The Football Association of Ireland Emerging Talent Programme will host a goalkeeper coach’s clinic at Milebush Park, Castlebar on Sunday January 11. The clinic will run from 11am to 3pm under the direction of Tim Dalton who is the U-15 international goalkeeping coach.
This event is open to all coaches working with goalkeepers aged 11 to 14 years and will focus on the development of young goalkeepers, how they should be coached and the latest trends in elite underage goalkeeping. The clinic will focus on both theoretical and practical demonstrations.
Those coaches wishing to attend must register with firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, January 3 at 4pm. Numbers are limited and all attendees should bring note taking materials and boots for AstroTurf.
FAI welcomes UEFA Nations League plans
The Football Association of Ireland has welcomed UEFA’s Nations League plans which were approved by the Confederation’s executive committee last weekend. The competition is due to start in September 2018, replacing a number of friendly dates.
Member associations will compete in a league format and will be divided into four divisions based on their recorded coefficient in November 2017. Besides promotion and relegation places. Teams will also be playing for an alternative means of qualifying for the European Championships in 2020 – a tournament that the FAI will be part hosting.