Mayo Goalkeeping Academy

Mayo Football League Goalkeeping Academy

The Mayo Football League in conjunction with JUST4KEEPERS is delighted to announce the setting up of a goalkeeping academy. This academy will be spearheaded by Goalkeeping coach Adrian Cronin who has over 20 years experience of working with goalkeepers of all ages. The purpose of this is to enhance and develop the quality provision of goalkeepers and coaches in Mayo who are members of the Mayo Football League.
The aim of the League is to develop a programme of coaching that will facilitate the skills and techniques required to enable an individual keeper to be given every opportunity to advance through this academy. To develop a programme that will empower the coach with knowledge and practice methods that will enable the coach to evaluate a goalkeeper and then design an appropriate practice programme for goalkeepers in and out of team practices.
The Mayo League in conjunction with Adrian has decided to invite Clubs in the League to forward names of goalkeepers who have reached their 16th birthday to participate in a 6 week development programme. The programme will consist of a 1 ½ hour session per week, these will take place in Milebush Park on Friday nights at 8pm commencing before the end of October. As each session is limited to 16 players it will be on a first come first served basis. The cost of the 6 week programmed is €80. Please forward names of interested participants to me at on or before Thursday 15th October. If we receive more than 16 we will include them in the next programme.
It is also the intention of the league to hold a “Coach the Coaches” programme later in the year.
I am asking all Clubs to ensure that this is brought to the attention of the relevant people in your Club.

John Durkan,
Mayo Football league