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GAA Coaching Update June

Cork GAA Coaching Update June 2017 (i) Cork Celtic Challenge The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge  is the only competition in hurling that has teams from all 32 counties participating. This year Cork entered four teams, Cork City, Cork East, Cork West & Cork North. All teams acquitted themselves well reaching semi or quarter final stages after 5 rounds of competition with the North Cork team reaching the Division 2 Final against Antrim….

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Cross Provincial Hurling Blitzs 29th July

  On Saturday the 29th July in venues all across Ireland, the U14, U15 & U16 Cross Provincial Hurling Blitzes will take place. With teams from Cork in all age groups it will be a busy day for Cork Underage Hurling. We wish all our teams the best of Luck for Sat 29th and if you wish to support your teams venues are listed where the Cork teams are playing. U16 Cross…

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Cul Camp Photos 2017

As you drive around the county this week 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 mayham 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…

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Cork U14 Football Photos & Results from Today

U14 Football Jim Power Tournament Group 1 –  Abbyside/Ballinacourty GAA Grounds Cork West 2-7 V Tipperary 4-8 Cork North 3-13 v Limerick 1-5 Cork North 0-12 V Cork West 1-7 Limerick 1-4 v Tipperary 3-4 Tipperary 6-10 Cork North 0-7 Cork West 5-8 v Limerick 3-5 Group 2 – Bushy Park Brickie Rangers GAA Club Cork Mid West 0-9 V Kerry North 0-6 Kerry North 0-6 V Clare 3-14 Clare…

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Sarsfields Summer Camp

Sarsfields GAA club held an annual Summer camp this week with with over 140 boys taking part, developing skills of the game and playing matches throughout the week long camp.  A big thank you to Gavin Webb for his work in coordinating the camp and to Keith Mulcahy and our Juvenile Chairman Ian Graham for their hard work in ensuring everything ran smoothly for the week.  The camp ran for…

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Munster U14, U15 & U16 Inter County Championship

  Big weekend for Rebel Og Football teams as they enter 2017 Football championships. On Saturday Rebel Og squads at U16, U15 and U15 will take part in the Munster inter-county competitions,  Munster U16 Football Tournament 2017 will take place in Limerick, the U15 event will be hosted by Cork as the Humprey Kelleher Tournament is the headline competition and finally Waterford will host the Jim Power U14 Competition Rebel…

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Open East & City U13 Summer Coaching Begins

On Wednesday afternoon the 5th July at 3pm in Mayfield GAA Club, GDA’s Sean Crowley and Shane Supple welcomed the first of this years U13 City players to an open football coaching session and at 5pm in Ballinacurra they welcomed the first of the East players to take part in this summers open football coaching session. This initiative was launched last year and has proven to be quite successful with…

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Munster MHC Semi final Cork V Tipp

Cork make Munster Hurling Finals A lot will be written by sports reporters and fans about Corks win over Tipperary in this Munster Minor Championship Semi Final clash and the replay. Below are some of the news reports that have been posted online since the win last night.  All we can do is say well done to the Cork minors and wish them well in the final against Clare next…

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National Hurling Development Coaching Workshop

This workshop is now at Full Capacity. Bookings are closed July 15th – Mallow GAA  Centre Co Cork FORMAT: Target Audience – youth to adult coaches.  Practical and station based with participants rotating to each station, followed by Q & A session with guest coach Stations Goalkeeping & Goalkeeping plays Fitness with the ball The Basics of defending Attacking & Striking Questions & Answers COACHES: Lead coach at each station…

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Open U13 Hurling Blitz in Whitechurch

Well done to the teams who took part in the open U13 Hurling blitz held in Whitechurch Friday 30th June 2017. Whitechurch as hosts had the pitch in perfect order with goals laid out for the 4 teams who took part.  We had Whitechurch v Lisgoold and Aghada v Nemo Rangers in the first games. Games were 20 mins long and were played at 9 aside on the shortened pitch….

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North GDA News

DATE(S) EVENT VENUE DETAILS YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT Month of June National schools coaching Mitchelstown NS, Ballygiblin Ns, Ballyhooley Ns, Ballygowan Ns, Kilavullen Ns, Rockchapel Ns, Tullylease Ns, Bweeing Ns, Buttevant Ns Concluded a programme of coaching in these schools from junior to second class pupils for the term. Fundamental movements, learning new skills and A.B.C’s (FUN) Coaching will begin in schools in the region from September again. 8th June…

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Go Games Participation March – June

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…

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Midleton GAA Hold 3rd Class Blitz

On Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 11am pupils from Midleton’s Christian Brothers Primary School and Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann gathered at the pitch in Midleton GAA club to take part in an inter schools blitz organised by Midleton GAA under the watchful eyes of Martin McSweeney and Cormac Quirke from Midleton GAA Club. With assistance from teachers and pupils from both schools who helped organise the blitz and referee games…

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Cork U14 Regional Football Blitz

Four teams met in Ballincollig today June 20th to play in our annual Regional Shield between the North, West, Mid West and City East. Weather conditions were perfect as the four teams took to the pitches at 11am with The City East playing the West on pitch 2 and The North playing the Mid West on Pitch 1. The winners of these two games then faced off in the Final…

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Carraig Na bhFear School Blitz

Today over one hundred and twenty pupils from Scoil an Athar Tadhg in Carraig Na bhFear took to the local GAA pitch to take part in their end of year school blitz. The pupils from 2nd class to 5th class all took part, playing three games each, not forgetting 6th class who were the coaches and mentors for the various teams. Under the watchful eye of the 6th class coaches each…

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Munster Hurling Feile in Youghal 17th June 2017

On Saturday morning 17th June six teams traveled to the sun kissed seaside town of Youghal to take part in the Munster Hurling Feile 2017. The teams were broken into 2 groups as follows Group A Blackrock Carrigtwohill Portlaw/Ballyduff Group B Youghal Midleton Whitechurch 11am Group A  Blackrock 1-6 V Carrigtwohill 0-9 Ref: Paudie Kearney Group B Youghal 0-4 V Midleton 1-6 Ref: James Hennessey 12am Group A  Carrigtwohill 3-11  V  Portlaw/Ballyduff…

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Youghal Parish Leagues Finals 2017

On Friday the 16th June in the Youghal GAA pitch on Top of the Hill 6 teams gathered on the beautiful sunny evening to play the finals of this years Parish Leagues. The teams were marched onto the field behind Youghal Pipe Band piper Christy McCarthy who then played the National Anthem when all players were lined up facing our National Flag. The first game of the evening was the”…

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Fe 14 Óg Peil 2017

On Tuesday 13th June the Munster Fe 14 Óg Peil  took place in CIT.  With teams from Cork, Clare, Limerick, Kerry Tipperary & Waterford taking part it was a full day of Gaelic Football through skills and games. The Schedule was quite busy with each of the boys getting plenty of time on the ball. 9.15 Arrive CIT 9.55 Breakfast in the Dressing Rooms 10.00 – 10.25 Session 1 Technical…

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Cork Poc Fada 2017

Cork GAA, Rebel Og Coaching and Games are delighted to announce winners  of the 2017 Cork County Poc Fada which took place at the Garryvoe Beach  on Monday June 12th at 6pm. On an overcast but dry windy evening our contestants from the following clubs St. Catherines, Inniscarra, Belgooly, Ballymartle, Kilshannig, Fr O Neills, Carrigtwohill, Youghal and Kiltha Og lined up at the start line on Garryvoe Beach under the…

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2017 Rebel Og Football Squads Launched

On Saturday afternoon 10th June 2017 in Cork IT GAA grounds in Bishopstown, the Rebel Og Football Squads at U15 and U16 for 2017 were launched ahead of their competitions in early July following a six-month trial period which included training camps, inter-regional tournaments and on-going trials. On the day the players went through some training sessions and games under the watchful eyes of their mentors and parents in the…

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U13 City East Summer Development Underway

On a very wet Friday evening, the 9th of June, five of the teams who had registered for the summer schedule games gathered in Killeagh to take part in the first of the U13 City East Summer Development scheduled evenings. Aghada due to the passing of Mrs Motherway during the week decided to cancel their games as a mark of respect for the Motherway Family in Aghada, our thoughts and…

