Referees - note from Children's officer


For home matches, please ask all coaches, players and supporters to remember to respect the referees and each other.

For Underage matches in particular where we use our juvenile referees, we would ask that going forward, coaches to introduce our referee to opposing team coaches and remind them that they are juveniles, who have given their time to referee the matches and will do their best to ensure fairness and good decisions. (If an opposing coach has any issue with a referee or their decisions they should speak directly to the home coach and not the referee).

We would ask that all coaches and parents be mindful of this and no comments be directed at them during the matches.
Also remind our Referees that THEY are in charge - if there are any comments or such from the opposing team coach, they should immediately warn that coach and can ask the coach to leave the sideline if it continues.

The same applies to parents on the sidelines.

Alternatively the referee can speak to the home coach to let them know and they can speak on their behalf.

Thank you for taking the time to read this -

Niamh O’Donovan
Children’s Officer
Celbridge GAA Club

Rules regarding any proposed transfers to USA/Canada for the summer.

From: Secretary Kildare
Sent: 06 May 2019 18:22
Subject: GAA Sanction 2019

A chara,

Ahead of this year's summer sanction for all Club players in Ireland please take note of the below;

The process of all sanction applications must be made via the Player Transfer System (PTS). This process must be initiated by the USGAA / NY / Canadian Clubs that the player intends to play for.

Players must reach out to they Club they wish to intend to play for in the above highlighted jurisdictions. It is then up to the Club out there to start the process.

Please note the below with importance!...

All players seeking a sanction must have purchased any of the below accepted GAA insurance;

Chubb Insurance - (Worldwide min 3 months cover)

USIT via MAPFIRE (Grade 5) - inclu Hazardous Activities (Grade 5)

Blue Insurance (Grade 3) - Sports and Activities (Grade 3)

J1 Travel Insurance - (Policy endorsed to note cover for Gaelic Games)

Also any player who submits an application on a certain date, but is not departing the Country for a number of weeks he must notify us if he wishes to continue playing for his home Club and does not want the sanction approved until the player departs the Country.

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All sanctions considered by Croke Park and by the USGAA / Canadian / NY Secretaries. Therefore true grading's must be given along with the approved GAA Insurance. Note all applications will not approved unless all parties approve.

Finally all players whom avail of a sanction will not be able to play for his home Club in Ireland for 30 days after date of approval of his sanction inCroke Park. Any player returns to Ireland may not subsequently return to North America, for further info please Riali 6.12.


Please below for more info;


Le meas

Daithí Ó Cathail / Dave Cahill

Rúnaí Chill Dara / Kildare GAA Secretary

★Child Safeguarding★ 


Just a Reminder that all referees/helpers etc aged 17 or over (or those turning 17 shortly) must do the Child Safeguarding course. This is a requirement of the GAA. 

Please contact the Children’s Officer to book a place on this course which will be held on Monday 29th April @ 7pm in club. The course is approx 3 hours over one evening. 

This course is compulsory for all involved in juvenile activities including refereeing (our juvenile referees included). There are a limited number of places available. 

Also can coaches please ensure that the referees they use have done the referee course. A full list of our qualified referees is available from the Juvenile Secretary. Referees must also apply for Vetting once they turn 16. 

If anyone would like any more information on this please let me know. 

Niamh O’Donovan 
Children’s Officer.
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