courses for the coaches to attend.

“This is what disappoints me massively in my own county here in Down.

“We have had more figure heads appointed to look after development squads in the last five years than some counties have had in 50 years.”

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