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National Hurling Development Coaching Workshop

Newtownshandrum GAA Thursday, 6th July, 2017 7.30 pm Target Audience: • New & Developing Club Coaches. • Squad / Academy Coaches • Club Officers • People that may be just considering getting involved in coaching Part 1 – Practical Important elements of a training session for Youth / Adult players. Part 2 – Presentation “The Club Coach” Presented by: Martin Fogarty Martin has been recently appointed to the role of…

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Cork Primary School Skills Finals 2017

This years Cork Primary School Skills Finals in both Hurling and Football took place in Nemo Rangers on Friday 2nd June starting at 10am for the football and 1pm for the hurling. There were finals in hurling and  football and all schools were invited to send in a team of 3 boys to represent their school in each code. The top teams from todays competition in the hurling and football…

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Avondhu/Duhallow GDA News for May 2017

Pat Spratt GDA for Avondhu / Duhallow 086-8922800 News for Avondhu/Duhallow area for month of May •In a new effort to engage more with coaches in the region, I will engage mentors in very specific workshops in pods of clubs by divisions. Clubs are asked to attend the workshop in their division or alternatively in another region if not possible to make their own one. *Each workshop starts at 7pm…

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St Catherines GAA Club Schools Fun Day 29/5/17

On Monday 29th May 2017, St Catherines GAA Club opened their club ground to three local schools in their cachement area.  Conna NS, Curraglass NS and Ballynoe NS.It was a great day for everyone involved from the pupils to the teachers and all the club members who were in St Catherines to coach the young children on the day. Over 325 pupils from infants to 6th class from the three…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update May 2017

(i) The Lord Mayors Cup Finals The competition is a joint project between Cork GAA, Rebel Og and Cork Post Primary Schools and is organised by the coaching staff, headed up by GPO Noel Crowley. The qualifying rounds were played over six days, with hurling finals fixed for Fri May 12th and football finals Mon the 15th May in Pairc Ui Rinn . The Lord Mayors Cup hurling finals took place in Pairc Ui Rinn…

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Munster Super 10’s Results May 27th 2017

A great day of Hurling & Football was held throughout Munster today as the Munster Super 10’s – U15 competition preliminary rounds took place across the Province. Over 30 Cork Clubs took part in this competition giving their U15’s game time. All group winners are to receive a specially commissioned training tops, while the outright winning teams in Mallow in both codes will receive gear bags for all 12 squad members…

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Munster Coaching & Games U12 County Stadium Blitz Days

Munster Coaching & Games are giving clubs an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of blitz days at County Stadia. The blitzes are for under 12 club teams and will be 11 a side.Each club will get the chance to play 3 games on the pitch against teams from other counties as well as a talk with a county player and a stadium tour. This initiative is in its 7th year and has been a very enjoyable…

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Munster Coaching & Games U12 County Stadium Blitz Days

Munster Coaching & Games are giving clubs an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of blitz days at County Stadia. The blitzes are for under 12 club teams and will be 11 a side.Each club will get the chance to play 3 games on the pitch against teams from other counties as well as a talk with a county player and a stadium tour. This initiative is in its 7th year and has been a very enjoyable…

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Provincial Coaching Workshops

National Hurling Development Provincial Coaching Workshops Venues & Dates: May 20th . Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo Registration: 10.30 a.m. Workshop: 11.00 – 02.15 p.m. Lunch 02.15 p.m. July 15th . Mallow GAA Centre, Co. Cork Registration: 10.30 a.m. Workshop: 11.00 – 02.15 p.m. Lunch 02.15 p.m. July 22nd . Tyrone Centre of Excellence, Garvaghey, Co. Tyrone Registration: 11.30 a.m. Workshop: 12.00 – 03.15 p.m. Lunch 03.15 p.m….

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Benchmarking 2020 Update

As all club teams are now operating to capacity, we wish to remind clubs not to lose focus on the Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative criteria. Your club has applied to be recognised at either Gold, Silver or Bronze level. At this point in the year if you are going for Bronze Accreditation please note the following Primary Schools Initiatives (Bronze Category) Coaching You are required to have a minimum of 4…

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Camán Till Dawn – Carrigtwohill GAA

Carrigtwohill GAA Club will host Camán till Dawn The Carrigtwohill Juvenile Club are running an overnight ‘puckathon’ on Bank Holiday Sunday, 4th June, as part of a mental health awareness initiative that is being undertaken by the club for 2017. This event will take place in the ball alley at West End. The participants will be the playing members of Carrigtwohill GAA Club and it will involve the continuous pucking of…

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Passage West GAA National Schools GAA Coaching Programme

  Passage West GAA club launch their National Schools GAA Coaching Programme at Murphy’s Centra Rochestown On Monday May 15th May Passage West GAA Club officially launched their 2017 National Schools GAA Coaching Programme at Murphy’s Centra in Rochestown. Murphy’s Centra are very kindly sponsoring our National Schools GAA Coaching Programme throughout the current school year & into the future.  The Club have four young GAA coaches coaching both boys…

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Cork V Kerry U17 Munster Finals May 2017

U17 Munster Final Kerry 0-15  Cork 0-10 Jason O’Connor reports from Austin Stack Park Kerry defeated Cork in a fiery and eventful Munster U-17 final this evening that was marred by skirmishes between both sets of players at half-time and full-time. Cork made the better start, scoring the first three points inside the opening five minutes as Mark Keane and Niall O’Sullivan operated well at midfield for the visitors. They missed…

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Lord Mayors Cup Football Finals 15/5/17

The Lord Mayors Cup Football finals took place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday May 15th. Having run off our play off games earlier on this month in Ballincollig, Bishopstown and Mayfield the last 6 teams through to the finals faced off in three games in Pairc Ui Rinn starting off at 11am. Noel Crowley one of the main organisers of this event said that this was a great competition to help schools…

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U14 Inter County Regional Football Blitz 13/5/17

In a wind swept and rainy Mallow today, Sat 13th May 2017, eight divisional teams from Munster took part in an Inter County Regional Football Blitz with matches 30 mins long 15 mins per half and a 2 min break at half time it was a busy day for our footballers. Each team played three matches on the day. It was great to see the following teams in action on the day…

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Lord Mayors Cup – Hurling Finals 12/5/17

The Lord Mayors Cup hurling finals took place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Fri May 12th. Having run off our play off games earlier on this month in Ballincollig, Bishopstown and Mayfield the last 6 teams through to the finals faced off in three games in Pairc Ui Rinn starting off at 11am. Noel Crowley one of the main organisers of this event said that this was a great competition to…

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Cork V Kerry 2017 Munster Minor Semi-final

By Eoghan Cormican,  Páirc Uí Rinn Kerry 2-17 Cork 1-10 For the second time in as many months, a Kerry team travelled to Páirc Uí Rinn and all but obliterated the home outfit.There was 16-points between the two counties at the end of the Munster U21 final in late April and while this Munster minor semi-final win wasn’t as comprehensive, it was every bit as impressive. David Clifford proved the…

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PPS U17 1/2 Lord Mayors Cup Hurling B&C 2017

PPS U17 1/2 Hurling Lord Mayors Cup Final 2017 B Group Play offs On Tuesday 9th of May 2017 the first of the playoff games in the B Hurling section of the Lord Mayors Cup took place in Ballincollig . While the C section took place in Mayfield.  With weather conditions perfect it was great to see so many schools taking part. To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in…

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PPS U17 1/2 Lord Mayors Cup Hurling A 2017

PPS U17 1/2 Hurling Lord Mayors Cup Final 2017 A Group Play offs On Monday 8th of May 2017 the first of the playoff games in the Hurling section of the Lord Mayors Cup took place in Bishopstown. With weather conditions perfect it was great to see so many schools taking part. To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling (2017/2018 season), it was decided to run…

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A good week for Cork GAA

It has been a good week (and a half) for Cork GAA and in particular, our Rebel Óg coaching structures. Fé 14 Hurling Sat 29th April a Fé 14 Inter Regional Hurling Blitz was held in Castlemartyr with our 4 Cork regional squads against Waterford teams , Cork East, Cork City, Cork North and Cork West won all their games against the Waterford 1 and 2 teams. Click here for more…

