Child and youth centered ethos

The safeguarding of our members will always be a key priority as we recognise that the welfare of the child is of the utmost importance.

Every player and parent who registers with Na Piarsaigh GAA will agree to abide by our codes of behaviour. Please read them carefully. As each policy is reviewed and updated, the latest iteration will be publishing here, making it available and easily accessible to members. It is the responsibility of each and every member of our club to ensure that best practice is implemented in Na Piarsaigh GAA.

If you have a concern, you can contact the Club Children’s Officer or Deputy Children’s Officer.

Policy Documents

Safeguarding our community

Na Piarsaigh GAA

We are committed to upholding Club policies. The responsibilities of Child Protection and Child Welfare are shared by us all.

Player Injury Scheme

The GAA have an injury scheme (fund) in place, which is funded entirely from Club and GAA funds. The scheme is NOT an insurance cover and is not intended to fully compensate for injury, but rather lessen the hardship to players and officials. The scheme’s purpose is to  supplement other schemes or insurance cover where applicable e.g. VHI, Aviva. These should always be leveraged in the first instance.

Full details of the protections provided by each can be found below:

GAA Injury Scheme – click here

Please contact Donie O’Gorman for details on the injury scheme.

Guidelines on the use of media

Taking photographs of players and the use of websites and social media to publicise Na Piarsaigh GAA are normal activities in club life. This also includes visual recordings of events, games, training and coaching sessions.

A common-sense approach is required when deciding what may or may not be appropriate to publish, as we do not wish to prohibit the advantage that this type of media can afford the club while adhering to best practice guidelines. This document is the Na Piarsaigh GAA official guide and policy in this regard.

E-Vetting in the GAA

The GAA has a long-established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.

Please read the information and guidance below before commencing this process.

In Na Piarsaigh GAA we are committed to upholding Club policies. The responsibilities of Child Protection and Child Welfare are shared by us all.

Frank Holohan is the Designated Liaison Person (DLP): 086 825 6578.

Club Children’s Officer: TBC
Deputy Children’s Officer: Frank Holohan (086 825 6578)

You can approach the children’s officers in the strictest of confidence.

Code of Behaviour Booklet

Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour

Dealing with Alleged Breaches of the Code of Behaviour (underage)

This code is jointly produced and supported by all the governing bodies including:
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael (The Gaelic Athletic Association)
An Cumann Camógaíochta (The Camogie Association)
Cumann Peil Gael na mBan (Ladies Gaelic Football Association)