GAA Garden County Academy Football News December 1

On Saturday 29th November the Wicklow U16 squad traveled to Dublin City University.

Here Dublin footballers, Dean Rock and Davey Byrne outlined the opportunities afforded to them by their careers in the GAA. Dean is currently studying for a his PhD in Sports Science and Davey hopes to become a Primary School Teacher.
After a tour of the High Performance Sports facilities, the squad had a training session coached by Dean and Davey. This session included some of the Dublin team’s regular drills. There was a strong emphasis on the basic football skills albeit done under pressure and at speed. The players gave an extremely good account of themselves with some extremely impressive score taking and goalkeeping. It was quite clear that these players have progressed well under the Garden County Academy.
After a welcome lunch, the squad receive a tour of the university campus.In addition to world class education, DCU offer a number of Sports Scholarships, open to students of all disciplines. Students on scholarships can avail of additional financial and academic supports  All our players were encouraged to learn more about the range of courses and supports offered in DCU.
Overall it was a very interesting and informative day, which everyone enjoyed

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