Director of Coaching and Player Development

Job Description

The Director of Coaching will have a key role within the club with the overall objective of fostering a culture of excellence and development within the club and includes the four main codes of Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Football.

Key Responsibilities in the role are as follows:

  • Develop, implement and monitor age specific club coaching plans.
  • Ensure that the coaching programmes for teams at all age groups follow the best practice and are aligned with club values.
  • Review the Club Player Pathway, including the athletic performance, skills development and transition to adult groups for all codes.
  • Co-ordinate, promote and oversee the delivery of formal coaching courses and workshops.
  • Manage and distribute coaching resources and recommend coaching programmes run by GAA nationally, Leinster GAA and Dublin GAA
  • Coordinate and oversee the planning and delivery of all club camps, schools of excellence together with the Transition Year coaching programme.
  • Oversee effective club-school link and the delivery of coaching and games support to partner school(s)
  • Monitor and manage club database of qualified coaches
  • Organise and chair regular meeting of the Coaching and Games Committee.
  • Manage and mentor other Games Promotion Officer(s)
  • Report and provide regular updates on agreed Coaching and Games development Key Performance Indicators.

Key Skills and Attitudes

  • Demonstrate passion for Gaelic Games and the values of the GAA together with a clear and detailed knowledge of GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives
  • Respectful appreciation for work of volunteers.
  • An effective communicator with a willingness to engage in constructive two-way feedback.
  • Excellent presentation and training-delivery skills both verbal and written and an ability to work across different platforms to provide training content for coaches.
  • Strong appetite for continuous learning and development.
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and perform as part of team.
  • Flexibility to embrace an evolving portfolio of responsibilities that may come with the development of this newly created role.


  • A relevant third level qualification in sports science/ sports management/ post leaving certificate qualification.
  • An Award 2 GAA coaching qualification.
  • Experience of working with children and juveniles is desirable.
  • Garda vetted and child safeguarding course completed.
  • A working knowledge of office productivity tools such as Microsoft Office suite etc.
  • A full clean driving licence.

The remuneration package will be consistent with the high levels of performance expected in the role. It will be for a 3-year fixed term contract, subject to a probationary period of 11 months.  The post will also be reviewed after one year.

CLG Cuala is an equal opportunity employer.

Expressions of interest by way of a cover letter, alongside a detailed CV, should be sent via email to the Cuala Club Secretary at: For any enquiries about the role please do not hesitate to contact the Club Secretary (Colm Small) of the Club Chairperson (Aisling Fay)

The closing date for this role is close of business on 30 April 2024.