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Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie USE YOUR HEAD – NATIONAL CONCUSSION SYMPOSIUM RETURNS TO CROKE PARK D r Brendan Murphy, the Tipperary Elite players have been left on the field “Because they have the backup and the and if they all know about the potential team doctor, has a simple phrase with concussion symptoms in the past, but facilities and people are well educated about consequences, and if the players know about when it comes to potential instances Dr Murphy, who will speak at the second it. It is your Junior A match down in the middle it, it makes it easier to take that player off in of concussion, ‘If you suspect, you National Concussion Symposium, at Croke of Offaly where you might only have 16 whatever game it is,” Dr Murphy said. Park on October 7, is thankful that times have players and only 10 guys at the game. remove’. changed. “Five or 10 years ago, if you were take a “The best player gets concussed and the guy off because he was concussed in an “I know from the Tipp camp, without naming The former Offaly hurler gave the example of manager won’t take him off unless his leg All-Ireland final, you’d be murdered for it names or breaking confidentiality, there has a Tipperary player who suffered a head injury is hanging off. That is where you want to whereas we are thankfully in a different been three or four times where we’ve taken during their Allianz league win over Dublin educate those coaches, players and parents, place now.” players off in League games,” said Dr Murphy. earlier this year and was taken off despite that they know the risks associated with it. “If you suspect, you remove. reducing the team to 14 players as they’d Oisin McConville, the former Armagh already used all their substitutes. “In Tipp, with Michael Ryan and the players, footballer and All-Ireland winner in 2002, “Now, maybe one or two of those didn’t have thankfully they have all bought into it. They will join Dr Murphy and Dr Pat O’Neill on a concussion, and when you have a bench with “Inter-county level is actually the easiest know the risks so even if it is a big game they discussion panel at the symposium. two or three All-Stars, the guy is not going to place to manage concussion,” said Dr Murphy. have to come off. Again, if you suspect, you be happy coming off, but you have to do it.” remove.” “I was concussed when we first started going on a run with Crossmaglen Rangers in 1996, Dr Murphy believes opportunities like next in the first round of the Championship,” month’s symposium, which will be run in said McConville. “It was nearly like a badge conjunction with Bon Secours Health System of honour to get wrapped up and to play and UPMC, and the GAA, are invaluable to on. I guess we just didn’t know the dangers provide vital education. of it then. We are much more aware of the dangers now, but you never stop spreading “If the coaches and managers are educated, the message.” Oisín McConville, former All-Ireland winning Armagh footballer, David Beirne, VP UPMC International, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, and Dr. Brendan Murphy, Tipperary Senior Hurling Team Doctor and former Offaly Senior Hurler, at the launch of the 2nd National Concussion Symposium, which will be hosted by Bon Secours Health System and UPMC in association with the GAA, and will be held in Croke Park on Saturday October 7th.
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie YOUR CLUB COULD RAISE UP TO €20,000 IN THE NATIONAL CLUB DRAW! Centra Shopping Voucher - to name just a The Club Specific Draw few. Clubs which sell a minimum of 200 tickets are entered into The Club Specific Draw. The Draw will be held on March 8 in Croke Through the Club Specific Draw, a draw will Park, with the Prize Presentation taking be done for all counties in which 3 clubs will place on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, also in the receive a prize of €5,000. A separate draw stadium. for each county will be done in which 1 club will win a prize of €1,000. And finally, the Tickets club with the highest ticket sales in each Each club has been allocated at least 100 province will receive a prize of €1,000. To National Club Draw tickets. The number be eligible for The Club Specific Draw, clubs of tickets allocated have been based on will need to ensure they have completed a ticket sale numbers from last year’s Draw. number of things along with the sale of 200 Clubs can now obtain their initial allocated tickets. tickets from their corresponding County Liaison Officer. Tickets cost €10 and clubs These criteria are: can sell a maximum of 2,000 tickets, 1. Recorded all sold tickets on the Online allowing clubs to raise up to €20,000. All Ticket Recording System. proceeds are retained by the club. 2. Accounted for all funds raised in the To request more tickets, clubs can contact club accounts, so that the amount their County Liaison Officer or email shown for club draw income correlates firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional with the number of tickets sold and tickets can be requested any time before recorded. One of the 2017 National Club Draw Winners: Ashling Sheehan of Drom Inch GAA Club Tipperary, receiving February 1. Details of all tickets sold must her prize of All Ireland Hurling and Football Final 2017 Corporate Package from Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán be entered into the Online Ticket Recording 3. Adhere to the Terms and Conditions Chumann Lúthcleas Gael at the St. Patrick’s Day Prize Presentation in Croke Park. System which can be found at of the Draw. (This can be found on the T http://gaa-clubdraw.cloudapp.net/ back of every ticket). he National Club Draw 2018 is Now an annual event, the NCD provides clubs with the opportunity to raise up to a GAAClubDraw. well underway with initial tickets Contact Details allocated and delivered to County whopping €20,000 for their club, along with a Clubs must ensure that they have If you have any general enquiries or Liaison Officers to distribute around chance to win some brilliant prizes provided accounted for and returned all tickets to requests relating to the National Club Draw by Ard Chomhairle. the country. With huge success in previous their National Club Draw County Liaison (tickets, flyers, posters etc.), please contact years, The National Club Draw is helping Officer by February 8. Tickets returned your NCD County Liaison officer or email These prizes include a New Renault to promote and develop the games at club Dynamique car, All-Ireland Hurling and after this date will not be entered into email@example.com. level by opening clubs up to the prospect of Football Final Packages, a travel voucher to the Draw. Clubs should not return tickets For any technical issues, please contact the raising much needed funds. the value of €2,000 and a €500 Supervalu/ support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. directly to Croke Park.
