Gaelic Football Skills Development Programme

Rebel Óg Coaching today announced details of our club football skills development programme which will see over 3000 boys between the ages of 12 and 14 showcase their skills in a county wide competition.


Coaches are invited to host a kicking skills competition in their local clubs with the 3 highest scoring players advancing to Divisional and then County Finals in October. The initiative is being supported by Co-Op Superstores.


Speaking at the launch, John O’ Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold had the following to say “Dairygold, through our retail division Co-Op Superstores is hugely connected with the GAA community in parishes across Cork. We had terrific feedback from parents of kids who took part in the kicking skills competition in 2019 and we are looking forward to being involved with Rebel Og Coaching for another great competition this year. People Development is one of Dairygold’s core values and we are delighted to extend the opportunity to young aspiring footballers in Cork to develop their skill set.  We wish all participants the very best of luck.


Corks Football Development Manager, Conor Counihan outlined that “this initiative will help focus on the development of the basic skills of kicking with the left and right foot, while also providing a focus for players who may not have reason to practice these skills off season.” He is excited to work once again with Co-Op Superstores as sponsors and hopes that the 2020 event will be as successful as 2019 one. The 2019 initiative saw over 90 team entries showcasing an array of talent from across the county.


Clubs across the county are asked to hold their own internal competitions at U12,U13,U14 and have their club representatives nominated for the Divisional Finals being held on the 10th/11th October. The County Finals will be held on the weekend of the 24th/25th of October. Each club will be   asked to nominate 3 players at each age group to represent their club and it is team event with the combined scores of each team member being counted.


For any further details contact Conor Counihan 087-2311769

Rebel Óg Coaching have just announced details of a football skills competition for underage club players.
Aimed at u 12,13 & 14 age groups, the competition is designed to test players kicking abilities off both right and left feet. The test is simple to set up and each player gets 5 kicks from his left and right leg, 10 kicks in total.
All clubs are encouraged to set up the test and run it at their club grounds on or before the 27th September. The top 3 players from an age group are then put forward to a Divisional final to be held on or before the 11th October. The county finals will take place among the 8 Divisional winners on the week ending the 25th October.
Co Op Superstores have come on board as sponsors of the event and we would encourage all members to support this organisation where possible.
Clubs should organise a date between now and the 27th September for all their u 12, 13 & 14 players to compete in the skills test. The test details is attached on this e mail.
The top 3 players in each age group should then be nominated to go forward to the Divisional finals as a team to represent the club. This can be done by completing the form om the link below.
Rebel Óg Coaching strongly recommends against clubs just picking 3 players without actually allowing all interested players to participate internally first.