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Gaelic Football Skills Development Programme

Gaelic Football Skills Development ProgrammeRebel Óg Coaching today announced details of our club football skills development programme which will see over 3000 boys between the ages of 12 and 14 showcase their skills in a county wide competition. Coaches are invited to host a kicking (More Here)

Kicking Skills Competition This week

Kicking Skills Competition This weekKICKING SKILLS COMPETITION TO SHOWCASE CORKS BEST YOUNG TALENT Rebel Óg Coaching football skills competition for underage club players.Aimed at u 12,13 & 14 age groups, the competition is designed to test players kicking abilities off both right and left feet. (More Here)

Kicking Skills Competition

Kicking Skills CompetitionKICKING SKILLS COMPETITION TO SHOWCASE CORKS BEST YOUNG TALENT Rebel Óg Coaching have just announced details of a football skills competition for underage club players.Aimed at u 12,13 & 14 age groups, the competition is designed to test players kicking abilities (More Here)

CORK KELLOGGS CÚL CAMPS A MAJOR SUCCESS

CORK KELLOGGS CÚL CAMPS A MAJOR SUCCESSRebel Óg Coaching organised 24 regional Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps through July and August catering for 3000 children between the ages of 6 and 13. The camp venues were strategically placed to allow children from as many areas as possible attend (More Here)

COVID-19 CLUB SMALL GRANT SCHEME (CORK)

COVID-19 CLUB SMALL GRANT SCHEME (CORK) Cork Sports Partnership (CSP) is delighted to announce a new COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme for sport and physical activity clubs throughout Cork. Please circulate among your Cork clubs and networks as appropriate to ensure that clubs who are in most need (More Here)

REBEL ÓG ANNOUNCE EXTRA REGIONAL KELLOGGS CÚL CAMP VENUES

REBEL ÓG ANNOUNCE EXTRA REGIONAL KELLOGGS CÚL CAMP VENUES Rebel Og Coaching are delighted  to announce details of new Kelloggs Cúl Camps venues for 2020. The camps will commence from the 27th of July and are strategically placed to allow boys and girls (aged between 6 & 13) from all (More Here)

Co-Op SuperStores Gaelic Football Kicking Skills Launched

Co-Op SuperStores Gaelic Football Kicking Skills LaunchedLaunch of Cork Football promotion of the advantages of kicking with both feet. This has been identified as an area where significant gains can be made and has been high on the agenda of Conor Counihan Co-Ordinator Corks 5 Year Plan (More Here)

Wed Webinar with GAA National Development OfficerPat Culhane

Wed Webinar with GAA National Development OfficerPat CulhaneTonight at 8pm, we welcome, GAA National Development Officer Pat Culhane to speak on the topic of "Why do I Coach?" Pat has been an employee of the GAA since 2005 as Regional Development Officer in Limerick City and in his current (More Here)

Carbery GAA coaches keep kids engaged with a host of hurling and football drills

Carbery GAA coaches keep kids engaged with a host of hurling and football drills Report on EchoLive.ie by John Bohan on Friday 12th June 2020 SOCIAL media and technology have played key roles in helping underage GAA players continue to up-skill and maintain their sporting progress during Covid-19. Cork GDA James McCarthy, along with Carbery GAA (More Here)

Coaching & Managing a Hurling Team

Coaching & Managing a Hurling Team Registration is now open for our hurling specific webinar. Coaching & Managing a Hurling Team Part 2                     Monday June 15th.  8.00 p.m. (Irish Time) This workshop will be presented by Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager (More Here)

Safe return to Gaelic Games 5/6/20

Safe return to Gaelic Games 5/6/20Joint Media Release from the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the LGFA Covid-19 Update – Safe Return to Gaelic Games   The GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have today published a plan for a safe return to Gaelic games for the (More Here)

Wednesday Webinar - Dr Cameron Peers 4/06/20

Wednesday Webinar - Dr Cameron Peers 4/06/20This week we were joined by Dr Cameron Peers on our weekly Wednesday Webinar series.Cameron is a psychologist who recently completed his Doctorate in DCU. Cameron, along with last weeks guest Dr Stephen Behan carried out research on over 2,000 (More Here)

