Blackrock A.C. coaches are an integral part of any child’s sporting journey. They play a vital role in the development of young athletes and have a significant impact on their overall well-being. Our coaches provide guidance, support, and encouragement to children, helping them to build their skills and confidence in athletics. Here are some of the ways in which athletics coaches are important for children:

Athletics coaches are responsible for developing the skills of young athletes. They provide training programs that are designed to help children build their strength, endurance, speed, agility, and coordination. By focusing on these areas, coaches help children to improve their performance.

Athletics coaches also play a crucial role in the personal development of children. They help children to develop important life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and leadership. Through their coaching, children learn the value of hard work, perseverance, and dedication.

Participating in sports can have a significant impact on a child’s physical health. Athletics coaches help children to stay fit and healthy by providing them with training programs that are designed to promote physical fitness and prevent injury.

Athletics coaches also have a positive impact on the mental health of children. They provide support and encouragement to children, helping them to develop a positive self-image and build their self-confidence. By participating in sports and working with a coach, children learn to manage stress and anxiety and develop coping mechanisms that can be used in other areas of their lives.

Our coaches are passionate about their work and dedicated to helping children achieve their full potential. Here are some of the great coaches currently working with children.


Chairperson’s word

“Good coaches are essential to the success of any athletics club. Our coaches at Blackrock A.C. not only have the knowledge and experience to help athletes improve their skills, but they also serve as mentors and role models who can inspire and motivate young people to reach their full potential.”

Mark Cafferkey



Tommy Gavin
Tommy Gavin
Will Curran
Will Curran
Juvenile Coach
Paul Hunt
Paul Hunt
Juvenile Captain