Clare GAA Child Welfare + Health & Wellbeing News

Updated Garda Vetting question and answer document

posted 12 Mar 2015, 15:36 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant


Please see attached updated Garda Vetting question and answer document for your information following our meeting on Wednesday 4th March 2015.  Many thanks for your attendance, good to see so many in attendance.  

The attached document has now been uploaded to the GAA National and Clare GAA Websites.

It deals with many of the day to day queries that we receive here and I'm sure that you do too. 

Is Mise Le Meas


New Code of Behaviour (Underage) that came into effect in November 2014

posted 23 Jan 2015, 14:29 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 23 Jan 2015, 15:27 ]

Please find attached please link to the new Code of Behaviour (Underage) that came into effect in November 2014. This is a joint Code shared by all of the Gaelic Games Associations.


Two attachments are provided as per below:


1                    A copy of the new Code of Behaviour (Underage) where a full copy of the 36 page booklet that may be downloaded as                       required.

2                    A section by section copy of the Code including all ten sections which may be downloaded individually, section by section.


This, the 5th version of the Code, replaces all previous editions of the Code of Behaviour when working with children and young people.  The Code you will note is but one section, albeit a vital section, of our overall Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.


The Code of Behaviour (Underage) is a mandatory Code for all persons working in any role of responsibility with Children in the GAA, Camogie, Ladies Football, Rounders or Handball, and has been adopted by our relevant Central Councils and is in accordance with Rule.


You are requested to upload this Code in a prominent position on your Club Website. 

Please note Section 8 of the Code of Behaviour which is a new Section that outlines the agreed mechanism for Dealing with Alleged Breaches of the Code of Best Practice at Club and County level.  This requires all Clubs and Counties to appoint their own Code of Best Practice Hearings Committee to hear and adjudicate on breaches of the Code.

A Briefing will be held for Club Children's Officers, Club Executive Officers, Health & Well-being Officers County Board Officers & Games-Coaching Committee to assist the implementation of these new structures.

Many thanks


GAA Underage Code of Behaviour Documents

Garda Vetting Information for clubs

posted 22 Jan 2015, 15:11 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 23 Jan 2015, 15:29 ]

Dear Clubs

Please see "Garda Vetting section" in the Child Welfare & Protection Documents page up to date vetting forms for use when completing applications for Garda Vetting. These are the forms which are now in use and the only forms that the Garda Central Vetting Unit will accept.

Fearghal de grae

Garda Vetting Documents

Clare GAA Off the Booze…On the Ball Information

posted 9 Jan 2015, 08:50 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 9 Jan 2015, 08:52 ]

Dear Clubs

I just wanted to give you an update in relation to recruitment of clubs for in Clare Off the Booze…On the Ball.

Each county  was set a goal of recruiting two clubs each for this year’s campaign. The Clare County Health & wellbeing Committee are actively encouraging club participation, we feel it is an achievable goal and one that would create an excellent foundation for Off the Booze…On the Ball in 2015.

To date, 0 clubs from Clare have registered for this year’s campaign, and although clubs can register right up until the end of January, we wanted to ensure all registered clubs have enough time to recruit as many participants for their campaign as possible. We are therefore asking that over the next week to 10 days, that you do whatever you can to recruit at least 2 clubs from the county.

Registration is done online at, and once a club registers they will receive all the information they should need. As I’m sure you are already aware, the campaign has numerous reasons for a club to get involved:

  •  It provides a fun way for clubs in Clare to promote healthier lifestyles and even improve performances.
  • It gives clubs a novel way to raise money as all participants can get sponsored for going off the booze and on the ball via the online portal with all money going back to the club1.
  • It gives club an opportunity to win a money can’t buy prize that the whole club can enjoy, the highlight of which will be a coaching session by a high profile coach and former inter county star.
  • All clubs will receive a digital promotion pack, as well as some printed promotional material – guaranteed to pre-registered clubs and while stocks last once pre-registration has closed.
  • All clubs and participants will receive an information pack that will help them make OTBOTB ’15 as successful as possible.


If anyone has any questions relating to OTBOTB ’15 or indeed relating to how the County HWC can support the achievement of its objectives, then please don’t hesitate to contact Emmett or I at any of the numbers below, or by email and I will answer any of your questions.


Le meas

    Fearghal de Grae (Clare County Health & Wellbeing Committee)

Emmet Haughian Fearghal Gray 

Health & Wellbeing Coordinator (GAA Community & Health dept.) Clare County Health & Wellbeing Committee

Email:     |     Office: +353 (0)1 819 2393     |    Mobile: +353 85 876 8643 0852805396

1 Competition T & C’s apply

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