Welcome to the home of the Rebel Og Coaching website. Here you will find information on Cork GAA Coaching and Games at Club, School and Academy level. If you require further information please contact your local GDA
On Saturday 18th Nov, U8 hurling teams from around the county took to the all weather pitch in the newly opened Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take part in the end of year U8 Hurling Blitz Finals, the last blitz of (More Here)
A Chairde, We will be running trials over the next few weeks for Rebel Og regional hurling squads. Please pass onto relevant mentors in your club. The trials will be starting in next fortnight. Mentors are asked to fill details in on the (More Here)
On Saturday 14th Oct over 167 teams took to the all weather pitch in the newly opened Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take part in the end of year U8 Football Blitz Finals. On the day Cork Senior players Tomas Clancy, Aidan (More Here)
Please complete this form to ensure your attendance is registered in advance of weekend (More Here)
The Minor Star Hurler and Footballer of the Year were announced today at the inaugural Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards lunch in Croke Park. Kerry’s All-Ireland Minor winning forward, David Clifford, was named as Electric Ireland Minor Star Footballer (More Here)
Cork's Declan Dalton, from the Fr O'Neills GAA Club, named on the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the Year. All-Ireland champions Limerick lead the way with eight players on the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the (More Here)
Is cúis áthais dom Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2018 a fhógairt don samhradh seo chugainn. Applications are being taken NOW. Application form which includes details of the 2018 Gaeltacht scholarship scheme are available on www.colaistenamumhan.ie Note that this updated GAA scholarship Application Form is required by the college with every (More Here)
National Student Bursaries Scheme 2017/2018 The GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2017/2018 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Now in its eleventh year, the scheme is (More Here)
The following football team managements were ratified at last night's County Board Meeting' Senior Football Coach/Selector - Ronan McCarthy (Douglas) Selectors appointed by Coach - Ciaran O' Sullivan (Urhan), Eamonn Ryan (Glenville/Watergrasshill), Sean Hayes (Nemo Rangers) Under 21 Football Coach/Selector – Sean Hayes (Nemo Rangers) Selectors: (More Here)
On Tuesday 12th September Midleton CBS Post Primary school held their annual 6th class Football Tournament, now in its 4th year, which was open to primary schools in the East Cork area. On the day the 4th year students of (More Here)
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 (More Here)
A review of reports from the Electric Ireland minor hurling final on Sun 3rd Sept between Cork and Galway. Sadly it was not to be Corks day but we must acknowledge all the work gone into getting these lads to an (More Here)
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 (More Here)
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 (More Here)
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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).
In 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.
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.
At 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.
Kevin O’Donovan, Kevin O’Callaghan,
County Coaching Officer Games Manager
March 3rd 2017. GDA Shane Supple being interviewed by Justin Maher on CRY104fm in Youghal, Co Cork.
Rebel Og Coaching Cork