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Connacht GAA Podcast With Darragh Cox

Episode 1 Colm Callanan Coaching The Hurling Goalkeeper

All-Ireland-winning Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan, now a hurling goalkeeper coach, and a GPO with Galway and Connacht GAA, speaks to Sligo/Leitrim GPO Darragh Cox about the importance of specific goalkeeping coaching in the first of our podcast series.

Episode 2 Stephen Henry – Encouraging a Growth Mindset in GAA Coaching

In Episode Two of the Connacht GAA Podcast, Sligo and Tourlestrane footballer Stephen Henry, a Games Promotion Officer with in Sligo, speaks to Darragh Cox about encouraging a growth mindset in GAA coaching.

Episode 3 Brian Hanley – Working With Teenage Players

Brian Hanley – a hurling RDO with Galway Coaching & Games – is the guest on the third episode of the Connacht GAA Podcast. Brian guided Galway to the All-Ireland Minor hurling title in Croke Park in 2019, and speaks to Darragh Cox about his experiences of working with teenage players.

Episode 4 Enda Lyons – The Importance of S&C in the Development of Young GAA Players

Leitrim and Connacht GDA Enda Lyons speaks to Darragh Cox about understanding strength and conditioning, and its importance to the athletic development of young GAA players.

Episode 5 Pat Kilcoyne – Structuring a Session for All Ages

Former Sligo senior team goalkeeper and current county games promotion officer Pat Kilcoyne speaks to Darragh Cox about the differences between structuring a coaching session for all ages from nursery age to adult players.

Episode 6 Kieran Kilkenny – The importance of Creating A Positive Environment

Mayo GPO Keiran Kilkenny is this week’s guest on the Connacht GAA Podcast with Darragh Cox. Kieran talks about Creating a Positive Environment for coaching sessions.

Episode 7 Stephen McGurrin – The Success of the Super Games Programme

Leitrim GDA Stephen McGurrin is this week’s guest on the Connacht GAA Podcast with Darragh Cox. The Melvin Gaels clubman discusses the success of the Super Games programme in Leitrim, and highlights the benefits of the format for players, clubs and coaches.

Episode 8 Gerry Spelman – How to Pick your 2040 Hurling Team

Galway GPO Gerry Spelman speaks to Darragh Cox about the importance of learning and reinforcing the essential skills of hurling and camogie from as young an age as possible to ensure the long-term development of players and clubs.

Episode 9 John Prenty – The Air Dome

Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty speaks to Darragh Cox about the return to GAA action at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan, the facilities available at the centre, and the completion of the Air Dome project, which will be the largest of its kind in the world when it is opened later this year.

Episode 10 Peter Carney – The 3 T’s

Roscommon GAA Coach and Games Promotion Officer Peter Carney speaks to Darragh Cox  about the importance of the Three Ts – Technical, Tactical and Teamplay – in coaching.

Episode 11 Liam Óg Gormley – 2020 Cúl Camp Programme in Sligo

Sligo GAA Games Manager Liam Og Gormley has all the details you need to know about the 2020 Cúl Camp programme in Sligo, with 19 camps taking place over the five weeks from July 20 to August 21. See for dates, venues and bookings.

Episode 12 Adrian Hession – Caiseal Gaels: 10 Years in the Making

Mayo Hurling GPO Adrian Hession speaks to Darragh Cox about the success of the Caiseal Gaels Club, who played their very first adult game in recent weeks, following over a decade of development work.

Episode 13 Ross Donovan – Better Coaches Mean Better Players

Former Sligo captain and current Connacht GPO Ross Donovan discusses the importance of continuous education to upskill coaches on this episode of the Connacht GAA Podcast with Darragh Cox.

Episode 14 – Mickey Quigg – A Bronx Tale

New York Games Development Manager Micky Quigg is the guest on Episode 14 of the Connacht GAA Podcast presented by Darragh Cox discussing GAA life in the Big Apple.

Episode 15 – Hugh Lynn – Teams, Streams and Dreams

Darragh chats to Roscommon PRO Hugh Lynn about the work involved in being a county PRO in 2020.

Darragh chats with Damien Eames discussing the art of Goalkeeping
Roscommon Games Manager and broadcaster Willie Hegarty speaks to Darragh Cox about the 2020 Connacht Senior Football Championship, combining his love of coaching development and commentating, and his own career behind the mic.
Sligo GAA nutritionist and personal trainer Aoife Clancy is the guest on the latest episode of the Connacht GAA with Darragh Cox.
Episode 20 – Keith Higgins 

Mayo and Ballyhaunis dual player Keith Higgins speaks to Darragh Cox on the latest episode of the Connacht GAA podcast about his decision to step away from intercounty football, his plans to return to the county hurlers, his journey so far and his future plans in coaching.

Episode 21 – Donal Wrynn – The Player Pathway
Leitrim and Fenagh/St Caillin’s footballer Donal Wrynn speaks to Darragh Cox on this episode of the Connacht GAA podcast about The Player Pathway, and his journey from underage football, through school, club, development squads, handball and county.

The newly-launched Connacht GAA Club Coaching Manual is available now as a free online resource on the the Connacht GAA website, Sligo Games Manager Liam Og Gormley, goes through the benefits of the manual with Darragh Cox in the latest episode of the Connacht GAA Podcast.

Episode 23 – Seamus Burns – Be Ready to Play Programme

Seamus Burns, Performance and Athletic Development Officer with Connacht GAA, is the guest on this week’s podcast with Darragh Cox to discuss the newly-launched ‘Be Ready To Play’ coaching and sports science programme.

Episode 24 – Tony Óg Regan – Performance Psychology

Episode 24 of the Connacht GAA Podcast with Darragh Cox features former Galway hurler Tony Og Regan, who talks about his work as a Team Development and Sports Performance Psychology Coach.

Episode 25 – Kevin Johnson – The TPP Model

Connacht Coach Education Tutor and current Tourlestrane senior football manager Kevin Johnson speaks to Darragh Cox about the Total Playing Performance (TPP) Model in Episode 25 of the Connacht GAA Podcast.

Mayo legend Cora discusses her introduction to football, playing with the boys, benefits from trying different sports and the inspirational role coaches play