Cork GAA Coaching Update July 2017

(i) Cork U17 Reach All Ireland Final

On July 27th in Semple Stadium, Thurles, the Cork U17 hurling team faced Galway in an All Ireland Hurling Semi Final and came out on top of a very close game to advance to the All Ireland Final which will take place on Sunday, Aug 6th in Croke Park at 12 noon where they will play Dublin.

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 and best of luck.

For more information & photos follow the link below

http://rebelogcoaching.com/cork-u17s-advance-ireland-hurling-final/

It is an exciting time to be a Cork hurling supporter once again with the minor hurlers playing Dublin and the seniors playing Waterford in All Ireland Semi Finals on the 13th August. Again, the best of luck to all involved.

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(ii) Rebel Óg Squads in Action

On Saturday, July 29th there were 190 players involved in representative national hurling blitzes across U14, U15, and U16 age groups. In addition to this, our county U15/16 football squads were in action in Wicklow with results listed on our website for all games.

Cork have recently been praised for the performances of our emerging players at U17, Minor and Senior level in hurling and once again this weekend highlights the amount of work that is going in to nurturing the underage talent at all levels in Cork.

A major change in structure this year sees four Regional teams at U14. This is of great benefit to our younger players coming through as more players are getting a chance to develop their skill set to a higher standard. Previously we would have a Cork selection A & B playing in these games which would have meant leaving a lot of players at home on the day. Instead of bringing 2 teams of 24, (a total of 48 players) to these games, we are now bringing 4 teams of 24 (a total of 96 players) from our regions in the West, East, North & City all gaining invaluable experience

Well done to all our players, mentors, coaches, and everyone involved making sure that all our Cork teams, both county squads, and regional squads are well prepared and able to represent our County at our underage level against teams from Limerick, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Westmeath, Offaly, Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow and Tyrone.  A special mention must go to our U17 Hurlers on reaching an All Ireland Final on Aug 6th at 12 pm in Croke Park against Dublin after a great win over Limerick in the Semi Final during the week.

For more information & photos follow the link below

http://rebelogcoaching.com/rebel-og-squads-action-29th-july-2017/

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(iii) Cork Cul Camps

As you drive around the county over the summer months you will see young children in different GAA Pitches all wearing the latest Kelloggs Cul Camp clothing and taking part in fun games, matches and what looks like general mayhem to the casual observer with children of all ages both boys and girls mixed running around small sided pitches either kicking a football ball or striking a sliothar, playing bull dog or follow the leader and countless other games and activities under the watchful eyes of young coaches.

Well it’s that time of year again, school holidays have started, better weather is forecast and your local GAA Club is running the long awaited Kelloggs Cul Camp. 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 proving no exception to that rule.

Here we will post photos from the different Cul Camps around the county, photos are taken by people at the camps, from club twitter and facebook accounts, photos have been sent to us and of course photos from our own GDA’s who visit all the camps, if you wish your club photos posted here contact us and we will gladly post them. If you wish to have any photos removed please contact us and we will take them down. These photos only represent a snapshot of all the hard work going on in clubs around Cork.

For more information & photos follow the link below

http://rebelogcoaching.com/library/cul-camps/cul-camp-photos-2017/

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(iv) Regional U13 Open Coaching Sessions

This summers open football coaching session took place in July 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

http://rebelogcoaching.com/open-east-city-u13-summer-coaching-begins/

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(v) National Hurling Development Coaching Workshop

On July 15th in the Mallow GAA Centre Co Cork, a national hurling development coaching workshop headed up by Martin Fogarty took place. This workshop was aimed at coaches from youth to adult level.  The workshop was well attended by coaches from Cork as well as other counties. The workshop consisted of practical and station based sessions with participants rotating to each station which was followed by Q & A session with guest coaches on the day

Stations sessions covered many aspects of the game including

• Goalkeeping & Goalkeeping plays

• Fitness with the ball

• The Basics of defending

• Attacking & Striking

• Questions & Answers

Coaches on the day were Brendan Cummins (Tipperary), D.J. Carey,  Tommy Walsh, Michael Rice &  Fergal Hartley (Waterford)

 

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(vi) Cork U14 Football Squads in Action 

On Sat July 8th our U14 Regional Football squads took part in the Jim Power Football Tournament in Waterford. On the day Cork had four teams involved. A major change in structure this year sees four Regional teams at U14. This is of great benefit to our younger players coming through as more players are getting a chance to develop their skill set to a higher standard. Previously we would have a Cork selection A & B playing in these games which would have meant leaving a lot of players at home on the day. Instead of bringing 2 teams of 24, (a total of 48 players) to these games, we are now bringing 4 teams of 24 (a total of 96 players) from our regions in the West, East, North & City all gaining invaluable experience

Cork West and Cork North both played against Tipperary & Limerick teams while Cork Mid West played Kerry North & Clare and Cork City East Played Waterford & Kerry South.

