Cork GAA Coaching Update July 2018 2018-07-16 08:00:00

Rebel Óg Coaching

Cork GAA Coaching Update July 2018

With the playing season in full flow, there has been a huge amount of activity over the past 2 months. Rebel Óg Coaching Monster Blitzes, Mini Leagues, Development Squads and Cúl Camps are in full flow. Already our Cúl Camps look to be hitting record numbers and our football development squads have had record success in Munster Football Tournaments. A reminder to all clubs not to lose focus on the Benchmarking 2020 Vision initiative criteria which will be assessed at year end.

(i) Cul Camps
Well, summer is here and Cul Camps are in full swing at the moment, with numbers on the increase for the 5th year running. We have Kelloggs Cul Camps running in the following areas over July and August.
Adrigole,  Boherbue,  Courcey Rovers, Kilavullen,  Naomh Aban, Aghabullogue,  Brian Dillons,  Crosshaven, Kilbrin, Nemo Rangers,  Aghada,  Bride Rovers,  Delanys, Kilbrittain, Newcestown, Aghinagh, Buttevent,  Diarmuid O'Mathuna, Kildorrery, Newmarket,  Argideen Rangers,  Canovee, Dohenys,  Killeagh, Newtownshandrum Ballinascarty,  Carbery Rangers  Doneraile  Kilmacabea  Passage  Ballincollig  Carrigaline,  Donoghmore,  Kilmeen, Riverstick, Ballingeary, Carrignavar , Douglas , Kilmurray,  Rockchapel,  Ballinhassig,  Carrigtwohill,  Dromtarriffe,  Kilshannig,  Sarsfields,  Ballinora,  Castlehaven,  Eire Og, Kiltha Og, Skibbereen,  Ballyclough, Castlelyons,  Erins Own , Kinsale,  St Catherines,  Ballydesmond,  Croke Rovers, Fermoy, Kiskeam,  St Colums,  Ballygarvan,  Castlemagner, Fr O'Neills,  Knocknagree, St Finbarrs,  Ballyhea, Castletownbere, Gabriel Rangers,  Lisgoold, St James  Ballyhooly, Charleville, Garnish,  Macroom,  St Oliver Plunketts,  Ballymartyle,  Churchtown, Glanmire,  Mallow , St Vincents, Bandon,  Cill na Martra, Glanworth, Mayfield, Tadgh Mac Carthaigh, Banteer,  Clann Na Gael, Gleann na Laoi, Midleton,  Tracton,  Bantry,  Clonakilty, Glen Rovers,  Milford Urhan,  Barryroe,  Clondrohid, Ilen Rovers,  Millstreet, Valley Rovers,  Bere Island, Cloughduv , Inchigeela,  Mitchelstown, Watergrasshill,  Bishopstown,  Cloyne, Inniscarra,  Mizen Rovers,  Whitechurch,  Blackrock,  Clyda Rovers, Kanturk, Muintir Bhaire, White's Cross,  Blarney,  Cobh,  Kilara Og,  Na Piarsaigh, Youghal
For more information on Cúl Camps in your area please check out our Cúl Camps page here Cork Cúl Camps

(ii) Cork Football Development Squads Success 
On the 7th July, the Rebel Óg football development squads competed in Munster Competitions at u14, u15 and u16 lage grades. The Cork Football teams captured the u15 and u16 tournaments while the u14s competition is entering its second phase on the 28th July with 2 out of the 4 Cork sides in contention for victory.
The U16 “White” squad won their tournament in Limerick beating Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary. The “Red” squad also produced excellent football on the day but came up short against Tipperary in their first game before beating Clare and Waterford to reach the Plate final.This was the first time that Cork have won this tournament in 6 years
The U15 West squad won the Humphrey Kelleher Tournament beating Limerick and South Kerry before brushing aside the challenge of North Kerry in the final. The Cork East squad beat Clare before losing to North Kerry by 1 point after extra time in a thrilling semi final. The two Cork panels will be in action again on the 28th July as a qualifier blitz for the Adam Mangan Tournament in Offaly.
The U14 Jim Power tournament in Waterford is now a 2 day event. Cork North and Cork City East are going forward to the Cup Competition having qualified from their groups while the West and Mid West will compete in the Plate competition having lost out on goal difference to qualify. These finals will be on the 28th July.
For more photos and information on football squads click here

