The Juvenile Club has won the top award from Rebel Óg for coaching excellence and best practice for the fifth year in a row by securing the Gold Category of the Benchmark 2020 Vision Award.
This success is due, in no small part, to the trojan work of Coaching Officer, Kieran Brennan who ensures that the club is meeting all of the Benchmark requirements, year on year. These requirements include the running of GAA camps, coaching in the local primary schools, education of coaches, ensuring teams meet minimum games requirements, organising workshops with external coaches, participation in divisional and county squads etc and formulating/recording all of this in line with the Rebel Óg template.
Making the Benchmark ensures that the young members of the Juvenile Club are coached and mentored in line with best practice. In achieving that, it is worth its weight in gold. The Benchmarking system means that we must ‘keep our socks pulled up’, which can only be a good thing for the development of those young members as participants in Gaelic Games.
Meeting and maintaining the Rebel Óg Benchmark standard relies on the collective effort of a lot of very dedicated coaches and officers. A big thanks must go to everybody who has been involved in the club during the last five years for helping to maintain the gold standard.