It was great to see our regions involved in the competition and doing well against other County selections. All in all it was a busy day for the Cork Regions.

For more information & photos follow the link below

http://rebelogcoaching.com/cork-u14-football-photos-results-today/

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(vii) Wheelchair Hurling / Camogie 

 Wheelchair Hurling/Camogie was formed in 1998 in a Dublin Special Needs School by School Principal Tim Maher.

• It’s a sport for persons of all abilities and age.

• Weekly training sessions are held during the playing season.

• Each year an annual Provincial competition takes place with Games in all provinces.

• Promotional Video available on https://vimeo.com/83535536

• Facebook – Treaty Warriors Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club

Munster Wheelchair Hurling team are always looking for new players and further information on this can be obtained from

Gerry McNamara (085 1901900) 
Dave Fitzgerald (083 8168143)

The Munster leg of Wheelchair Hurling will be held at John Mitchels GAA Club Tralee on Saturday 26th August at 10:30am.

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(viii) Munster Inter County Championship

Big weekend for Rebel Og Football teams as they enter 2017 Football championships.

On Saturday 8th July Rebel Og squads at U16 and U15 took part in the Munster inter-county competitions,  Munster U16 Football Tournament 2017 took place in Limerick, the U15 event was hosted by Cork as the Humprey Kelleher Tournament is the headline competition

At U16 Rebel Og entered two teams in Limerick in what was an interesting draw, Cork sides were drawn against Kerry sides in both games.

At U15, Rebel Og entered two teams, again a Cork side was drawn against Kerry opposition with Kerry South meeting Cork White while Cork Red played Limerick.

Kevin O’Callaghan, Rebel Og Coaching Games Manager wished all the teams the very best in their respective competitions.

“Its a massive weekend in the football calendar for Coaching and Games in Cork, this weekend has been part of our development programme for the players who have been training with squads both a regional and County level. It is particularly exciting to see four Regional teams compete for the first time in Waterford which will give more boys the opportunity to play competitive representative football.  It shows a more long term approach to player development where an extra 50 boys are playing this weekend”.

In total Cork entered eight teams, the team of mentors have been working with their squads in preparations for Saturday and we would like to thank all the clubs and boards who have worked with Rebel Og in preparations for the various events.

For more information & photos follow the link below

http://rebelogcoaching.com/munster-u14-u15-u16-inter-county-championship/

 

(ix) Primary School teachers Workshop

On the first week of July, 25 Primary School teachers from around the county attended a 3 day face to face course on Physical Education and integrating the gaelic games in to their curriculum. The group were enlightened by a variety of guest tutors each day covering off hurling and football coaching basics, handball, adapted games for children with disabilities and the key movement skills (agility, balance & coordination, running jumping, throwing & catching).

The teachers had to complete on line modules and assignments after the 3 days to reinforce the key learning points and finish the course. The feedback from the course was very positive and a second course takes place in Clonakilty 21st – 23rd August.

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(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 July for our GDA’s with Cul Camps starting around the county. Here is a flavour of the work going on around the county in addition to all the above.

Pat Spratt has been busy with development Squads, U15 U16 Football squads. Getting around to Cul Camps and organising school programs and coaches for September. Pat has also run a series of workshops for Cul Camps in his area and he has been busy with his clubs over the last few weeks.

James McCarthy Over 150 U13 players have attended training and matches in different venues (pods) once a week over the month of July in Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Macroom, and Beara players have trained in both football and hurling.  All players have played matches against other regions in football and will be playing in hurling in August.  All regions are playing in Clonakilty this Sat 5th of August. He held club coaching workshops in Adghinagh, Iveleary, Macroom as well as visiting and coaching in Cul Camps across West Cork.

Sean Crowley has been busy with U13 development Squads, U14 hurling squads. Getting around to Cul Camps and organising school coaches for the city in September. Sean is also involved with Cork U17 Hurling and he has been busy with his clubs over the last few weeks.

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.

Colm Crowley has been busy with U13 development Squads, our regional Football & Hurling squads. Getting around to Cul Camps in his area and organising school programs and coaches for September.

Paudie O Brien has been involved in the roll out of our Cul Camps throughout the Count.y He has been busy with clubs in his area and with workshops for the Cul Camps, U13 summer development coaching and has been working with our hurling squads.

Noel Crowley has overseen the roll out of our Cul Camps throughout the County and has been busy making sure that each camp has all the equipment and gear they ordered, He has been busy with clubs in his area with workshops, U13 summer development, coaching and been involved with our hurling squads

For More information on all our activities, courses, workshops etc please visit our website
http://rebelogcoaching.com/

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