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CLUBS ON NEW DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION There are some significant changes to Data Protection legislation coming into effect next year which will have an impact on how the GAA, at all levels, engages with its members. It is important that every GAA Club, and indeed every member, is aware of how these changes in the law will affect the ways in which members’ personal information can be collected and used for GAA purposes. The following article describes some of the practical changes that need to be made to support compliance with the new legislation. Specific Steps for GAA Clubs to that information relating to GDPR is made Membership database. All registered available to Committee Members, Club What is Data Protection? members’ information is stored on the ensure Compliance Members, Coaches, Volunteers or anyone GAA’s central Games Management System It is imperative that every GAA club who is in anyway involved with the Club. • Data Protection legislation is intended (Servasport) and responsibility for this understands the principles of Data Protection Information regarding Data Protection can be to protect the right to privacy of information is jointly held by the GAA and how the upcoming changes in legislation found on the GAA website individuals (all of us) and seeks to centrally. will effect them. The following are key steps clubs should take http://www.gaa.ie/dataprotection ensure that Personal Information is used Specific consideration must also be given to appropriately by third parties that may Ensure Understanding Paper Membership forms and how these are Increase Awareness – have it (Data Controllers). As the saying goes, ‘You can’t manage what GDPR will benefit all of us, it will ensure • In essence Data Protection relates to any you can’t measure’ and this is especially true that our Personal Information is protected information that can be used to identify a What is GDPR? regarding Data Protection. It is imperative from misuse by any organisation. It will that each GAA Club understands exactly living person such as Name, Date of Birth, also ensure that, as a Data Controller, each • The General Data Protection Regulations what Personal Information it holds (and is Address, Phone Number, Email address, GAA Club, County or Provincial Board will responsible for). To ensure this is clear, it is (GDPR) is new EU legislation that comes Membership Number, IP Address, be accountable for how it collects, uses and important that every club makes an inventory into effect on May 25th 2018. stores information about the GAA members photographs etc of the personal data that it holds and • It very clearly sets out the ways in which under their remit. It is critically important examines it under the following headings: • There are other categories of information the privacy rights of every EU citizen must that every member is aware of the changes 1. Why is it being held? which currently are defined as Sensitive be protected and the ways in which a that GDPR will bring and how that impacts 2. How was it obtained? Personal Data which require more person’s ‘Personal Data’ can and can’t be them, either as a volunteer working on behalf 3. Why was it originally gathered? stringent measures of protection and of the club or as an individual Club Member. used. 4. How long is it being retained for? these categories include religion, This awareness will also benefit all of us in 5. How secure is it? • It places the onus on the person or entity ethnicity, sexual orientation, trade union our personal lives as GDPR also relates to 6. Is it shared with any third parties? that collects a person’s information (Data membership, medical information etc. Banks, Insurance Companies, Utility providers, Obviously, the primary source of Personal Controller) to comply with the legislation On-line Marketing etc. Clubs should ensure Information held by a GAA Club is its and to demonstrate compliance
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie managed once they have been completed There may also be others, depending on occurs at an appropriate time to allow individuals that must be supported by every and received by the club. It is OK to collect individual clubs, and it is important that each clubs to provide all of this information to Data Controller, including GAA Clubs. It information on paper forms, and to retain club has a record of all of the Personal Data its members in advance of the May 25th should be noted by members that these them in hard copy after they have been that it ‘controls’. An example of what a Club deadline. rights extend to any entity that holds your completed, as long as the member is Inventory could look like will be available on the information including Financial institutions, made aware of this at the time they are GAA website Existing membership forms, and other utility companies etc. These rights include: completing the form. Tick boxes (or similar) http://www.gaa.ie/dataprotection forms used to collect data (e.g. Garda • Access to all information held about an should be used to obtain the person’s consent to process their information. It is Vetting) must be updated to specifically tell individual (Subject Access Request) – vitally important that any completed forms Clear Communication individuals the following: This allows for any member to request are stored securely in a specified location. As noted above, it is required that individuals • The Clubs identity a copy of all information held about are made aware of certain information such • The reasons for collecting the them. This must be provided within one The same logic should be applied to any as why their data is being collected and who information month. Note: Maintaining the Inventory other system or database used to assist a will have access to it, before their data is • The uses it will be put to of Personal Information outlined above club when managing its membership. It is obtained. Under existing Data Protection law, • Who it will be shared with will be a critical enabler for processing OK to use technology supports in this way it has always been a requirement to provide • If its going to be transferred outside Subject Access Requests in a timely but careful attention must be paid to how some of this information to individuals. GDPR the EU manner and where data is stored (it must be secure builds on this requirement and expands the • The legal basis for processing the • To have inaccuracies corrected and should be encrypted) and individuals information that must be given to Individuals in information • To have information erased must be informed if a third party is being advance of collecting and using their data. It is • How long it will be retained for • To object to direct marketing used to provide a system for this purpose. fortunate that the GAA Membership renewals • The right of members to complain • To restrict processing of their Most of the third party providers of these if they are unhappy with the club’s information including automated kinds of systems (online registration, text Data Protection can be summarised in the implementation of GDPR decision making messaging, fundraising) will be well aware following 8 ‘rules’ • Other specific personal privacy rights • Data portability - Ability to receive all of of GDPR and will be able to advise on how You must ... relevant under GDPR (as outlined in their information in a standard format they are ensuring compliance. If your club Personal Privacy Rights section ) to move to another provider (more is using a third party system you should 1. Obtain and process the information fairly relevant for switching banks or utility contact them to verify that they are in 2. Keep it only for one or more specified and The GAA Central Council is currently providers than GAA Clubs but must be compliance with GDPR. lawful purposes supported) obtaining legal advice on how the above 3. Process it only in ways compatible with requirements should be reflected on GAA Other likely categories of Personal the purposes for which it was given to you Membership (and other) forms and will Information held by GAA Clubs will include initially provide guidance to clubs in the coming • Information required for Garda Vetting 4. Keep it safe and secure weeks. • Cul Camp or other training camp 5. Keep it accurate and up-to-date Sample membership forms will be available applications 6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and on the GAA website • Text or messaging systems not excessive 7. Retain it no longer than is necessary for http://www.gaa.ie/dataprotection • Email lists or distribution groups the specified purpose or purposes • Teamsheets, training attendance lists Ensure Personal Privacy Rights 8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to • Information captured on club websites GDPR enshrines certain rights for any individual, on request
