Director of Coaching and Games Development

Dublin, Leinster
16 August 2019
09 September 2019
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


 Director of Coaching and Games Development

The Association

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Ireland’s largest sporting  association. It is celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting  associations in the world.

The GAA promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders and works with sister associations to promote Ladies Football and Camogie. The Association also promotes Irish music, song and dance and the Irish language as an integral part of its objectives. The GAA has remained an amateur Association since its founding. Players, even at the highest level, do not receive payment for playing and the volunteer ethos remains one of the most important aspects of the GAA.

The GAA is based on the traditional parishes and counties of Ireland. As a community-based Association, it is often stated that it is difficult to determine where the community ends and the GAA club starts as they generally overlap and are intertwined. The GAA has over 2,200 clubs in all 32 counties of Ireland.

The Role

The Director of Coaching and Games Development is responsible for leading, managing and co-ordinating the GAA National programme of coaching and games development across all provinces, counties and clubs, and provides clear strategic leadership, development management and implements the GAA’s game development policies.

The Person

The GAA seeks applications from high-calibre dynamic individuals with proven leadership and management experience and strong knowledge, experience and understanding of the GAA, its structures, ethos and values in addition to extensive technical knowledge of the Association’s player pathway and games development environment in provinces, counties, clubs and in the Educational Sector.

Further Information

Further information on this role is available at (Search Ref. GAA0119).

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Your Application

Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available at and must include:

  1. A cover letter (max 2 A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position of Director of Coaching ad Games Development.
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant qualifications, achievements and experience in your career to date.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the GAA.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the GAA.

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th September 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

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