Club Coach Mentoring Programme

Rebel Óg Coaching are offering coaches of players between the ages 13 and 17 an exciting opportunity to develop their coaching skills & standards through a new mentoring programme.
Coaches who sign up to the programme will receive a series of blended workshops (face to face and on line) in the following areas :
  • Coaching session design/planning
  • Games based methods
  • Athletic development 
  • Technical skill development
  • Creating team structure (with/without the ball)
  • communication
Club coaches (of 13-17 year old boys) who are very keen to improve their own coaching standards and get more from their training sessions. If a coach has completed a Foundation Course and/or Award One Course, this programme would be an additional platform to hone coaching skills and will touch on elements of these courses but will be more practical and individual in focus.
The plan is to have coaches attend 6 workshops of 1 hour in duration over the next 3-4 months.
These workshops would be a minimum of 3 on line webinars and face to face content will depend on Covid 19 guidelines.
We would also setup an informal chat group for coaches to interact with each other to discuss particular coaching topics led by a facilitator.
Coaches should be willing to get constructive feedback on their coaching sessions also.
Coaches will have direct back up from their local GDA also once registered.
By following the link below and complete the form on or before Tuesday 20th October.
Please note this form is an expression of interest and does not constitute acceptance on to the programme. Places are limited and coaches may be shortlisted in advance.

Updated Advice to Clubs and Counties – Oct 7th 2020

Following confirmation that all 26 Counties will move to Level 3 of the Irish Government’s Plan for Living with Covid 19, the GAA’s Covid Advisory group has issued the following key updates for those involved in Gaelic Games in the 26 Counties. The Executive in the North is due to meet later this week and it is anticipated that further restrictions may be imposed due to the rising infection levels in the six counties.


1. Club Games

The GAA, Camogie and LGFA have taken the decision that no club games should take place until further notice and for at least the next two weekends.

This position will then be reviewed and we will contact Clubs and Counties with any update on this position when it is available.

2. Club Training

In level 3, all underage training must be on a non-contact basis in pods of up to 15. Adult teams can continue to train as normal.

All clubs and players are reminded that Health Questionnaires and all other relevant control measures must continue to be followed for club training.

Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to their Home Counties to participate in Training.

3. Use of Indoor Team Facilities

Dressing rooms, showers, gyms and all other indoor training facilities should remain closed for club activities.

4. Committee Meetings

No indoor meetings should be held.

5. Officer Training

All officer Training must be delivered on line. Outdoor coaching education courses may be held but are subject to a 15 person maximum.

6. Club Bars

Club Bars must remain closed until further notice

7. Indoor Events on GAA Property

Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.

These are the only instances in which indoor activity is permitted on GAA Club property.

8. Outdoor Events on GAA Property

Gatherings of up to 15 people only are permitted. As such, fundraisers such as fittest family, Couch to 5k etc should not be organised.

Planned drive in events may continue, however patrons must remain in their vehicle for the entire duration of the event with no access to club facilities including bathrooms.


9. Games and Training

Neither competitive nor challenge games are permitted in 2nd Level schools.

Training can continue on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15 people

No games or training sessions are permitted in 3rd level institutions in either jurisdiction.


10. Use of Indoor Team Facilities

Inter county activity has been classified as an exemption to the normal restrictive provisions by the Government. Therefore the use of such facilities currently is for Inter County Teams only (Senior, U20, Minor) and should be carried out in accordance with the Return to Training and Play for Inter County Teams advice document issued recently.

Inter County players may use their relevant Club Gym for individual training as long as they are following the advice in the Inter County Return to Training and Play document.

Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to their Home Counties to participate in Training.

11. Inter County Challenge Games

Inter County Challenge games may take place at Senior level only.

From midnight tonight, October 7th, challenge games can no longer take place at U20 or Minor grades.

12. Attendances at Inter County Games

In Level 3, all inter county games must be played behind closed doors.

The position with respect to the 6 Counties is currently being reviewed – further guidance for both jurisdictions on spectator arrangements (if any) will issue in due course for the Allianz Leagues, Provincial and All Ireland Championships

For Minor intercounty games or training sessions staged behind closed doors and because they involve players aged 17 and under,

· No more than 1 designated individual (parent/guardian) should attend a training session or game per child/family/group of children.

· The GAA Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by parents/guardians in advance of attendance.

Parents are NOT permitted to be in attendance at adult or U20 games where their child (U18) is participating. However, provision can be made to allow an adult to be in close proximity (e.g. in the car park etc) in case medical or other emergency needs require their presence.

County Championship continues this weekend.

This weekend sees action in both the Co-Op Superstores County Hurling Championships and the Bon Secours County Football Championships.
In hurling there is 3 county finals for decision. First up on Saturday will be Blarney vs Castlelyons in the Premier Intermediate Hurling Final. This game will have a 7pm throw in at Pairc Ui Chaoimh and will be streamed live by The Irish Examiner. On Sunday there is 2 more hurling finals down for decision. Charleville will play Fr O’ Neills at 12.30pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the Senior A Hurling Final and this game will also be streamed by the Irish Examiner. It is a 4pm throw in for the Premier Senior Hurling Final when Blackrock will play Glen Rovers and this game will be shown live on TG4.
The match programme for the 3 finals is now available to download

On Sunday Pairc Ui Rinn will host the 2 Semi Finals of the Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship. At 2pm defending champions Nemo Rangers will play Duhallow, while at 7pm Castlehaven will play St Finbarrs and both these games will be streamed live by The Irish Examiner. There is also Semi Final games in Senior A, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Football grades and this weekend sees the commencement of the County Junior Championship in A, B and C grades.

Date Comp Round Fixture
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm PIFC SF Cill Na Martra v Kanturk in Mallow (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm IAFC SF Glanworth v Rockchapel in Dromina
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JAHC QF Brian Dillons v Dromtarriffe in Ovens (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JAHC QF Lisgoold v Inniscarra in Carrignavar (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Deel Rovers v Ballinacurra in Castlelyons (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Kilbrin v Goleen in Coachford
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Randal Óg v Shanballymore in Grenagh
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Doneraile v Abbey Rovers in Ballyclough
Sat, Oct 3rd @4pm JAHC QF Clonakilty v Kinsale in Bandon (change of time)
Sat, Oct 3rd @5pm JBFC R1 St. John’s v Garnish in Inchigeela (change of time / venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @7pm PIHC Final Castlelyons v Blarney in Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @12.30pm SAHC Final Charleville v Fr. O’Neill’s in Páirc Uí Chaoimh  – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm PSFC SF Nemo Rangers v Duhallow in Páirc UÍ Rinn  – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm SAFC SF O’Donovan Rossa v Eire Óg in Clonakilty
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm IAFC SF Mitchelstown v Aghabullogue in Mallow
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JBFC R1 Dripsey v Glengarriffe in Ballingeary
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Ballyphehane v Lough Rovers in Ballinlough
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Lismire v Rathpeacon in Killavullen
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Gleann Na Laoi v Rochestown in Ballincollig
Sun, Oct 4th @3pm JBHC R1 Bantry Blues v Belgooly in Enniskeane (change of time)
Sun, Oct 4th @3pm JCFC QF Freemount v Araglen in Castletownroche (note time)
Sun, Oct 4th @4pm PSHC Final Glen Rovers v Blackrock in Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Live on TG4
Sun, Oct 4th @7pm PSFC SF Castlehaven v St. Finbarr’s / Newcestown in Páirc Uí Rinn  – Streamed by Irish Examiner