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The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge 2017

The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge  is the only competition in hurling that has teams from all 32 counties participating. In 2016, a total of 38 teams with over 1,000 players played in the competition. During a 7 week period an incredible 118 games were played including 5 Divisional Finals. Further to a significant review of the competition the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge will grow even bigger for 2017…

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Cork V Waterford Minor Hurling reports 3/5/17

Report by Eoghan Cormican Sports Reporter   Cork 1-24, Waterford 0-8: Cork eased into the semi-finals of the Munster MHC with this 19-point rout of Waterford The Déise, who entered the contest off the back of a heavy defeat to Clare, were aided by a slight breeze in the opening period and yet found themselves seven in arrears at the break, 0-11 to 0-4. The visitors only managed one point…

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Munster U17 Football Semi-Final Cork v Limerick – 2/5/17

Munster U17 Football Semi-Final Cork v Limerick –  Tuesday 2nd May in Pairc Ui Rinn Cork 5-18 V Limerick 1-6 In a very one sided game Cork came out winners in Pairc Ui Rinn against Limerick in the Munster U17 Footbal semi final. Right from the start Cork attacked Limerick and within the first min had their first point on the board. For the next 5 mins Limerick held Cork…

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Results from Cork & Regional Squad Games 29/04/17

Results from Cork & Regional Squad games Hurling & Football which took place at various locations today.  A big well done to all who took part and to all parents mentors and players we once again say a big thank you for your dedication effort and work that you put into our Hurling & Football. Fé 16 Inter Provincial Hurling – Ballyhea    Game 1 11am Cork A 2-13 Clare A 0-5 11am Cork B…

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Another big weekend for Cork Hurling & Football Squads

Another huge weekend on the development front this weekend. Topping the bill is the Munster Fé 15 Inter Regional Hurling Competition. This competition was run at Fé 16 previously but has been moved to Fé 15 for 2017. Cork will have 4 Regional teams in action as follows   Group 1 Rathkeale Kerry North Cork West Waterford East/West Limerick Fixtures April 29th 11.00am Kerry v North Cork Ref: M.Sexton(Limk) 11.00am West Waterford v East/West Limerick…

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PPS U17 1/2 Football Lord Mayors Cup 2017

To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling and Football (2017/2018 season), it was decided to run an U17 1/2 competition at 3 grades A,B & C, open to all schools.  All schools county wide were invited to participate and the schools listed below took the opportunity to take to the fields on Wed 26th of April in Carrigaline and Bishopstown. The competition is a joint project between…

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Cork U17 Hurlers win Munster title 25/4/17

“Cork U17 Hurlers win Munster title” All roads lead to Fraher Field in Dungarvan Co Waterford this evening for the Cork v Waterford Munster U17 Hurling Final. In front of over 1200 people both teams took to the field in Dungarvan. Cork who beat Tipperary and Limerick to get to the final faced Waterford who had beaten Clare in a close game and in the first 2 minutes Cork had…

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Bumper Weekend of Activity on Games Development in Cork

Bumper Weekend of Activity on Games Development fron gets off to a great start. This weekend sees a huge amount of activity for Rebel Óg Coaching. Saturday kicked off with the u 8 football Monster Blitzes taking place in 7 venues with 132 teams and 1,000 boys taking part. The county u 17 football squad played in the Leinster League final against Dublin where we are glad to report a Cork victory, well done…

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Cork GAA Clubs Easter Camps 2017

Its that time of the year when the children have the Easter Holiday break from school and parents have been looking at ways to keep young minds busy and active for that break.  With the rise of local GAA club Easter camps it seems that part of that problem has been solved and many parents have signed their young children up for local GAA Club run Easter Camps. Many clubs…

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Cork V Tipperary Munster Hurling U17 SF 19/4/17

Cork 2-22  v Tipperary 2-9 By Denis Hurley at Pairc Ui Rinn Thirteen points separated Cork from Tipperary in last night’s Munster U17HC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn, but it took an unanswered 1-7 in the final 10 minutes to secure victory. John Considine’s side looked to have ensured a clash with Waterford in next week’s final when Brian Roche netted in the 42nd minute to make it 1-14 to…

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Cork V Limerick Munster Hurling U17 QF 11/4/17

Cork’s win over Limerick in the Munster U17 Hurling Championship Quarter-Final in Limericks Gaelic Grounds see’s them through to the Semi Finals. A good win for the Cork U17 hurlers on a scoreline of 0-16 to Limericks 0-6 will see them progress to the next stages of the Munster U17 Championship where they will face Tipperary in Cork next Tuesday, April 18th in the Munster U17 Championship Semi-Final in Páirc…

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Cork Squads Activity this week 10th -14th April

Cork Squads Activity April 10th – 14th This week sees Cork’s Rebel Og underage regional and county squads busy with school holidays offering squads a chance to get together and make the most of the time they have for training and games. Its also a busy time with U 13 camps taking place at different venues around the county. Monday 10th Monday 10th U 14 Football Inter Regional Blitz Mayfield…

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Cork V Waterford Munster Under 17 Football QF 4/4/17

Report by Tomás McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper Waterford 0-1 Cork 6-24: Cork defeated Waterford by 6-24 to 0-1 in the Munster Under 17 Football Competition Quarter-Final on Tuesday April 4th at Fraher Field Dungarvan. The Cork U17 footballers scored 6-21 from play in a woefully one-sided provincial quarter-final at Fraher Field last night. Conor McMahon from Kilshannig fired 2-3 in the opening half and captain Blake Murphy shot…

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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 the watchful eye of referee Alan O Connor. This was a close game with both sides taking good scores to keep it interesting, however when the final whistle blew Cork…

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Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Season Underway

Sat 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 Blitz Go Games Programme was officially launched at the Cork V Limerick U21 Football Championship game in Pairc Ui Rinn recently by Cork GAA Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan, Child…

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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 Walsh U14 Hurling All Ireland Competitions in 2016 and former Coach to UCC Freshers & Seniors and current Manager of Fr O’Neills, who held a 40 min practical workshop…

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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 has been a GAA Sport from the origin of the GAA and was included in the original GAA Charter back in 1884. It is played by all age groups, from…

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

Its 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 and regulations for each of our age groups are all online. If you have any questions or queries regarding your team please read through the rules and regulations before sending an…

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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 coaches from clubs in that area. Our award one courses are also thriving. Courses are running or just completed in Carrigaline, Clonakilty, Kilara Óg, Carrigtwohill & Glantane involving…

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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 the footballers who took to the astro turf with teams of 11/12 aside, playing 15 min games with roll on roll off substitutions ongoing. Each team got to play 3…

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Cork Referees Course

Cork 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 Training Course for new referees is planned for Páirc Uí Rinn over three nights in early March. The course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and conducted by…

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Benchmarking Coaching Conference Feb 2017

On 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. Because of the large numbers of clubs taking part in our Benchmarking 2020 program it, 117 in all, it was decided to provide our Coaching Officers the opportunity to take part…

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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 best practice in coaching, promoting maximum participation and optimal playing standards in juvenile clubs throughout Cork city and county. The programme includes minimum requirements for entry, with subsequent progression…

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Benchmarking Rewards Conference

As 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 areas of development and provide ideas and solutions for clubs to help run a fluent Juvenile GAA club.   Registration is from 12.30pm on the day which will be followed…

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Evening Echo Report Fri 27th Jan 2017

Taken from the Cork Sport section of the Evening Echo on Fri 27th Jan 2017   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 coaching in Cork this year will be a ‘back to basics’ approach, particularly from U12 down. The message is that having young players who are proficient in the…

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NURSERY WORKSHOP 2017

NURSERY 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 ( a choice of 2 venues to pick from).     3 GUEST SPEAKERS IN 2 VENUES ON 1 DAY STEPHEN BEHAN: FORMER GPO OF CLONTARF GAA (BIGGEST…

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Well done Fermoy & Midleton schools – Dr Harty Cup

There 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 will play each other in the Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday January 28th – The venue is to be confirmed. A big well done must also go out…

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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 League structure for the remainder of the year. Following consultation with clubs, this program seemed to be of greater benefit and enjoyment to the mentors, parents and participating children.  …

