Coaching

The Kilmacud Crokes Coaching Department provides a range of coaching services and facilities within the club and to local schools.

 

 

The club is fortunate to have the services of two excellent full time coaches; Páraic McDonald and Niall Corcoran.

 

Páraic McDonald, who hails form Castleblayney in County Monaghan, has been a full-time coach for over 20 years. He played both hurling and football with Castleblayney Faughs, winning 7 senior championships and an Ulster club championship with the club. Páraic also represented Monaghan in hurling at Minor level and at U21 and Senior Level in Football.

He has been working with Kilmacud Crokes since 2000 as a full time coaching directorHe has also been involved with Dublin Football Development squads, mangaing and coaching Dublin Minor teams in that code in 2002, 2006, 2013 and in 2014.

 

Niall Corcoran started working as a Gaelic Games Promotion Officer with Kilmacud Crokes in 2005 and joined the Kilmacud Crokes Senior Hurling team in 2008. He currently still plays with the team and has been a Senior inter-county player with Dublin for several years.

His role within the club is to support all coaches working at child, youth and adult level, through specifically planned courses and workshops, incorporating recognised principles of best practice in the field of coaching. "My job is also about promoting & developing GAA Sports & Kilmacud Crokes within the local primary & secondary schools, through assisting and advising teachers on coaching activities", explains Niall.

Niall's Coaching Philosophy is about creating an atmosphere that encourages players & coaches to learn and develop their range of skills in a positive & challenging environment.


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Coaching - News & Reports

Thursday 3rd April, 2014

Details of this year's Easter Camp are now available. 

Camp leaflets are available now from reception desk in the club. 

Mentors, please distribute to all players on your squad. 

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Thursday 6th March, 2014

Willie Coogan (Ballyhale Shamrocks player & former Dublin Minor Selector) is delivering a Hurling Workshop in Kilmacud Crokes GAA club this Friday night at 7.30pm on the All Weather Pitch. 

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Thursday 30th January, 2014

Camogie Referee Courses are being held during the month of February. 

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Tuesday 21st January, 2014

The Kilmacud Crokes Coaching Department's 2014 Club Coaching Forum is happening on Saturday January 25th, from 12 noon to 5pm in Glenalbyn. 

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Monday 2nd September, 2013

The Kilmacud Crokes GAA Hurling & Football nurseries resume on Friday September 6th

The Kilmacud Crokes GAA Hurling & Football nurseries resume on Friday September 6th at 5.45pm on the All Weather Pitch in Glenalbyn for all boys born in 2008. 

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Thursday 29th August, 2013

The Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club Coaching Department are organising a Coaching Course for students in the Transition Year Programme.

The course will be suited to students who have an interest in Sport or might be interested in a career in Sport or in Teaching.

 

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Saturday 24th August, 2013

Joint GAA/GPA initiative

A message from Lisa Clancy, GAA Director of Communicaitons.

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Friday 2nd August, 2013

Summer camps running from 12 to 23 August

Application forms for the Kilmacud Crokes GAA Summer Camps are now available from reception desk in Glenalbyn.  Copies of the application form can also be downloaded below.

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Saturday 29th June, 2013

Crokes purchases three new Defibrillators (AED)

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Saturday 8th June, 2013

Summer Coaching Development Programme for our Youth players (U13 - U18)

 

The Hurling Coaching & Games Youth Committee are delighted to announce this Summer's Coaching Development Programme for our Youth players (U13 - U18). 

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