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|
|Michael Breathnach||U13-19 Multi Events, Assistant Coach|
|Noel Dempsey||U13-19 Sprints, Level 1|
|Pauline Harrington||U13-19 Advisory Role, Level 2|
|Noel Keane||U13-19 Throws, Assistant Coach|
|David Keaney||U13-19 Distance, Assistant Coach|
|Seamus Lynch||U13-19 Jumps Level 2|
|Dave O'Shaughnessy||U13-19 Sprints/Hurdles Level 1|
|Caroline Moore||U13-19 Mid-Distance, Level 1|
|Ken Walsh||U13-19 Sprints/Relays, Level 1|
|Linda Nally||U9-12 Co-ordinator, Level 1|
|Padraig Breathnach||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Neasa De Burca||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Damien Francis||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Alvyne Hounkponou||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|John McGrath||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Ruth Molloy||U9-12 Indoor/Physio|
|Ingrida Navicke||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Brian O'Connor||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|John O'Loughlin||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Maria Podmore||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Michelle Van Kampen||U9-12 Assistant Coach|
|Deirdre Ward||U9-12 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.
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.
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.