As part of our continuing commitment to developing Gaelic Games and promoting healthy youth lifestyles in the area, the Coaching Department intends, subject to funding, to introduce additional Coaching services through the appointment of an additional Coaching Officer. The part-time role involves 19.5 hours per week. incl. evening, and weekend duties. Applications are now invited from suitably experienced club members.


Main Areas of Responsibility

As Youth and Coaching Development Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that the programmes set out by the Coaching Committee are delivered.
Delivery of Drug Education Programmes

  • Development of the National Youth Health Programmes
  • Facilitation of Seminars in the Club on healthy lifestyles.
  • Co-ordination of Street Leagues / Summer, Easter Camps
  • Delivery of School Programmes.
  • Delivery of Coaching Sessions within the Club.
  • Delivery of GAA Coaching Tutor seminars for adolescents.
  • Implementation of mid-term GAA Coaching Sessions.
  • Delivery of GAA Coach Education programmes for parents


Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following skills and competencies

  • A proven ability to work with and motivate children in an engaging and challenging environment.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a wider team and to maintain and develop relationship with School and other relevant authorities
  • Willingness to work at weekends and some midweek evenings.
  • Good communication skills. A good command of the Irish Language will be an advantage
  • Commitment to continuing personal development and qualifications relevant to the role.
  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles and aims of GAA’s Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
  • A good appreciation of the structures and organisation of schools in Cuala’s area of operations and an understanding of how sports is accommodated and can be developed in the various sites.

In addition, the following Qualifications are sought –

  • Certification under An Garda Siocana Central Vetting Process (mandatory)
  • A thorough knowledge of the rules of Gaelic Games and a “GAA Tutor” Qualification, Award 1 or Higher (mandatory)
  • A suitable Qualification in Health Promotion / Drug Education (desireable)

Applications, in writing, should be sent to An Runai, Cuala CLG, Hyde Park, Hyde Road, Dalkey to reach us no later than 16th July 2010. Scriobh chugainn I nGaelige mas fear leat.