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The Player Development Programme has replaced previous Development Squads/Academies in counties. For details in your county please contact your county development committee.


Player Development Programme….Keeping the Net Wide


AIM of the LGFA Player Development Programme


To equip players with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be the best they can be and foster a sporting vocation (‘Love’) for our sport



OBJECTIVES of the LGFA Player Development Programme


  • Dynamic and effective in its delivery to maximise potential of all players
  • An inclusive programme for all players, focusing on players at various stages of development
  • Provide an opportunity for players to develop individually, with different players, learn new skills, and develop the fundamental skills in a positive and safe environment
  • Expose players to high quality coaching experiences that are in line with demands of our game i.e., technical, tactical, physical, and psycho/social
  • Focus on coach development and create awareness of good coaching structures and methods
  • Assist in monitoring players participation over a period
  • Create good County and Club relationships


For more information click on information guide below

Who do I contact to find out more about the Player Development Programme?


U17 PDP National    

  • William Harmon    william.harmon@lgfa.ie        087 979 4955
  • Emily Martin      emily.martin@lgfa.ie          087 187 6212

U13/15 PDP  Leinster    

U13/15 PDP  Munster

  • Gearoid Balfry    gdo.munster@lgfa.ie           083 353 4875

U13/15 PDP  Connacht

  • Sarah Murphy      gdo.connacht@lgfa.ie           086 413 3538

U13/15 PDP  Ulster

  • Ciaran Murtagh    ciaran.murtagh.ulster@gaa.ie   +4477 9516 0979



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