Our F/T Coaches

Páraic McDonald

Páraic McDonald, who hails from 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 director. He has also been involved with Dublin Football Development squads, managing and coaching Dublin Minor teams in that code in 2002, 2006, 2013 and in 2014.


Niall Corcoran

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 played with the team until recently and was 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.

Coaching - News & Reports

Referees Wanted!
Wednesday 6th October, 2021


Referees Wanted!

The Club is now looking for a number of new referees! To play your part, please email Secretary.kilmacudcrokes.dublin@gaa.ie or contact 0872312378.

To be a ref you must:

Core Exercises - an introduction
Tuesday 6th April, 2021

Back in 2010 (a very young-looking!) Niall Corcoran put together a great series of short videos on simple core exercises.

Niall's Lockdown Wednesday Workouts  - Replay of Feb 10th Session Below
Monday 8th February, 2021

During February and early March (2021) Niall Corcoran hosted a series of popular online workouts (#WednesdayWorkouts) 

You can watch replays of Niall's sessions here.

Bigger & Better for Gaelic4Teens
Friday 31st January, 2020

The Ladies Gaelic Football Assocation has confirmed that 30 clubs that have been selected to take part in the Gaelic4Teens programme over the coming months and the good news that Kilmacud Crokes are one of the clubs selected. 

Sunday 19th February, 2017
Please find in the attached file  the dates for all the upcoming Coaching Events, Easter and Summer Camps & Mini All Irelands in 2017. I would appreciate if you could upload to the Club Website.
Sam comes to visit Carysfort NS
Sunday 13th November, 2016

Sam Maguire visits local schools, accompanied by Con O'Callaghan, Paul Mannion and Páraic McDonald

Crokes logo
Tuesday 8th November, 2016

Details of our upcoming Foundation Award Coaching Course are now available.  This Course is aimed at beginner coaches and is a mandatory requirement for anybody with an interest in getting involved in coaching. 

2016-2017 Coaching Programme
Wednesday 12th October, 2016

A message from the Coaching Department

Wednesday 17th August, 2016

Nursery Coaching (September 2016)

Wednesday 18th May, 2016

Please find attached the Summer Camps Coaches application form for 2016. Coaches must be aged 16 or over on the 1st day of the camp, 1st July, i.e. born on or before 1/7/00