(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 March for our GDA’s. Here is a flavour of the work going on around the county in addition to all the above.
James McCarthy Club Coaching workshops in Macroom, Sam Maguries, Clondroided & ran 2 Coaching Camps in Castletownbere for U9/10 for all club players in Beara and in Macroom for U10 for all club players in that area. Cul Camp visits to Sam Maguries, Castlehaven, Castletownbere, Garnish, Goleen, Clan Na nGael, and St Colms. In September PP school Coaching booked for Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Macroom, Castletownbere. 1st yr blitz’s and the start of Dr Heirley First yr Cup. U10 Regional Coaching Accademys in Skibbereen, Macroom and Beara covering 18 clubs. Club Coaching in Ballingeary, Canovee, St James, and U13 Regional pods games
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 and our U14 squads who traveled to Dublin on Aug 26th. This month sees him working with TY Students in Midleton CBS, Cobh CC, Midleton CC, and Midleton College.
Paudie O Brien has been overseeing the Cul Camp program during the summer with final figures 17,208 participants in Cul Camps throughout Cork this year. He has been involved with our U16 and U14 Hurling development squad. In Sept he will be providing Post Primary School coaching in CSN Bishopstown, St Peter’s Passage and Rochestown College as well as his work in Primary Schools
Colm Crowley Continued work with u13s in Muskerry, Carrigdhoun and Carbery. Coordinated u14 Hurling who had 2 big trips with 99 players playing Dublin in Abbottstown prior to going to Croke Park for the Cork Waterford semi final. And 96 players representing Cork in National tournaments in Waterford and Dublin. September sees him up and running with #SuperGamesCentre for Bandon, Clonakilty and Kinsale Post primary schools. planning and coordinating the u9, u10 and u11 League finals weekends on Sat 30th Sept and Sat 7th Oct
Noel Crowley Sept sees Noel busy organising the Post Primary Schools blitz’s in schools around the county contacting all the Post Primary Schools and starting to organise games and schools for the up coming, Lord Mayors Cup. Over the last few months, he has been one of the main driving forces for the Cul Camps held in Cork and has been busy with that.
Sean Crowley has been busy with Cul Camps in his area, workshops for camps and of course being involved in our Squads in football and hurling, most notably our Cork U17 All Ireland winning hurling team and our U14 hurling Squads, 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 2 months and running a U12/13 summer camp. This September sees him coaching in Mon Ag and CBC and getting Post Primary Schools coaching and coaches organized in the City areas.
Pat Spratt has been busy in North Cork with Cul Camps, workshops for camps and of course being involved in managing Football Squads. He has also been busy coaching during the summer at his open coaching sessions for boys under 13 as well as being involved in U13 blitzes over the last month. This month sees him Coaching and working with TY Students in Post Primary Schools in his area.
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