Mullingar Shamrocks

Founded 1953

Co. Westmeath


Club Coaching Officer and Football Committee

Liam O’Reilly was appointed as the Club Coaching Officer by the Football Committee on Sunday 20 February. The other members of the Committee are Ollie Keating, Robbie Boyle,
Karen Hegarty, Emma Morris, Conor Twomey, Enda Monaghan and Eric Smith. The Coaching Officer is a crucial one with many responsibilities which are set out below as well
as the role and responsibilities of the Football Committee.
Coaching and Games Development Committee (Football Committee)
Meets weekly – provides general direction and guidance to all coaches.

Sets out the agenda and role for the new Games Development Officer

Oversees the Schools Project with Robbie Boyle.

Over time the Football Committee will develop a panel of experienced coaches for assignment to specific under-age groups in the club. 

A person so assigned could then, for example, follow a specified age group year on year, developing a programme, setting expectations, drawing on club resources, and working with that year’s coaches.

The Football Committee’s team of experienced personnel may or may not become hands-on coaches but rather work with the team managers to exploit what has worked for previous groups and to set and attain appropriate goals such as league positions, player recruitment/retention and player development.  

The objective will be to bring consistency and share experience and to raise the standard of performance of teams across the underage sections.

It will negate the reinvention of the wheel each year by managers ‘moving up a year’.  

This is a long-term objective and the football committee will be supported by the Executive/Underage Committees, Shamrocks Coaching personnel and Coiste Contae

The football committee will cover both Gaelic football and LGFA, however this may develop in time.

The Club Coaching Officer.

He / She will have responsibility for managing the affairs of the Football Committee and for overseeing all coaching and games development-related activities and policies.

Provide direction for coaching for all codes within the club

Establish and chair coaching committee (inputs from each code and each age group)

Schedule regular coaching committee meetings

Provides regular reports to executive committee

Oversee effective club-school link in conjunction with club school liaison officer

Lead role in devising and developing club coaching plan

Responsible for implementation and monitoring of club coaching plan

Oversee all coach education programmes within the club

Manage and distribute coaching resources (coaching manuals etc.)

Liaise with both the Underage and Adult sections and ensure that all mentors are progressing

Ensure that a balanced programme of games is in place and that all players get an opportunity to play and participate.

Assist all teams and monitor the quality of coaching and games development including the implementation of a Player Pathway Scheme, which will continuously assess player skill development.

Develop a player welfare programme for both adult & underage players to provide information and/or training on topics such as diet, strength & conditioning, heart
screening, etc.

Develop of a football development and promotion plan for the Mullingar Shamrocks Club, in conjunction with the respective committees/groups

Organise a continuous development coaching programme for our members


Games based coaching ideas

Give us a game - game ideas

Coaching observation

Games Based & Skills Development



16-17 Years Coaching Booklet

14-15 Years Coaching Booklet

12-13 Years Coaching Booklet

10-11 Years Coaching Booklet

7-9 Years Coaching Booklet

4-6 Years Coaching Booklet

Maintaining good practice and behaviour

Garda Vetting



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