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie Obtain and Manage Consent harm to the individual (Identity Theft or the appropriate manner and maintained members to register their details on-line, GDPR is very clear that an individual must be breach of confidentiality) then the individual accordingly. The GAA centrally will have thus making management of consent easier informed of what their personal information must also be informed. A procedure to expertise available for any Data Protection for clubs and reducing the amount of paper is going to be used for, who will have access detect, report and investigate data breaches queries that require additional / legal advice. records. to it, where it will be stored and how long should be in place. Queries of this nature can be submitted to it will be held for. They must give their email@example.com Additionally, the functionality available with consent for their data to be used. Consent It is imperative that Data Breaches or the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products must be ‘freely given, specific, informed and possible Data Breaches are not ignored in Supports Available to Clubs (available to those with @gaa.ie email unambiguous’. Members cannot be forced the hope that no one will notice, they must addresses) will assist in managing personal be investigated and reported if appropriate General Information information in a secure and controlled into consent or unaware that they are giving to do so. Advice on data protection queries Information relating to Data Protection and manner. consent. Obtaining consent requires a can be obtained on the gaa website GDPR is available on the Data Protection positive indication of agreement – it cannot http://www.gaa.ie/dataprotection or Commissioner’s website Further guidance on the processes that be inferred through silence (not objecting), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: http://www.dataprotection.ie. should be used is being prepared and will be pre-ticked boxes or inactivity. The 72 hour deadline for notification to made available to all clubs over the coming the Data Protection Commissioner applies Additional information and how data weeks. Consent must also be verifiable – Data irrespective of any steps being taken to protection specifically impacts on the Controllers must be able to demonstrate understand the causes of the breach. GAA and supporting templates, forms What does Data Protection Legislation that consent was given and an audit and process documentation is available mean to me? trail should be maintained. Note: Where Ensure Privacy by Design on the GAA website http://www.gaa.ie/ paper forms are used to collect personal information (e.g. Membership applications), GDPR seeks to ensure that all significant new dataprotection. • The legislation sets out rules about how processes, initiatives or projects undertaken this information (personal Information) the retention period (how long its kept for) Queries and Support consider and ensure GDPR compliance. can be obtained, how it can be used and for the form, or relevant portion of the form, Queries regarding Data Protection can be This requires that a Data Protection how it is stored. should align with the need to demonstrate sent to email@example.com Impact Assessment must be undertaken • Every person must give their consent for consent. to understand the potential impact of their data to be collected and processed that project / initiative on the privacy of Training for a specific purpose which must be Under GDPR, children are not permitted to individuals. GAA Clubs that are considering An online module to train club communicated to them at the time the give consent for Data Processing. A child’s administrators, registrars, club executive projects with ‘high risk’ processing (i.e. data is obtained. Parent or Guardian must give consent on committee and members will be available new technology) or installing CCTV should • They must specifically Opt-In and must their behalf. Existing GAA policy relating from November 2017. conduct a Data Privacy Impact Assessment be allowed to Opt-Out at any time. They to Juvenile members already supports this by meeting relevant stakeholders, must also be given the opportunity to legislative requirement. identifying potential privacy issues and All GAA Clubs will be invited to participate review the consent they have given on a agreeing ways to mitigate the risk of issues in a Data Protection seminar in Croke Park regular basis (i.e. Yearly) Report Data Breaches occurring. in November. Further Information on how to • Data must be kept safe and secure and If unauthorised access to Personal Data attend these Seminars will be shared in the must be kept accurate and up to date occurs or Personal Data is lost or stolen, Identify Data Protection Officers coming weeks. • An Individual can request a copy of all this must be notified to the Data Protection Every GAA Club should identify someone of the personal information held about Commissioner within 72 Hours of being to coordinate their approach to meeting IT Systems them (this is called a Subject Access identified. This is a requirement for all their Data Protection obligations. This Enhancements are currently being Request) and must be allowed to have all paper information and all electronic will include identifying and recording the developed to facilitate compliance with of their data deleted or returned to them, information (unless the data is encrypted or specific locations where data is held in each GDPR using technology. This will include if they so wish. anonymised). If the breach is likely to cause club, ensuring that consent is obtained in a GAA App which will allow GAA Club
