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


Cork U16 Inter Regional Football Finals

On Sunday 26th March the Cork U16 regional football squads headed to Carrigaline & Tracton for the Finals of our Inter Regional Squad games. Our first game at 2.30pm saw Cork North vs Cork Mid West with both teams under (More Here)

Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Season Underway

Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Season UnderwaySat 25th March saw the underage 2017 Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Season get underway in the following venues across Cork County, Carrigtwohill, Clonakilty, Mallow, Cloughduv and St Vincents. With fantastic weather large numbers were present at all venues. The Rebel Óg Monster (More Here)

Cork GAA Coaching Update March 2017

Cork GAA Coaching Update March 2017(i) Benchmarking 2020 Vision Accreditation The 2016 Benchmarking Accredited clubs were invited to a workshop in Nemo Rangers on the 11th February. The 150 plus, club coaches/coaching officers had presentations from Noel Furlong, winning manager of the Tony Forristal and Sonny (More Here)

GAA Rounders Feile na nGael

GAA Rounders Feile na nGael Rounders will be part of Feile na nGael this year. Any clubs interested are requested to make contact with the rounders  secretary, details below. GAA Rounders is one of the four official GAA sports, along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball. Rounders (More Here)

2017 Monster Blitz, U9, U10, U11 Schedules online now

2017 Monster Blitz, U9, U10, U11 Schedules online nowIts that time of the year again and we at Rebel Og Coaching are delighted to announce the schedule for the coming year of our Monster Blitz Programme, our U9, U10 and U11 hurling and football leagues. The fixtures, rules (More Here)

Bumper Week for Coach Education in Cork

Bumper Week for Coach Education in Cork  Coach education season is in full swing in Cork at present before the club league programmes commence. The past week in particular has seen a huge amount of activity with foundation level courses in Glantane, Clonakilty, Ballinora & Whites Cross involving  over 80 (More Here)

U14 Hurling & Football Mid Term Blitzes

U14 Hurling & Football Mid Term Blitzes Well it was a hive of activity for two full days in Carrigtwohill's all weather astro turf facility for our U14 hurlers and footballers from the East, City, North and West Cork.  On Monday morning at 10.30 am it was (More Here)

Cork Referees Course

Cork Referees CourseCork GAA Referee Recruitment With over fourteen thousand games being played in our county on an annual basis, the role of the referee is central in ensuring that all games take place. This year a Basic Club Referee Foundation Level 1 (More Here)

Benchmarking Coaching Conference Feb 2017

Benchmarking Coaching Conference Feb 2017On Sat 11th Feb, 2017, all Cork club Coaching Officers and their invited guests, who took part in our Benchmarking 2020 program, attended the Rebel Og Coaching & Games Benchmarking Conference held in the Nemo Rangers GAA clubs, wonderful facilities. (More Here)

Cork GAA Coaching Update Feb 2017

Cork GAA Coaching Update Feb 2017 (i) Benchmarking 2020 Vision Accreditation The winners of accreditation for 2016 were announced in December with a total of 79 clubs gaining the prestigious quality mark. This five year programme was launched in the spring of 2015 and provides a template for (More Here)

Benchmarking Rewards Conference

Benchmarking Rewards ConferenceAs a reward for all clubs who completed the Benchmarking 2020 Gold, Silver & Bronze Award and submitted their application for 2016,  Rebel Og Coaching and Games will hold a conference with three speakers on the day who will address key (More Here)

Evening Echo Report Fri 27th Jan 2017

Evening Echo Report Fri 27th Jan 2017Taken from the Cork Sport section of the Evening Echo on Fri 27th Jan 2017 View Link Here   Focusing on the basic skills is the best approach to developing young hurlers and footballers Report by Éamonn Murphy GAA THE main thrust of games development and (More Here)


NURSERY WORKSHOP 2017NURSERY WORKSHOP Play and Stay with Cork GAA: Building a  sustainable Child & Mentor Friendly Nursery” On Saturday 25th February Rebel Og Coaching will host a Coaching Nursery (4-7 yr olds) Coaching/Best Practice Workshops in RANDAL ÓG followed by one in MALLOW (More Here)

Well done Fermoy & Midleton schools - Dr Harty Cup

Well done Fermoy & Midleton schools - Dr Harty CupThere will be a Cork team in this year's Dr Harty Cup final and its great to see Cork schools doing so well at this level. Well done to our two Cork schools, Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy and CBS Midleton who (More Here)

U8, U9 & U10 Blitz & Leagues for 2017

For 2017, Rebel óg Coaching are to continue with developing the Go Games Structure to provide a suitable Games Program for all boys from U10-U7. Last season, the U10 Monster Blitzes stopped mid summer and these clubs moved into a (More Here)

Benchmarking 2020 Vision Accreditation 2016

Benchmarking 2020 Vision Accreditation 2016A Chairde, Many thanks to coaches and officers at all levels, as well as our own GDAs, for organising and supporting the numerous activities organised under the Rebel Óg Coaching banner in 2016. A particular word of thanks to all club coaching officers (More Here)

The Mark in Gaelic Football - New Rule

The Mark in Gaelic Football - New Rule The Mark                                                         “The Mark” - Applicable 1 January 2017 Central Council gave an Interpretation as follows: 1. The referee shall award “the mark” by blowing the whistle. 2. “On or past the 45m line” shall mean that both feet of the catcher are on (More Here)

East GDA News

East GDA NewsA chara, As we approach the end of 2016 I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone for your help throughout the year. As Games Development Administrator for East Cork, I interact with a lot of (More Here)

North GDA News

North GDA NewsA Chara, Firstly, I want to thank ye all for all the help and support ye have given me during the year to make my job a little easier, its much appreciated. Benchmarking Thanks to all the clubs below who applied for benchmarking this year. (More Here)

2016 Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative

2016 Benchmarking 2020 Vision InitiativeThe 2016 Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative is now about to close for 2016. There is a lot of great work going on in clubs throughout the county and the Benchmarking Programme helps to recognise clubs who are putting in this (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).

Rebel Og Coaching Framework

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.

The provision of coaching and games is done in association with various local partners such as Cork GAA, Rebel Og, Sciath Na Scol, Cork PPS, CIT, Cork Sports Partnership, Mardyke Arena and UCC.

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.

Le meas,
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