GAA

Congratulations to the Aghabullogue  GAA Table Quiz team who came second in the County Scór Final last week. The team was, Tomás Healy, Aodán Healy, Paul Ring and Tom Long.

Aghabullogue Table Quiz Team March 2018

March 11th

Another weekend of no games for Aghabullogue GAA.

The season is having a very slow start with the Intermediate footballers playing only 2 league games and the hurlers still to play a competitive match. Championship is looming and the lack of preparation could prove to be a negative factor in April as both teams play their opening games in this years campaigns. The U21 footballer’s 2nd round game was also cancelled and this re fixture will now also add to the headache for the club as fixtures will begin to back up and crowd the already hectic lead in to Championship month of April.The lack of adequate pitches is a huge issue and this weekend brought that home with Macroom, Kanturk and more importantly Coachford pitches being declared unplayable. This is not a good place to be for a club that has two intermediate teams to prepare for championship. The provision for a sand based playing pitch must be seriously looked at by the GAA club.  This pitch has been closed for almost 5 months with only one game for players over 12  (Intermediate Football v Newmarket) being played there in that time.

Fixtures

Saturday March 17th

Under 16 Football League
Aghabullogue V Ballinora
Coachford at 11am
Cancelled due to wet pitch

U21 B Football Championship
Aghabullogue V Iveleary

Ovens at 11.30am

Sunday March 18th

Intermediate hurling
Aghabullogue V Kildorrery
Kildorrery at 2.30pm

Monday March 19th

Minor Football League
Aghabullogue V Courcey Rovers
Coachford at 12.30pm

Saturday 24th March

Minor Football League
Aghabullogue V Whitechurch
Whitechurch at 3pm

Sunday 25th March

U12 Football Leaqgue
Aghabullogue V Ballygarvan
Coachford at 12noon

Saturday March 10th
U21 Football 2nd Round Postponed 
Aghabullogue  V Iveleary
Macroom at 4.30pm

Sunday March 11th 
Intermediate Football League
Aghabullogue  V Kanturk Postponed

Coachford at 2.30pm


Saturday March 3rd
Intermediate Hurling League
Aghabullogue V Kilbrittain
Coachford at 4.30pm

Postponed
Sunday March 4th
U21 Football 2nd Round 
Aghabullogue  V Iveleary
Macroom at 5.30pm

Benchmarking 2020

Benchmarking 2020 2017 Results are at the bottom of this page.

A club’s designated GDA will be their first point of contact for all elements of the scheme. The Rebel Óg Coaching team is as follows:

Role Name Ph. Email
Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane coachingofficer.cork@gaa.ie
Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan 086-8532375 kevin.ocallaghan.gm.cork@gaa.ie
North Cork GDA Pat Spratt 086-8922800 pat.spratt.gda.cork@gaa.ie
Southside City GDA Paudie O’Brien 086-7725411 paudie.obrien.gda.cork@gaa.ie
Northside City GDA Sean Crowley 086-0548533 sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie
West Cork GDA James McCarthy 087-7799531 james.mccarthy.gda.cork@gaa.ie
Mid-West Cork GDA Colm Crowley 086-3687799 colm.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie
East Cork GDA Shane Supple 087-4327261 shane.supple.gda.cork@gaa.ie

Targets must be retained on an annual basis and clubs can progress along the spectrum of targets from year to year. Thus a progressive coaching pathway for clubs is incorporated, with optional elements also listed for clubs who wish to strive for even higher standards. Clubs who do not wish to enter the programme will retain access to all individual elements of the programme, such as Monster blitzes or coaching courses, however, GDA priority will be given to clubs who are implementing an integrated club coaching plan under the programme. The minimum requirements for entry include some essential club structures for the implementation of any coaching plan. Also, a requirement for all clubs to host a Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is included.  The Cúl Camp must be organised according to the nationally approved guidelines outlined by Croke Park. ‘Urban’ exceptions may be necessary in terms of schools, which do not fall within any club catchment area. In such cases external resources may be devoted to fill any gaps.

