Two new officers were recently added to the Westmeath GAA managerial team.
Dermot Brady has been appointed as Children’s Officer by the Westmeath Executive as per rule and Deirdre Orme (Crookedwood Hurling Club ) is the new Westmeath Healthy Club Officer, subject to ratification by the county committee.
Both positions were held by our newly elected County Chairman, Frank Mescall. Neither Dermot or Deirdre need any introduction to the Westmeath GAA community.
Dermot Brady wore the Westmeath football jersey with distinction in the 1990s and is a member of a select band of Westmeath footballers to have won Railway Cup medals. Dermot was a panellist in 1996 and a playing member in 1997 of the Leinster team that won the interprovincial title.
Deirdre Orme is a familiar figure in Cusack Park and has regularly donned the stewards bib and will bring her many talents to the Healthy Club portfolio, one of the great recent initiatives of the GAA.
Westmeath Coaching and Games Club Coaching Seminar
The Westmeath Coaching and Games Development Committee led by Games Development Manager, Darren Magee, have scheduled what promises to be a superb club seminar for Saturday next 27 February.
Due to the overwhelming response from clubs over the past few weeks it was felt that it was best to run a seminar open to all clubs in Westmeath.
This is event is open to all coaches in your club and provides them with an ideal learning opportunity with topics covered including Club Nursery- Information and Ideas (U5 and U6 ); Coaching through Covid-19 (U7 to U11 ) and Youth Strength and Conditioning guidelines (U13 to U17 ).
Each topic will consist of a 40 minute webinar followed by a 30 minute live coaching session. The Youth Strength and Conditioning section for example includes such topics as warm-up activities, body weight exercises and some sample programmes will be delivered.
Every coach that attends this seminar (remotely of course ) will get a free four week coaching programme pack.