GAA Covid 19 update Fri 29th May

May 29, 2020

Link to 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 Phase Two on June 8, as outlined by the authorities. Should the country move to Phase Two as planned, GAA Clubs will be able to re-open designated walking…


West Cork On Line Football Coaching Proving Popular

May 22, 2020

An 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 line platforms. The sessions are open to boys between u12 and u14 in all Carbery clubs. The development officers come as a double act with age appropriate skill work…


Non contact hurling session for small groups

May 21, 2020

Cork 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 require to much space for this session. Well done to Cormac and Padraig O’Brien our two hurlers with Paudie in this video


The Hurling Goalie Webinar

May 13, 2020

Registration is now open for our hurling specific webinars The Goalie- No. 1 on every Team. Monday May 18th. 8.00p.m (Irish Time) This workshop is a must for all hurling coaches and is highly recommended for current and prospective goalkeepers. It will be presented by Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager and will look at all aspects of goalkeeping, especially the requirements to be a team’s No. 1 and the specialized…


Midleton Magpies All-Stars have spread their wings

May 11, 2020

By John Harrington – published on –  Thursday 7 May 2020  After spreading their wings in 2019, the Midleton Magpies All-Stars are determined not to be grounded by the current COVID-19 health crisis. The Magpies All-Stars initiative is Midleton GAA Club’s highly laudable GAA for All programme that saw them coach 30 children with additional needs on a weekly basis in 2019. It quickly became an invaluable social and sporting…


Webinar -Nursery Hurling: Values & Guidelines pt 1.

This workshop will be presented by Damien Coleman, Connacht Hurling Development Manager. It will give to those in attendance an insight into “Best Practice” for coaching and developing our youngest and most vulnerable players.  It will explain the values and guidelines that have been meticulously developed over many years by the GAA’s Coaching & Games Department. 90% of the workshop is highly relevant to coaches of all sports and all…

May 5, 2020

Cork Online Easter Camps Hailed as a Major Success

April 20, 2020

CORK ON LINE EASTER CAMPS HAILED AS MAJOR SUCCESSSome creative thinking from our games development personnel has seen over 6,000 children engage in fun interactive GAA activities this week from the comfort of their own homes. GDA’s performed live  movement and skill sessions which children followed over 4 days as a novel way of replacing the Easter camps they would have attended in their clubs. Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan noted,…


Rebel Óg Coaching Online Coaching Sessions

Traditionally during the Easter Holidays, GAA clubs are very proactive in hosting and running Easter Camps for their younger members. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic we are in, clubs are unable to do so this Easter.  With this in mind, we at Rebel Óg Coaching are going to host online coaching sessions next week from Tuesday to Friday on Youtube Live. There will be two seperate camps, one for the Junior side…

April 9, 2020

Webinar Wednesday with Barry Corkery

April 6, 2020

Next Wednesday night 8th April at 8pm Cork GDA, Colm Crowley will be speaking to Barry Corkery about Maintaining a Strong #MentalHealth at this time. Should be of value to everybody, not just coaches. Direct Message Colm Crowley on twitter for the link Only 100 places available. Podcast & Video will follow Barry Corkery – Couple of simple pointers for players/teams to support maintaining a strong #MentalHealth at this time….