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 Games Manager Kevin O Callaghan

 INTERVIEW WITH CORK GAA GAMES MANAGER Kevin O Callaghan Kevin O Callaghan is Games Manager with Cork GAA. The primary function of this role is to implement the Cork Coaching Committees and Munster GAA policies in Cork to help increase participation in gaelic games and to optimise playing standards through direct coaching and the education of coaches working at grass roots. The wide ranging role involes overseeing initiatives at club,…

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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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