Child Welfare and Protection

Blarney GAA Club was delighted to officially adopt The GAA's “Code of Behaviour – Underage” at the 2014 AGM.

This Code of Behaviour complements the Irish Sports Council (ISC) Code of Ethics and "Our Games Our Code - Code of Best Practise when working with underage players" which was officially adopted by our club at the 2012 AGM.

The Code of Behaviour addresses the minimum appropriate levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our Young Players, Coaches, Supporters, Parents/Guardians, Referees and Clubs.

By adopting these codes, Blarney GAA Club aim to ensure that young people and children who play our games receive the best possible care, attention and protection while participating in our Gaelic Games.

In 2019, it became Blarney GAA Club Policy that all coaches/managers & mentors involved with any team under the age of 18 years have three qualifications.


1. Child Welfare In Sport Protection Workshop

2. At least Foundation Level 1 GAA Coaching Course

3. GAA vetting


The club requests all underage coaches, parents/guardians and players to read the Code of Behaviour document.

For more information, please contact our clubs Children’s Officer John Quirke on (087) 661 1911 or see the links below.


GAA Code Of Behaviour


Dealing with Alleged Breaches of the Code of Behaviour


Child Safeguarding Statement


"Maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour in our work with children and young people"


More information on the official GAA Website on Child Protection in the GAA


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