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Laois GAA to host football workshop on returning to action

The Laois senior football management will host a Football Workshop on Monday June 29 in LOETB Centre of Excellence, adjacent to MW Hire O’Moore Park at 8pm.

The workshop is aimed at club managers or members of club management teams and it is hoped one member from each clubs management team can attend.

The workshop will be conducted by both Michael Quirke, Laois senior football manager, and Tom Hargroves, Laois football strength and conditioning coach.

The themes of the workshop will be a “games based approach to playing” presented by Michael Quirke and “load management for club and intercounty players in preparation for club championships” presented by Tom Hargroves.

It is also hoped to have a small refresher presentation on the football rules, as it has been pointed out that none of the club players have experienced games involving these rules to date.

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy appealed to all football clubs to engage in this process.

He said: “I would appreciate if you could forward this information to your respective club managers and look forward to their participation on the evening.

“This is an important workshop, particularly in respect of your club intercounty player and his physical preparation for both club and intercounty championships.

“Our chairperson of Coiste Peil will be making contact in coming days with each manager or management team he has a contact for in relation to their attendance.

“Covid 19 protocols will be in operation and entry will be via the back entrance on the Abbeyleix Road, beside Dunnes Garage.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.