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 13th May, 2013

Apply for coaching positions at the Kilmacud Crokes Summer Camp

The application form for Coaches who wish to work on this year's Summer Camps can be downloaded below.

Tuesday 7th May, 2013

Workshop at 8pm on Friday 10 May in Glenalbyn House.

This is a coaching workshop that the Hurling Coaching Committee of Kilmacud Crokes is hosting on Friday night (10th May) in The Function Room Glenalbyn at 8pm.

Monday 25th March, 2013

The upcoming Easter GAA camp "Campa na n-Óg 2013" is being staged again by Kilmacud Crokes.

Friday 28th September, 2012
The Kilmacud Crokes Coaching and Games Committee are organising a Foundation Award Coaching Course. The course is designed for Parents/ Helpers/Teachers or new Coaches who want to get involved in the Club and in Coaching. 

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