On the 13th January a large attendance of coaches from Eochaill Óg, Ladies Football and Camogie gathered at Club Aras to pick up some words of wisdom from Eamonn Ryan, multi All-Ireland winner with Cork Ladies Football Team. On what was an appalling night, with snow falling heavily outside, the large crowd was testiment to the respect held for Eamonn througout the club. Eamonn concentrated on the basics of gaelic football and put on a very interesting session and everyone left enthralled and enlightened by the man. It was easy to see why he is so successful and teams want to play for him.
On the 28th January Gerry Wallace held another training workshop and interested coaches once again turned out in force to gain some golden nuggets of information. Gerry discussed the basic principles of good coaching and also performed a practical demonstration in the hall, focusing on hurling. Overall both workshops were very productive and here’s hoping the advice heeded will pay dividends for all Youghal teams in the forthcoming season. Big thanks to Aidan Foley for organizing both workshops. It was certainly a busy January as huge numbers turned out and successfully completed Level 1 Coaching Courses and Child Welfare courses over January. Well done to all!!
Youghal GAA Awards Night was held on 24th January 2015 and once again a huge crowd turned out in force. It was certainly a happy occasion as numerous medals and certificates were presented to all teams on the night. From team awards to individual awards and even some adults got into the mood as they received Coaching Certs and Child Welfare Certs. Well done to all and here is hoping for a successful 2015 on the playing field.
The Launch of the Youghal Beats Stress programme takes place on Wednesday January 21stat 1.00pm in the Youghal GAA club.The HSE and the GAA continue to crack down on stress!HSE Primary Care Psychology Services, Youghal GAA and Youghal Family Centre have joined forced to combat stress in Youghal. This joint initiative which is part of the award winning GAA / HSE Cork Beats Stress Project will ensure the delivery of a free morning course called ‘Stress Control’ designed to teach participants the skills to tackle stress effectively. This course will run for six consecutive Tuesdaymornings starting on February 3rd 2015 from 10.15 am – 11.45 am in Youghal GAA.Jennifer Hayes, Principal Psychologist, Primary Care Cork North points out that stress is a normal part of life with virtually everybody being affected at some point in their lives. “It is only a matter of time before life throws a curve ball and when stress levels rise or get out of control. It feels rotten and can badly affect every aspect of a person’s life. This course is free and is open to everybody who is currently experiencing stress or interested in learning how to manage stress better and therefore improve their quality of life”.Christy Cooney, former President of the GAA and member of Youghal GAA said “Youghal GAA wants to get the word out to the people of Youghal that this course is available, free and open to everybody whether they are GAA members or not. Life is never easy and people face all sorts of challenges such as financial problems, stress at work, day to day hassles, the usual pressures facing families, illness, exams, immigration or whatever. This course is designed to teach people practical skills that they can use to reduce the stress that these or other life challenges generate”.The Cork Beats Stress initiative with its delivery of the Stress Control programme was piloted last year in Midleton GAA and St. Finbarr’s GAA clubs. The uptake was enormous with a total of 328 people doing the 6 week course across the two sites. The course was evaluated and shown to get excellent results. The research on the project showed that it taught people effective skills and that this resulted in a significant decrease in levels of stress. Such was the success of this initiative that it was the overall joint National Winner of the prestigious Health Management Institute Awards in 2014Nicola Lucey of Youghal Family Centre said ‘we are delighted to bring the Cork Beats Stress project to Youghal. It has received the backing of a large number of community groups, local businesses, the schools and the public in general. There was never a greater need for a practical course such as this’.This course will run for six consecutive Tuesdaymornings. The classes are very easy to follow and all participants are given booklets with explanations on how to control stress at the end of each class so that people can read them at their own pace. Participants will not be asked to talk about their problems or asked any personal questions. It is lecture format and as such people are not engaged in any discussion of their personal circumstances. The course is open to anyone over the age of 18 from all walks of life. You do not have to be a GAA member to attend. Partners and friends of people experiencing stress are also welcome as long as they register in advance.If you have any queries or if you would like to register for a place at one of these venues please book your place by emailingCorkBeatsStress@hse.ieOr by calling Claire on 086 7871016