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 21st April, 2011

HIS term as hurling’s missionary — also known as national coordinator — expires this weekend, but Paudie Butler remains true to the creed. 'I’m going to commit the rest of my life to supporting coaches and clubs who want to develop hurling.

Monday 16th August, 2010

The following are a series of coachiing videos by the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Coach

To view the videos simply click on the relevant section to the left

Tuesday 19th January, 2010

Thanks to all for your interest, this course is fully booked!

We will post notice in advance of any proposed future dates

Code of Ethics in Youth Sport


Monday 18th January, 2010

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Thursday 5th November, 2009

We will be running the New GAA Foundation Coaching Award Course on the following dates:

Session 1 - November 24th, St Laurances School, Kilmacud, 7.00pm - 9.15pm

Tuesday 20th October, 2009
Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club is hosting a Hurling Workshop this Friday evening (Oct 23rd) at 7.30pm on the Paddock.  The title of the Workshop is 'Uping the Tempo' and the session will be delivered by Anthony Daly.  The aim of the training workshop is to equip coaches of elite teams wit
Friday 27th March, 2009
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Friday 20th March, 2009

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Friday 10th October, 2008



Wednesday 24th September, 2008