Our Primary section is the next step in the development of our young players as they progress from our Cúl Maroon nursery section.
The boys start to cultivate what promises to be a lifelong relationship with the Club, alongside deepening relationships with their teammates, both of which they will take right through their school days and in to adulthood!
On entering the Primary section at Fé 7 we begin to develop their basic football and hurling skills in a fun and interactive environment. Our coaches primary focus is to nurture the young talent and energy, allowing the players to express themselves while espousing our Club Underage mantra –
“Have FUN, make new FRIENDS and learn new SKILLS”
At Fé 7 and Fé 8, the players have their first introduction to small-sided games and blitzes involving other clubs from Cork city and county, organized by the Club or through Rebel Óg. These are action packed and t another important step in our players development!
As the players move up through the age groups from Fé 9 to Fé 11 inclusively, the structures become more defined with a programme of hurling and football matches scheduled week to week by Rebel Óg. These events include multiple inter-club blitzes, an annual monster blitz, and numerous outings on the 3G astro turf surface at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which is the ultimate field of dreams for our young players.
There is also the excitement of travelling to watch our Senior teams play in Championship games, excursions to play against clubs in other counties in well-organised inter club competitions, club organized outings to Cork senior hurling and football matches at home and away; a combination of events that provide wonderful excitement and enriching experiences for our young players in a safe and child-centred environment.
Welcome to the Primary Section – it will be a blast!
Rebel Óg Gold Standard Benchmarking Award
Bishopstown GAA Club has secured the Rebel Óg Gold Standard Benchmarking 2020 Award every year since its inception. The award recognizes the work of clubs that achieve and implement best practice in their approach to coaching and matches for young players, and for initiatives that improve playing standards and increase participation at player and mentor level.