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Benchmarking 2020 Vision Winners Announced

Benchmarking 2020 Vision Winners AnnouncedThe Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarking 2020 Vision winners have been announced. Winners are divided in to three categories with the top clubs receiving the "Gold" accolade and the Silver and Bronze being awarded based on criteria set out at the start (More Here)

Benchmarking Awards & Conference Sat 24th Feb

Benchmarking Awards & Conference Sat 24th Feb Timetable - (Invitation Only) 09.30am - 10.00am - Registration & Welcome Address 10.00am - 10.45am - Jason Ryan - Basic Skills of Football 10.45am  - 11.45am  - Kieran Kingston Developing Defensive skills in Hurling 11.45am  -  12.30pm - Dr Ed Coughlan-  Skills acquisition 12.30pm - 1.00pm   - (More Here)

Benchmarking 2020 - 2017 Award Winners Announced

Benchmarking 2020 - 2017 Award Winners Announced Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarking 2020 was successfully launched in early 2015 and provide a template for best practice in coaching, promoting maximum participation and optimal playing standards in juvenile clubs throughout Cork city and county. The programme includes minimum requirements (More Here)

U15 & U16 Inter Regional Football Finals

U15 & U16 Inter Regional Football FinalsOn Sunday 11th Feb 2018 Corks U15's and U16 regional panels played their Inter Regional finals on the all weather pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. U15 Inter Regional Finals The first game played for these finals was the North v Mid West (More Here)

News from North Cork GDA Pat Spratt

News from North Cork GDA Pat Spratt   DATE(S) EVENT VENUE DETAILS YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT Month of January National schools coaching Derinagree NS, Freemount NS, Tullylease NS, Kildorrery NS, Glenahulla NS, Donerale NS and Ballyhea NS Junior, Senior infant and first class pupils in schools around the region have started their 3 week coaching (More Here)

Inter Regional Football in Pairch Ui Chaoimh

Inter Regional Football in Pairch Ui ChaoimhA great weekend of Inter regional U16 and U15 Football games took place in the new all weather pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh this weekend. U16 Inter Regional Football First off we had our U16 teams playing from the 4 regions in (More Here)

Report - Munster Club Forum - Pairc Ui Chaoimh 20/1/2018

Report - Munster Club Forum - Pairc Ui Chaoimh 20/1/2018On Saturday Morning 20th Jan 2018, Cork's Pairc Ui Chaoimh became the host venue for over 300 club members from Cork, Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary at this years Munster Club Forum. 9.30am: Patrons arrived and signed in at Registration (More Here)

2018 Blitz Calendar Announced

2018 Blitz Calendar AnnouncedU7-U11 Go Games Dates and Schedule for 2018 finalised. Venues at U7/U8 subject to change based on availability. We are expecting to host over 9,000 games in 2018 between u7 and u11. Before the Blitz 1.) Registration on www.rebelogcoaching.com will open at 1pm each Monday (More Here)

Munster Club Forum - Pairc Ui Chaoimh Jan 20th 2018

Munster Club Forum - Pairc Ui Chaoimh Jan 20th 2018 2018 Munster GAA Club Forum  SOLD OUT – 2018 Munster GAA Club Forum Building For Our Future – Best Practice in Club Development The 2018 Munster GAA Club Forum will take place on Saturday January 20th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh with an impressive (More Here)

GAA Games Development Conference 2018

GAA Games Development Conference 2018    The GAA Games Development Conference 2018 is being developed in partnership with Sky Sports and will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th 2018 in Croke Park. Run as a partnership between all of the Gaelic Games Associations, (More Here)

Rebel Og Coaching - Report by Kevin O'Callaghan

Rebel Og Coaching - Report by Kevin O'CallaghanAs Cork GAA began a new era in 2017 with the official opening of Pairc Ui Chaoimh and a new strategic plan, we take a look at key part of the future of GAA in the county — coaching and games (More Here)

Avondhu / Duhallow GDA Newsletter

Avondhu / Duhallow GDA NewsletterHi all, Here's the newsletter for the North region this month. Wishing all clubs a happy Christmas and best of luck for 2018. Pat Spratt GDA for Avondhu / Duhallow 086-8922800   DATE(S) EVENT VENUE DETAILS Month of November National schools coaching Buttevant NS, Lisgriffin NS, Mitchelstown Convent, Kiskeam NS, Dromach NS, Rockchapel (More Here)

Ronan Dwane elected as new Coaching Officer

Ronan Dwane elected as new Coaching OfficerRonan Dwane – Coaching Officer Ronan, who stood for the role as Coaching Officer for Cork  in the recent election for officers of the County Board brings a wealth of experience from the playing fields of Cork to his role as (More Here)

Kevin O'Donovan 3 year term comes to an end

Kevin O'Donovan 3 year term comes to an endKevin O Donovan Coaching Officer 2014 -2017 Kevin O'Callaghan Games Manager with Rebel Og Coaching on behalf of the full time coaching staff, the GDA's, says thank you to Kevin O'Donovan for his work as Coaching Officer and we extend our (More Here)

U8 Hurling Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 25th Nov 2017

U8 Hurling Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 25th Nov 2017On Saturday 25th 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 final end of year U8 Hurling Blitz Finals, on the new (More Here)

Go Games League U9-11 Review 2017

Go Games League U9-11 Review 2017A chara, We would be very grateful if you could take 2 minutes to complete the form link below re: League review from 2017. In total over 3,800 games were played between U9, U10 and U11 level in 2017, which is the (More Here)

U8 Hurling Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 18th Nov 2017

U8 Hurling Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 18th Nov 2017On 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)

Pairc Ui Chaoimh new all weather pitch in use

Pairc Ui Chaoimh new all weather pitch in useDuring the recent Mid term break the all weather pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh was in full use every day by the different  Cork development squads and regional teams in both Hurling and Football. Saturday 28th City Vs East Fé 13 Hurling (More Here)

Rebel Óg Winter Hurling Squads 2018

Rebel Óg Winter Hurling  Squads 2018A 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)

U8 Football Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 14th Oct 2017

U8 Football Blitz Finals in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat 14th Oct 2017On 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)

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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).

www.rebelogcoaching.com framework pathway 2

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.

www.rebelogcoaching.com framework pathway

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’Callaghan,
Games Manager




March 3rd 2017. GDA Shane Supple being interviewed by Justin Maher on CRY104fm in Youghal, Co Cork.

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