The player is central to the GAA and all its activities. The skill and dedication of our players at all levels have captured the imagination of the public since the founding of the GAA and have been fundamental to the on-going success of the Association. The welfare of players is therefore of paramount importance to the GAA and its future success. During the development of the GAA’s Strategic Plan and Vision 2009-15, a key objective was the enhancement of the experience of all our players within the Association. Click on the various topics for more information:
The Association’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee is comprised of medical professionals, players and administrators, they work to ensure that player welfare matters are kept to the forefront of priorities within the GAA. The primary responsibility of the Medical, Scientific and Welfare committee is to advise the Association on medical and general welfare matters relevant to our games and to drive Association policy in these areas.
GAA Community & Health: Since its formation, the GAA has been about more than just providing a sporting and cultural outlet for our members. It has become part of the fabric of Irish life and we pride ourselves on the work carried out by our clubs, counties, and provinces on behalf of the health and wellbeing of our members and our communities. The GAA Community & Health Section was created to enhance and support this work. This section includes resources on Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, Gambling, Drug/Alcohol Addiction and Community Development. Click on the icon above for more information.
Killoe GAA Code of Conduct: A new Code of Conduct leaflet was completed and circulated to club members and officials in August 2015 with specifics on codes of conduct to be followed by those involved with the club. Click on the image above to access and read this document.
Source: GAA Website & Killoe GAA Executive
Killoe GAA is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernible forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
We do this by:
- Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.
- Ensuring that coaches & volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and accept responsibility for ensuring the well-being of children in their care.
- Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our games/activities.
- Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns that they may have.
- Appointing a designated Children’s Officer to our Club Executive at our Annual General Meeting.
- Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance the Association’s Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse (Fourth Edition 2009) and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.
- Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators adhere to GAA Codes of Behaviour.
For more information on GAA’s Child Welfare click on the various links below.
- Child Welfare & Protection – Guidance Notes
- GAA’s Code of Best Practice
- GAA’s Code of Behaviour
- Contacting Underage players
- Tackling Bullying
- Dealing with Allegations of Abuse
Garda Vetting Service:
- Garda Vetting Service
- GAA Garda Vetting Form
- Garda Vetting Form Guidance
- Parent/Guardian Vetting Consent Form
Sources: GAA Website & Longford GAA Website