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.

The Coaching Department is involved with

For more details see the diagrams below.

Coaching - News & Reports

Reminder to Join Niall in his Weekly Lockdown Fitness Session Every Wednesday at 12 noon - On Club Facebook Live
Wednesday 10th February, 2021


If you’ve missed any of the previous workouts you can view them all at the following link:
Niall's Lockdown Wednesday Workouts  - Replay of Feb 10th Session Below
Monday 8th February, 2021

Members - why not join Niall's Lockdown Wednesday Workouts  - Replay Of Sessions below       Feb 3rd

Bigger & Better for Gaelic4Teens
Friday 31st January, 2020

The Ladies Gaelic Football Assocation has confirmed that 30 clubs that have been selected to take part in the Gaelic4Teens programme over the coming months and the good news that Kilmacud Crokes are one of the clubs selected. 

Sunday 19th February, 2017
Please find in the attached file  the dates for all the upcoming Coaching Events, Easter and Summer Camps & Mini All Irelands in 2017. I would appreciate if you could upload to the Club Website.
Sam comes to visit Carysfort NS
Sunday 13th November, 2016

Sam Maguire visits local schools, accompanied by Con O'Callaghan, Paul Mannion and Páraic McDonald

Crokes logo
Tuesday 8th November, 2016

Details of our upcoming Foundation Award Coaching Course are now available.  This Course is aimed at beginner coaches and is a mandatory requirement for anybody with an interest in getting involved in coaching. 

2016-2017 Coaching Programme
Wednesday 12th October, 2016

A message from the Coaching Department

Wednesday 17th August, 2016

Nursery Coaching (September 2016)

Wednesday 18th May, 2016

Please find attached the Summer Camps Coaches application form for 2016. Coaches must be aged 16 or over on the 1st day of the camp, 1st July, i.e. born on or before 1/7/00

Campa Na nOg
Friday 26th February, 2016

It's on the way! More information and Application Form here!

Monday 15th February, 2016

Coaching Events Plan for 2016 has been announced. If you wish to book one of these events or for further information about any of these events, please contact Paraic McDonald +353-86-224 4265 or Niall Corcoran +353-87-983 4287.

Monday 4th January, 2016
Free classes starting on 18 January! Register in club at 8pm on Jan 13th!