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie #GAAYOUTH FORUM 2017 IS LAUNCHED A re you a GAA player aged 12 – 21 years old? Would you like to improve your application process is NOW OPEN at gaa.ie A Club can complete an application form to performance as a player? Would you like to learn how to balance the demands (http://www.gaa.ie/gaayouth) and there are nominate a young player/s from the Club to of study and sport? Would you like to get inside the minds of some of the top two ways to apply: attend the Forum (max. 4 players, ages 12 - Inter-County players in the country? • Online Application by an Individual 21). A young player can complete an individual If so, apply to attend the FREE Farmer, Ciarán Kilkenny, David Herity, application form online and identify an adult The closing date for applications is Friday #GAAyouth Forum supported by Sky Juliet Murphy, Cathal Cregg and Sharon in their Club who endorses their application. 6th October and successful applicants will be Sports! Courtney will address a range of issues informed by Friday 20th October. from Fuelling Performance to Injury • Online Application by a Club The #GAAyouth Forum is designed by Prevention & Recovery to Juggling the young players, for young players. The Demands in a young player’s life. Forum will be a fun and informative • Lunchtime Laughs with Rory’s Stories with a mix of interactive exhibitions, – Rory O’Connor brings his renowned workshops, high profile speakers and a characters to life in an interactive comedy Q&A session. gig! • Q&A – A range of experts and high profile With workshops designed for three players will answer your questions on a specific age-grades (12 – 15; 16 – 18; number of topics. 19 – 21 years), players will leave the • Lunch Hub – Keep the energy levels high Forum having learned invaluable tips and enjoy the best grub Croke Park has to and tools that will help them to develop offer… all for free! as a player and as a person. Registration is from 9.30am, the Forum There will be a number of activities at commences at 11am and concludes at the Forum including: 4.30pm. For the full line-up of workshops and • Exhibition Zone – interactive demos speakers so far please download the agenda at about everything from preparing http://www.gaa.ie/gaayouth. healthy lunches to hurley care and repair! This FREE event will fill up fast so make sure to • Plenary Session – Diarmuid apply online asap! ‘Gizzy’ Lyng will open the 2017 #GAAyouth Forum with the How to Apply: assistance of musicians from There are 600 delegate places are up for Rhythm Corporation. grabs for male and female players in three age • Workshops – experts, coaches groups: 12 – 15 (Junior Cert Cycle); 16 – 18 and players including Orlagh (Leaving Cert Cycle) and 19 – 21. The online
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie SKY SPORTS TO INVEST €3M IN GAA GRASSROOTS PARTNERSHIP Throughout 2017 to 2021, Sky Sports will with the aim to increase the number of Super join forces with the GAA on the ground to Games Centres countrywide from 119 to 154 encourage more kids to participate and in 2017. With approximately 25 kids taking get involved in Gaelic Games. Sky Sports part in each Super Games Centre, the goal is will invest €3million over a five year period to reach and encourage over 3,500 children by leveraging its links to world-class elite annually. sportspeople; ‘visiting the SGC’s to meet participants and contributing to activities in Some of the mentors lined up to get involved Super Games Centres around the country; in the Super Games Centres throughout the supporting the annual Youth Forum; and year include; Carla Rowe, Cora Staunton, investing in training equipment. Darran O’ Sullivan, Kevin Conlan, & Paul Geaney. On top of supporting the GAA Super Games Centres, Sky Sports has also pledged support The #GAAyouth Forum in partnership with and investment to the GAA Youth Forum, an Sky Sports annual forum taking place this year on 28th The #GAAyouth Forum is a free annual October, and the GAA Games Development event specifically for young GAA players – Conference which takes place on the 12th boys and girls – aged 12 to 21 years of age. and 13th January, 2018. It is designed for young players, by young players with the support of the GAA’s Youth The initiatives Committee. The GAA Super Games Centres in This year’s annual #GAAyouth Forum takes Carla Rowe, Con O’Callaghan and Darran O’Sullivan, with attendees at the recent announcement that Sky partnership with Sky Sports Sports will partner with the GAA on three major grassroots initiatives place in Croke Park, on Saturday 28th October. With some of the most experienced The Super Games Centres have been sports experts in its stable, Sky Sports will S established to reduce youth drop out which work with the GAA to provide a well-known ky Sports has announced it is The announcement was made today at the is the biggest worldwide problem in this sports personality to deliver expert advice partnering with the GAA on three key launch of The GAA Super Games Centres; the sector. Research conducted by the GAA and and guidance to Ireland’s young GAA players grassroots initiatives which will see first of the three grassroots initiatives that Sky University of Sterling prove the veracity of on the day. Details will be announced in the the broadcaster invest a total of €3m Sports will support. Dublin player and newly the SGC approach and the importance of coming weeks. over five years. The three initiatives being crowned All Ireland champion Con O’Callaghan giving this age cohort responsibility for the supported include: and Sky mentors Carla Rowe and Darran organisation of their own affairs. Sky Sports The application process is now open for O’Sullivan were at the launch to announce will provide support to each Super Games all young players and there are 600 places • GAA Super Games Centres Sky Sports’ grassroots plans and take part in a Centre in the form of kits and equipment. available across three age-grades: 12 – 15 • #GAAyouth Forum number of Q&A sessions with 300 children from Regional visits with Sky Sports mentors years; 16 – 18 years and 19 – 21 years. • GAA Games Development Conference all over the country. will also be arranged throughout the year, www.gaa.ie/gaayouth
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, games to an international audience and I trust Aogán Ó Fearghail, said: “I acknowledge the all three initiatives will go from strength to assistance of Sky Sports in supporting three strength.” very important initiatives in the ongoing development of our games at grassroots level Commenting on the launch of today’s with our young people. initiative, Pat Daly, GAA Director of Games Development & Research, said: “Where “Our Super Games Centres, our Youth winning is concerned, many young people Forum and our extremely successful Games today are fighting a losing battle as reflected Development Conference are all organised in the numbers who are dropping out of sport. with a view to engaging the young people who The key principle where the Super Games play our games and keeping them involved. Centre is concerned is that “everyone is good enough here”. Instead of fighting a losing “This partnership complements the support battle, every young person should battle to Sky Sports have provided in showcasing our succeed - always. Then, everyone is a winner.” Pictured at Croke Park to announce Sky Sports’ commitment to grassroots were JD Buckley, MD Sky Ireland and Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchelas Gael. GAA Games Development Conference in Sky Sports will announce an elite partnership with Sky Sports sportsperson as keynote speaker in the coming months. The GAA Games Development Conference in partnership with Sky Sports is the flagship Commenting on Sky’s plans to invest event of the GAA’s Coach Education €3million in grassroots GAA over the next programme. five years, JD Buckley, Managing Director, Sky Ireland, said: “Our announcement today Running since 2003 with over 800 of the GAA’s further demonstrates our commitment leading grassroots coaches in attendance, to GAA, not just in broadcasting the All this year’s conference will take place over two Ireland Senior Championships, but also in days in Croke Park on Friday 12th and Saturday supporting our stars of the future. We have 13th January, 2018. enjoyed another wonderful season this year At the event, attendees will hear from some of which saw 14 exclusive games air on Sky the most influential voices in GAA and further Sports and we look forward to working with Dublin player and newly crowned All Ireland champion Con O’Callaghan and Sky mentors Carla Rowe and the GAA across the Championship and at Darran O’Sullivan were in attendance to announce Sky Sports’ new grassroots partnership with the GAA. afield with keynote addresses as well as workshops & seminars for smaller groups. grassroots level for many years to come.”
