GAA Games Development Conference - 2017-12-27 12:54:00

Another stellar line up of elite

coaching expertise has been

assembled for the GAA’s Games

Development Conference which

is expected to sell out next month.

The GAA Games Development Conference

2018 is being developed in partnership

with Sky Sports and will take place on

Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th

2018 in Croke Park.

Friday, January 12th will feature a Youth

Development forum that will investigate

many of the issues related to ensuring

that player are provided with an adequate

programme of games, appropriate to their

needs and abilities. Speakers will present

on a number of initiatives that have been

developed to complement the formal

games programme. Speakers include

Martin Fogarty (GAA Hurling Development

Manager), Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner

and Waterford Hurler), Micheál Quirke

(former Kerry Senior Footballer) and Brian

Cuthbert (former Cork Senior Football


Saturday, January 13th provides an

opportunity for delegates to attend

sessions from speakers of national and

internal renowned covering topics relevant

to the player, the coach, the game and the environment. Speakers include:
• Paul McGinley, Professional Golfer and
Captain of the European team for the
Ryder Cup 2014
• Stuart Lancaster, Senior Coach,
Leinster Rugby
• Stephen McDonnell, former Armagh
Senior Footballer
• Peter Canavan, former Tyrone Senior
• Martin Fogarty, National Hurling
Development Manager
• Brendan Cummins, former Tipperary
Senior Hurler
• Diarmuid Lyng, former Wexford Senior
• Tony Óg Regan, Galway Minor Hurling
team, All Ireland Champions 2017
• Peter Keane, Manager of the Kerry
Minor Football team, All Ireland
Champions 2017
• Jason Sherlock, Coach Dublin Senior
Football team
• Ashley Jones, Strength and
Conditioning coach, formerly coach to
the New Zealand All Blacks
Tickets cost €60 and are available to
purchase from the dedicated ticket site