Our Coaches have all completed various levels of the Athletic Ireland Coaching Programme. Our coaches are all Volunteers and give up their time freely to assist athletes in the Club. We are always under pressure for coaches/supervision at training sessions, so please speak to one of the coaches at Training if you would be interested in helping out at any session. Expert knowledge is not required to assist – as this knowledge can be built up over time and the Club funds all Athletic Ireland training courses for interested parties.
Events in which club members participate include sprints, middle distance running, hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot putt and ball throw.
|Senior Coaches||Coaching Specialities|
|Jerome Debize||Marathon Coach|
|Brian Bruton||5K/10K/Cross Country Coach|
|Matt Lockett||Endurance Coach|
|Brendan Glynn||Sprints Coach|
|Karen Quirke||Sprints Coach - Asst Coach to Brendan Glynn|
|Ellie Mai Sutton||Asst Coach 5K/10K/Cross Country|
|Noeleen Healy||Endurance Coach - Asst Coach to Matt Lockett|
|Juvenile Coaches||Coaching Specialities|
|PJ Coyle||Head Coach, Mid-Distance, Level 2|
|Alvyne Hounkponou||U14-U19, Assistant Coach|
|Anita McGlynn||U8-U11, Assistant Coach|
|Brian O'Connor||U14, Assistant Coach|
|Chris Tauchen||U8-U11, Assistant Coach|
|Damien Francis||U14-U19, Assistant Coach|
|David Keaney||U13-19 Distance, Assistant Coach|
|Deirdre Ward||U8-11, Assistant Coach|
|Ingrida Navicke||U8-11, Assistant Coach|
|Linda Nally||U12 and U13, Level 1|
|Maeve Mitchell||U8-U11, Assistant Coach|
|Majella Ní Chríocháin||U12/U13, Assistant Coach|
|Mark Foley||U12/U13, Level 1|
|Neasa De Burca||U8-11, Assistant Coach|
|Noel Dempsey||U14-19 Sprints, Level 1|
|Noel Keane||U13-19 Throws, Level 1|
|Padraig Breathnach||U12 and U13, Assistant Coach|
|Pauline Harrington||Coaching Coordinator, Level 2|
|Ruth Molloy||U8-11, Indoor/Physio|
|Seamus Lynch||U13-19 Jumps, Level 2|
|Shannon Glynn||U8-U11, Assistant Coach|
|Vanessa Agnew||U12 and U13, Assistant Coach|
Any coaches who are interested in completing in further coaching training and please let us know and we will facilitate this where we can.
There is more information on the Athletics Ireland Coaching Structure here.
If you are interested in any coaching training, please contact us so we can get the courses set up. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you a Club Member or a parent of a Juvenile Athletes who would like to become coach or leader in any section of GCH there are a number of steps to getting involved.
- Attend Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Course.
- Get yourself Garda Vetted by your club.
- Start coaching with the Club
- Attend Workshops which provide ‘stepping stones’ between these courses and are joint initiatives between Coaching and Development and the National Event Co-ordinators.
It is important for GCH for new coaches to come on board and get involved, as coaches are not made overnight. Training new coaches and getting them on board will provide back up and assistance to the existing coaches and build on the success of the Club into the future.