Building Coaches
Impacting Players

Bespoke coaching for club and county coaches – in person or online.

Developed by leading GAA coaches Kevin Walsh, Brian Silke & Sean Conlon, GrowCoach delivers bespoke coaching on spatial awareness, key footwork and pressures while introducing vital coaching techniques.

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Take Your Coaching
Next Level

The GrowCoach Coaching Platform offers skills and insights which will challenge and build coaches. You will learn to develop key skills for offensive and defensive players – including how to impact a game both on and off the ball.

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What We Offer

Our bespoke Coaching Programmes cover a wide range of skills, drills game examples and tactics based on over 10,000 hours of coaching experience.

The GrowCoach Team can provide specific club workshops and we provide answers to your questions on any aspects of our Coaching Programme.

We have listed below all the areas of the game currently covered in our Coaching Programme.

Attacking Principles

Making Space - Individual

Making Space - Team

Making Space Using Teammates & Opponents – Screens

Playing Against a Mass Defence - How to Make Space

Defending Principles

Taking Space - Individual

Taking Space - 2v1

Marking an Opponent & Taking Space

Taking Opponents Space - Blocking Out


Teams & Organisations

Gold Coaching Tips


Session Planning

Kickout Options - Make Space

Opposition Kickouts - Taking Space

Using a Sweeper

Playing Against a Sweeper

Here's a taste of what you get when you join GrowCoach.

We’ve compiled a few taster videos from across our coaching library.  We’ve included some of the best starting points for Attacking and Defensive spatial awareness, as well as one of our favourite drills for Making Space and a Q&A around Team Building.

Concussion Presentation for Coaches by Dr Enda Devitt.
How to be more effective as a forward by turning and facing an opponent
How to create space by using the full pitch

Meet Your Coaches

Kevin Walsh

Kevin has successfully coached at underage and senior club level for the Killanin GAA club. Kevin is currently the Cork Senior football coach and he managed and coached both Sligo and his native Galway for 5 years each. Also recognised in Basketball sporting circles in his native Killanin and nationally, Kevin’s extensive coaching career in both sports gives him vast experience for coaching at all grades. His ability to successfully coach teams from lower league divisions building continuous growth and success to achieve division 1 status has also been one of his hallmarks as a coach.

Observing the time players spend off the ball as opposed to playing on the ball, has driven Kevin to critical evaluation of spatial awareness for GAA coaches and players. His appetite for exploring and exploiting the technique of Taking Space and Making Space is a primary driver of GrowCoach.

Sean Conlon

Sean Conlon is a qualified PE Teacher with over 20 years extensive coaching experience with schools and club teams combined with 5 years coaching the Galway Senior Football panel. Sean is currently coaching Clann naGael in Roscommon and was previously manager and coach of the Barna Senior Football Team.

Sean played at minor, Under 21 and Senior level with Galway. His combination of skills as a PE Teacher, Educator, Player and Coach at all levels brings valuable insight and knowledge in coaching key skills techniques via GrowCoach.

Brian Silke

Brian Silke has vast experience with the renowned Galway Club Corofin from under age throught to senior level. Brian has been both coach and manager of the Corofin senior team and is currently involved as selector and coach on both the Corofin senior and intermediate teams .Brian captained Corofin to club honours in 2000 and also captained Dublin club, St Sylvestor’s to their only senior championship success in 1996.

Brian won Minor, Senior and Masters All Ireland’s with Galway. Brian’s success as a player and coach at all age levels with both county and club brings with it an appetite to impart his experience and coaching knowledge with GrowCoach

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