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

Monday 17th September, 2012
A meeting for Parents of new boys who have recently started at the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Nursery will be held in the Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club House in Glenalbyn on Wednesday September 19th at 8.00pm in the Room 4. 

Thursday 13th September, 2012
Please see attached the Dublin GAA Coaching & Games Development Booklet for 2012-2013. 

Coaching and Games 2012-2013.pdf

Thursday 13th September, 2012

The Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club Coaching Department are organising a Coaching Course for students in the Transition Year Programme.

Saturday 27th August, 2011

Please note the foillowing email from Dublin Co Board Coaching Dept.

A Chara,


Dublin GAA are delighted to reveal plans for two fully accredited FETAC Level 6 courses in conjunction with Blanch IT and NADA (National Athletic Development Academy)


Thursday 21st April, 2011

HIS term as hurling’s missionary — also known as national coordinator — expires this weekend, but Paudie Butler remains true to the creed. 'I’m going to commit the rest of my life to supporting coaches and clubs who want to develop hurling.

Monday 16th August, 2010

The following are a series of coachiing videos by the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Coach

To view the videos simply click on the relevant section to the left

Tuesday 19th January, 2010

Thanks to all for your interest, this course is fully booked!

We will post notice in advance of any proposed future dates

Code of Ethics in Youth Sport


Monday 18th January, 2010

For more click www.gaa.ie/page/hurling_helmets.html 

Thursday 5th November, 2009

We will be running the New GAA Foundation Coaching Award Course on the following dates:

Session 1 - November 24th, St Laurances School, Kilmacud, 7.00pm - 9.15pm

Tuesday 20th October, 2009
Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club is hosting a Hurling Workshop this Friday evening (Oct 23rd) at 7.30pm on the Paddock.  The title of the Workshop is 'Uping the Tempo' and the session will be delivered by Anthony Daly.  The aim of the training workshop is to equip coaches of elite teams wit