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The Role of the Hurling Officer

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September 30, 2012


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1.He/She must be a key member of the County Coaching Development Committee

and of the Hurling Steering Committee.


2. He/She will be responsible for the assisting in the implementation of programmes/

plans in conjunction with the Hurling Steering Committee, the Coaching & Games

Development Committee, the County Games Development Manager, and the existing



3. Should assist in planning in conjunction with the County Games Development Manger

the programme of activity for Hurling on a annual basis. He/She should ensure that

these work programmes are discussed by the Hurling Steering Committee and the

Coaching and Games Development Committee.


4. Should attend periodic meetings/seminars organised both by the National Coaching &

Games Development Committee where issues relating to the promotion of hurling will

presented and reviewed.


5. Will be responsible for the promotion of and the recruiting of suitable personnel to attend

Hurling Coach Education courses and seminars in the county.


6. Liaise as necessary with the underage bodies in the county such as Cumann na mBunscoil,

Bord na nOg, Hurling Steering Committee, Second level Schools etc. to promote ACTIVE

participation by such bodies in all Hurling Development activities and initiatives in the



7. To assist in creating & developing inter school leagues for hurling within the county.


8.  To assist and promote the further development of indoor hurling in schools and clubs


9.  To assist in implementing the “Code of best practise” at u-age level within the county.


10. To improve and strengthen all areas of hurling in the county and to ensure an improvement

in participation through more under age games, and to assist the Fixtures Committee in

particular to place due emphasis and focus on this area.


11. The Hurling Officer should be involves in Hurling Workshops Hurley Repair Courses,

Indoor Hurling, Nursery Workshops, Go Games, Working with Goalkeepers and

Coach Education for Hurling Coaches.


12. That the Hurling Officer visits all hurling clubs to offer advice on the development of

Hurling in all clubs and how they can link in with Academy Squads

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Shane Ferguson

Shane Ferguson is 50% of Wicklow GAA Online, the official Website of Wicklow GAA. Shane is a passionette Wicklow GAA supporter who has worked in conjunction with the Wicklow County Board to develop Wicklow GAA Games Development.