Covid-19 Latest Update for GAA Members

A chairde,

I know you will be aware by now of the positive announcement by the Irish Government this evening that non-contact underage training in pods of 15 will be permitted from April 26th and that full contact Inter-County training at adult level can re-commence from April 19th.

These are hugely welcome developments and allow us finally to begin planning on-field activity for the remainder of 2021. However, it should also be noted that these dates are conditional and will very much depend on what happens in terms of the overall COVID-19 picture in the coming weeks. For that reason, it is more important than ever that no collective training sessions are held between now and the Government indicated return dates. Breaches in this context will not only be dealt with under our own Rules but would likely put the broader plan to return to activity in serious jeopardy.

As you will appreciate, we need to receive further clarity on aspects of what was announced today before finalising our plans for a return to training and ultimately games. We also need to finalise competition structures and dates for the up-coming inter-county season, as well as ensuring advice is provided for all clubs in relation to how they can safely recommence underage activity (and in the case of the 6 Counties, adult club training from April 12th).

At this point, we can only confirm that Senior Inter County teams both North and South are likely to be permitted to return to collective training from Monday, April 19th. We hope to be in a position to confirm the fixture calendar and competition structures for inter county by the end of next week.. We also hope to have finalised updated versions of our Return to Play documents for both inter-county and club activity ahead of the stated dates for resumption North and South of the border.

In the interim, we would ask for your patience while we complete this work and we look forward to communicating in detail with you all again next week in relation to the resumption of GAA activity.

Is muidne, le meas,

Labhrás Mac Carthaigh, Uachtarán

Tomás O Riain, Ard Stiúrthóir

Rebels’ Bounty Draw 2021

2021 Rebels’ Bounty Draw will take place on Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and on www.gaacork.ie platforms. Prize winners will be announced on both www.gaacork.ie after the draw and on www.gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty after each monthly draw takes place.

 

 

You can watch the event on youtube here => Youtube link

You can watch the event on facebook here => Facebook Link

Covid Update – 24.3.2021

Please find attached the latest update relating to Covid restrictions

24.03.2021 Covid Update

Return to play guidelines issued by Rebel Og coaching.

Rebel Og Coaching are helping club coaches and youth players (13-17) prepare for the commencement of GAA activities with an exciting offering of skills in hurling and football along with activities to help with athletic development backed by Setanta College and the National Games Development Department. Over the next 5 weeks, our GDA’s will be releasing a skill each week for boys to practice at home to help them hone their technical proficiency ahead of the new season. Cork GAA Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan, thanked our team of GDA’s for their excellent work in producing this content and acknowledged that coaches can use this content by distributing it their own club players to give them a chance to knock off their rustiness while helping their physical and mental wellbeing.
Coaches can sign up to receive the skills content each week via direct email by completing the form here
(The content will not be sent to secretaries for week 2 and beyond)
The skills for week 1 are linked here:

HURLING     :   https://youtu.be/ICwpfguIXeI

COACHES: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THESE LINKS TO YOUR PLAYERS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO ENGAGE IMMEDIATELY.

 ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK 1
“Reducing Injury Risk” Webinar, Tuesday March 16th at 7pm,
Join at https://bit.ly/3t47Jza run by our National Games Development Department.

 Registration for the ‘Be Ready to Play’ Athletic Development programmes is and remains open and coaches and players can be continuously encouraged to register through the GAA eLearning site https://learning.gaa.ie/bereadytoplay.  Players and coaches can start to engage at any time. The programmes are tailored separately to the Youth, Adult and the Advanced Adult player (male and female) and coach.

More information on ‘Be Ready to Play’ is available at https://www.gaa.ie/news/ground-breaking-be-ready-to-play-coaching-programme-launched/.

Rebel Og Coaching are especially encouraging all club u15 coaches to sign up for these initiatives as our GDA’s will be providing supports for this group for the whole season.

Be Ready To Play – March 16th Sports Science Webinar

The first ‘Be Ready to Play’ webinar on reducing injury risk is running on Tuesday March 16th at 7pm, join at https://bit.ly/3t47Jza

Registration for the ‘Be Ready to Play’ Athletic Development programmes is and remains open and coaches and players can be continuously encouraged to register through the GAA eLearning site https://learning.gaa.ie/bereadytoplay.  Players and coaches can start to engage at any time. The programmes are tailored separately to the Youth, Adult and the Advanced Adult player (male and female) and coach.

More information on ‘Be Ready to Play’ is available at https://www.gaa.ie/news/ground-breaking-be-ready-to-play-coaching-programme-launched/.

Final call for Rebel’s Bounty Direct Debits

Please note that tomorrow Thursday, March 11th represents the deadline for entry to this year’s Rebels’ Bounty draw by Direct Debit. Please see Rebels’ Bounty – Cork GAA (gaacork.ie) for details .

Club coordinators are asked to please submit any completed direct debit mandate forms to the office in advance of this deadline.

Football Development Goal Keeping Workshops

Football Development Goal Keeping Workshops
Workshop aimed at youth and adult club goalkeepers and coaches.

–We would like to invite coaches and players from around Cork who are interested in learning more about developing high quality Gaelic Football Goalkeepers in your clubs. We plan to run two interactive 1 hour webinars which will be followed by a number of practical pitch sessions across the county once COVID restrictions are relaxed. This event is designed for coaches and players of all levels of ability and experience.

Webinar 1 (March 15th @ 8pm) will focus on:

·        Evolution of the Goalkeeper position as one of the most vital positions in any team today

·        How we select goalkeepers from a young age & what talents & qualities we should be looking at

·        Taking a longer term view of the development pathway for young Goalkeepers from age 11 to 18

Webinar 2 (March 31st)  will focus on:

·        Kick Out techniques, skills & strategies

·        Shot-stopping & footwork skills

·        Handling & football skills

·        Communication & mental skills

The facilitators for these sessions will include the following people:

Billy Morgan – Nemo Rangers

Conor Counihan – Aghada

Ray O’Mahony – Eire Og

Brian Morgan – Nemo Rangers

Kevin Murphy – Boherbue

Pat Prendergast – Bandon

Billy O’Connor – Cullen

Alan Quirke – Valley Rovers

Please register for thie first workshop on the 15th March using the following link.