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Benchmarking 2020 Vision Accreditation 2016

A 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 who work so hard to improve coaching standards and structures in their clubs throughout the county. The list of clubs being recognised is attached below. This five year…

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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…

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East GDA News

A 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 clubs, schools, mentors, coaches, parents, committee members etc on a daily basis and it has been a pleasure to do so. On all occasions everyone has pulled together in…

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North GDA News

A 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. Special thanks must go to the coaching officers in each club who carried out a huge workload for their club during the past year. There’s fantastic work being…

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2016 Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative

The 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 great work and also provide focus to the work they do in their community. The criteria which Rebel Óg Coaching set out at the start of the year was to…

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North Region News November

Hi all, Just a quick update on some of the work and news going on in the region recently to keep ye all informed. Regards, Pat Spratt GDA for Avondhu / Duhallow 086-8922800   National schools Upcoming events National schools football skills competition, details to be confirmed soon.   National Schools coaching    Benchmarking Reminder to all clubs that National schools coaching is number 1 requirement for benchmarking 2020. Juniors,…

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Cork GAA Health & Wellbeing Forum

Cork GAA Health & Wellbeing FORUM ‘Health & Wellbeing in the GAA:Healthy clubs, healthy members’ Guest Speakers: Conor Cusack & Tracey Kennedy Saturday November 12th, St Finbarr’s Hurling & Football Club, Togher. 10.30-1.30 To register email: Chair.hwc.cork@gaa.ie   Time table 10.00-10.30 Registration 10.30-10.40 Welcome Address 10.40-11.00 Aogán Ó Fearghaíl Uachtarán , Cumann Luthchleas Gael 11.00-11.15 The role of the Samaritans in the GAA Majella Canty 11.15-11.30 Health & Wellbeing in…

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Free Interactive Conditioning Workshop

GAA WORKSHOP IN MOVEMENT SKILL, FITNESS DEVELOPMENT & INJURY PREVENTION PRESENTERS         Eoin Cadogan &  Colm O’Driscoll Tuesday 14th November 2016 at Douglas GAA Club WORKSHOP OVERVIEW Setanta College are delighted to host an introductory Conditioning workshop aimed at all G.A.A coaches in Cork. The workshop will be held in Douglas G.A.A club from 7pm to 9pm on the 14th of November. This interactive workshop will focus both on movement…

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Games Development Conference 2017

The 2017 GAA Games Development Conference will take place in Croke Park on Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th 2017. The 2017 Conference will focus on issues related to players across the playing pathway (Child, Youth and Adult players). On Friday, January 6th we will have a special Games Based forum, including presentations by expert Hurling and Gaelic football coaches. Saturday, January 7th will see a spectacular range of…

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Concussion Awareness in Children

Bon Secours Hospital Cork will host a public lecture on Concussion Awareness in Children in the Maryborough House Hotel on Wednesday 19th of October 2016 commencing at 7.00 p.m. This event is free of charge with free parking and light refreshments provided. As you are aware concussion is a very topical subject at the moment and we hope it would be of interest to your members, and would be grateful…

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The final day of our Football Blitz 2016

The last of our football games in the  GAA Monster Blitz season took place this Saturday 8th October. The games provided a  conclusion to a season of  blitzes which commenced in March. A calendar of activity was given to clubs in February involving a minimum of 1 blitz per month in hurling and football. The final blitz day saw our Fé7, Fé8 & Fé9 club teams, county wide participate in games this Saturday in the following venues…

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Blitz Finals

The GAA Monster Blitz Football Finals take place on this Saturday 8th October. The games provide a  conclusion to a season of  blitzes which commenced in March. A calendar of activity was given to clubs in February involving a minimum of 1 blitz per month in hurling and football. The blitz finals will see fé 7, fé 8 & fé 9 club teams county wide participate in games this Saturday in Clonakilty, Bandon,…

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North Region News

Hi all, Just a quick update on some of the work and news going on in the North Region recently. National schools 4th class football blitz We had over 360 kids take part in a 4th class football blitz representing 18 different schools in the Avondhu area in Kilavullen last Wednesday. Upcoming events Duhallow area 4th class football blitz in Newmarket on Wednesday 12th, which already has 16 teams registered, over…

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GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships 2017

Cork Gaa Gaeltacht Scholarships Is cúis áthais dúinn Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2014 a fhógairt don samhradh seo chugainn. Please find details of this years Cork GAA scholarship scheme Gaeltacht Scholarships 2017 . Please note that a NEW GAA scholarship form, included within, is required by the college with every application. This is important to verify the applications and to enforce the scheme on a first come first served basis Please also…

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Midleton CBS hold 6th Class Hurling Tournament

Tuesday 20th September saw Midleton CBS Post Primary school hold their second blitz of two, orgainsed for 6th class pupils from the surrounding Primary schools. This week saw Midleton CBS hold 6th Class Hurling Tournament. After the successful football tournament which was also open to primary schools in the East Cork area, it was great to see the young players take to the field for hurling. On the day the 4th…

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Youghal GAA Club Parish League Finals 2016

Well done to all the mentors in Eochaill Óg who held their Football League Parish Finals on Friday 16th Sept in the top field at Magners Hill at Youghal GAA Club . It was great to see the teams being led out onto the field in a parade being led by Youghal Piper Adam McCarthy. Once the teams were lined up and stood for the National Anthem, MC Liam Ó…

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Sciath na Scol & Rebel Óg Coaching

Sciath na Scol & Rebel Óg Coaching came together in Kinsale on Wednesday 13th September with 40 teachers from 4 Primary schools in Kinsale to offer a P.E. workshop for teachers. The workshop was delivered by Kevin O Callaghan, Games Manager, along with local GDA Colm Crowley. The event was organised by Sciath na Scol PRO Seamus O Connor who noted the workshop was very well received “This is a pilot teacher…

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Gaeltacht Scholarships 2017

  Download this form for more information eolas-ar-scolaireachtai-2017 Dates of courses, fees, application forms and any further details and are available on www.colaistenamumhan.ie or tel 085  1709327 Note that this updated GAA scholarship Application Form is required by the college with every application. This is important in order to verify the applications and to enforce the scheme on a first come first served basis. Please also be aware that the Cork scholarship scheme applies to Coláiste na Mumhan, Béal Átha’n…

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Midleton CBS hold 6th Class Football Tournament

On Tuesday 13th September Midleton CBS Post Primary school held this years 6th class football tournament which was open to primary schools in the East Cork area. On the day the 4th year students of Midleton CBS acted as referees, umpires and linesmen under the watchful eyes of teachers Peter Dowling and Shane Martin and it was great to see so many young footballers availing of this excellent opportunity to…

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Reminder for Benchmarking 2020

Great credit must go to all clubs throughout the county who are currently working hard to achieve Benchmarking 2020 Accreditation for 2016. As we are entering the final quarter of the year we would remind clubs of the requirements to meet the criteria Bronze Targets ‘Primary School Coaching & Games Programme’ All schools in club catchment area Schools coaching plan including Heads of Agreement Minimum coaching requirement Junior Infants to…

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Cork Clubs Draw Launch 2016/2017

The Official Launch of the Annual Cork GAA Clubs Draw by Uachtarán CLCG Aogán Ó Fearghail, took place in the Bishopstown GAA Pavilion on Wed 7th at 8:30pm sharp. A large crowd were in attendance at the Cork GAA Clubs Draw launch now entering its 25th Year in which club officials, mentors, sellers and draw coordinators gathered in the resplendent Bishopstown GAA club with members of the County Board,the Cork Clubs Draw committee and staff where…

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Youth Forum 2016

Saturday 29th October in Croke Park The #GAAyouth Forum is designed by young players, for young players ages 12 – 21. The Forum will be a fun and informative with a mix of interactive exhibitions, workshops, high profile speakers and a Q&A session. Players will leave the Forum having learned invaluable tips and tools that will help them to develop as a player and as a person. There will be…

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Part Time Coach Recruitment

Rebel Óg Coaching is the coaching arm of Coiste na nÓg Chorcaí. . 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 cater for the needs of child, youth and adult players in both football and hurling. In catering for players needs in a balanced way, a two-pronged approach is in place Maximise participation by ensuring that…

