The High Performance Manager (HPM) will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the HPM will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within all Cork teams. The primary function of the HPM is to develop and maintain a high performance system incorporating a developmental pathway from underage to senior level in addition to cultivating an elite athlete programme capable of producing a large cohort of players capable of successfully competing at adult intercounty Gaelic Games.

Job Requirements

     1 – Planning 
  • Plan, develop and implement a system to deliver a successful performance programme.
  • Develop an annual high performance plan from underage to senior for approval by the County CEO. Report regularly to the CEO on progress in implementing the high performance plan.
  • Prepare formal progress reviews.
      2 – Organisation and Management
  • Collaborate in the creation of a winning culture and environment across all Cork teams.
  • Ensure the provision of optimal coaching, sports science, medical and lifestyle support for all Cork players.
  • Recruit, direct and manage a coaching and support team with the skills and experience necessary to ensure that the goals of the HP plan are achieved.
  • Establish and review annual performance objectives for all HP staff.
  • Implement an optimal sports science and medical support structure around all Cork teams.
  • Ensure positive staff morale through effective recruitment, people management practices and behaviour.
      3 – Coaching and Training Programme
  • Ensure the development, documentation, communication and effective implementation of annual coaching and training programmes for all Cork players.
  • Ensure the advance planning and effective implementation of all training programmes. Where necessary directly supervise coaching activity.
  • Collaborate in the creation of appropriate Coach Education and CPD programmes at Club, School and County levels.
      4 – Talent Identification and Development
  • Support the Talent Development Manager in developing, communicating and ensuring the effective implementation of an appropriate talent identification and development programme across the county.
  • Assist in the monitoring/support of players who fall outside development squads/county panels.
  • This job description is not meant to be exhaustive in nature. There are items including Athlete Welfare, Budgets and Stakeholder Relationships required of the role not specified above.
  • Full-time 3 year contract.
The person appointed will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA. They will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within Cork GAA. Candidates wishing to apply for this post can do so through the link below

Cul Camp Coach Application Form 2019

Applications are invited for positions as “Coaches” working for Cork GAA during the summer months for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2019. Camps will be running in Cork from 1st July – 23rd August in Juvenile clubs throughout the county. This is form is not for club officers or Cul Camp coordinators to complete in relation to your own Cul Camps. This application form is only for individuals interested in working with Cork GAA as a coach. Applicants must currently be coaching in a club, school or county development squad. Evidence of current coaching role may be required. Coaches will be required to coach both Hurling and Gaelic Football to children aged 6-13 in camps. The following are the minimum criteria that all coaches must have before they will be considered for a position. Under no circumstances can we offer coach positions to coaches who do not meet the coaching qualification criteria. • Be 18 years of age by 1st July 2019 • Minimum GAA Foundation Coaching Course completed. • GAA Garda Vetting Reference Number. Vetting number must be supplied • GAA Safeguarding (Child Welfare) Certificate Number. Please fill in form on link below All successful Coach applicants will be required to attend 2 training dates in May / June 2019. Further details will be provided to coaches once positions are offered. It will be a condition of accepting job offer that you will be available to attend training days. If you do not attend these training dates your job offer will be withdrawn. Standard Tax and PRSI rules will apply to all coaches. All successful coaches will be employees of Cork’s Rebel Og Coaching & Games Development for the duration of the camps. Late applications or applications that do not meet the minimum criteria will not be accepted. Please complete form and submit. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 21st May 2019. ——————————————————————


Employment – Rebel Óg Coaching is the coaching arm of Coiste na nÓg Chorcaí.

Cumann luathchleas Gael Chorcaí is inviting expressions of interest for a new pilot scheme that will provide full time coaching resources to a cohort of clubs on a 2 year basis. Please note this scheme will commence subject to funding being available from Munster Council and National Coaching & Games.
For further details on the attached application document which also includes the Expression of Interest Form click the link below. 


