The Corinthians Player Development Academy provides additional training opportunities for Corinthian players and non members. The sessions are run by UEFA qualified coaches, Joe Gamble (Irish senior international, manager of College Corinthians senior team), Craig Donnellan (Irish U19 international, captain of College Corinthians senior team) and Mark McNulty (Cork City FC goalkeeper)

Academy details

– Individual player focus on technical development

– All year round academy training from professional coaches

– Small group training pods to aid development.

– Improve confidence and self-esteem of players

– Increased football contact hours for players (not to replace clubs training schedule)

– Limited spaces available per age group

– Fun and enjoyable sessions while learning

Academy Sessions

Regular academy sessions are focused on outfield play and ball skills. The cost of the academy is €10 per session and is organised in blocks of 4 sessions. For any queries please contact Craig 0868959125 or Joe 0860445967.

Goalkeeping Sessions

Specialised goalkeeping sessions are organised in blocks of 3 weeks at a cost of €15 per session. There will be a maximum of 8 in the goalkeeping groups. For any queries please contact Mark at 0852033309

Weekly Schedule

2022/23 Sessions will restart on 12th September 2022.

4pm to 5pmU9 (2014)U10 (2013)U12 (2011)
U13 (2010)
U11 (2012)
5pm to 6pmU14 (2009)
U15 (2008)
U16 (2007)

(U11- U14)



My son has been attending Corinthians Soccer Academy for 6 months now and absolutely loves it. Even over this short time frame I have noticed a huge difference in his ability on the pitch and it has helped his confidence enormously. His ball control, dribbling, decision making and pitch awareness have all improved.


It is very obvious that the coaches put a huge effort in beforehand to plan the sessions, so that on the day, the sessions are fast, efficient and performed at match pace with an emphasis on “reality based” training.


Craig and Joe are naturals with the kids and give each child plenty of encouragement. We genuinely feel very lucky to have footballers of this calibre training our son. Would highly recommend.