The Connacht branch and the IRFU are delighted to inform you that there will be a fitness workshop for all coaches in Sligo the 29th of November. The workshop will focus on fitness and conditioning for young players to adult beginners at strength training. This workshop will be based on the newly updated fitness and conditioning content in the Mini and foundation coaching courses.
The focus of this workshop is physical activity and movement skill development. The evening will concentrate on stages 1 and 2 of the Long Term Development Pathway, but will also investigate physical development of strength and conditioning of adults beginners. We will investigate physical activity levels and guidelines, the windows of opportunity for young players, PHV, Fundamental movement skills and the most appropriate content for young players and beginners. Continue reading ‘Fitness workshop for coaches’
This week sees a very welcome return of ladies rugby to the club. Training will commence this Wednesday September 8th at 6pm at the Rugby Club in Strandhill. All ladies are welcome whether you have played before or not. Please contact coach Gavin Foley for more details on 087 2406848.
Published on September 22, 2008 in Coaching and News. Closed
Sligo 2nds will begin their season this weekend with a friendly match against opposition still to be determined. Sligo RFC are delighted to announce a new addition to the coaching ranks at Hamilton Park this season with New Zealand native, Stephen Allay taking over as 2nd team head coach. Stephen brings a vast wealth of experience to the post and will look to lead the team to a successful season. Training continues at the club at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and anyone who wants to play the 2nds this year is asked to attend the session this Friday 26th September.
Sligo RFC Director of Rugby, Bernie Kelly, has just completed two new player guides for Outhalves and Scrum-halves.Â These guides provide an insight into the role of each position and outline effective training routines.
More guides for other positions will follow shortly.
These can be downloaded from our recently re-organised Resources page here.
Two new coaches, Niall Gray and club captain, Jamie Livingstone, have made themselves available to assist in Youth coaching, and these are being allocated to U-16 coach, Peter Brady. With Sligo also fielding a very successful U-15 side, the coaching staff from that squad are not available on a regular basis to help with the U-16′s, so Jamie and Niall will provide back-up to Peter, who is one of the club’s longest standing and most dedicated coaches.
The U-13 coaching staff has been bolstered by Finbar Filan, a former star Sligo prop, who renews a partnership with his former playing colleague, Michael O’Hehir. The club is particularly pleased to welcome the first female to Youth management, as Ber Dunne, who has vast experience in administration in Munster rugby, will assume a managerial role with the U-18′s, where the coaches are Simon Galvan and Ciaran Foley.
Youth Development Officer, Gavin Foley,has now commenced rugby coaching in local primary and post-primary schools. This year the scheme has been extended to include Grange Primary, Rathcormack N.S. and St.John’s N.S., while there will also be coaching in Scoil Mhuire, Secondary School, Ballymote.
Sligo’s 2nd team for the upcoming Connacht Junior 2 League will have a very experienced quartet in charge. Two former club Presidents, Michael Storey and Des Butler will be joined by a former 1st XV coach, Fineen O’Driscoll and Declan Lynch, who have both, over many years, given trojan service to the club. With large numbers attending training, Sligo should field a very strong side in this grade.
A panel of 26 1st team players, and the team management, will have special training, goal setting and bonding sessions this coming week-end in Breaffy House Hotel and Sports Centre. The party returns on Sunday afternoon.
A course for new referees will be held in the Connacht Branch offices on Saturday September 2nd. The course is open to both men and women interested in pursuing a refereeing career. Former International referee, Dave McHugh and Connacht Regional Development officer, Bernie Kelly, visited Sligo on Friday last and met with club President, Tom Gilligan. The current referees in the club are: Denis Connolly, James Gavin and Michael Storey, and new recruits will be very welcome.
From mid-February until May, two Sligo I.T. Sport & Recreation students, Oonagh Morrissey from Oranmore, Co. Galway and Castlebar RFC player, Nigel Byrne, will be on work placement coaching rugby in local primary schools under the direction of Youth Development Officer, Gavin Foley. Both coaches were chosen following interviews with Connacht Branch of the IRFU, Sligo RFC and Sligo I.T. personnel. They will coach in 10 primary schools in the Sligo area and the project is being funded by Sligo RFC.