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

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

Campa Na nOg
Friday 26th February, 2016

It's on the way! More information and Application Form here!

Monday 15th February, 2016

Coaching Events Plan for 2016 has been announced. If you wish to book one of these events or for further information about any of these events, please contact Paraic McDonald +353-86-224 4265 or Niall Corcoran +353-87-983 4287.

Monday 4th January, 2016
Free classes starting on 18 January! Register in club at 8pm on Jan 13th!


Thursday 10th December, 2015

Details of some of our Coach Education Events for January 2016

A message from Niall Corcoran:

Sunday 29th November, 2015

The U9 hurlers had a real treat over the weekend, when they were visited by Tipperary’s Brendan Maher during a training session in UCD on Saturday morning.

Tuesday 3rd November, 2015

As members will know, CrokesTalks is our tag line for the strategy and focus we are developing and implementing in the club for Mental Health and Wellbeing.


Tuesday 15th September, 2015
The Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club Coaching Department are organising a Coaching Course for students in the Transition Year Programme. The course will be suited to students who have an interest in Sport or might be interested in a