★ 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

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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.


Celbridge GAA Club Camp Policy


Celbridge GAA club has a duty of care to ensure all children taking part in our camps do so in a safe and fun environment.
With that in mind the following criteria must be met in advance of the running of any Camp.

A Camp organising committee should be set up in advance of any camp sanctioned by the Club. Liasion with the Vetting Officer and/or Children’s Officer must be a done to ensure compliance.

“Young people must always be adequately supervised regardless of activity and it is the responsibility of Clubs to ensure that a satisfactory ratio of adults to young people is always maintained” Code of Behaviour

In addition to the Camp Co-Ordinator, and depending on number of child attendees, at least 3-4 other suitably qualified adults required for coaching/supervision each day and must be vetted. Higher child attendees would require more suitably qualified adults.
The CoB guidelines for supervision are 1:8 for U12s. While this may not always be achievable the Camp organising committee should do its best to ensure as many suitably qualified adults are available each day. Review of online application numbers will give a good indication of any shortfalls.

“Supervision ratios will depend on the nature of the activity, the age of the players and any special needs of the group. It is recommended that a minimum ratio of 1:8 for under 12 years of age players and a ratio of 1:10 for players over 12 years of age. When abiding by such ratios a coach must always be accompanied by at least one other suitably qualified adult at all times” Code of Behaviour.

If an adult is coaching they must have vetting, Code of Behaviour and a minimum foundation level coaching qualification.

If an adult is acting as supervisor they must have vetting. Depending on their duty, Code of Behaviour is preferable but if they are just helping out and not directly involved in the coaching it may not be a full requirement. Please revert to the Vetting or Children’s Officer once roles have been confirmed.

Juvenile helpers play a vital role in assisting coaching in the Camps and we are very grateful for their help. Those aged 16 or over must be vetted and those aged 17 or over must have Code of Behaviour.
Note: Only those with vetting can help at the Camps with juveniles. If helpers do not have vetting they are not permitted to have any role with juveniles. Their roles can include setting up drills, getting equipment, cleaning etc., but not in any coaching or demonstrating or supervisory capacity.
Any juvenile helping out who is 15 is viewed as a player and must be in the presence/supervision of a suitably qualified adult at all times. It is preferable however that only those aged 16 or over who meet the above requirements are involved with the Camp.

It is advisable to contact coaches and helpers well in advance of any camp to ensure we have enough coaches/adults/juveniles and that we are satisfied we have full compliance before the camp goes ahead


Roll Call:
Roll call to be taken within 45 minutes of Camp starting to allow for latecomers or a child wanting to return home.
If anyone arrives after this time it is the parent/guardians responsibility to sign in directly with the camp supervisor.
If a child is leaving early they must be signed out by a parent/guardian.

Dressing rooms:
Helpers/coaches/ supervisors should not be alone in a dressing room with a child/children. Best practice is to have 2 suitably qualified people supervising children if there needs to be supervision in a dressing room (for storing gear bags/eating lunch etc)
PLEASE NOTE: the use of the dressing rooms during camp is for placing bags, lunch and gear - hurley helmet etc and occasionally eating lunch if weather is bad. It is not used to change clothes.

Toilet breaks:
Suitably qualified persons to escort children to the general toilet area where they will wait outside until the child is finished. Children are expected to be able to use toilet facilities and wash hands without direct supervision. Toilet breaks should be encouraged at break times so as not to disrupt playing time during the camp activities. Best practice is to appoint suitably qualified persons to specifically oversee toilets breaks. A “Buddy system” should be employed so Children who need to go to the toilet be accompanied with another child from their group.

Fire assembly :
In the case of a fire all Adults and Children should immediately stop activities and go straight to the designated meet point in an orderly manner where a roll call will be taken.

First Aid:
A first aid bag is on site to deal with general small cuts and scrapes, bruises etc and cleaning/plasters etc can be applied by camp supervisor. More serious injuries require contacting the parent/guardian.
An accident form is available in the clubhouse.

It is the parent/guardian responsibility apply to make sure children are suitably attired for camps, to supply snacks & lunches, water, Gumshields etc.
In the case of sunny weather the Parent/Guardian should apply sunscreen if required. If sunscreen needs to be re-applied they are to to let the organiser know in case a child needs help. Children who need sun screen applied be accompanied by another child from their group.

Remind parents via application form to let camp organisers know of any allergies, medications, conditions their child may have in advance of camp.

Children's Officer 2020

Hi All,

We are delighted to welcome Sinead Treacy as the Children's Officer for 2020, with Niamh O'Donovan taking the role as Garda Vetting Officer


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

  • Garda Vetting Officer: Niamh O'Donovan


We are staring the process of updating the web site for 2020 & please be advised that some pages currently show the information for 2019.

Thanks for your patience while we apply the site wide changes for 2020.