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26/10/2021

Donegal GAA advertise for a full-time Senior Athletic Performance Coach

Donegal GAA advertise for a full-time Senior Athletic Performance Coach.

Donegal GAA going down the road of employing a full-time Senior Athletic Performance Coach to work with all county teams in both football and hurling. 

Announcing the decision to appoint a full-time Senior Athletic Performance Coach on the official Donegal GAA website county chairman Mick McGrath said: ”This is a  full time salaried position and the appointee will manage strength and conditioning from U14 academy squads right through to the senior team.” 

The chairman also stated; “The key role of the new coach will be to plan in consultation with the senior team management to formulate  a  transparent pathway for the development of all players involved in all squads representing Donegal.”

The person appointed  will work under the line management of the Games Development manager Aaron Kyles, and will be based at the County Training Centre, in Convoy. 

The chairman continued:  It is another important step forward in the path to introducing modern sports science into the development and education of our clubs, coaches, managers and players. 

 “It is an important step in the creation of the correct environment for our players in Donegal.”

The person appointed will work under the line management of the Games Development manager Aaron Kyle, and will be based at the County Training Centre, in Convoy.

The chairman continued: It is another important step forward in the path to introducing modern sports science into the development and education of our clubs, coaches, managers and players.

“It is an important step in the creation of the correct environment for our players in Donegal.”

The primary responsibility of the person appointed is the physical development, coaching and monitoring of senior and incoming senior development players progressing from the underage structure.

The person appointed will be to liaise with full time and volunteer personnel within Donegal GAA to align short- and long-term initiatives related to the athletic development of all players within Donegal GAA.

He/she will report to the Games Development Manager to ensure synergy and alignment throughout the organisation.
In going down the road of appoint a full-time performance coach Donegal are following in the footsteps of a number of other county’s including All-Ireland football champions Tyrone and All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick.

Qualifications for the position is a degree in exercise science, sports science, sports performance or health-related degree.

Chairperson of CLG Dhún na nGall, Mick McGrath announced this afternoon the County are now advertising for a Senior Athletic Performance Coach.

This will be a full time position. For year one the appointee will be involved with the u20 and Senior squads and assist with academy structures in managing strength and conditioning in a transparent pathway for the development of all players involved in all squads representing Donegal.

Any applications should be with the County Secretary by 5pm Monday Oct 25th using the email address Secretary.donegal@gaa.ie


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