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Dublin coach Cliodhna O'Connor ahead of the 2019 Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 5 match between Dublin and Galway at Parnell Park in Dublin. 
Dublin coach Cliodhna O'Connor ahead of the 2019 Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 5 match between Dublin and Galway at Parnell Park in Dublin. 

Registration open for 'Coaching the Female Player' webinar


To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

The sessions will be along two separate formats. Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via the registration form for the coach to answer live.

You can register for today’s webinar hosted by Cliodhna O’Connor and Orlaith Curran HERE.

Today’s Session

Q&A

Date: Tuesday, April 21st at 7.30pm (Irish Time)

Topics: Coaching the Female Player.

This webinar is based on the practical experience of Orlaith and Cliodhna along with current coaching research.

The opening section will be an honest discussion of the perceived and real differences between coaching males and females; suggestions where these differences come from and how they can be misinterpreted by coaches.

The second half of the presentation explores some real life interventions used by the coaches in order to improve team culture, the "coachability" of the players and the creation of a positive and ambitious training environment.

Presenters: Cliodhna O'Connor and Orlaith Curran

Cliodhna O'Connor is a coach educator and athlete development coach who works with both individual athletes and teams. Cliodhna has supported athletes from a range of sports and standards. Within the GAA she has worked with all four codes and is currently a member of the Dublin Senior Hurling support team.

Orlaith Curran is currently working for UCD's Ad Astra Elite Academy as an S&C coach. She is also the lead Athletic Performance Coach for the Irish Women's Rugby XVs team. In addition, she oversees the athletic performance of the U21 girls Irish Hockey team. Previously, she was in New Zealand for 2.5 years working for the Taranaki Rugby Union in an S&C role along with a Women's Rugby Development role. Prior to leaving for New Zealand Orlaith worked as a GAA Games Development Officer in Dublin for 2 years.

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