The Association and its sister organisations recently launched (December 2014) online version of
Our Games – Our Code, the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport. The Club and County Children’s Officer
This Code has been agreed between the GAA, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland.
The Code replaces all previous Codes and is a mandatory Code of Best Practice for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage player s. It is a comprehensive good practice guidance publication and we are anxious that as many players, coaches, parents and other Club personnel have immediate access to its contents. The Code is also available in Disc format (not printed) form the National Children’s Office. For more information or a disc, please contact the GAA National Children’s Officer, Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl at 01-8363222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to partic ipate 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:
For more information on the role of the Children’s Officer and any advice that clubs may need contact the following
For further and more detailed information on this role within the Club, consult the Child Welfare section of the GAA