A Code of Behaviour has been recently agreed and launched by the GAA, LGFA, Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and GAA Rounders, replacing all previous codes published.

This Code of Behaviour is mandatory for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage players, and Castleknock Hurling & Football Club are delighted to be a part of this good practice guidance and approach.

To oversee our club’s adherence to this code, and to provide a voice to our children and their parents, we are delighted to have our Children’s Officer. as a key member of our club’s Executive.

The Children’s Officer role is a broad one, ensuring the club and its’ members, coaches, mentors, parents/guardians and spectators adhere to the appropriate areas including;

  • Code of Behaviour
  • Garda Vetting
  • Necessary training

In addition Castleknock GAA has appointed a Designated Liaison Person (DLP), who will liaise with statutory authorities when and should that need arise.

Please contact the Children’s Officer should you have any concerns that cannot be dealt with by your child’s mentor or coach.  You can also contact the DLP for a private discussion regarding a specific concern that you might have.

Children's Officer

Children's Officer: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manages appropriate levels of behaviour in our work with children.
  • Implements and promotes the Underage Code of Behaviour and deals with any breaches of the code.  
  • Is the contact between the club committee and children, parents etc…
  •  Implements Parental Consent protocols.

Designated Liaison Person

Designated Liaison Person: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Liaison person with statutory agencies.
  • Assists those who have expressed concerns or allegations of abuse.
  • Responsible for the reporting of concerns of allegations of abuse.