Club Code of Practice for Youth in Sport

Shannon Gaels GAA

Club Code of Best Practice for Youth in Sport.

1.      Policy Statement

Shannon Gaels is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. The aim of this policy is to protect young people in our club from any harm or abuse, discrimination or degrading treatment and  to ensure their rights, wishes and feelings are respected.

Young players are entitled to:-

  • Be safe and feel safe.
  • Have fun and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment.
  • Be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity.
  • Comment and make suggestions in a constructive manner.
  • Be afforded appropriate confidentiality.
  • Participate in games and competitions at a level at which they feel comfortable.
  • Be listened to.
  • Make their concerns known and have them dealt with in an appropriate manner.
  • Be protected from abuse.

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Website Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines on the use of Photographic Images

Shannon Gaels GAA- Website Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines on the use of Photographic Images

The club website is in place since 2007 and enables us to publicise club activities, improve communication with members and the general public and is also used as a general publicity forum for local, national and international use.


Shannon Gaels GAA Website Policy


·        The Webmaster for the Shannon Gaels website is Ronan McManus.

·        The website will be updated regularly (at least once per week during the GAA season) and will be kept as current as possible.

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Further Information is available from the following websites

The National ASAP Website-

The GAA Club Manual for Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Related Issues

Player Welfare Section of GAA Website

Health and Wellness Section of Ulster GAA Website

Cavan/Monaghan Drug Awareness can provide information and assistance on drug and alcohol related issues.

Tel.: 042 966 6983

Henry Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.

Services Provided:

• Addiction Counselling for individuals/families

• Family Support

• Education/Awareness Programmes

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