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie GAA TO LAUNCH FUN & RUN PROGRAMME AS PART OF CULTURE NIGHT A s part of the GAA’s contribution to culture night, a special event took place this month at Trinity College Cricket Grounds in Dublin at 6pm to launch plans to run a nationwide GAA Fun & Run Programme. GAA Fun & Run is a specially designed making our great games accessible and programme which focuses upon the enjoyable to more people than ever before integration and inclusion of people with and that is something hugely positive.” disabilities in Gaelic games, while also giving participants the opportunity to take GAA Fun & Run is a team-based game that part in 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous can be played by people of all ages, genders activity. and abilities and regardless of whether a person has a physical or intellectual The feedback from teachers in mainstream, disability. special needs schools and clubs over the last 12 months has been phenomenal The game encompasses a range of during the testing phase and they are fundamental skills that exist in Gaelic football, Hurling, Rounders and Handball - delighted with a game that caters for all. but the Rules have been modified to adapt these skills to suit the individual involved. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail will launch the One by one, players on the striking team – programme while Minister for Transport, using hurley, foot or hand – bat the ball off Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD and an adjustable tee holder into a designated GAA Director of Games Development fielding area. Each player on the striking and Research Pat Daly will also be in team attempts to complete one full rotation attendance. of all 12 bases (1 Fun Run). Meanwhile all players on the fielding team must play the Uachtarán Ó Fearghail said: “Being at the ball before returning the ball into a bin and heart of our communities is a corner stone preventing the Fun Run. The team with the of what the GAA is about. There is no better most ‘Fun Runs’ wins. way to do that than to be as inclusive and as welcoming as you can be. For further information contact: Charles GAA Fun & Run is a team-based game encompassing a range of fundamental skills that exist Harrison, National Cúl Camps Co-ordinator – in Gaelic football, Hurling, Rounders (pictured) and Handball. “This GAA Fun & Run initiative is about 01 865 8623
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie PARADING CLUB COLOURS ON ALL-IRELAND FINAL DAY T his year saw the introduction of – and no one feels the excitement and pride meet Uachtarán na hEireann and Uachtarán GO Games kids who played at half time on All- a new initiative on All-Ireland more than the clubs who produce the stars on Chumann Luthchleas Gael, standing in front Ireland day. These talented children are drawn final day which helps put clubs centre stage. of each player was a young Go Games child from across the 32 counties and have each at the heart of the All-Ireland wearing that players own unique club jersey. won a skills competition in their respective celebration. This year those clubs were acknowledged for county to have the honour of being present on their work in nurturing and developing these The senior final referees Fergal Horgan in all-Ireland day. star players with a parade of club colours at hurling and football’s Joe McQuillan also had The September showdown is a massive Croke Park before both finals. their club jerseys on the red carpet. A big thank you to all of the clubs involved in occasion for the counties who contest the the squads in both finals for their support and All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals As the teams lined up on the red carpet to The children involved were drawn from the for making their club colours available.