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Four Titles for Cork’s Rebel Og Squads

Saturday 27th August was a good day for the  Cork Underage hurling Development Squads participating in Tournaments. Last year they won all seven titles having recorded a clean sweep and this Sat as defending champions they did not disappoint. All seven representative sides progressed to their respective finals which in itself is fantastic with four teams winning out to become champions. Well done to all teams who represented Cork so well and to…

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Cúl Camps in Cork 2016 Galleries

Well its official, the 2016 Kelloggs Cúl Camp season has started in Cork, with numbers up at all Cul Camps this week. Its great to see so many young people arriving at their local GAA club all set for a week of fun and games with coaches and helpers all ready for the fun to begin. With Hurling and Football to the fore and coaching and games going on its…

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Squad Tournament Fixtures Sat 27th Aug 2016

================================================================= Fe 14  Tony Forristal / Sonny Walsh Tournament  Fixtures 2016 Saturday 27th August Venue: Mount Sion – Division 1 Group 1 – Cork, Limerick, Clare Group 2 – Dublin, Laois, Galway 10.00 Cork V Limerick 10.50 Dublin V Laois 11.40 Cork V Clare 12.30 Dublin V Galway 13.20 Limerick V Clare 14.10 Laois V Galway 15.50 Div 1 Semi Final – Winner Group 2 V Runners Up Group 3…

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Launch of Rebel Óg Academy Hurling panels

Rebel Óg Academy Hurling panels and mentors from U14 to U17 for this summer’s programme were launched on Sunday 21st August in CIT. The Players selected have come through a series of inter-regional tournaments and trials over the past nine months and will remain on the squads selected until the conclusion of the summer programme at the end of August, when all county panels will be disbanded and players will again…

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Rebel Og U13 Inter Regional Hurling Blitz

U 13 Inter Regional Hurling Blitz

On Wednesday the 10th Aug Rebel Og held their second blitz day for the hurlers having completed the blitz on Monday  for the Footballers, On Wednesday it was the hurlers turn to take to the fields in Ballincollig. After 10 weeks of open coaching sessions with our U13 Hurlers around the county the different squads arrived in Ballincollig to play in our U13 Inter Regional Hurling Blitz. With many players playing…

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Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Program Update

Rebel Óg Coaching and Games -Monster Blitz Program update So far this year we have run a very successful Monster Blitz program with the figures below to show exactly what we have done. The main aim of our Monster blitz program was to provide games for our younger players and going by the reaction from all the clubs taking part we have achieved this. We have in the first half of…

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Rebel Óg Fé17 football squad in action this Sat

County Fé 17 Footballers promise great day of football action The Rebel Óg Fé17 football squad are in competitive action this Saturday in Mayfield GAA Complex. Following on from an inter county league series set up by Rebel Óg Coaching in May, semi finals and finals take place this weekend. The Cork squad, managed by Philip Moore (Carberry Rangers) will play Meath at 12pm with the other semi final seeing Dublin…

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Hurling Academy Squads Blitzes July 2016

Saturday 16th July  U14 – Hurling U14 – Group 1 Teams: Tipperary, Galway, Cork, Kilkenny Venue: Dr Morris Park (3 pitches) and Thurles Sarsfields Pitch, Tipperary. Co-ordinator: John O’Keeffe 087-2106497. Time: 11am – 2pm Game Time: 20mins EW Games – Pitch 1 Galway vs Tipperary   Kilkenny vs Galway   Kilkenny vs Tipperary Time 11am   12pm   1pm Games – Pitch 2 Cork vs Kilkenny   Tipperary vs Cork…

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Results U14, U15 & U16 Football Tournaments 2/7/2016

Well done to all teams who took part in three different tournaments that took place yesterday in Cork Limerick and Waterford. Cork had six  teams out, two teams in each age group and as you can see by the Results U14, U15 & U16 Football, they didn’t do so bad. Of the six teams playing on the day, five made it to the semi final stages and three teams (one in…

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U14, U15 & U16 Football Tournaments

MUNSTER U16 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2nd July 2016                                         Kindly sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Woodland’s House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick in association with Coiste Peil Contae Luimni & Comhairle na Mumhan Venues – Mick Neville Park (Rathkeale), Adare GAA & St Senans GAA (Foynes) FIXTURES FIRST ROUND – 02/07/16                               25 minutes a-side A North Kerry V Cork ‘White’…

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U14, U15 & U16 Football Tournaments

  Munster U16 Football Tournament  2nd July 2016 Kindly sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Woodland’s House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick in association with Coiste Peil Contae Luimni & Comhairle na Mumhan Venues – Mick Neville Park (Rathkeale), Adare GAA & St Senans GAA (Foynes) Fixtures First Round – 02/07/16 25 minutes a-side A North Kerry V Cork ‘White’ Venue: St Senans GAA Pitch (Foynes) Ref: Barry Kelly (Clare) 11.00 B Limerick V South…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update June 30th 2016

Welcome to our newsletter and Coaching Update June 30th 2016 Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser. Cork GAA Coaching Update June 30th 2016 (i) Rebel Og Academy Panels Summer 2016 Rebel Óg Academy football panels and mentors from U14 to U17 for this summer’s programme were launched on Sunday 26th June in CIT. The Players selected have come through a series of inter-regional tournaments and trials over the past nine…

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Launch of Rebel Óg Academy Football panels

Rebel Óg Academy football panels and mentors from U14 to U17 for this summer’s programme were launched on Sunday 26th June in CIT. The Players selected have come through a series of inter-regional tournaments and trials over the past nine months and will remain on the squads selected until the conclusion of the summer programme at the end of August, when all county panels will be disbanded and players will…

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Rebel Óg Academy Panels Summer 2016

Listed below are the Rebel Óg Academy panels and mentors from U14 to U17 in both football and hurling for this summer’s programme. Players selected have come through a series of inter-regional tournaments and trials over the past nine months and will remain on the squads selected until the conclusion of the summer programme at the end of August, when all county panels will be disbanded and players will again…

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U13 Summer Development Schedule

Listed below are the dates venues and times for our U13 Summer Development Schedule for both Hurling and Football. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the GDA in your area U13 Hurling Dates: Time Region Venue Mon 20th June 4:30pm – 6pm City Mayfield Mon 4th & 18th July Mon 8th August Wed 22nd June 4:30pm – 6pm East Carrigtwohill Wed 6th & 27th July Wed 10th…

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2016 National Feile na nGael

John West Féile na nGael is a Club festival for Hurling, Football, Camogie and Handball at Under 14 level, involving teams from across the Association. The John West Féile na nGael National tournaments was held in Tipperary/Waterford on the weekend of 17th – 19th June 2016. Cork were well represented with three Cork club teams at this years Féile na nGael competition. We had Glen Rovers in Division 1, Whitechurch in Division 3 and Lisgoold…

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National Feile Peile na nOg

The weekend of 24th, 25th and 26th of June, the National Feile Peile na nOg will take place in Kerry, Cork and Limerick. Kerry are the main hosts of this year’s competition with support from the Cork and Limerick. In all, 21 Cork teams will head to Feile Peile na nOg 2016. The clubs are Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Ballinora, Buttevant, Carrigaline, Clondrohid, Clyda Rovers, Donaghmore, Douglas, Duarigle Gaels, Eire Óg, Fermoy, Glanmire, Ibane Gaels, Inniscarra, Kilmurray, Kilshannig,…

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Cork Munster Super 10 Blitzes 28/5/16

This year on Saturday 28th May we had ten centers running blitzes for the Cork Munster Super 10’s Blitzes around the county in both Hurling and Football Each group consisted of four teams, giving a total of 40 Cork club teams taking part in the Munster Super 10 blitzes. Each club played 3 games on the day against the other teams in their group and the group winners will now advance to the…

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Cork Primary School Skills Finals

Cork Primary School Skills Finals

This years Cork Primary School Skills Finals in both Hurling and Football took place in Nemo Rangers on Thursday 26th May starting at 11am. Hurling Skills Finals There were no regional finals in the hurling and the football regionals were held earlier on in the year, and all schools were welcome to send in a team of 3 boys to represent their school. The Top 5 teams in the hurling qualifying groups held in the…

