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
Congratulations to Sam Pickering of the Uibh Laoire GAA club who finished second in the All-Ireland Football Féile Skills Competition held in the National GAA centre, Abbotstown on Saturday 22nd June 2019! Sam was put through his paces in numerous (More Here)
This study is part of a PhD programme and has ethics approval from Ulster University Dear coach, We are looking for your help in conducting some research into helping us better understand the personality of coaches in Ireland and its impact on (More Here)
Rebel Óg Coaching are hosting a 3rd class Hurling and Football Blitz in Pairc ui Chaoimh next Wednesday and Thursday for all primary schools in the county. To register, complete the form (More Here)
“Child Centred Coaching” University of Limerick June 14th and 15th 2019 We are less than three weeks away from the 3rd International iCoachKids Conference, Child Centered Coaching, 14th & 15th June, which takes place at the magnificent campus of the University of Limerick. Sport Ireland are absolutely thrilled with the (More Here)
After many months of Football in the Post Primary Schools of East Cork on Friday 24th May in Castlemartyr we held our East Cork Post Primary Schools Football Final for the James Colbert Memorial Cup between Pobalscoil na Tríonóide,Youghal and The (More Here)
This Saturday 25th May, we are asking that all clubs operate Go Games under "Silent Sidelines". What is Silent Sidelines you may ask? Rules are simple: No coaching from anyone on the sidelines. One designated coach may give an individual instructions when play is (More Here)
After many good games we were down to the last 4 teams for our Sem Finals. In our first Semi Final on May 13th we had Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal play Carrigtwohill Community College in Carrigtwohill. Referee on the day (More Here)
After many months of Football in the Post Primary Schools of East Cork on Friday 17th May in Carrigtwohill we held our first Final for the Shield between Carrignafoy Community College Cobh and Glanmire Community College. It was great to see (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).
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.
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.
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March 3rd 2017. GDA Shane Supple being interviewed by Justin Maher on CRY104fm in Youghal, Co Cork.
Rebel Og Coaching Cork