St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 0877441731

As always, we will be fielding multiple teams at each age grade in 2020 so there will be a team for everyone. As ever, there are a number of coaches working with our teams at all ages and the list below is not meant to cover all possible contacts – please see individual team pages  for full details.

BoysSection Juvenile Boys Section
GirlsSection Juvenile Girls Section

The Academy

The 2020 Shane Black Cúl Cilles academy will start on 5th April 2020 and will run until October. Look out on Social Media or our app for exact dates. See below for details of our our typical Academy setup.

  • The Sunday Academy runs from 9.30am to 12:30pm every Sunday for children born in 2016 upwards.
    1. Children born in 2011/2012 will be on the pitch, with their respective age group from 11.00-12.30 every Sunday. 
    2. Children born in 2014/2013 will be on the pitch, with their respective age group from 9.30-10.30 every Sunday. 
    3. Children born in 2015 will be in the cage from 11.30 to 12.15 every Sunday.
    4. Children born in 2016 will be in the cage from 09.45 to 10.15 every Sunday.  
  • It is MANDATORY that all children wear a mouth guard in training and matches. Mouth Guards come in a variety of sizes and can be bought at any sports shop. If your child does not have a mouth guard, they cannot play!
  • Please ensure your child is registered as a member of St Colmcilles. Membership options are available HERE
  • A friendly reminder to all parents/guardians that they must remain on the premises of St Colmcilles for the entire duration of the Academy, and have filled in a Return to play form for themselves. 
  • Kit/Footwear – children may wear whatever they find comfortable in (tracksuit, leggings, shorts) to training; it is not mandatory that children wear club / football kits, though many children want to once they begin training! We recommend layering and ensuring your child has a light windcheater / jacket in case of rain or windy conditions. We recommend football boots to prevent slipping. Gaelic football gloves are not mandatory but some players prefer to use them; particularly in wet conditions. Gloves may be purchased in a variety of sizes in most sport shops.
  • Club Gear / Colours: The Club colours are navy with light blue accents. Children playing competitively will be asked to have the club colours socks and shorts. These can be purchased through O’Neills and many sports shops. To access St Colmcilles online shop: Click Here
  • Weather Closures – As the saying goes, if you don’t hear from us, Academy is on! In the case of very poor weather and unsafe pitch conditions, an announcement will be made on the morning and posted to our Facebook page before 8.30am on said morning. Please download our app to keep up to date will all relevant information regarding the academy.

There are specific requirements for 2020 to enable training take place in the COVID era. 

  • Complete E-learning manager and share certificate with Team COVID supervisor
  • Fill in health questionnaire for every session you and your child attend
  • One guardian must stay with child for the duration of the training
  • Bring own water bottle to training
  • Get in, train and leave.


For Hurling and Camogie queries contact Gwen Lanigan on 087-9726472

Juvenile Girls Coaches 2020

TeamCoachPhone Number
U6 Girls
Elena Wade
U7 Girls (2013)
Jenny Cox087-7976862
U8 Girls (2012)
John Martin087-6358351
U9 Girls (2011)Sinead Collier 087-1126269
U10 Girls (2010)
Aideen Gurrin
U11 Girls (2009)
Gearoid Lawless
U12 Girls (2008) Ciara Lenihan
Ciaran Leddy
U13 Girls (2007)
Jackie Grant
U14 Girls (2006)
Ken McHutcheon087 634 9162
U15 Girls (2005)
Johnny Cairns
U16 Girls (2004)
Brian Horan

Juvenile Boys Coaches 2020

TeamCoachPhone Number
Cage - Fundamentals (2015 & 2016 boys and girls)Blathnaid McCabe087-2847707
U6 Boys (2014)Daire Ferguson 087-2033740
U7 Boys (2013)Ronan Kelly087-1218848
U8 Boys (2012)Sandra Geraghty
Cianan Duff
U9 Boys (2011) Barry McDonald‭087-2551108
U10 Boys (2010) Steven Scully087-0539381
U11 Boys (2009) Ian Mullen086-1695938
U12 Boys (2008) Mark Gallagher 087-6215569
U13 Boys (2007) Ray Finlay087-911 4127
U14 Boys (2006) John Maguire087-3238633
U15 Boys (2005) Ronan Murphy 086-1785137
U16 Boys (2004) Stephen O'Brien087-4126367
Minor Boys Gerry White 087-6924338