Create opportunities through Community Coaching!

Roscommon Sports Partnership in association with Sport Ireland and funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund would like to invite applications from people who want to become a fully qualified Gaelic, soccer and rugby coach, and are able to commit to two days a week to attend this course.  

  The programme is open to men and women who what to become a part-time or full-time coach/tutor.

  Sarah Mulligan, course coordinator, said: “I could not be happier with how the course went last year, we helped some really good participants to further develop their skills and we have been lucky enough to work with some of them since on our programmes as tutors, and hopefully we will get to work with each and everyone one of last year’s participants. We are hoping that this year will be just as successful.”

  The Community Coaching Course is an exciting initiative. Training will consist of Gaelic, soccer, rugby, cycling, child protection, Occupational First Aid, Active Leadership, job seeking skills and motivational skills. All of which would help participants to identify possible employment opportunities after the 13-week programme.

  According to Noel Feeley, Sports Coordinator of the Roscommon Sports Partnership the aim of the course is to ensure that participants have the skills to coach or tutor in the area of sports and physical activity. As with the majority of our programmes this a multi-agency approach with help from the GRETB, Department of Social Protection, FAI and GAA.

The programme will consist of a 13-week course, with proposed starting date of the 6th September operating for two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, hours are generally 9.30 am – 4 pm. The course will include coaching training as well as some experience in schools, community and youth groups. The venue will be Roscommon town.

  Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity or pass this information on to someone you think would be interested. If you want to find out more about this highly exciting initiative, please contact Roscommon Sports Partnership on 090 6630853 or email as soon as possible as places are limited. We are on Facebook for updates as well,