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Expressions of Interest for Adult Men’s Junior ‘A’ & Junior ‘C’ Football Management

05th January 2022
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Westport GAA is currently inviting expressions of interest for the following management roles of our adult men’s reserve football teams for 2022:

  • Junior ‘A’ Football Manager for 2022 
  • Junior ‘C’ Football Manager for 2022

Background

Junior A

The Junior ‘A’ Team is the club’s 2nd adult team. This team which is a vital part of player development within the club competes in the following competitions:

  • Division 4 of the Mayo Senior League
  • New Junior A County Championship (Competition for second teams)

In 2021 the team finished 2nd in the competitive division 4B of the league and lost out in the semi-final of the New Junior A Championship. As this is an important feeder team for our senior panel the manager will be expected to work closely with Senior team management. This is a great opportunity to work with talented and committed players and there is great potential for progression in all competitions as previous results have demonstrated.

Junior C

The Junior ‘C’ team is our 3rd adult team in the club. Now in its 5th year since inception the team competes in the following competitions:

  • Division 6 of the Mayo Senior League 
  • Junior ‘C’ County Championship 
  • West Mayo Junior B Championship

The manager will be working with a mixture of young players who are transitioning to adult football as well as more experienced players who have a desire to play competitive football for the club. The team narrowly missed out on promotion from division 6 in 2021 and was defeated in the semi-final of the 2021 Junior C Championship. The manager will be expected to work closely with Junior A and Under 19 management teams. This is a great opportunity to work with an ambitious and committed group of players and while the focus is on participation and player development this is a competitive and ambitious team and there is huge potential for progression and success.

Personnel Specification

  • The respective managers will be encouraged and supported to create an environment that balances player development and participation with team performance.
  • The managers will be responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery of coaching sessions as well as the fulfilment of designated fixtures.
  • The managers will work closely with the Westport GAA Club Executive and sub-committees in implementing agreed player development pathways and structures.
  • Collaboration with other managers within the club will be required in order to establish proper ways of working for the benefit of all teams. This may include collective training where appropriate, sharing resources etc.
  • Managers must carry out the role while at all times adhering to the values of Westport GAA.

Candidates should meet the following basic criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience coaching youth or adult GAA team(s)
  • Must be self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about coaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work effectively with others
  • Recognised by others to be of sound character 

Application procedure

Applications can be made by submitting an expression of interest by email to:

secretary.westport.mayo@gaa.ie

Closing Date: Friday January 21st 2022.

In the email subject line please state which role you are interested in. Applicants should name all of their Management / Backroom team at point of application.

All details will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and information provided will be deleted once the process is complete.

If you require any further details please contact the club secretary.

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