Name: MULLINGAR SHAMROCKS
As Gaeilge: An Muileann gCearr
Address: Springfield, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Colours: Green and White
Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Club is fully committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our activities. We take all possible steps to safeguard children from any discernable forms of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and we respect their rights, wishes and feelings. Mullingar Shamrocks has, as is legally required under the terms of the Children First Act (2015), its associated Children First: National Guidance, and the GAA Our Games – Our Code Guidelines, a designated Children’s Officer, Lisa Burke who is central to the Club’s policy on Child Welfare and ensuring that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings.
Mullingar Shamrocks implements a child-centred approach and philosophy that recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount and ensures that each child is provided with developmental opportunities that are appropriate to their age and abilities. In our work with young people and with adults GAA national policy documents act as a resource and govern our commitments. These are
- A Code of Behaviour (Under Age) jointly published by the Gaelic Athletic Association, Camogie Association, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Rounders Council of Ireland and the Irish Handball Council
- GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
- GAA Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse
- Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Young Players. These are in addition to the guidance provided in Children First: National Guidance which is designed to be used side by side with the Children First Act (2015) If you are
i) a Youth Member (Under-18) who is worried about your treatment within the club
ii) an adult member or parent who has any concerns about the welfare of a child you are urged to contact the Children’s Officer, Lisa Burke (087-9771147).
Mullingar Shamrocks Designated Liaison Person: Sean Hynes 087-79173891