Welcome to the home of the Rebel Og Coaching website. Here you will find information on Cork GAA Coaching and Games at Club, School and Academy level. If you require further information please contact your local GDA


Cork GAA Youth Forum

Cork GAA Youth ForumEdit On Sunday 10th February in the Pairc Ui Chaoimh conference centre, Cork GAA in association with Corks Red FM played host to a unique event with an audience drawn from Ladies Football, Camogie and the Cork GAA development (More Here)

Cork GAA Fé15 Inter Regional Football Finals

Cork GAA Fé15 Inter Regional Football FinalsSunday 10th Feb  Pairc U i Chaoimh 4G 2.00pm. Plate Final Cork City/East v Cork North  3.30pm Cork West v Cork Mid  Referee: Vaughan Colm - Kilnamartra 2.00pm. Plate Final Cork City/East v Cork North             Cork City East -White & Red 1.Luke (More Here)

Cork GAA Announce Details of Youth Forum

Cork GAA Announce Details of Youth ForumCork GAA have unveiled details of a forum for youth players who are aspiring to perform at senior inter county level in the future. Pairc Ui Chaoimh will host a unique event on Sunday 10th February with an audience drawn from (More Here)

2018 Benchmarking Awards Presentation

2018 Benchmarking Awards PresentationOn Sunday 3rd Feb 2019 the The Benchmarking Awards were presented to the clubs who were successful in their Benchmarking in 2018. This year we had an increase in the number of clubs taking part.  Cork Chairperson Tracey welcomed all the (More Here)


#2024 – A FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR CORK FOOTBALL The sub-committee established by Cork County Board to develop a long-term plan for Cork football has today published #2024 – A Five-Year Plan for Cork Football, which the County Board Executive has considered and will recommend for approval at the (More Here)

Physical Literacy Workshop

Physical Literacy WorkshopCork Sports Partnership have partnered with Sport Ireland Coaching to host the Coaching Children - Physical Literacy Workshop as part of the Health & Wellbeing Festival this Saturday in Terrence McSwiney Community College, Holyhill Sport Ireland Coaching have developed this workshop (More Here)

Games Development Conference 2019

Games Development Conference 2019 The 2019 GAA Games Development Conference in partnership with Sky Sports will take place in Croke Park, on Friday and Saturday January 11th and 12th 2019. The theme for the conference is ‘Coaching for Wellbeing’  Friday, January 11th will feature a Club based forum that will provide Clubs with the (More Here)

Rebel Óg Coaching Cork GAA Coaching Update Dec 2018

Rebel Óg Coaching Cork GAA Coaching Update Dec 2018Rebel Óg Coaching is the body responsible for coaching and games development in Cork. The group is headed by County Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane along with Full Time Staff led by Kevin O Callaghan as Games Manager and 6 Games (More Here)

East Cork Post Primary Schools football tournament

East Cork Post Primary Schools football tournament East Cork GDA Shane Supple has organised a new football tournament for Post Primary Schools in East Cork. This Gaelic Football league for East Cork PPS is for 1st year and 2nd year students in East Cork aimed at the U14/U15 age group (More Here)

Games Promotion Officer - Cork GAA

Games Promotion Officer - Cork GAA Location: Cork Terms: Contract | Full Time Date of Ad 5th Dec 2018 APPLY NOW Job Description The Carbery Division is a geographical Division of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Cork promoting the sports of hurling and Gaelic football. The Cork GAA (More Here)

Games Development Conference 2019

Games Development Conference 2019The GAA Games Development Conference contains an exciting line up with added subject variety specifically targeting Coaches within an applied lifelong learning context. The conference is organised in partnership with Sky Sports. This Conference will focus on the needs and issues (More Here)

Killeagh GAA - Friday Night Lights Football

Killeagh GAA - Friday Night Lights FootballEXCITING END TO FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS by Colman Motherway Our inaugural Sean Lavery Memorial Football Tournament, aka “Friday Night Lights” finished up after four weeks in Killeagh on Friday evening last (what a pleasure to be still playing football on the (More Here)

Rebel Og Cork Squads and Regional Squads Medal Presentations 2018

Rebel Og Cork Squads and Regional Squads Medal Presentations 2018On Sunday the 25th November a large crowd of players, mentors, parents and family members gathered in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Conference Centre for the 2018 Rebel Og Cork Squads and Regional Squads Medal Presentations. Mr John Purcell, Chairman (More Here)

CIT Sports Seminar Series

CIT Sports Seminar Series                                      Cork Institute of Technology supported by Cork Sports Partnership present a new and exciting guest speaker seminar series.   The seminar series aims to (More Here)

U7 Monster Hurling Blitz Pairc Ui Chaoimh Mon 29th Oct

U7 Monster Hurling Blitz Pairc Ui Chaoimh Mon 29th OctOn Monday 29th Oct our U7 hurlers from around the county got a chance to take part in our end of year Monster Blitz on the G4 pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. It was a great day for these young (More Here)

U8 Hurling Blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh 20th Oct 2018

U8 Hurling Blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh 20th Oct 2018Today in Pairc Ui Chaoimh over 75 clubs had teams present at the final U8 Hurling Monster blitz of the year. The games started at 9.30 and every hour untill 3.30 teams took to the field and played games under (More Here)

U8 Blitz 6th October 2018

U8 Blitz 6th October 2018Rebel Og Coaching end of year Monster Football blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sat 6th Oct 2018. With Cork Senior Footballers Sean Powter, Stephen Cronin and Ruari Deane on hand to give out medals and pose for photos with (More Here)

U8 Monster Football Blitz Pairc Ui Chaoimh 6/10/18

U8 Monster Football Blitz Pairc Ui Chaoimh 6/10/18On Saturday the 6th of October the final football blitz of the year was held in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.  On the day three Cork Senior football players were present to meet the children and present each child who took part (More Here)


CORK GAA GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS 2019Applications are NOW being taken for the Gaeltachta Scholarship 2019. Please click on the following link Eolas ar Scoláireachtaí 2019. to down an Application form which includes details of the 2019 Gaeltacht scholarship scheme. This can be photocopied as needed. Note that this updated GAA scholarship Application Form (More Here)

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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).

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In 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.

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At 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

March 3rd 2017. GDA Shane Supple being interviewed by Justin Maher on CRY104fm in Youghal, Co Cork.

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