Wednesday Webinar - Dr Cameron Peers

Wednesday Webinar - Dr Cameron Peers This week we will be joined by Dr Cameron Peers on our weekly Wednesday Webinar series. Cameron is a psychologist who recently completed his Doctorate in DCU. Cameron, along with last weeks guest Dr Stephen Behan carried out research on over 2,000 (More Here)

Profile Sean Crowley GDA

Profile Sean Crowley GDA Profile of Sean Crowley GDA : Cork City Southside & East Cork (temporary) The area I cover is Cork City south side clubs and clubs just outside the city, I have also I’ve being filling in as the GDA in East (More Here)

GAA Covid 19 update Fri 29th May

GAA Covid 19 update Fri 29th MayLink to GAA.ie update here The GAA continues to monitor closely the ongoing pandemic and the Government’s roadmap relating to the relaxation of restrictions. The Association notes that we remain in Phase One and await an update about the possible move to (More Here)

Wednesday Webinar Dr Stephen Behan 27/05/20

Wednesday Webinar Dr Stephen Behan 27/05/20Dr Stephen Behan joins us to discuss the importance of Physical Literacy in Children. Dr Behan has recently completed his Doctorate in DCU. This combined with his experience as a Games Promotion Officer in Dublin for nearly 10 years, allows (More Here)

Underage players can't be overlooked when play returns

Underage players can't be overlooked when play returnsBy Eoghan Cormican Staff writer The Examiner published Tuesday, May 26, (More Here)

West Cork On Line Football Coaching Proving Popular

West Cork On Line Football Coaching Proving PopularAn initiative by games development staff James McCarthy and Paudie Crowley has proven to be  a big hit with footballers from clubs across West Cork. Throughout the month of May, Paudie and James are delivering weekly football training sessions via on (More Here)

Non contact hurling session for small groups

Non contact hurling session for small groupsCork GDA Paudie O'Brien with a 30 min hurling session for u13s upwards. As we can now meet up in groups of up to 4 people, Paudie has put together a Non contact hurling session for small groups where you don’t (More Here)

Wednesday Webinar Willie Cleary 20/05/20

Wednesday Webinar Willie Cleary 20/05/20We chat with Wexfords Willie Cleary, who is Project Director of the highly successful "Hurling 365" program being rolled out in primary schools in conjunction with the local clubs in Wexford. A really interesting conversation and a great insight to (More Here)

Rebel Og Coaching

Rebel Og Coaching promotes Gaelic Games in clubs, schools and academies throughout Cork. A full-time staff of seven GDAs working under the county games manager caters for the needs of child, youth and adult players in both football and hurling (see framework below right).

www.rebelogcoaching.com framework pathway 2In catering for players needs in a balanced way, a two-pronged approach is in place
• Maximise Participation by ensuring that all young children in Cork are exposed to games and coaching in a fun, positive environment and that the maximum number of such players are subsequently retained for a lifelong involvement in Gaelic Games

• Optimise Playing Standards to ensure that all players are provided with opportunities to fulfill their potential through regular, meaningful games and top class coaching, both of which are outlined below.
The provision of coaching and games is done in association with various local partners such as Cork GAA, Rebel Og, Sciath Na Scol, Cork PPS, CIT, Cork Sports Partnership, Mardyke Arena and UCC.

Also, the development of proficient coaches at all levels is a core aim of our organisation and a comprehensive coach education programme is in place in terms of local workshops and the national coach education modules at Foundation Level, Award1 and Award 2.

At club level, core programmes include Rebel Og Coaching Benchmarks 2020 which provides a club template for best practice in coaching, participation and playing standards, as well as Monster Blitzes and Kellogg’s Cul Camps, while various coaching and games initiatives are in place in both primary and post primary schools across the county.

www.rebelogcoaching.com framework pathwayAt academy level, Rebel Óg Academy programmes run at regional level from U13 to U16 and at county level from U14 to U17. All such panels aspire to nurturing and developing the characteristics and skills required in inter-county hurling and football through the provision of an appropriate programme of personal, technical, physical, psychological, tactical and team development for players and mentors.

While the primary value of the squads may be measured in terms of All Ireland success for Cork Minor, U21 and Senior teams, the squads will create an environment conducive to the development of a playing career that will extend beyond the county panels and ultimately, to a fulfilling and rewarding life within the GAA. On completion of the programme we expect the individual to have attained a level of sporting excellence together with the complementary life skills necessary to sustain a productive inter-county career.

Le meas,
Kevin O’Callaghan,
Games Manager

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