Roscommon footballers graduate from Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme 

Congratulations to Roscommon senior footballer Donie Smith and Ladies’ captain Laura Fleming, who recently graduated from the Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme.

  The programme develops a group of inter-county players from hurling, camogie and Gaelic football with the necessary skills, motivation and experience to become real leaders in the community. It sees students paired with a professional life coach with whom they work to address their individual development needs. Participants gain skills which they can draw on in their personal, sporting and professional lives.

  The programme has been made possible through the support of Michael Madden and his family who have dedicated this programme and curriculum to the memory of their late father Jim, who was a tireless grassroots GAA and community activist in Tipperary.

  Close to 250 inter-county players have benefitted from the programme since it commenced just nine years ago.