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Owen Mooney speaking at the 2019 GAA Games Development Conference, in partnership with Sky Sports.
Owen Mooney speaking at the 2019 GAA Games Development Conference, in partnership with Sky Sports.

Registration open for live Q&A session with Owen Mooney


The latest event in the GAA’s Coach Webinar Series is tonight’s Live Q and A session with Owen Mooney, who will be discussing the topic ‘Expression and Freedom for Learning & Development – Let Them Be Children’.

Registration is still open for the event and will be completed on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 250 participants.

Owen Mooney is currently the Learning and Games Development Coordinator for Dublin GAA. Previous to this role he was the National Coach & Sport Development Coordinator for Special Olympics Ireland. He spent time in the position of Games Development Officer at the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association club in New York, USA.

Before his move to New York, Owen was a Department of Education Physical Literacy Curriculum Coach and Development Officer with Ulster GAA, working with children from 4-8 years and he was seconded to the position of Ulster Ladies Gaelic as Provincial Development Officer.

He has a real passion for learning and has a very keen interest in Physical Literacy, Child Development, Coach Education and assisting sports and clubs implement sustainable development plans.

He is a vastly experienced coach and development officer having worked with men’s and ladies Gaelic Football teams of all ages, as well as teams in other sports. He has helped over 40 clubs implement their Strategic Plans within the areas of Coaching & Games, Governance, Best Practice, Community Engagement, Marketing, Fundraising and Communications.

As a Coach Developer, Owen has presented at the GAA National Games Development Conference in 2011 and 2019, Guest Speaker in Sport & Society at Mercy College New York in April 2019, 2nd and 3rd ICCE iCoachKids International Conferences at Leeds Beckett 2018 and Limerick 2019 respectively, 2017 Rockland Physical Education Teacher Conference in New York, Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference in 2012 and the UK National Coaching Conference at Ulster University in 2011.

Owen has been a GAA Coach Developer for over 10 years and has facilitated on a vast amount of Foundation, Award One and Award Two Gaelic Football courses and Coach Development workshops all over Ireland, as well as in England for Hertfordshire & Britain GAA and in the United States.

You can register for the Q&A session HERE.

Below you can watch Owen Mooney's presentation at the 2019 GAA Games Development Conference.

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