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Monday 10 December 2018

Win a training session for your GAA team with All-Ireland winning Cork footballer, Daniel Goulding

Daniel Goulding lifts the Sam Maguire for Cork in 2010. Photo: Dire Brennan
Daniel Goulding lifts the Sam Maguire for Cork in 2010. Photo: Dire Brennan

How would your GAA club like an All-Ireland winning footballer to come down and put you through your paces with an expert training session?

Well, that’s what’s on offer to one lucky team in a brand new competition from Electric Ireland, as part of their GAA ‘This is Major’ campaign. Electric Ireland have teamed up with Cork All-Star Daniel Goulding to give one club or school team the chance to win an exclusive training session from one of the best in the game. He’ll take you through the skills and drills you need if you want to emulate his impressive achievements.

As an All-Ireland winner at senior and U21 level, he knows what it takes to rise to an occasion. His Man of the Match performance in the 2010 All-Ireland Final saw him deliver a footballing masterclass and notch up an incredible nine points on the day.

Goulding is serving on a four-man awards selection panel throughout the championship season, alongside fellow GAA legends, Michael Fennelly, Ollie Canning and Sean Cavanagh. The panel select their Player of the Week nominations each week, which are then put to public vote on the Electric Ireland Facebook page. At the end of the season, the panel will choose the Hurling and Football Teams of the Year at the 2018 Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards.

In his role on the Electric Ireland panel, Goulding is well used to spotting emerging talent and identifying the stars of the future.

“Encouraging players from youth level, right through to minor and even senior level is so important; it gives them the confidence to be able to trust in themselves and drive their playing careers forward,” he explains. “I am delighted to be able to offer a training session to a team and to be able to pass on some of the mental and physical skills that I was taught over the years and to encourage players to get on the field and play to the best of their ability every time.

“It was always a dream of mine since I was a little boy to wear my county jersey and I am hoping that through the training session, I can also show that this can be an achievable goal for anyone willing to work hard at it.”

As someone who enjoyed both underage and senior success with his county, Goulding is well placed to offer the following advice to young footballers.

“Work really hard, focus on the performance, focus on yourself and enjoy it!” he says. “Be grateful to everyone that has helped you along the way.”

In this exclusive video, he talked about his own footballing journey.

Daniel Goulding’s Major Moment is one that helped kick off his superb career for Cork GAA. Can you guess what it was? #GAAThisIsMajor

Posted by Electric Ireland on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Niall Dineen, Head of Commercial at Electric Ireland spoke about the importance of the competition, stating: “Electric Ireland, through its sponsorship of the GAA Minor Championship understands how important it is to recognise young players for their major achievements to give them confidence to grow and improve their game. We in Electric Ireland are delighted to be able to offer a major moment to one team, with the opportunity to learn from GAA hero, Daniel Goulding.”

Electric Ireland’s ‘This is Major’ campaign emphasises that ‘there is nothing minor about playing minor’ and is designed to empower young players. It recognising that playing minor is major to them, their families, their clubs and their communities.

To win a training session for your local team with GAA legend, Daniel Goulding, head to the Electric Ireland Facebook Page now.

Sponsored by: Electric Ireland

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