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Interactive Workshop with Wayne Goldsmith

Interactive Workshop with Wayne GoldsmithWe are lucky to have a guest speaker who is revered in international coaching best practice fields coming to Cork to speak in Cork Institute of Technology on the 29th April. We would encourage as many coaches to attend as possible (More Here)

Lord Mayors Cup - Football 11/4/19

Lord Mayors Cup - Football 11/4/19Lord Mayors Cup B Section held in Ballygarvan GAA Club on 11th April 2019 Referees Brian Coniry Andrew Larkin Schools in B Section Midleton CBS Presentation Brothers College Cork Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery Christian Brothers College Cork 11am Midleton CBS v Presentation Brothers College Cork Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery v Christian (More Here)

Lord Mayors Cup Hurling Finals 2019

Lord Mayors Cup Hurling Finals 2019On Tuesday 9th April 2019 the Finals of the Hurling section of the Lord Mayors Cup took place in Pairc Ui Rinn. With 3 hurling finals on offer it was a great day of hurling for the Post Primary Schools (More Here)

Coaching Children Workshops.

Coaching Children Workshops. Cork Sports Partnership have once again partnered with Sport Ireland Coaching to host the exciting coaching series for Cork – Sport Ireland, Coaching Children Workshops. Sport Ireland Coaching have developed 4 modules, specifically to provide candidates with a basic understanding of (More Here)

U14.5 D Section Hurling PPS Finals Pairc Ui Chaoimh

U14.5 D Section Hurling PPS Finals Pairc Ui Chaoimh On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, nine Post Primary Schools arrived in Pairc Ui Chaoimh 4G Pitch to take part in the D section hurling finals under the watchful eye of main organiser GDA Colm Crowley. The whole event ran smoothly (More Here)

Lord Mayors Cup Hurling Group stages

Lord Mayors Cup Hurling Group stagesThursday March 28th A Grade - 4 teams - Lord Mayor Cup Hurling group stage Killeagh GAA grounds First game at 11am. Midleton CBS St Colmans College Fermoy Christian Brothers College Cork Hamilton High School Bandon Referees appointed Jim Daly Pádraig Kearney B Grade 6 teams - Lord Mayor Cup (More Here)

U8 Monster Hurling Blitz Mar 30th in Pairc ui Chaoimh

U8 Monster Hurling Blitz Mar 30th in Pairc ui ChaoimhPlease note the following: Please ask parents/mentors/visitors to Pairc ui Chaoimh to park only on Stadium Grounds, which can be accessed by the slip road beside Lee Rowing Club on the North side of the stand. It is very important (More Here)

U8 Monster Blitz Mar 23rd in Pairc ui Chaoimh

U8 Monster Blitz Mar 23rd in Pairc ui ChaoimhPlease see attached times for next Saturdays blitz. Please note the following: Please ask parents/mentors/visitors to Pairc ui Chaoimh to park only on Stadium Grounds, which can be accessed by the slip road beside Lee Rowing Club on the North side (More Here)

FOOTBALL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR CORK GAA 8/3/19

FOOTBALL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR CORK GAA   8/3/19 Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the (More Here)

Wall Ball Workshop

Wall Ball WorkshopVenue – Charleville GAA Hall  Date – Monday March 11th  Time – 7pm to 8:30pm  Admission – FREE  Coaches – Darragh Fitzgibbon, Mark Kavanagh, James Kennedy. Rebel Óg North will present a top class Wall ball workshop to be hosted in Charleville GAA hall on (More Here)

U16 Regional Football Finals

U16 Regional Football Finals On Sunday 24th Feb the U16 Football Regional Finals took place. We had the City East v The Midwest and Cork North v Cork West. Well done to all players who took part and to the staff at CIT as (More Here)

Cork Recreational GAA Invitational

Cork Recreational GAA Invitational On Saturday 23rd March (Football) and Saturday 30th March (Hurling), we will host an open Recreational GAA Blitz from 6-8pm.  We have capacity for 16 teams of 7 a side each night and it will be capped at that number.  There are 2 (More Here)

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

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

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