€100,000 for Letterkenny GAA coaching initiative

Gaelic Games in Letterkenny has received a shot in the arm this week with the announcement of €100,000 in funding from Donegal Peace 111 towards a major coaching initiative.

Gaelic Games in Letterkenny has received a shot in the arm this week with the announcement of €100,000 in funding from Donegal Peace 111 towards a major coaching initiative.

The initiative, which is being led by the St. Eunan’s club, involves the development of Gaelic Games in the non-traditional GAA communities in the Letterkenny area and also in the non-traditional GAA communities in the feeder clubs - Glenswilly, Termon, St. Micheal’s, Letterkenny Gaels, Naomh Colmcille and Convoy as well as St. Eunan’s - to the four second level schools in the town.

The programme, which will run for 11 months from August next to June 2013, involves the appointment of four full-time fully qualified GAA coaches.

The initiative is being funding by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and is managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. It will also include monthly diversity workshops in areas of culture and sport in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Donegal PEACE III Action Plan 2011 - 2013.

The four coaching positions are due to be advertised in the press this week.