Well Done to the Newly Qualified Young Whistlers!

Congratulations to the 5th class pupils who recently qualified as Young Whistlers!
09-December-18
Well Done to the Newly Qualified Young Whistlers!

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin held its now annual 'Young Whistlers' refereeing course on Thursday 6th December in St. Brigid’s Hall, Kilcoole Primary School.

Refereeing in the modern game can be a very daunting task however 19 determined 5th class boys and girls faced the challenge with great enthusiasm. Games Development Officer, Garrett Doyle, guided the children through the fundamental skills they needed to learn to be an effective and fair Gaelic football referee. The course was very interactive as the children worked in groups to explore the common fouls players make when they have the ball and other ‘do’s and don’ts’ of refereeing. They discussed the issue of respect, and the importance of giving and getting respect when refereeing, playing and watching our Gaelic games.

The children practised how they would signal any foul they saw and they discussed how they would continue to build their confidence in refereeing games in the future. Each Young Whistler received a certificate of achievement, an O'Neill’s windbreaker and most importantly their whistle! Well done to the Young Whistlers from KPS who qualified (Aoife Keating, Tom Wilson, Matthew Dowd), we look forward to seeing you being leaders on the pitch!

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