This Week's Coaching & Games Activity 2013-08-20 16:00:00

A summary of the main activities being worked on this week are as follows :--

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps are nearing completion with 10 camps taking place this week. Newmarket Donaghmore Glantane Carrignavar Glanmire Erins Own Passage Oliver Plunketts St Colms and Ballinhassig.

The City School of Football continues in C.I.T. for u13 players under the direction of Keith Ricken and Paudie O Brien.

The county Development squads also kick off day one of squads week.
This will see a first get together for the Cork U 14 hurling panels who will be preparing for the Tony Forrestal and Sony Walsh tournaments in Waterford on August 31st.
A full list of the squads activity can be seen on

Carrigdhoun and Muskerry players will be in Brinny for u13 football with Martin Coleman.

Day two of squads week

GDA's will work with the Cork u 14 hurling panel in preparation for the tournaments in Waterford.

The U 13 football training will take place for any interested club players in Clonakilty, Skibbereen and Beara. The sessions so far have been excellent and the players have really benefited from the expert coaching of Kevin O Donovan GDA and James MacCarthy.

In the city, Paudie O Brien will have the Imokilly and the city U 14 football players out for a session as a continuation of their recent coaching programme.

Day 3 of squads week

As part of the on going work with u 13 players in the regions, a blitz will be held in North Mon GAA pitches for players who have attended the sessions at regional bases. In total there will be 3 blitzes held as numbers have been so big at local level.
This blitz will be used as a guide for players to test themselves against players from other areas who have been undertaking the same training programmes over the last month.

Carrigdhoun Muskerry u 13 hurling sessions will take place in Cloughduv.

Day 4 of squads week.

The Mon Field will be a hive of activity with a camera crew coming in to record footage of skills testing for teenage players.
This footage will then be used for publication on the Cork GAA websites to guide coaches on the best way to assess their players skills on a regular basis.

Day 5 of squads week.

Following on from last weeks u 10 blitzes the u 8 hurlers are being called to action this weekend.
6 venues around the county will play host to Monster Blitzes where the weather will hopefully cooperate a bit better than last weekend.
All clubs will have been notified locally by GDA's about the blitzes.

The county u 21 football final between Clonakilty and Valley Rovers will see the clubs u 8 display their skills in a half time mini games exhibition in Pairc Ui Rinn.


Finally, just a reminder to all clubs that the LEE FLAG Scheme is back up and running and any clubs who wish to achieve the targets and qualify as finalists should be reviewing the targets at this point and liaising with the local GDA to ensure they are moving towards fulfilling all the criteria.

Kevin O Callaghan
Caoimhín O Ceallacháin
Coiste Oiliúna Chorcai

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