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Bronze Targets

‘Primary School Coaching & Games Programme’

  • All schools in club catchment area
  • Schools coaching plan including Heads of Agreement
  • Minimum coaching requirementJunior Infants to 2nd class must be covered (boys & girls)
    • ‘A standard’ 8 hurling & 8 football coaching sessions
    • ‘B standard’ 6 hurling & 6 football coaching sessions
    • ‘C standard’ 4 hurling & 4 football coaching sessions
    • Boys & girls must be coached in mixed schools
  • Minimum games requirement2 Club-School blitzes annually (1 at the end of each coaching block)
    • hosted at Club grounds – all schools in club catchment area invited

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Silver Targets

‘Child Player Coaching & Games Programme’ – 5-12 year olds

  • Child player coaching plan for 5 to 12 year olds
  • Minimum games requirement16 x U12 matches; 12 x Official Monster U10 blitzes; 12 x Official Monster U8 blitzes
  • Young RefereesClubs to bring at least one ‘Young Whistler’ to each of the above Monster blitzes
  • Mid-term CampMini-Easter or Halloween Camp (minimum two days) for Child Players
  • Coach Educationorganise three workshops for Child player coaches annually
    • this may include Foundation and Code of Ethics courses

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Gold Targets

‘Youth Player Coaching & Games Programme’

  • Youth Player Coaching Plan
  • Minimum games requirement20 x U14 matches; 20 x U16 matches; 20 x U18 matches
  • Coach Educationorganise three workshops for Youth player coaches annually
    • this may include Award 1 or Award 2 courses
  • Physical development programme6 week Academy programme for youth players – content provided by GDAs, devised by Mardyke Arena & Dr. Wesley O’Brien
  • Active Post Primary schools liaison officerServe on local post primary schools committee
  • AcademiesSubmission of names for U13 Academy registration and participation by players on Regional and County squads, if selected

Rebel Óg Coaching Benchmarking 2020 was successfully launched in early 2015 and provide a template for best practice in coaching, promoting maximum participation and optimal playing standards in juvenile clubs throughout Cork city and county. The programme includes minimum requirements for entry, with subsequent progression to Bronze, Silver or Gold targets, which clubs would strive to achieve with the assistance of their local GDA. Bronze criteria are based on establishing a primary school coaching and games programme in schools within a club’s catchment area. Silver criteria are based on an appropriate programme of club coaching and games for 5-12 year olds, while Gold criteria are based on appropriate coaching and games for 13-18 year olds.

Targets must be retained on an annual basis and clubs can progress along the spectrum of targets from year to year. Thus a progressive coaching pathway for clubs is incorporated, with optional elements also listed for clubs who wish to strive for even higher standards. Clubs who do not wish to enter the programme will retain access to all individual elements of the programme, such as Monster blitzes or coaching courses, however, GDA priority will be given to clubs who are implementing an integrated club coaching plan under the programme. The minimum requirements for entry include some essential club structures for the implementation of any coaching plan. Also, a requirement for all clubs to host a Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is included.  The Cúl Camp must be organised according to the nationally approved guidelines outlined by Croke Park. ‘Urban’ exceptions may be necessary in terms of schools, which do not fall within any club catchment area. In such cases external resources may be devoted to fill any gaps.

Benchmarking Clubs – Whats in it for our club?

Clubs who entered Benchmarking 2020 in 2017, will be eligible for the following benefits in 2018.

  • Priority access to Pairc Ui Chaoimh Initiatives e.g. Monster Blitzes,Go Games Blitzes
  • Eligibility to apply for U12 Croke Park Day
  • Additional Cul Camp Gear
  • Access to Munster Stadium days
  • Application for Half Time games of County & Club games in Cork
  • Entry to the Hurling and Football Go Games Summer leagues for 2018
  • Entry to Munster U15 Super 10’s Competition
  • Access to the Rebel Og Coaching and Munster Coaching Conferences in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
  • Primary school Coaching and Games supports
  • Club Support via Workshops and other initiatives run by Rebel Og Coaching
  • Club bookings for Coach Education Courses (Foundation & Award 1)

For your club to avail of these opportunities they will need to be in the Benchmarking process.