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Football Finals

PPS U17 1/2 – A Hurling Lord Mayors Cup Final 2016

Lord Mayors Cup Final On Friday 20th May 2016, the A section of the Lord Mayors Cup Final took place between Midleton CBS and Christian Brothers College, Cork in Blackrock GAA grounds Cork City. At 2.30pm the ref, Alan O’Connor threw in the ball for what was to be an exciting contest in wet conditions. With both sides staying in touch going point for point at the start but after ten…

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PPS U17 1/2 Hurling Finals Lord Mayors Cup 2016

The PPS U17 1/2 Hurling Finals of the Lord Mayors Cup 2016 were played on Thursday 19th May in Pairc Ui Rinn, with two Hurling Finals on the day there was a great atmosphere and excitement in Pairc ui Rinn for two great games of hurling. To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling and Football (2016/2017 season), it was decided to run an U17 1/2 competition…

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PPS U17 1/2 Football Finals Lord Mayors Cup 2016

The PPS U17 1/2 Football Finals of the Lord Mayors Cup 2016 were played on Monday 16th May in Pairc Ui Rinn, with all Football Finals on the one day there was a great atmosphere and excitement in Pairc ui Rinn. To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling and Football (2016/2017 season),  it was decided to run an U17 1/2 competition at 3 grades, open to all schools….

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Cork Football Squads in action 14/5/16

This weekend saw our Cork Football Squads at  U14, U15 and U16 in action in Laois, Athlone and in CIT.  U14’s Well done to our Cork Football squads who were in action today. Our U14 squads were in action in CIT where the two Cork U14 football teams took on Kildare & Tipperary during the afternoon. The Cork teams in both sections 1 & 2 won all their games and…

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PPS U17 1/2 Hurling Lord Mayors Cup 2016

On Friday the 12th May in Ballincollig and CIT, the last of the “play off” games were played in the Post Primary School U17 1/2 Hurling competition, The Lord Mayors Cup 2016. With the weather on our side at both venues the teams took to the field in both venues in scorching heat and and a blaze of sunshine. To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling…

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1st Yr Post Primary School Football

On Thur 12th May the 1st year Post Primary School Football blitzs were held in various venues around the county. Following on from the very successful Hurling blitzes the previous week it was great to see so many young players out on the pitch taking part. These blitzs were organised to give players in Post Primary Schools a chance to get out and play for the school and teams were primarily made…

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PPS U17 1/2 Football Lord Mayors Cup 2016

To help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling and Football (2016/2017 season), it was decided to run an U17 1/2 competition at 3 grades, open to all schools.  All schools county wide were invited to participate and the schools listed below took the opportunity to take to the fields on Wed 4th & Thur 5th May in CIT and Ballincollig. The competition is a joint project between Cork…

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Rebel Og Squads in action May Weekend 2016

Rebel Og Squads were busy this weekend with the first round and Finals of the 2016 Munster Under 16 Hurling Inter-Divisional tournament taking place at various venues around Munster on Saturday 30th April and the finals on Monday 2nd of May in Mallow. On top of that our Rebel Og Squads  at U14, U15, U16 & U17 travelled to different venues on Saturday 30th playing in the Games listed below. All in all it was…

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1st year Post Primary School Hurling

On Wednesday 27th April in various pitches around the county, our Cork GDA’s held this years Post Primary School Hurling 1st year blitzs. These blitzs were organised to give players in Post Primary Schools a chance to get out and play for the school and teams were primarily made up of players who would not be  included in the starting 15s for the school. It was giving pupils in the school, who wanted to play…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update April 12th 2016

(i) Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarks 2020 Many thanks to the 58 clubs listed below that have registered for Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarks this year. Registration will take just a few moments and the deadline for this year’s programme has been extended to this Friday, April 15th for any other clubs who wish to register. Click http://rebelogcoaching.com/benchmarking-2020/  for details of the scheme Click http://rebelogcoaching.com/benchmarking-2020/benchmarking-registration-2016/ to register Aghinagh, Argideen Rangers, Ballinascarthy, Ballinhassig, Ballinora, Ballygarvan,…

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Munster GAA Hurling Academy Coach Conference

Munster GAA Hurling Academy Coaches Conference A Munster Hurling Academy Coaches Conference took place in LIT Tipperary Thurles Campus on Saturday 13th February 2016. The speakers on the day included Damien Young (Lecturer in LIT Tipperary), discussing Decision Making in Hurling. Paddy O’Brien (Physio, Tipperary Senior Hurlers), discussimg Managing Players from an Injury Prevention perspective. Eoin Kelly (former Tipperary GAA Hurler) in a Questions and Answers session involving Former Tipperary hurler Eoin…

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Rebel Óg Golf Classic 2016

Rebel Óg Golf Classic 2016 is launched On May 5th and 6th, clubs are asked to swap their hurley’s and footballs for their golf clubs and participate in the 2016 Rebel Og Golf Classic. This year, Rebel Óg are delighted to announce that Lee Valley Golf and Country Club will host the Classic. The proceeds of the golf classic will be used to fund the Rebel Óg Academy and its development…

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Launch of Rebel Óg Go Games Monster Blitz

The Rebel Óg Monster Blitz Go Games Programme was officially launched in Blackrock Castle recently by Cork GAA Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan, Child Initiatives Co ordinator GDA Colm Crowley and players from participating clubs.  The Monster Blitze will see over 8,000 children participate in hurling and football games every month right up to October 2016 across the county.  Now in its fourth year, the programme has gone from strength to strength with ever…

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Rebel Og Academy Easter Training Camps

What a week its been so far in Cork City and County for the our underage Academy Squads, with the Easter break on us, it’s a perfect time to gather all the squads together. Headed up by Sean Crowley, Hurling and James McCarthy, Football, our GDA’s Colm Crowley, Pat Spratt, Noel Crowley, Paudie O’Brien, Shane Supple & Kevin O Callaghan with the help of UCC coaches and our squad mentors…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Mar 7th 2016

(i) Rebel Og Coaching Benchmarks 2020 – Clubs can Register NOW! The 2016 targets for Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarks 2020 have been been launched and registration for this year’s entrants will run until the end of March. For further details click here:http://rebelogcoaching.com/benchmarking-2020/ To register click here: http://rebelogcoaching.com/benchmarking-2020/benchmarking-registration-2016/ Any queries, contact your local GDA.   (ii) Monster Blitz Programme 2016 – Dates & Venue HERE The Monster Blitz Programme for 2016 kicks off on…

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GAA Nursery Workshop Presentation

Following on from the Creative Ideas and Modified Games GAA Nursery workshop through Fundamental Movement & Skills presented by Dr. Wesley O’ Brien UCCheld in Mallow GAA Club,on Saturday 27th February 2016 last we have added some items that you may find useful.   Dr Wesley O’Brien is a Lecturer, School of Education with  B.Ed Sports Studies and Physical Education at University College Cork. Dr. Wesley O’Brien was awarded his PhD in…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Feb 18th 2016

(i) Open Sessions for U13 players (Born 2003) Many thanks to all clubs that submitted contact details for players for tomorrow’s initial open U13 sessions across the county. Almost 800 names were supplied by almost ninety clubs. Sessions will run under the guidance of the GDAs throughout the county over the next two days. Click here to see this week’s correspondence to clubs: http://rebelogcoaching.com/open-sessions-for-u13-players-born-2003/   (ii) Coaching Benchmarks 2020 The…

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Open Sessions for U13 Players (Born 2003)

Further to previous correspondence, GDAs will hold registration days / coaching sessions throughout the county for U13 boys for 2016 (born in 2003) on this Thurs / Fri, Feb 18th / 19th. Sessions will incorporate football & hurling and will mark the beginning of a regional coaching programme which will eventually lead to the formation of regional panels later in the year and ultimately county U14 panels in 2017. All…

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Workshop Updates

F16 – Individual and team attacking play through games based training  for youths/adults  Mallow GAA Complex 7.30pm Fri 19th February “Individual & Team Attacking play through Games Based Training (youths/adults) A former manager of the Laois Senior Football team, Sean is highly regarded as a manager and coach. During his spell with Laois minors he turned them into one of the top underage teams in Ireland, the highlight being the 2003 All-Ireland…