(iii) The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge 2018
The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge was established in 2016 and is the only competition in hurling that has teams from all 32 counties participating. For 2018, a total of 41 teams with over 1,200 players will play in 135 games  including 5 Finals  as part of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge.
Well done to two of our Cork teams who made it to the Finals. Its great to see West Cork and East Cork both representing Cork so well in the Celtic Challenge competitions on Saturday June 30th  2018 in Bord na Móna O’Connor Park, Tullamore
Corn Michael Hogan (Div.1) Final Sat 30 June 2018  Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
Galway McDonagh 2-23 v 0-19 East Cork
Corn John Scott (Div.2) Final Sat 30 June 2018 Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
West Cork 2-17 v 1-19 South Tipperary
Click here for updates on the Celtic Challenge

(iv) Fé14 Óg Peil 2018 in CIT
On Tuesday 12th June the Munster Fe 14 Óg Peil  took place in CIT.  With teams from Cork, Clare, Limerick,  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.
 Click here for more information

(v) Go Games U9, U10 & U11 Leagues. 
For 2018, Rebel óg Coaching are to continue with developing the Go Games Structure to provide a suitable Games Program for all boys from U7 to U11. The first half of the years programs have gone well at U9, U10 & U11 with many clubs delighted with the format and are looking forward to the second half of the program where they are now placed in groups with teams of equal strength based on results from the first half of the program.
For more information on any of our upcoming leagues please click the relevant link
U9 Leagues
U10 Leagues
U11 Leagues


(vi) Rebel Og U13 Open Summer Coaching Sessions 
We have several weeks of open training sessions over the month of July and Aug. Its important to note that clubs have been contacted already and any player born in 2005 is welcome to attend, these are not trials, these are fun, games and skills sessions which in turn will lead to a better understanding of the game and what is required by each player to progress and improve their own skill set.
We will be working on both codes hurling and football at the sessions. Please ensure every child on the age is notified and encouraged to attend the sessions from your club. Its simple, if you want to take part just turn up with your Hurley, Helmet, Gum shield,  Bottle of water and a desire to learn new things.
We are running sessions in Cork City, Mid Cork, West Cork, East Cork & North Cork
For more information on our U13 Open Sessions click here

(vii) 2018 Cork Poc Fada 
The 2018 Cork Poc Fada run by Cork GAA and Rebel Og Coaching and Games took place at Garryvoe Beach on Thur June 7th. With weather conditions very good, a nice sunny evening with very little breeze along the course on Garryvoe Beach, Paudie O Brien the coordinator on the day explained the rules to everyone and once everyone had signed in at 6.30pm the competition began. The senior players started out first and were followed by the U16 players. We had players from Kiltha Og, Fr O’Neills, Killavullen, KIlshannig, Youghal, Banteer and Midleton.

Winners of the Senior Section

1st – Jack McGann from the Kiltha Og GAA Club
2nd – Padraig Cronin from the Killavullen GAA Club
3rd – David Kearney from the Kilshannig GAA Club

Winners of the U16 Section

1st – Callum O’Shaughnessy from the Banteer GAA Club
2nd – Jack Corcoran from the Youghal GAA Club
3rd – Brion Saunderson from the Midleton GAA Club
4th – James Millerick from the Fr O’Neills GAA Club.
Click here to see photos from the Poc Fada

(viii) GDA Contact Information
Ronan Dwane: Cork County Coaching Officer
Kevin O Callaghan: Games Manager 086-8532375
Sean Crowley: GDA Cork City North Side & Hurling Development Squads 086-0548533
Colm Crowley: GDA Mid Cork & Child Initiatives Co ordinator 086-3687799
Paudie O’Brien: GDA Cork City Southside & Cul Camps 086-7725411
James McCarthy: GDA West Region & Football Development Squads 087-7799531
Pat Spratt: GDA North Region & Youth Initiatives 086-8922800,
Shane Supple: GDA East & Coach Education Administrator 087-4327261
For More information on all our activities, courses, workshops conferences etc for 2018 please visit our website

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