This weekend sees the launch of a new primary schools coaching programme which will commence after Easter.

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This year, Mayo GAA Coaching & Games Committee in conjunction with Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo are launching a new coaching programme for primary schools.

This unique programme has been developed by teachers and the Mayo GAA Games Development Officers, with input from members of the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) PE team. The programme will combine elements of the GAA’s “Fun Do” programme and the PDST’s “Move Well, Move Often” physical literacy programme.

Children will receive weekly sessions in their school with our Games Development Officers which will target the 15 Fundamental Movement Skills and specific football skills all in an environment that encourages fun and participation for children of all abilities. The coaching will focus on children in 3rd and 4th classes.*

Participation in this programme is the perfect way for schools to begin their “GAA 5 Star Centre” journey.

More information on this programme will be published here over the coming weeks.

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*In small schools, other classes may be brought in to make up numbers.

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