Click the below link to download & read the March GAA newsletter
Click here to download the Match day regulations issued by CCC covering Football & Hurling championship games for the coming year.
Kildare CCC has met and reviewed the need for match day regulations in relation to the 2017 Kildare Club Championships which are due to commence in May.
We kindly ask all clubs to review the same ahead of the upcoming competitions competitions.
Daithí Ó Cathail / Dave Cahill
Rúnaí Cill Dara / Kildare GAA Secretary
National Panel Referees have been reminded of the rules in relation to Hurling Helmets and Mouthguards and are under instruction to caution players wearing tampered hurling helmets (i.e. where bars from the faceguard have been removed or altered) or not wearing a mouthguard (Football). Refusal to comply with a referees instruction can lead to a player's dismissal. This information will also be passed on to club referees through the county referee administrators over the coming days.
The GAA would like to remind all players at all levels in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:335 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).
All players are advised that in the event of a head injury occurring, if the helmet being worn does not meet the standard or is modified or altered from the original manufactured state, they are not covered under the terms of the GAA Player Injury Fund.
The attached handout is an information sheet for distribution to players at all levels and is also available on: http://learning.gaa.ie/mouthguardshurlinghelmets
If you have any queries in relation to this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.
Since January 1st 2014, it has been mandatory for players in all grades to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football games and practice sessions.
The introduction of this rule has led to a drop of 37% in the number of dental injury claims made via the GAA Injury benefit fund, resulting from incidents in Gaelic football training sessions and matches in grades up to Minor in 2013. At adult level a similar drop of 39% has occurred, proving the benefits of wearing a mouthguard in reducing the risk of dental injuries.
~ All Gaelic footballers must wear a mouthguard in practice sessions and matches.
~ It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouthguard
~ A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries
~ Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard
~ Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule
~ No Mouthguard? No Game!
The player in question must provide supporting medical evidence clearly stating why a mouthguard cannot be worn
Further information on the above is available at the following link:
Is mise le meas,
Player Welfare Officer / Rannóg na gCluichí
First of all, we would like to acknowledge the successes of the Senior Ladies in 2016, winning the Division 5 League and reaching the Junior B Final and the contribution made initially by Tommy & Fionn (helping with training) and ultimately with Ben Bennett taking the reins and helping girls deliver the performances, spirit and teamwork required to win matches. Following Ben’s retirement/sabbatical from the game, we have recently appointed Johnny Mulligan (who comes with a pedigree of successes with various clubs) and Gavin McDowell (strength & conditioning coach).
In order to ensure a big squad for training we have combined Minor & Senior squads and kicked off season with a ‘meet & greet’ meeting with Johnny. We were delighted with the turnout with Chairman introducing Johnny and welcoming him to Celbridge, expressing desire to build on momentum from 2016 season, with commitment, attitude & effort in training being a key to continued success in 2017. Johnny addressed the squad and there was palpable excitement about plans, management structures and the challenges that face the team in 2017.
The squad kicked off season with first training session held on Friday.
Training will be every Tuesday & Thursday from next week, with first game on 28th February (awaiting final fixtures list with opposition & timings)
We look forward to upcoming season and would call on all club members, family & friends to get out & support the Ladies in their pursuit of another League & great Championship run.
Ladies Football Committee