The G.A.A. Board's coaching staff have organised a series of meetings to kick start the year as mentors start to gingerly make their way back to the playing fields after the recent run of very bad weather.
Four District meetings for club Coaching Officers will be held to enable them to understand the role more and also be made fully aware of the programmes being run by the coaching office.
Dates and venues: New Ross District, Geraldine O'Hanrahans G.A.A. club, Monday, January 25, 7 p.m.; Gorey District, Ballygarrett G.A.A. club, Wednesday, January 27, 7 p.m.; Wexford District, Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. club, Monday, February 1, 7 p.m.; Enniscorthy District, Rathnure G.A.A. club, Wednesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
The Coaching Officer and one other representative per club is expected to attend the relevant District meeting. Information will be given on the talent academies and the club cluster support programme.