FORMER FAUGHS PLAYER CLOSING IN ON TWO DECADES AT KILMACUD CROKES

29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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Páraic McDonald made his name as a multitalented sportsman in Castleblayney and a winner of multiple titles with the Faughs, but he has now spent almost two decades as a full-time coach at Kilmacud Crokes as the Stillorgan club has grown into one of the biggest in the country. Monaghan GAA Games Development Manager Paul O’Connor called on his former team-mate to deliver a webinar on developing youth club coaching programmes last week and speaking to The Northern Standard this week, Páraic said they were pleased with the reaction: “We were happy with the numbers tuning in and the feedback.

Paul O’Connor was happy with it so that was the main thing! I actually coached him when he was a minor in one of my early roles in coaching. He later followed me to Dublin, he was working with Cuala for a couple of years and with the Dublin county board. We kept in touch and I’ve watched from afar the programme he has implemented with Monaghan to great success.” McDonald had no shortage of role models growing up in Blayney….

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