Module Title:GAA Club Development - GAA
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed below will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: Lectures – communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the students; Problem solving exercises – students will work alone or as part of a team to address various challenges; Class discussion/debate - students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills; E-Learning – the module will be supported by material from the GAA’s learning and development portal; Self-directed independent earning will be emphasised and encouraged – reading by students, searching the web, and looking for advice or help from others.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the GAA’s committee structures at all levels of the association, and their ability to contribute effectively to the development of a coaching and games development plan in a GAA club
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the GAA’s committee structure at club, county, provincial and national levels, and outline the composition and activities of a committee at each of these levels.
LO2 Illustrate the knowledge, skills and qualities required by a GAA club’s chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, registrar, officer for Irish language and culture, public relation officer, children’s officer and coaching and games officer, to allow them to carry out their club-related activities in an efficient and effective way.
LO3 Carry out an audit of a GAA club’s coaching and games activities using Leinster GAA’s ‘Club Coaching Health Check’ instrument.
LO4 Evaluate the findings from an audit of a GAA club’s coaching and games activities, make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the club’s coaching and games activities, and devise an implementation plan for their recommendations.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The GAA's committee structure
• GAA committee structures at club, county, provincial and national levels
The GAA club
• GAA club administration structures • GAA club sub-committees • GAA committee meetings and AGM
GAA club activities
• GAA club finance and fundraising • GAA club communication and public relations
GAA club roles
• The role of a GAA club’s: chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, registrar, officer for Irish language and culture, public relation officer, children’s officer and coaching and games officer
GAA club officer skills and qualities
• The knowledge, skills and qualities required by a GAA club’s: chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, registrar, officer for Irish language and culture, public relation officer, children’s officer, and coaching and games officer
GAA club coaching and games
• Coaching and games development in a GAA club
Auditing GAA club activity
• The purposes of auditing • The terminology of auditing • Carrying out an audit of a GAA club's coaching and games activity • Leinster GAA’s ‘Club Coaching Health Check’ instrument
Reporting an audit
• Evaluating and reporting the findings from an audit of a GAA club's coaching and games activity
The implementation plan
• Devising and writing an implementation plan to improve a GAA club's coaching and games activities
Assessment Breakdown%
Project100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Assessment of a written report containing: (a) an audit of a GAA club's coaching and games activities, (b) an evaluation of the findings from the audit, (c) recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the club's coaching and games activities, and (d) an implementation plan for the recommendations. 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 85.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBGAA_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 2 Group Elective 1