All coaches at the club are Garda Vetted and have completed Child Welfare and Safeguarding requirements.
Coaches also complete training that is appropriate to the group they are coaching in line with the FAI Players Development Plans. You can find further details on the specific player development plans below.
In addition to this, coaches attend workshops run by the FAI that focus on practice and delivery for coaches such as 7v7 and 9v9 workshops.
We also have run specialised training as part of Football for All for new volunteers and existing coaches such as Disability Awareness and Autism in Sport. We have a number of coaches in the Club that have completed their UEFA C Diplomas. Several coaches have also completed National C Licenses in Goalkeeping and the club has dedicated sessions for our players with our Goalkeeping Coaches to help them with this role.
2022 SEASON - Coaches
|Team||Head Coach||Coaching Team|
|U8s||Marcus Oliver||Charlie Lynch|
|U10s||Darek Frankowski||Michael Lynch|
|U12 Rovers||Brian Gallagher||Paddy Gorman|
|U12 Crusaders||Brian Clarke||Paddy McLaughlin|
|U14 Rovers||Marcus Oliver||Marc McCarron|
|U14 Crusaders||Joe McLaughlin||Eddie McGrath|
|U16 Rovers||Gerry McGroarty||Nicky Gormley|
|U16 Crusaders||Donagh McMorrow||Shane McMorrow|
|Youths||Eddie McGrath||Gary Gibson|
|Donegal League||Stephen McConnell||Marcus Oliver|
|Ulster Senior League||Danny McConnell||Michael Lynch|
|Goal Keeping Coach||Tony Blake|
Age Appropriate Learning
The Player development plan courses are aimed at providing coaches with skills focused on developing skills appropriate to the players age, and building on these year on year.
U15s, U16s, Youths
A mixture of theory and practical aimed at coaches working with adults