Club Volunteer Profile Michael O’Kane
2nd July 2018
Club Volunteer Profile-
Club Name All Saints GAC
Volunteer Name Michael O’Kane
What is their role at the club ?
U16 Girls Coach
U8 Girls Coach
How long have they been doing the role for?
Juvenile Chairman 1year
Girls Coach 5years +
What do they enjoy most about volunteering at the club?
Coaching & Developing young players to reach their full potential, family & friends working together for the improvement of the club. Also seeing young kids enjoying each others company while learning our games.
What is their most memorable moment or successful achievement at the club?
Winning an Intermediate Championship in 2007 with our seniors, coaching and developing girls football in the club to the point where we now have teams at U8/10/12/14/16/18 and Senior Ladies again which he helped get back up and running last year.
Is there anything they think the GAA need to improve to help the clubs and their volunteers?
A more equal spread of the wealth around all the clubs, the work being done in all local GAA communities is not being rewarded equally so the amount of time spent fundraising to keep clubs going and breaking even each year could be better spend coaching and developing our youth.