planting seeds for the future

planting seeds for the future
John Connolly

Leitrim GAA are signalling their intent for the future with the news that former county star James Glancy is to take up a new post as a Games Promotion Officer at the beginning of July.

Glancy, who has been a selector with the Dublin Minor team for the last two years, has been lured away from his full-time coaching job with the Dublin County Board and the Manorhamilton man will become Leitrim's second full-time Games Promotion Officer on July 1, after his appointment was rubber stamped by the County Board and Croke Park.

The addition of the highly regarded Glancy to Leitrim's coaching structure comes hot on the heels of the news that Leitrim GAA County Board are extensively lobbying Croke Park for an ambitious development plan that would see six full-time games promotion officers employed within the county.

Confirming the news of Glancy's appointment, County Board Chairman Terence Boyle said “James will be starting the first week in July and will cover the whole county. He will be working closely with our Coaching & Games Development Officer Thomas Keenan and our GPO Jimmy Holohan.

“What we hope to do with James is put him in working more with our clubs, that he will be working on the ground with our club coaches, trying to upskill our current club coaches and work with them and to improve our underage structures.”

“He is coming in with a huge level of experience from Dublin and we’ll be hoping to tap into all his knowledge.”

l See page 78 for more from Leitrim GAA County Board regarding Leitrim's plans for the future development of underage football in the county.