FAI Coach Education Conference concludes in IT Carlow


FAI Coach Education Conference concludes in IT Carlow

Republic of Ireland Women's Head Coach Vera Pauw, Men's Assistant Manager Terry Connor and Under-21 Manager Stephen Kenny were among the presenters at the FAI's Coach Education Conference in IT Carlow over the past weekend.
25th Nov 2019

150 coaches from men's and women's teams around the country attended the two-day Conference, which was organised by the FAI's Coach Education Department.

Saturday's sessions began with a presentation from Pauw on her time with the Women's National Team, before Connor brought the coaches on the IT Carlow pitches for a practical session before his spoke to the coaches about Ireland's EURO 2020 campaign so far

The FAI's High Performance Analyst Ger Dunne presented on the video analysis that goes into a campaign, and how international teams can plan for future games.

Under-21 manager Stephen Kenny gave a passionate presentation on his time with the side so far, before Under-18 Head Coach Andy Reid took part in a Q&A session on his coaching philosophy and his playing career.

Day 1 concluded with a presentation from Dundalk manager and Pro Licence student Vinny Perth on his first season in charge of the SSE Airtricity League champions.

Sunday's sessions started with a presentation and practical session from Celtic coach and Pro Licence student Damien Duff. The former Ireland international took the coaches for a practical session and spoke about his coaching career so far.

2019 FAI Club of the Year Colemanstown United gave a presentation on how their coaches work at the Galway club, and how grassroots clubs can improve both on and off the field.

Ireland Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan and Under-17 Head Coach Colin O'Brien took part in a Q&A session about their seasons so far and coaching of an international team.

The Conference concluded with a presentation from Alan Irvine. The Scottish manager presented to the crowd on the preparation required of working at a Premier League team. Irvine had previously worked at the likes of Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and West Ham United.