Coaching the Coaches with Paudie Butler

Post date: Mar 20, 2015 4:21:13 PM

Early morning, Sunday, 15th March (Mother's Day), the Moycullen Juvenile Hurling club hosted a "Coaching the Coaches" practical session delivered by retired Tipperary hurler and footballer and former National Hurling Co-ordinator, Paudie Butler.

Paudie is one of our country's foremost child coaches and commits his life to supporting coaches and clubs who want to develop hurling.

During his time at the club, he worked on wall ball drills and motivated both coaches and players throughout the two hour session. Paudie emphasised that hurling walls provide a safe, accessible environment for players to develop their skills and improve their technique and stressed that we are very fortunate to have this facility at our club.

Watching Paudie operate, addressing the coaches and instructing the young players, all present listened attentively and we were struck by the conclusion that here was a man in his absolute element. He was entertaining, challenging, interactive, knowledgeable and passionate.

To conclude the morning's session and before we rushed off to the stadium to support our county players, Paudie invited the players and coaches to express their thoughts on the morning's events. He praised the club for the work done todate and provided great encouragement to all to keep up the good work. On behalf of the juvenile club, Aodh Davoren (Chairman) thanked Paudie for sharing his expert knowledge and providing valuable advice to all. Paudie has promised to be back in our pitch in the very near future. Finally, in the words of Paudie ..... "DJ Carey wins the race to every sliotar because he speeds up and knows that his opponent slows down ..... so get rid of the fear of making a mistake and applaud a player's courage for testing himself".