Matt presented with coaching award

Mohill man Matt Gaffey, left, received a major award from the GAA last night (Tuesday) at the Radisson Hotel in Ballsbridge.

Mohill man Matt Gaffey, left, received a major award from the GAA last night (Tuesday) at the Radisson Hotel in Ballsbridge.

The National Coaching and Games Development Award is presented to just two people each year. It is awarded to two individuals who the GAA have felt has played an outstanding role in the development and sporting upbringing of players in a specific area in gaelic football and hurling separately. Matt has been a key figure in the development of players, both boys and girls in the Mohill area and has also been attributed with being a key figure in the redevelopment of the newly named Philly McGuinness Memorial Park which hosted its first game last weekend.

He started coaching in 1969 in the old Marian College in Mohill, now Mohill Community College and has won numerous competitions at coaching and management with teams at all grades with both the school and Mohill GAA Club including honours at U14, U16, Minor, Intermediate, Junior and Senior level.

To read the full story see Wednesday’s Leitrim Observer.