A message from the Uachtarán and Ard Stiúrthóir

13 March 2020 16:05:29

A chairde,

We are all hugely proud of the significant role that the GAA plays in Irish society and the positive impact made at Club, school and County level through our promotion of our native games.
However, with that role comes responsibility and never has this been more evident than in recent days, and the decision taken to suspend all GAA activity, matches and training at Club, school and County level across all grades and codes until March 29 inclusive.

Here, Uachtarán CLG John Horan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan spell out the GAA’s position and our request to all of our members to do the right thing and to play our part.

Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.


Uachtarán CLG, John Horan, encourages the Association’s members to rally around the most vulnerable in their communities in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.


Ard Stiúrthóir CLG, Tom Ryan, discusses the Association’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Le meas,

GAA Communications Dept.

Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.
Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin

Joint Media Release from the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the LGFA

12ú Márta, 2020


Covid-19 response

In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight.

This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.

We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions.

In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.

For further information, contact Alan Milton,
GAA Director of Communications on 01 8363 222.

★ Celbridge GAA Academy 2020 ★


After the huge success of the Celbridge Academy programme last year we are delighted to announce that we are starting back again!!

Celebridge Gaa Club - ACADEMY 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Boys & Girls)

Start Date: Saturday 8th February 11.15am

Venue: Celbridge Gaa Club

Codes: Gaelic Football, Hurling & Camogie

Fun Games, Fundamental movements, Chasing Games & Intro to Basic Gaa Skills

Note: change of day from Sunday to Saturday

For more details contact Celbridge Gaa Games Promotion Officer

GPO Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senior Gents Football Bainisteoir

Celbridge Gaa are delighted to announce Dave Clare from Meath(Dunboyne) as the new Manager of our senior Mens Football Team.

Dave has an extensive coaching pedigree with various club teams over the years. We are excited with his enthusiasm and what he will bring to the team.

Please join us in welcoming Dave to our Club as we pass on our best wishes to Dave and the team for the year.

Senior Hurling Bainisteoir


Celbridge Gaa are delighted to announce Patrick O’Flynn from Kilkenny (St Martin's, Muckalee) as the new manager of our senior Hurling Team.

Patrick is the current Carlow U20 manager and has managed various Kilkenny development teams as well as having a successful association with WIT. He has also been involved with various club teams over the years.

Please join us in welcoming Patrick to our Club as we pass on our best wishes to Patrick and the team for the year

Children’s Officer Information 2020

Hi all,

As the year draws to a close we would like to thank all the coaches, volunteers, referees and members in the Club for their continued support and engagement with the Children’s Officer and Vetting Officer. We wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Again we would remind everyone aged 16 or over that by law they MUST be Vetted. This goes for anyone with a role or responsibility within the club and is essential for any new coaches who would like to come on board. They must be have applied for and received their on line vetting confirmation first.

Code of Behaviour, Coaching and Juv Referee courses are held regularly in the club. If you need to avail of any of these please contact the Children’s Officer.

For our Juvenile referees, without whom we could not play so many Go Games Matches, we are so grateful.
Going forward all referees must be vetted. This is an online process via Gaa main website/club website. The Vetting Officer will give advice on this. Please apply with completed parental consent form once you turn 16.

Over the break, we would suggest looking back over the Code of Behaviour which available from the below link


Our Games Our Code Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport when working with underage players ( Code of Behaviour ) 



Please familiarise yourselves with this and your obligations within the club. We have broken down the relevant sections to make it easier for members.

  • For information on the Code, Young Players, Coaches, Parents/Guardians, Supporters, Referees, Respect Initiative & Club, see pages 4-16.
    (Please note Best Practice & Supervision ratio recommendations on page 10.) Where only two coaches train together they could consider asking some of the parent group to apply for Vetting to ensure compliance with ratios at training. For female teams they should consider asking female helpers to be vetted and available or draw from Vetted Senior players.


  • For information on the Recruitment Process of Coaches, Mentors & Volunteers and to download the application form please see pages 30-35 and 65-66. Please speak to the Coaching Officers and Children’s Officer with regard to this process. Application forms are available in the Clubhouse or to download on page 65/66.


  • For information on Club Activities particularly Away Trips, Hosting an Event and Transport see Page’s 45-50


  • For information on Use of External/Non Club Facilities please contact Children’s Officer.


  • For information and guidance on Communications & Social Media Policy see page 51-53.


  • For information on Breaches of the Code see pages 17-29 and information on Dealing with Allegations or Concerns of Abuse see pages 54-66.


  • For information on Bullying see pages 57-60


  • Accident Report Forms are available in the clubhouse or to download on pages 67/68.


  • Definitions of Abuse and other Appendixes are on pages 69-92.


We have Children’s Officers at all codes : Camogie, Boys Football, Hurling, Rounders and Ladies Football within the club. We are available to assist and support you whenever we can.


Many thanks,

Sinead Treacy Children’s Officer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Niamh O’ Donovan Vetting Officer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.