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie KING CON REFLECTS ON REGAL YEAR C on O’Callaghan had won almost The 21-year-old UCD student admitted that it everything in the game even has been an epic 12 months or so. before this year’s All-Ireland senior football success with “I was involved with some very special teams,” Dublin. he said. “With the Cuala team, obviously we had He’d already picked up a senior medal in potential from last year. And with the Dublin 2016 and in the subsequent months won All- U-21s, again we had a savage team from last year Ireland medals with the Dublin U-21s as well and that potential was always there too. as the Cuala hurlers. “I had a brilliant year personally but the teams Yet by lining out against Mayo in this year’s I’ve been part of have been pretty special as well. senior final, he claimed perhaps the most You’re always hoping it’ll be a good year. But I important thing of all - bragging rights in his didn’t sit down at the start of the year and say, ‘I house. think I’m going to win this’ or ‘I think I’m going to win that’. I just took them as they came.” Con’s father, Maurice, also appeared in an All-Ireland senior final for Dublin, in the 1984 O’Callaghan played 68 minutes of Sunday’s senior loss to Kerry, but only as a substitute when he final win before being replaced by Niall Scully. replaced Joe McNally. He was on the bench as Dean Rock lined up the So even if Con hadn’t kicked his brilliant solo free that he converted with 76 minutes and four goal just seconds into last weekend’s thrilling seconds on the clock to finally see off Mayo. final, he could still have lorded it over his GAANOW Rewind: Con Callaghan’s goal-a-game father by simply lining out. “I wasn’t watching the match at that stage, to be honest,” said O’Callaghan. “I had my head in “Yeah, he played in the ‘84 final,” smiled Con. my hands, looking at my feet. But even though I One of the most remarkable statistics associated “But this year, because we lost the league “He likes to bring it up himself, he likes to wasn’t watching I backed Dean. The lads beside with ‘King Con’ is that he’s still only played final, it was almost like a fresh start. And chat about himself from time to time!” me eventually jumped up, so I knew he’d got it!” around five minutes of national league football. the manager actually laid it out that there would be a fresh start. So I just said I’d give it Maurice O’Callaghan ended up playing both David Clarke, the Mayo goalkeeper, fired the He appeared as a 67th minute sub in Round 1 of everything I had and I’d see if I had a chance hurling and football for Westmeath, a county subsequent kick-out over the sideline and Dublin the 2016 league against Kerry but has otherwise of getting in. with which he has family ties, in the 1986 held onto possession for the next 70 seconds been on club and U-21 duty at the start of each Championship. until full-time was sounded. By that stage, they’d year. “We had a couple of really tough months been forced to retreat all the way back down the of training in the lead up to the Leinster There seems no chance of Con going field and across their own goals. It makes his impact on this year’s Championship, championship and it was a case of if you’re anywhere though and fans are licking their lips at the prospect of watching him in blue which he finished with 2-20, including semi-final performing there you might get into the for perhaps another decade. “We probably thought that it might get blown and final goals, all the more impressive. starting team. up a little earlier, when we started going into the It’s anyone’s guess how much silverware corner we were lucky enough not to get turned “It’s always good to get a bit of league experience because if you don’t get it, you’re “And if you get into the starting team and you he might actually end up with because he over,” said O’Callaghan, a Commerce student at remains a talented dual player and is the UCD. “But we got it in the end, thankfully the ref being thrown straight into Championship and it play okay, you’ve a chance of getting back in reigning AIB Leinster club Hurler of the Year. blew the whistle.” might be a bit daunting,” he said. and retaining your position.”
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie THE DREAM IS ALIVE - RUN FOR ADAM BURKE O n Saturday, September 30th, took him by the hand and I could tell he was in rehabilitation before beginning a further three- “He’s a growing young man, his brain is able to Two Mile House GAA Club terrible trouble.” month intensive rehabilitation programme at the find new paths and new ways and that’s what the in Kildare will host a special National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. funding is really for.” fund-raising initiative for Adam’s brain was swelling and he needed a 21-year-old Adam Burke who suffered a life-saving operation at Beaumont hospital to Through hard work and with the help of his As part of their fund-raising initiatives, the Burke devastating stroke playing for the club’s remove his skull-cap and allow his brain to swell therapists, Adam has made great progress and has family and Two Mile House GAA Club are hosting naturally. gone from being bed and wheelchair-bound to a family day of fun on September 30th that football team in 2016. walking again. includes 5k and 10k fun-runs. “We were given the news at that point that he Adam, a very talented forward who scored 2-2 had a 20% chance of living and if he did live He still has a long way to go though, and Tickets are €25 and include a t-shirt and entry to from play in Two Mile House’s All-Ireland Club that the chances of us communicating, walking, the intensive and specialised neurological the BBQ that evening. The BBQ will be followed Junior Championship Final victory in Croke talking or interacting with us were very slim,” his rehabilitation he needs during this crucial early by a celebrity GAA Panel hosted by Marty Park in 2014, collapsed on the pitch in the mother Catherine told Cormac O’hEadhra. stage will cost a lot of money. Morrissey with special guests Davy Fitzgerald, Joe second half of a club-game in July last year. Brolly, Michael Duignan and Tomás Ó Sé. “I just prayed and wished he would come back It is estimated that the total cost of Adam’s Watching from the sideline, his father Willie to us, the whole family have gone through the future rehabilitation including physical therapy, Tickets for the event can be purchased here, but immediately knew his son was in terrible mill and suffered but not as much as Adam has occupational therapy, and speech and language if you cannot make the walk/run and would still trouble. suffered. therapy along with life adaptations will be in excess like to make a donation you can do so here. “I just saw him getting a crunching tackle into of one million euro. “He was in a coma for two weeks. He was very To find out more about Adam’s story and the his chest,” said Willie in an interview with RTE sick when he came out of the coma. He gave us “The therapy he needs is very expensive,” said his family’s fund-raising initiatives, visit the website Radio 1’s Cormac O’hEadhra last month. great hope after three days, he put his big left father Willie. www.runforadamburke.org. hand out around our necks and gave us a hug. “He was attended to on the ground, thankfully he got up but didn’t take much part in the “He recognised us but his right side was next few minutes (of the game) because it was paralysed but it gave us great hope and through coming up to half time. those dark days a light was beginning to shine a little bit.” “He came out in the second half and drifted his man over near us and our eyes met and I The stroke left Adam with a number of could just tell something was wrong, he was extremely challenging injuries. grey in the face. He suffered paralysis of his right arm and hand, “I don’t know why I was tracking him, suddenly weakness of his right leg, increased fatigue, I just saw him out in midfield and he put his and also damage to the part of the brain that hand up to his head and then just fell gentle controls language and speech. as you like onto the ground. Adam spent three months in Beaumont Hospital The Two Mile House team that won the 2014 AIB All-Ireland Club Junior Championship. “I jumped over the fence and ran into him and engaging in a gruelling multi-disciplinary Adam Burke is seated at the front of the picture on the left-hand side.
