This was in response to conversations with regard to how best to structure coaching and games development at juvenile and adult level.
It was originally suggested that separate hurling and football committees would be formed. However, given one of our stated aims was to maintain and truly promote the dual ethos of the club, it became clear that we would be better combining both to form a games/games development committee.
Portlaoise is traditionally one of the strongest clubs in the country, with a rich history in both codes. However, as the town continues to grow and develop, numerous challenges and opportunities have presented themselves. Therefore, we need our own unique and authentic club plan in order to attract, retain and nurture more players and coaches. There needs to be a common vision, values and expectations for players and coaches. The Games Committee, in conjunction with the club executive and club coaches, will help facilitate and implement this.
The Games Committee is defined as: