Cork GAA Coaching Update Sept 2017

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Sept 2017

(i) Cork U17 Win All Ireland Final

Cork 1-19 – Dublin 1-17: Cork made history by edging 14-man Dublin by two points in their highly competitive All-Ireland U17 Hurling Championship final at Croke Park.

Cork entered the final having had the benefit of a competitive semi-final against Galway ten days previously while in contrast, Dublin arrived at the decider in a less than satisfactory manner after Antrim had refused to honor their semi-final fixture.

Well done to all involved in this Cork team who have done so well already this year. To all the players, mentors and everyone involved including the selectors: John Considine – Manager (Sarsfields), Sean Crowley (Killeagh) & Donal Burke (Midleton) we say well done.

For more information & photos follow the link below

(ii) Cork U18 Reach All Ireland Final

The Cork Minor Hurling team played Galway in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday 3rd September in Croke Park. Final score on the day was Cork 2-15 Galway 2-17. Well done to all the Cork players mentors who did so well to reach the Final

Cork 1-24 Waterford 0-9 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 1-24 Waterford 0-8 (Play-off)
Cork 1-21 Tipperary 2-18 (Munster semi-final)
Cork 2-22 Tipperary 2-19 (Munster semi-final) Replay
Cork 4-21 Clare 0-16 (Munster final)
Cork 0-23 Dublin 2-13 (All-Ireland semi-final)

for photos and match, reports follow this link here

(iii) Cork U14 Hurling Regional Blitz 7th Aug 2017

Our Fe 14 Hurling Regional Blitz took place on the 7th Aug 2017 in Valley Rovers GAA Grounds in Brinny the four regional hurling squads with just over 100 players played their annual U14 Hurling Inter Regional Blitz.

The first game played was East v North and City V West. The second game played was the City v East and the final game was between the West V North with the West coming out overall winners. GDA Paudie O’Brien presented the winning team with the shield for this year.

It was great to see so many players from Cork taking to the field and the standard of
hurling was good. A big thank you to Valley Rovers for the use of the pitches and the facilities were excellent with both pitches in great order.

For more information & photos follow the link below


(iv) Fe 14 Óg Iomáint in CIT. 

On Tuesday 8th August the Munster Fe 14 Óg Iomáint took place in CIT. With teams from Cork, Clare, Limerick, Kerry Tipperary & Waterford taking part it was a full day of Hurling through skills and games. The Schedule was quite busy with each of the boys getting plenty of time on the ball in coaching sessions and Inter county games.

Óg Iomaint Coaches 2017
Paudie O’Brien GDA Cork, Peter Casey GDA Clare, James Ryan GDA Limerick
David Robinson GDA Waterford, Andy Ryan GDA Tipperary & Sean Crowley GDA Cork

For full list of results and photos follow this link


(v) Cork Squads in action Sat 26th

On Sat 26th Aug, Corks Rebel Og had over 250 young players in action around the country with a total of 11 teams playing in 31 games. We had four U14 hurling teams, two U14 football teams, two U15 hurling teams, two U16 hurling teams and one U16 football team all taking to the fields representing Cork in hurling and football.

Well done to all the players, parents, coaches, mentors and supporters who took to the roads on this action packed day of hurling and football. 23 wins out of 31 matches, with four hurling titles out of seven competitions and four wins out of five for the footballers is a good days work all round.

U14 A Hurling Tony Forristal Tournament Cork exit at group stages on points conceded
U14 B Hurling Sony Walsh Tournament Cork Win
U14 Hurling Cork City/East Abbotstown Tournament
U14 Hurling Cork West/North Abbotstown Tournament
U14 Football Cork West Limerick Tournament
U14 Football Cork East Limerick Tournament
U15 A Hurling Brinny Cork win
U15 B Clarecastle Cork win cup final after extra time.
U16A Cork exit at group stages
U16 Brinny Cork win
U16 Football mCork winners over Limerick in Limerick

For full list of results and photos follow this link


(vi) Kellogs GAA Cúl Camps Cork 

Well, it’s that time of year again, school holidays are over and clubs around the county have all packed away the Cul Camp gear for another year.The Kelloggs Cul Camps have been running for some years now and each year sees a steady increase in numbers at these camps and this year is no exception to that rule. With clubs reporting that camp numbers are up by approx 10% again this year with over 17,000 young children taking part in Cork County over the summer.

For photos from the different Cul Camps follow the link below


(vii) Cork Regional U13 Open Coaching Sessions

This summers open football coaching session took place during July and August in various centers around Cork. This initiative was launched last year and has proven to be quite successful with large numbers of boys born in 2004 arriving along to the different venues for coaching sessions with our GDA’s and guest coaches.

This is a starting point for any player who wishes to become involved with the regional squads and in turn Cork county squads as they progress up through the ages. It gives our regional squad coaches and mentors a chance to get to know the young players coming through. Most of our current U14 Regional squads came through from last years sessions.

For more information & photos follow the link below

(viii) Coach Education

September sees the start of the next season of Coach Education with workshops and coaching courses planned for the next few months in and around the county. Any club wishing to run a Foundation course or an Award 1 course can have the club secretary contact Coach Education Administrator Shane Supple GDA to organise their courses. All information regarding requirements and booking courses can be found online.

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(ix) GAA Teacher Summer Courses

Rebel Óg Coaching teamed up with our Teacher Education Centres in Cork City and West Cork to run GAA Teacher Summer Courses. These courses involved three days of face to face tuition combined with a series of on line modules thereafter. Teachers were given tips on the development of agility, balance, and coordination along with coaching best practice on the skills of hurling/camogie and football.

There were 25 teachers present in Bishopstown in July and 17 teachers in Clonakilty in August.The feedback from the courses was very positive. Rebel Óg Coaching are now teaming up with Sciath na Scol and Cork Sports Partnership to offer further coaching workshops through Croke Park Agreement hours in the coming school year.


(x) GDA News Roundup

Go Games Matches & Blitzes in Cork have hit record highs so far in 2017. Since March 2017,  Rebel Og Coaching & Games have coordinated Go Games from Fé7 to Fé11 in both Hurling and Football through Blitzes and individual Games. Our target is to provide meaningful and competitive games for all children on a regular basis. Looking at the figures for the for the time period from March to June we have large numbers of Young players taking to the field in both codes each week.

Here are our numbers so far:
Blitzes Fé7/8:1,589 teams:2,384 games:62 venues:3,600 players: 11match days.
Fé9:623 games: 59 Football clubs: 52 Hurling clubs: 1,100 individual players
Fé10:1,029 games: 106 Football clubs: 92 Hurling clubs: 2,270 players.
Fé11:581 games: 56 Football clubs: 52 Hurling clubs: 1,220 players

In total, 4,617 games have been played: 8,190 children have taken part

It has been another busy month in March for our GDA’s. Here is a flavour of the work going on around the county in addition to all the above.

James McCarthy  Club Coaching workshops in Macroom, Sam Maguries, Clondroided & ran 2 Coaching Camps in Castletownbere for U9/10 for all club players in Beara and in Macroom for U10 for all club players in that area. Cul Camp visits to Sam Maguries, Castlehaven, Castletownbere, Garnish, Goleen, Clan Na nGael, and St Colms. In September PP school Coaching booked for Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Macroom, Castletownbere. 1st yr blitz’s and the start of Dr Heirley First yr Cup. U10 Regional Coaching Accademys in Skibbereen, Macroom and Beara covering 18 clubs. Club Coaching in Ballingeary, Canovee, St James, and U13 Regional pods games

Shane Supple has been busy in East Cork with Cul Camps. workshops for camps and of course being involved in our Squads in football and hurling. He has also been busy coaching the summer open coaching sessions in Ballinacurra and Mayfield for all boys under 13 as well as being involved in U13 blitzes over the last month and our U14 squads who traveled to Dublin on Aug 26th. This month sees him working with TY Students in Midleton CBS, Cobh CC, Midleton CC, and Midleton College.

Paudie O Brien has been overseeing the Cul Camp program during the summer with final figures 17,208 participants in Cul Camps throughout Cork this year. He has been involved with our U16 and U14 Hurling development squad. In Sept he will be providing Post Primary School coaching in CSN Bishopstown, St Peter’s Passage and Rochestown College as well as his work in Primary Schools

Colm Crowley Continued work with u13s in Muskerry, Carrigdhoun and Carbery. Coordinated u14 Hurling who had 2 big trips with 99 players playing Dublin in Abbottstown prior to going to Croke Park for the Cork Waterford semi final. And 96 players representing Cork in National tournaments in Waterford and Dublin. September sees him up and running with #SuperGamesCentre for Bandon, Clonakilty and Kinsale Post primary schools. planning and coordinating the u9, u10 and u11 League finals weekends on Sat 30th Sept and Sat 7th Oct

Noel Crowley  Sept sees Noel busy organising the Post Primary Schools blitz’s in schools around the county contacting all the Post Primary Schools and starting to organise games and schools for the up coming, Lord Mayors Cup. Over the last few months, he has been one of the main driving forces for the Cul Camps held in Cork and has been busy with that.

Sean Crowley has been busy with Cul Camps in his area, workshops for camps and of course being involved in our Squads in football and hurling, most notably our Cork U17 All Ireland winning hurling team and our U14 hurling Squads, He has also been busy coaching the summer open coaching sessions in Ballinacurra and Mayfield for all boys under 13 as well as being involved in U13 blitzes over the last 2 months and running a U12/13 summer camp. This September sees him coaching in Mon Ag and CBC and getting Post Primary Schools coaching and coaches organized in the City areas.

Pat Spratt has been busy in North Cork with Cul Camps, workshops for camps and of course being involved in managing Football Squads. He has also been busy coaching during the summer at his open coaching sessions for boys under 13 as well as being involved in U13 blitzes over the last month. This month sees him Coaching and working with TY Students in Post Primary Schools in his area.

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