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie KEVIN KING’S LEGACY WILL SAVE LIVES know both of these vital steps to help someone in supporting the Call Push Rescue training in his GAA an emergency. club. “Kevin was totally dedicated to Slaughtmanus “It is a testament to the family that they are saving all his life, so it is only fitting that this priceless lives today as well as raising vital funds to fund training should be rolled out here, and that this research that will save lives tomorrow. new defibrillator be fitted nearby,” said older brother Martin King, a doctor in Derry. “The lifesaving skills taught using the Call Push Rescue kit will be vital in giving people the “The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside confidence to step in and try to save a life when of hospital can be as low as 10 percent, but this they see someone suffer a cardiac arrest. is increased with good, timely CPR. However, this can often be administered incorrectly or not at all, “Approximately 1,400 cardiac arrests happen simply because people are too scared to do it or out of hospital in Northern Ireland every year but don’t know how. currently less than one in ten people survive. This first training session in the club is a fantastic step “Through this training, we hope to equip members towards training the Slaughtmanus and wider Derry Slaughtmanus GAA members Ronan Cooke, Ryan O’Doherty, Conor Lyons, Michael McShane and Cathal Deery being of the club and the surrounding community with community in CPR and equipping them with the trained in CPR by the British Heart Foundation’s Karen McCammon [centre] and Craig Moore [front right]. the confidence to administer CPR and use the skills to save a life.” T defibrillator if needed – helping to prevent untimely he family of a young Derry man who Mary’s Church at Tamnaherin and available at all deaths in the future. BHF NI asks for a contribution of £400 towards died suddenly from a previously times for use by the local community in the event each defibrillator as part of the Community unknown heart defect are backing of a cardiac arrest. “That Kevin should leave such an important legacy Package. a series of CPR training sessions in a is both a comfort and a huge honour for us as his bid to prevent further untimely deaths. The King family donated the lifesaving machine family,” he said. “We were so proud of Kevin in life, and received the Call Push Rescue training kit and we are so proud of him now.” To find out more about defibrillators and how to place following their successful application for a BHF one in your organisation or community visit www.bhf. Eglinton man Kevin King was just 22 years of org.uk. age when he collapsed during a game of indoor Nation of Lifesavers Community Package. Since Kevin’s death 10 months ago, his family soccer in November last year. Despite efforts to have already raised tens of thousands of pounds For more information on how you can help BHF create resuscitate him, he was later pronounced dead at The Community Package contains the innovative for BHF through a series of fundraising events and a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/lifesavers. Altnagelvin Hospital. kit which includes a defibrillator and the initiatives. equipment needed to learn CPR in half an hour. Information on Cardiac Screening in the GAA can be Last night, his family were joined by friends and St Mary’s GAA club will offer CPR training using Speaking at the first of the CPR courses last night found here. members of the local community to support the the kit. at Slaughtmanus, Karen McCammon, from BHF NI said: “It is truly humbling to be part of the King Information on the GAA’s defibrillator scheme can be first of series of British Heart Foundation (BHF) found here. Call Push Rescue training sessions run by St The defibrillator is a portable device that can be family’s campaign to save lives after the tragic Mary’s GAA Slaughtmanus – the club where Kevin used by a member of the public to help restart death of their son and brother Kevin. Information on the Cormac Trust, a charity that was made his mark as a talented centre-forward. the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. For set up after the sudden death of Cormac McAnallen to every minute that passes without defibrillation They have not only raised tens of thousands of raise awareness of the cardiac conditions that cause The family also donated a defibrillator in his and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around pounds in his memory, they have now funded the sudden deaths and promote cardiac screening for memory, which will be housed at the adjacent St 10 per cent. So it is vital the local community defibrillator in the heart of his community and are young people, especially athletes, can be found here.