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Cork GAA Workshops for Coaches

On Monday night the 15th of Feb, Cork GAA Rebel Og Coaching held yet another very successful workshop in a series of workshops which have taken place over the last several weeks, with even more planned over the next few weeks. This week saw Martin Fogarty, Ex Kilkenny Senior Hurling Coach in action for Cork GAA Rebel Og Coaching in the Nemo Rangers GAA Complex. This workshop was a blend of practical…

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GAA Nursery Workshop Mallow

GAA Nursery Workshop  A Creative Ideas and Modified Games GAA Nursery workshop through Fundamental Movement & Skills will be taking place in Mallow GAA Club, on Saturday 27th February 2016, at 4pm to 5:30pm. Presented by Dr. Wesley O’ Brien UCC.   Coach :Dr. Wesley O’ Brien Date : 27th February 2016 Venue : Mallow GAA Complex Time : 4 – 5:30pm Cost : €10 To book for the Nursery Workshop…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Feb 10th 2016

(i) Open Call for U13 players (Born 2003) On Friday, February 19th (mid-term), GDAs will hold registration days / coaching sessions throughout the county for U13 boys for 2016 (born in 2003). Sessions will incorporate football & hurling and will mark the beginning of a regional coaching programme which will eventually lead to the formation of regional panels later in the year and ultimately county U14 panels in 2017. All…

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Regional Squads U14 Football Finals 6/2/16

Following on from last weekends U15 & U16 Finals, this Saturday saw eight U14 teams take to the field in the U14 Regional squads in St Vincent’s for the play off of the U14 Cup and Plate. After a tournament which has been run over the last several weeks alongside the U15 & U16 tournament, the eight squads were competing for top spots in both the Cup and the Plate….

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7 Clubs Receive Gold Accreditation for Benchmarking 2020

On Saturday evening Jan 30th 2016 in the Clayton Silversprings Hotel many awards were given out. Among the winners on the night were seven clubs from around the county who received the much coveted  Gold Accreditation Award in Benchmarking 2020 for 2016. Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarks 2020 provides 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…

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Regional Squads U15 Football Finals 31/1/16

Following on from Saturdays U16 Finals, Sunday morning saw the 4 teams in the U15 Football Regional squads meet in St Vincent’s for the play off of the U15 Cup and Plate. After a tournament which has been run over the last several weeks alongside the U16 tournament, the four squads were competing for top spots in both the Cup and the Plate. It was great to see so many good footballers…

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Regional Squads U16 Football Finals 30/1/16

Today in dry conditions with a cold wind blowing the 4 teams in the U16 Football Squads from the regions meet in St Vincent’s for the play off of the Cup and Plate. After a tournament which has been run over the last several weeks all squads were competing for top spots in both the Cup and the Plate. It was great to see so many good footballers playing today…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Jan 29th 2016

(i) Important information from Croke Park on the eligibility of players for the adult grade in 2016. NEW AGE GRADES From 1st January 2016 the following changes to Rule 6.16 (Age Grades) apply: A player who wishes to play Adult Club must be over 17 years (Must be 17 before 1st January 2016) A player who wishes to play Adult Inter-County must be over 18 years. A player who wishes to…

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Cork GAA Coaching Update Jan 21st 2016

(i) New GDA Roles & Responsibilities The roles and responsibilities of GDAs are currently under revision and clubs will be updated in the near future following approval from county board and Munster Council. In the meantime, if clubs have any queries, please contact games manager Kevin O’Callaghan at kevin.ocallaghan.gm.cork@gaa.ie  or myself at coachingofficer.cork@gaa.ie   ————————————-   (ii) Club Visits All GDAs are currently contacting clubs regarding upcoming visits to assist…

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Nursery Workshop

  To download a copy of this document please click here. Nursery Workshop Doc     Age Hurling Football Fundamental Movements U5 Core Skill: Ground Strike Associate Skills: 1.       Grip 2.       Dribble 3.       Stopping a moving ball Core Skill: Ground Kick Associate Skills: 1.       Bounce 2.       Low Catch 3.       Chest Catch Agility, Balance and Coordination: Games such as: –          Flush the Toilet –          Bulldog –          Rivers and Bridges –          Turtles –         …

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Cork GAA coaching updates 13/1/2016

Cork GAA coaching updates: Club Visits All GDAs are currently contacting clubs regarding upcoming visits to assist in planning their coaching programme for 2016. If you have any queries or are awaiting contact, club coaching officers are asked to please email Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan at kevin.ocallaghan.gm.cork@gaa.ie    ———————————————————————————–— Nursery Workshop Nursery Workshop for Coaches of U4-U7 year olds THIS SATURDAY Date: Saturday January 16th Venue: Nemo Rangers Time: 1-4pm For:…

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Coaching Courses Jan Feb & Mar 2016

We have a range of Coaching Courses & workshops taking place over the coming months. If your club is interested in running one, or you require more information please contact – shane.supple.gda.cork@gaa.ie Foundation Courses 2016  (more information on Foundation Course Page) These courses are being run by the clubs listed below. If you wish to take part in a Foundation Course being run by a club outside your area, contact the…

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Concussion Workshop Online

Rebel Og Coaching have extended the closing date for the Concussion Workshop  available to club players, coaches, mentors and anyone who may be interested in the area of Concussion. The Concussion Workshop can be completed online via the GAA E Learning website Learning.GAA.ie click here for link Once registered, go to the coaches section and work in the Cork Section of the map where you will find the E-Learning Course….

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Workshop in Midleton GAA club

A Workshop in Midleton GAA club will take place this coming week. Midleton GAA club are delighted to host a workshop with guest speakers, Dr Wesley O’Brien, a Lecturer in Sports Studies and Physical Education in University College Cork and Kilkenny Senior hurler and teacher at St Kierans College Kilkenny Michael Rice. This workshop will start at 10.30am and run till approx 2pm with both practical elements indoor and outdoors…

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Kinsale Community School GAA Development

A function was held in Kinsale Community School recently to launch a new coaching initiative in this progressive school. The clubs that provide players for the school hurling teams have combined together to provide a coach to help the teachers who are already involved in hurling. This scheme is being supported by Cork GAA Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan and local GDA Paudie O’Brien who were present for the launch. Martin…

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Rebel Og Monster Blitzes announced

Following on from another hugely successful National Dairy Council backed Monster Blitz Programme we are delighted to announce details of our October End of Year Monster Blitzes  at u8, u9 & u10. We have decided to centralise the Monster Blitzes  in order to spare club pitches and to generate a festival atmosphere at our end of year venues. There is one major change this year in that we are combining our end…

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Rebel Óg Academy Statement 31/08/15

A hectic day on Saturday last, brought the curtain down on this season’s programme for almost all Rebel Óg Academy teams / Cork Development Squads. This season, the third year of the new programme, saw further progress, with increased cohesion between all parties and with more players than ever involved. While the hurling teams took the spotlight on Saturday, with a stunning clean sweep of all seven Munster and All…

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Rebel Og Results 30/8/15

Rebel Og Results Round Up Sunday 30th Aug 2015 Inter County Action Tony Forristal U14 A: Cork 3-7, Galway 3-4 ‘A’ Final; Cork 1-10, Kilkenny 2-5 Semi-Final; Offaly 2-8, Cork 2-11 Group C; Cork 0-15, Tipperary 2-7 Group C; Sonny Walsh U14 B: Cork 1-9, Dublin 0-6 ‘B’ Final; Cork 1-12, Limerick 2-8 Semi-Final; Waterford 0-5, Cork 0-18 Group A; Limerick 0-2, Cork 4-11 Group A; Kerry 2-3, Cork 3-12…

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7 out of 7 For Cork

Cork teams made a clean sweep of it over the weekend winning 7 titles out of 7. In a weekend when Cork Underage mentors, coaches, GDA’s and clubs from all over the county were able to show how strong hurling is within the county, to be able to bring home silver ware at underage level it is always a bonus. Well done to all involved. A great day for Cork…

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U6 Hurling & Football Blitz

On Saturday 29th of Aug 2015 Clubs from East Cork gathered in Midleton GAA club for an U6 Hurling & Football blitz. In glorious sunshine 14 teams lined up for the 12.30 throw in. With each team getting two games against different opposition in both Hurling and Football on seven marked out pitches it was a great afternoon of sport. Well done to Midleton GAA club for laying on the…

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Cork Development Squads 23rd Aug

Sunday the 23rd Aug saw the Cork Development  Squads hard at work again with Inter county fixtures on the calendar as well as training for the Rebel Og U14, U15, U16 Squads in both Hurling & Football. Photos from Nemo Rangers, Ballygarvan and Kilmurry GAA Clubs where the players went through their paces under the watchfulleyes of their mentors.

