Welcome to the Home of Lisnagry Football Club
Football is a Game
The Players are Kids
Coaches are Volunteers
Referees are Human
Lets Keep Football Fun
Equal Time for Every Player
Every Player in Every Position
At Lisnagry FC we believe in a player centric approach to football as championed by Belgian FA Director of Coach Education, Kris Van Der Haegen. In the space of 10 years Belgium went from rank 66 in the world to number 1 in FIFA's world ranking by changing the way they approached the training of football to kids.
Our current secratary Dave Walsh attended the iCoachKids International Conference in 2019 where Kris Van Der Haegen was a speaker and is quoted as saying "it was the best 2 hours I've ever spent with a man". The basic premise of the philosophy is to focus less on winning and more on developing the player. Kids develop at different stages, so the child left on the bench today, could be tomorrows Nacer Chadli, Dries Mertens or Kevin De Bruyne - all of whom were late maturers.
It didn't take much persuading from Dave to convince the other coaches at Lisnagry FC that we need to change the way we approach coaching, and all our coaches have now signed up to the philosophy.
You can read more about the philosophy and how it changed Belgian Football here, or speak to Dave who will convince you with his empassioned enthusiasm.
About Lisnagry FC
Formed in 1982, Lisnagry Football Club plays an integral part in the local community based in the beautiful village of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
We currently cater for children from the age of five to eighteen and have 2 adult teams at Junior level. If you wish to join the club, please reach out through our contact page, or through any of our coaches.
We are currently fundraising to develop some team facilities including dressing rooms, showers and toilets. If you are interested in contributing to the redevelopment of our club, please see the contact page.