Many thanks to coaches and officers at all levels, as well as our own GDAs, for organising and supporting the numerous activities organised under the Rebel Óg Coaching banner in 2017. A particular word of thanks to all club coaching officers who work so hard to improve coaching standards and structures in their clubs throughout the county. Following a review by the GDAs and games manager, the results for 2017 are attached. The accredited clubs will be invited to a workshop in February 2018 to receive their awards and get a chance to share ideas with other clubs and coaches. This will be exclusively for Benchmarking Clubs and details of same will be furnished in Shortly. It is planned to make the Gold status a realistic target for all clubs by 2020, so there is plenty of time for all clubs to progress. Details on our Benchmarking can be found here

Kevin O Callaghan

Cork Games Development Manager

086-8532375

Sunday February 18th
Intermediate Football Division 2 League  
Aghabullogue 3.10  V Douglas 1.14
Douglas at 2.30pm

Having lost their first game in Division 2 and not being able to play Illen Rovers last weekend due to an unplayable pitch in Baltimore the lads will be looking to get back on track against Douglas on Sunday. The city side are also chasing their first win of this year’s campaign.

Saturday February 17th
U21 B Football Championship
Aghabullogue 0.08 V Canovee 3.07 Match Report 
Carrigadrohid  at 1.30pm

Aghabullogue start this years Championship campaign on Saturday when they play Canovve in the B grade of this competition.

Every team is guaranteed 2 games in this years Championship. The boys will face stiff opposition in this local derby. Canovee will be anxious to start their quest for honours with a win against a club that they always consider shouldn’t even be playing football. The winners of the clash will go forward to the quarter final while the losers will play the losers of Aghinagh and Iveleary.

Aghabullogue defeated Macroom in last years first round game, lost to Ballinora and Éire Óg in round 2 . The B grade should suit Aghabullogue better but they will certainly find Canovee a really hard opening encounter.

Sunday February 4th 2018

Munster Senior Colleges Football Semi Final
Coachford College V Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare
Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney at 12noon

Cork County Division 2 Football League
Aghabullogue V Newmarket
Coachford at 2.30pm
Match report

A new year and a new season in GAA kicks off.

Aghabullogue GAA enjoyed an up and down closed season. The Astro Turf development has hit a few delays mainly due to the weather but the club are hopeful that it will be completed by the end of February.

Committee room disagreements broke out over what trainer should be appointed to manage the footballers and hurlers fitness and preparedness for the season ahead. Thankfully both sides eventually saw sense and the players have begun preparing for what will no doubt be a really tough year.

The Footballers showed promise in 2017 and ended the year with a terrific league win  which has promoted them to the very competitive County Division 2 League. Their Championship ended  at the quarter final stage after losing to Rockchapel by 2 goals in a replay. The footballers had left an 9 point lead slip (admittedly against a strong wind) in the first game against Rockchapel and hopefully will have learned a lot from last years defeat.

The Footballers are scheduled to start their 2018 league campaign on Sunday February 4th when they take on Newmarket in Coachford at 2.30pm but this fixture looks extremely doubtful. If the pitch had to be closed to U14s in December it is highly unlikely that it would be playable for adults after two more months of rain but here’s hoping!

Match reports

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/sport/gaa/rock-still-have-a-chance-36129708.html

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/sport/gaa/rockchapel-delight-36153985.html

The hurlers had an excellent start to 2017 defeating St. Finbarr’s second team in the first round in May. They then went down to 2016 All Ireland Junior Champions, Mayfield in August and suffered their  second championship defeat when they lost by just a point to Na Piarsaigh.

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