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

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Coaching - News & Reports

Sunday 29th November, 2015

The U9 hurlers had a real treat over the weekend, when they were visited by Tipperary’s Brendan Maher during a training session in UCD on Saturday morning.

Tuesday 3rd November, 2015

As members will know, CrokesTalks is our tag line for the strategy and focus we are developing and implementing in the club for Mental Health and Wellbeing.


Tuesday 15th September, 2015
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
Tuesday 1st September, 2015

Nursery Coaching (September 2015)

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Chill Mochuda na CrócaighKILMACUD CROKES G.A.A.  CLUB


Friday 26th June, 2015
Are you interested in continuing your Football and Hurling/Camogie during the summer? If so, come along to Summer Football and Hurling/Camogie Coaching in Silverpark during July.
Friday 19th June, 2015

CrokesTalks members' survey request

Dear Member,

Friday 19th June, 2015

CrokesTalks members' survey request

Tuesday 16th June, 2015

Our Kellogg's Cúl Camp (July 6th - July 10th) is now full. We will not be taking any more bookings. 

Monday 23rd March, 2015

The camp runs on the 2nd week of the holidays - Tue 7th April - Fri 10th April, from 10am - 2.30pm.


The camp is combined with Football in the mornings & hurling and camogie in the afternoons.  The camp is aimed at players from 5 - 12 years of age. 

Monday 2nd February, 2015

Half day course in Glenalbyn House, 21 February 2015, 9am - 12pm. Special discount for Kilmacud Crokes coaches

This course normally costs €65 (including VAT) but is available to Kilmacud Crokes coaches/mentors at a cost of €52 (a 20% discount).