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Emergency/First Aid

Emergency / First Aid Policy Protocols

All coaches, helpers and members should be prepared to act quickly in the event of an emergency. It is recommended that all clubs would have at least one person trained in first aid within their management or if not a number of first aiders appointed by the club to attend games and events organized by the club. The protocol and procedures that one plans for any event should be posted visibly on club notice board and on club’s social media





All accidents, injuries and any untoward events should be recorded on the significant incident form along with a witness statement if thought necessary.

Team management should keep record of all injuries that occur at training and games and forward to club secretary.


  • Coaching sessions outside the usual recognised club sessions will not be subject to Club insurance if the details have not been notified to the Committee 12 hours in advance of the session commencing
  • It is the responsibility of the parents to check that the coaching session is covered by the necessary insurance.


Emergency Procedures for Incident during a Session/Game

  • Ensure that a vehicle has access to the playing area.
  • Ensure that a qualified first-aider is available.
  • Ensure that a well-stocked first aid kit is available.


  • In the event of a serious injury, where the injured person cannot be moved, qualified professionals will be contacted
  • In the event of removing an injured person to another area, ensure that at least two people are present.
  • Emergency services must be called, if appropriate.
  • Parent(s)/guardian(s) must be informed as soon as possible.
  • Accident reporting procedures must be implemented.


All other relevant Information available on links below

Guidelines for appropriate and safe training for Gaelic Games

Concussion Management guidelines for Gaelic Games

Injury Prevention

Injury Fund

Defibrillator Scheme

Emergency/First Aid Section