News: Leinster Fixtures, Competition Entries, Co Board Meeting, Code of Behaviour

There will be a Full County Board Meeting in St Marys GFC on Monday Night next Jan 14th at 7-30pm (SHARP). Agenda and Minutes to follow in advance of meeting.

Please note that ALL Clubs must be represented at each County Board meeting.

Failure to attend will see a €50 fine Imposed for each meeting missed. (As Per Official Guide).

The new Code of Behaviour (Underage), highlights the levels of behaviour that the LGFA seeks from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending our underage games.

Packed with 10 different sections the Code of Behaviour (Underage) has been updated to reflect recent child safeguarding legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day to day organising of our games.

Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with children and young people, how to promote the Code and also deal with breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the Club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying of children and young people, social media guidance and how to report any concerns or allegations of abuse.

The Code of Behaviour (Underage) applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations – Ladies Football, GAA, Camogie, Handball and Rounders – and may be downloaded here.

All clubs are requested to supply the following details on or before Sunday Jan 27th.

a) What competitions you are entering i.e., u12/u14/u16/u18/Adult.
b) How many teams you are entering in each grade.
c) Proposed amalgamations.
d) If clubs have requests for dates in which they are unable to field, you are requested to please send these in with the reason(s) on a separate email.
Please note that as a result of the Fixture Forum held last night (Monday 7th Jan) other age groups may be possible. Should that be the situation then they will be added if passed at County Board level.
e) If any club has dates in which they don’t wish to be fixed to play, you are requested to please forward these with the relevant reasons to on a SEPARATE email also by Jan 27th.

Leinster LGFA (Inter County) Fixtures for 2019 are available here – Leinster LGFA Fixtures 2019.pdf