(ix) 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.
Pat Spratt has overseen coaching programme at Primary School level involving Ballygiblin NS, Banteer NS, Lyre NS, Derrinagree NS, Knocknagree NS, Meelin NS and Freemount NS before the summer break along with club visits to Mallow, Kanturk, Banteer and Fermoy as well as running the GAA for all programme, currently he is working with clubs running their Cul Camps.
James McCarthy has been busy in West Cork with u13 boys is very active with u 14 sessions in Skibbereen, Bantry, Macroom, Clonakilty and more sessions in Ballyvourney, Ballingeary. Our County U17 squads which James is managing have also been very active beating Waterford the the quarter finals, currently he is working with clubs running their Cul Camps.
Sean Crowley has been involved with Cork U17 Hurling championship’s and has been involved with the City U13 open summer season coaching session in hurling and football on on Wednesdays and U13 blitz games Fridays as well as helping his local clubs with Cul Camps in his area
Shane Supple has been busy in East Cork and overseeing our Coach Education program with courses and workshops exceeding last years targets He has been meeting many clubs over the last number of weeks and will be contacting more over the next month and involved with his U13 open Season Coaching session on Wed and Fri and visiting Cul Camps in his area
Colm Crowley has been busy managing the U9, U10 & U11 leagues and running workshops for mentors of those teams in the different areas. He has also been meeting his clubs over the last few weeks and will be continuing to do so going forward as well as coaching with the regional squads. he is currently working with clubs who are running their Cul Camps
Paudie O Brien has overseen a coaching programme at Primary School level and is involved in the Fé 16 Hurling squads and Fé 17 Celtic Challenge East Squads. Paudie has been working with all clubs involved in Cul Camps over the last several weeks making sure that everyone has the gear and equipment required for another busy season of Camps in Cork
Noel Crowley has been involved organising the Post Primary Schools blitzs and the recent Lord Mayors Cup over the last few weeks and currently is organising and managing our Cul Camps in Cork for 2017
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