WHAT IS INVOLVED? Rebel Óg Coaching is teaming up with local Third Level Institutions to offer graduate positions as Games Promotion Officers within a cohort of clubs in Cork. Under the terms of the Scheme there will be 4 full time positions made available in 2019. The suitably qualified graduates will work to an agreed programme of activity and time table, for a minimum of 2 years within the assigned clubs. WHAT WILL BE THE GAMES PROMOTION OFFICERS ROLE? The GPO will provide coaching supports at Primary School, Post Primary School and directly in the clubs via hands on coaching but also in the area of coach education and the regular up skilling of club coaches. The percentage of time spent in these areas will be agreed in advance with all stakeholders. The key aims will be to recruit and retain players while ensuring the best possible standard of coaching in the clubs/schools. WHO WILL MONITOR THE GAMES PROMOTION OFFICER? There will be a sub committee setup for each pilot where a representative from each of the clubs involved along with the local GDA, Games Manager or County Coaching Officer will meet on a regular basis to ensure the GPO’s time is being utilized effectively and to the benefit of all clubs. HOW WILL THIS INITIATIVE BE FUNDED? The clubs are asked to provide half of the budget for the scheme between them. It is proposed to allow a budget of €30,000 per annum towards each pilot. Therefore clubs will be asked to contribute €15,000 between them per annum. CAN CLUBS APPLY AS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT? No. This scheme is not open to single clubs. Munster Council are not in a position to support individual clubs as they would not be able to sustain the number of potential applications and back it up with the appropriate funding. On the other end Cork are limiting this to a maximum of 3 clubs to allow a reasonable amount of time to be spent in each club. HOW DO CLUBS APPLY? Clubs need to discuss this initiative with club members and decide if they would be interested. They would then need to discuss it with another club or clubs and see if they would be willing to work together to put a financial package in place. Clubs would need to submit the below application on or before the 7th September 2018. You must work off the assumption of a 39 hour week and funding inputs will determine the number of hours allocated to your club over another (pro rata basis). HOW WILL CLUBS BE SELECTED? The Executive of Cork County Board will determine the proposals that will potentially provide greatest return on investment for each pilot. Your current status in respect of Benchmarking 2020 Vision may also be considered. If clarifications are required, the Executive may seek to follow up with clubs to discuss their applications further. These applications will be put forward to Munster Council with a view to securing funding. This form has to be completed on or before the 7th September 2018. Completion of the Expression of Interest form does  not ensure inclusion in the Scheme. Once submitted, the form will be reviewed and contact will be made with club secretaries before the 30th September 2018 with an update on application processing. Should clubs require further information in advance of submitting the form, then email kevin.ocallaghan.gm.cork@gaa.ie with your queries. rebel og www.rebelogcoaching.com


Employment – Rebel Og Coaching promotes Gaelic Games in clubs, schools and academies throughout Cork. A full-time staff of six GDAs working under the County Games Manager cater for the needs of child, youth and adult players in both football and hurling. In catering for players needs in a balanced way, a two-pronged approach is in placeFramework Employment
  • 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 here.
At various times during the season, Rebel Óg Coaching may wish to recruit part time coaches for a wide range of coaching projects working alongside GDA’s. These programmes would range from Primary Schools Coaching, Post Primary Schools Coaching, Regional Youth Squads coaching-coordination. If you have experience in coaching children or youths and you would be available to help in the roll out of our projects upon request, then please complete the form attached.

Candidates would require the following:

  • – Qualified to a minimum of Foundation Level GAA Coaching
  • – Be GAA garda vetted or be willing to undertake garda vetting
  • – Have a minimum of 2 years GAA coaching experience
  • – Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • – Be available to work on weekdays and or weekends
  • – Sports related qualifications would be an advantage
Submission of the attached form merely constitutes an expression of interest, if an opportunity arises then candidates will be shortlisted based on application form completion and the requirements listed above.
Please follow this link and fill in form as required  Part time Coach Expression OF Interest Form .


Community Employment Programme Details

Intreo Logo Employment image001 Vacancies for GAA Coaches in Cork City and County under Community Employment Scheme GAA Coach (CE Scheme) – B Licence
  • Scheme Category: Sports instructor
  • Scheme Location: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Job Type: Community Employment
  • Start date: To Be Confirmed End date: To Be Confirmed
  • Hours per week: 19.5 Hours
  • Number of vacancies: 2
  • Salary Type: Community Employment Programme Rates
CE Eligibility Based in Cork County     Description: The position will be in the above area. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. The ideal person would have to have good communication skills, a knowledge of working with children, good planning skills; an enthusiastic approach to work and have a general knowledge of the GAA games. Own transport needed with full drivers licence. Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Salary: €CE Rates Contract Type: Temporary Days, Hours & Start Date:Days per week: Not specified  Hours per day: Not specified Hours per week: 19.5 Start Date: Pending Garda Clearance Experience Required: No Experience Required Application details Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the Childcare, Health and Social Care sectors and 25 years of age or over for all other areas. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more Contact arrangements must be followed exactly as stated by the employer as they are the preferred method of contact. Employer: Cork County GAA Board SES Company Ltd Pairc Ui rinn Boreemanna Road Cork Phone: 021 4291604 Email: paircuirinn@eircom.net rebel og www.rebelogcoaching.com