30 Sept 2022

Coaching session a 'dream come true' for Derry children

Glen's Conor Glass and Tyrone's Conor McKenna took the session.

Coaching session a 'dream come true' for Derry children

Derry's Conor Glass evading the challenges of two young players.

Sixteen children from across Northern Ireland were treated to an expert coaching session, hosted by two of GAA’s biggest stars, Conor McKenna and Conor Glass, after winning a Shield Accident Management (SAM) competition.

Shield Accident Management, an accident management company, invited the children to Eglish GAC to enjoy the money-can’t-buy experience, said Shield Director, Monica Hughes: “The children were so excited to meet the players - it’s a dream come true for some of them who just love the sport.

“From the looks of determination on every child’s face during the session it was clear how seriously they take the game, and we’d like to congratulate them all on their efforts.”

Monica continued: “We’d also like to give a massive thank you to Eglish GAC for allowing us to use their grounds and to MFC Sport for supplying the bespoke kits for the kids.”

Conor Glass, Derry GAA, Stephen McCann, Shield Accident Management, Conor McKenna, Derry GAA with competition winners.

SAM ambassador, Conor McKenna, who helped his Tyrone team win the all-Ireland final last year, and Conor Glass, whose team Glen won the Derry senior football championship for the first time in November 2021, were impressed with the talented youngsters.

Conor Glass, Glen and Derry GAA, said: “The effort shown by the boys and girls was immense.

“They really did make the most of their time with us and we enjoyed some excellent performances during the training. A few stars of the future to watch out for.”

Kate McAleer from MFC Sports, which supplies quality teamwear and leisurewear to clubs, schools, organisations, said: “It was a joy to watch the kids run around the field in the kits that we made specially for the Shield Accident Management coaching session winners. Everyone did themselves proud.”

Shield Accident Management was formed in 2018 to help take away the stress from people who have experienced an accident.

For more information on Shield Accident Management and its services, call 0800 066 2909, visit www.shieldacciden or email admin@shield

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