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Cul Camps

Cul camps have been going on in and around the County over the last few weeks, with many clubs taking the time to organize great camps for the local children in their area.  With Camps going on all over the county its been a hive of activity and for many its a chance to have fun, learn from coaches and meet the stars of our Inter County Teams. This year…

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Centra Community Hurling in Pairc Ui Rinn

Centra Community Hurling Páirc Uí Rinn Saturday 22nd August 10am. Centra Community Hurling. Hurling stars and Centra Ambassadors Patrick Horgan, Anthony Nash and Henry Shefflin were in Páirc Uí Rinn today for Centra’s community hurling event. This year, Centra celebrates its sixth year as sponsor of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship. Ireland’s largest convenience retailer is bringing together hurling’s ‘Champions of Healthy Living’ events, which have returned for a fourth…

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Cork GAA Clubs Draw Launch

Cork GAA Clubs Draw 2015/2016. Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail was in Bishopstown GAA Club last night to officially launch the 2015/2016 Cork GAA Clubs Draw. The Cork GAA Clubs Draw is a risk free fundraising initiative available to clubs across the county. Tickets cost €100 per annum with a guaranteed 45% contribution to the draw members club rising to 58% on agreed target achievement. Since its inception in 1992…

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Lenove Camp Carrigoon Aug 2015

The Lenovo GAA Skills Hub is a nationally co-ordinated Gaelic Games programme of skill development activities taking place in a positive playing environment, providing boys and girls aged 13-16 years old with the opportunity to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement in Gaelic Games. this year saw a large turnout in numbers at the Skills camp in Carrigoon Mallow from 11th August to the 14th August. The Lenovo GAA Skills…

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1 v 1 Challenge

1 v 1 Challenge 1 v 1 Challenge is a new concept is currently being piloted in Cork City by GDA Colm Crowley to encourage boys to pick up their hurleys more often. The “ 1 V 1 Challenge” sees boys striking to score goals on their opponent while trying to defend shots to their own goals. There will be 4 competitions at u15, u13, u11 and u9. The hope is that…

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Lee Flag Clubs Rewarded

Eight Cork clubs were lucky enough to grace the hallowed Croke Park turf for Munster Coaching & Games u12 Blitz days. The 4 football clubs were Clondrohid, Grenagh, Carberry Rangers and Croke Rovers. In hurling, Douglas, Carrigtwohill, Milford and Valley Rovers represented Cork. The clubs had 1 hour playing time on the pitch and then had a museum and stadium tour which proved very popular. The highlight was undoubtedly playing on…

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Club Profile – Kanturk GAA

Kanturk GAA Club has been very lucky over the last number of years in producing Cork Senior players Lorcan Mcloughlin, Aidan Walsh and Anthony Nash. Cork Intermediate John Mcloughlin, Cork Junior Dave O Riordan, Cork Minors Darren Browne and Barry Kenneally. The club recently looked at the juvenile structure to see how it could be improved upon. The decision was taken to meet with Cork GDA Pat Spratt for a brainstorming session and having drawn…

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Rebel Og Squad Activity Weekend Aug 9th

REBEL ÓG SQUADS ACTIVITY WEEKEND AUGUST 9th Highlights from last weekend saw the Rebel Óg u17 hurlers play Galway in a very close game that ended level with the Rebel Óg squad scoring 0-20 to Galways 1-17. This game will stand to the players who are preparing for the Eugene Carey Memorial Tournament in Mallow at the end of August. The u14 hurlers took 2 squads to Galway to play…

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GDA news in Brief

Mid Cork It’s been a busy month with Cúl Camps starting all over the county. Over half of the Mid Cork Cúl Camps have taken place and all have been exceptionally well organised with plenty of great coaches and 100’s of happy children. This is a testament to the great work being done at club level and huge credit should go to all camp coordinators for ensuring all camps run smoothly….

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Football Squads – Tournament Weekend

The weekend of July 4th saw the Rebel Óg Football squads test their character when competing in the various Munster Tournaments at u14, u15 & u16. It proved to be a very fruitful outing for all age groups with silverware an added bonus at all levels along with valubale learning experiences for the players. The u14 squads were in Waterford where the Rebel Óg East squad won the Plate Competition having being beaten by South Kerry…

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Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps Cork continues to lead the way in terms of Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps participation. Such has been the success of the 2015 Programme that Cork has an anticipated 25% increase in numbers. This means a projected figure of 13,000 children in camps by the end of August! This is a massive achievement for the 110 host venues around the county.

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March Dates

Dates for your diary for March Mar 2nd 8pm Divisional Visit – Carrigdhoun Carrigaline GAA Paudie O Brien Mar 4th 7pm Foundation Coaching Course Nemo Rangers Colm Crowley Mar 4th 8pm Divisional Visit – Carbery Dohenys GAA James McCarthy Mar 4th 7pm Rehab/Injury Management Mardyke Arena Kevin O’Donovan Mar 4th 10am Herlihy Cup Clonakilty James McCarthy Mar 6th 7pm Liam Sheedy Workshop Killeagh Sean Crowley Mar 7th 9am Regional Foundation Course County GDA Mar 9th 8pm Divisional Visit – Imokilly Midleton Sean Crowley Mar 10th 7pm Award1 Coaching Course Lisgoold Sean Crowley

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News from the Divisions

This months news from around the divisions. As you can see the month of Feb was a busy month with many activities going on in the County. Dates for the Diary Feb 27th 7pm U8/U9/U10 Coach Workshop Mallow Pat Spratt Feb 28th 10am U8/U9/U10 Coach Workshop Cloughduv Paudie O Brien Aine Murray Feb 28th 10am U8/U9/U10 Coach Workshop Carrigtwohill Sean Crowley Feb 28th 10am U8/U9/U10 Coach Workshop Millstreet Pat Spratt Feb 28th 10am MonsterBlitz Coach Workshop Kildorrery Sean Crowley Feb 28th 10am Award 1 Coaching Course Sarsfields Sean Crowley

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Young Coaches TY Students

Young Coaches Flourish in Mallow Post Primary School Transition Year students from Davis College Mallow are embarking on a pilot coaching initiative with Cork GDA Pat Spratt. The students have completed a Foundation Award Course involving both practical and on line learning. The students will now have to complete a number of tasks over the next 3 months before they get certified as coaches. The 20 students will • Organise…

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Rebel Og Development Squad Activity

Rebel Og Development Squad Activity Our Regional & Cork squads have been busy during the past month. February mid term break was a hive of activity with County & Regional Squads games & training. Monday saw the County U15 & U16 Squads get a new mobility programme from The Mardyke Arena Science Dept.The U16 football squad beat Limerick U17s.The U15 footballers (2 teams) beat Kildare while the U17 hurlers also…

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LEE Flag Initiative 2014 Winners Announced

Carrigtwohill (pictured below) won the main Gold Award with Youghal scooping the Silver and Kildorrery annexing the Bronze Award. These clubs will receive grant aid totalling €3,000 for coaching projects that will benefit their club in the long term. They, along with 60 other clubs who qualified as finalists in the 3 categories will also benefit from a host of benefits through 2015 such as extra GDA visits, entry to…

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St Catherines Juvenile Club Cúl  Camp 2017

3rd to 7 July 10.00am to 2.30 daily 167 boys and girls from the parish took part The children were from Conna, Curraglass & Ballynoe Schools Paudie O Brien Midleton, and Noel Crowley Fermoy, GAA GDAs were very helpful with organising the camp. Cost this year: €60 for first child, €50 second child, €40 for subsequent children A new system of ordering and delivery of kits was introduced this year.  The…

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Cul Camps 2017 Begin

As you drive around the county this week 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 mayham 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…

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