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie CARDIAC SCREENING R cent events have once Is your GAA club ready to ACT? Certified training courses are available from: Further information on the GAA Defibrillator again highlighted the • the Irish Heart Foundation (www.irishheart.ie) Scheme, including the association’s guidelines for need for all clubs to The following video shows the value • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (www.phecit.ie) clubs and the defib purchase and trade in scheme ensure they have raised of a defib as a life saving device at a • Heart Safety Solutions (www.hearts.ie) see: awareness of the association’s club fixture in 2015. • The Cormac Trust (www.thecormactrust.com) (Ulster only) http://learning.gaa.ie/Defibrillator%20Scheme recommendations in relation to Cardiac Screening and are ready https://www.youtube.com/ to A-C-T in the event of a cardiac watch?v=ZATrKDxPRU4 arrest occurring at a training session or fixture. ACT to Ensure Heart Safety at your ACT toClub Ensure Heart Safety at GAA Cardiac Screening your Club Questionnaire Accessible – Make sure–that your defibrillator Accessible The GAA advise that the most is stored Make sure in an your that area defibrillator where ACCESS effective way to identify risk of isisstored not restricted, in an arearemember time where ACCESS cardiac issues is for players over isisnot critical. Specialised restricted, rememberunitstime are the age of 14 to undergo cardiac isavailable for outdoorunits critical. Specialised storage. are screening on one occasion. It is available for outdoor storage. also advised that this process be Charged – repeated before the age of 25. Ensure that Charged – your defibrillator is fully CHARGED Ensure that your and that self-tests defibrillator is Players should consult their team have fully passed byand CHARGED carrying out weekly that self-tests or family doctor if they wish to get inspections. have passed by Ensure thatout carrying your weekly screened and screening should inspections. Ensure that your have battery and pads (pad-paks) consist of completion of the GAA’s not reached battery and padstheir expiry date. (pad-paks) have Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, a not reached their expiry date. Physical Examination and an ECG. Trained – Ensure –there are enough TRAINED Trained For further information, rescuers Ensure to respond there are enough anytime the TRAINED including the Cardiac Screening Clubhouse rescuers or pitches to respond are occupied. anytime the Questionnaire see: Clubhouse or pitches are occupied. http://learning.gaa.ie/ node/110300
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie PADRAIC MANNION FULFILS CHILDHOOD DREAM T he enormity of what he and Much of the satisfaction Mannion took his team-mates had just from the achievement was a vicarious one achieved was still clearly because it meant a lot to him to help the sinking in for Galway wing- longer-serving players like Colm Callanan, back Padraic Mannion a couple of Joe Canning, and Cyril Donnellan finally hours after their All-Ireland SHC Final reach the promised land they’ve been victory over Waterford. striving towards for so long. The final hectic few moments of the “There’s obviously particular players there match seemed to last an age as he that you nearly have it in the back of your willed referee Fergal Horgan to blow mind to do it for them,” said Mannion. the final whistle, and when it finally happened the realisation that he’d “The service they have given Galway down fulfilled a childhood ambition was a through the years, and the criticism they surreal one. have taken when they shouldn’t have been. It ticks in your mind. “I remember hoping the referee would blow it up, because I didn’t want the “The likes of Cyril Donnellan, Colm ball to come back down. I know how Callanan, and Joe and David Burke, these dangerous they were there with the lads that have done so much for Galway Pádraic Mannion of Galway breaks away from Maurice Shanahan and Tommy Ryan of Waterford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final. high balls being landed in. hurling and been through so much criticism. Being part of just getting them “That’s what all the best teams do down can win a good deal more than just one All-Ireland “I just couldn’t really believe it, and an All-Ireland medal is a great privilege through the years. Kilkenny always showed the medal. when you’re trying to register what’s and I’m delighted to be a part of it.” composure. They were up against it many times. after happening…it’s something you For now, though, they’ll savour this one before You thought they would get beaten and yet they think about growing up all the time ‘I’d Galway have been a nearly team for much worrying too much about what the future might would always grind it out. love to win an All-Ireland’. of this decade until now, and Mannion hold. believes manager Micheal Donoghue “I don’t think you ever really believe you and his management team deserve huge “It’s something we worked on in training, “Obviously what’s better than an All-Ireland medal have and growing up, I’ve never seen credit for transforming them into ruthless all through the league and the Leinster is to have two All-Ireland medals, but look we waited Galway win an All-Ireland. winners. championship; getting that consistency of 29 years for this one and we’re not going to think performance day in and day out. We brought a about next year yet anyway. “It was before my time. It’s unbelievable “Yeah, it’s definitely Micheal and the team certain amount of that, even if there is always and I’m looking forward to going back have bought into,” he said. “We have been something to work on after every game.” “But obviously when the time comes - but we’ve to the hotel and back to Galway, and all lacking down through the years and we celebrating to do before that, for this week anyway. the people just to see what it means to knew we needed to work on it and improve They’ll seek to improve again next year and you And I think we’re well entitled to forget about next the county.” on it if we wanted to be successful. get the feeling this group of players believes they year for a while.”
Football Hurling Club General F O R N E W S , V I D E O S A N D F I X T U R E S www.gaa.ie PWC ALL-STARS PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATED AT CROKE PARK P wC’s sponsorship of the PwC the Month. All-Stars was celebrated with an event at Croke Park. The As part of this sponsorship PwC will support new partnership with the GAA the GAA and GPA in the development of and GPA was officially confirmed last the All- Stars by extending its expertise Friday. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthcleas in consultancy - this activity will include Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, GPA Chief technical and digital activation of the Executive Dermot Earley and Feargal sponsorship. O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC were joined by Galway’s All Ireland Speaking at the announcement, Uachtarán winning hurling captain David Burke, Chumann Lúthcleas Gael Aogán Ó Waterford hurling captain Kevin Fearghail said; “I am pleased to announce Moran and Kerry footballer Paul this partnership with PwC and acknowledge Geaney at the event. their support of our players in the past.” PwC Ireland are the title sponsor of “The All-Stars is a prestigious, long the All-Star Awards programme. The standing awards scheme in the highest partnership, a significant investment, is esteem by the players. We look forward to a four-year deal and includes exclusive working with the GPA and PwC on the PwC branding rights of the Awards which All-Stars in the weeks, months and years Galway hurler David Burke, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, GPA Chief Executive, Dermot Early, PwC Managing partner, Feargal O’Rourke, and Waterford hurler Kevin Moran. will see the official name of the Awards ahead in honouring the best players in our move to The PwC All-Stars. games.” including All-Stars Liam Rushe, Michael Quinlivan, employment of a number of inter-county players, the Mattie Donnelly and Cian O’Sullivan come through All-Star awards and PwC are a great match. This is the The partnership strengthens PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC, our graduate programme to develop successful support for Irish sport, celebrating added: “We are delighted to announce our highest profile event for our inter-county players and careers with PwC. being an All-Star is a huge honour so it’s only fitting excellence and recognising individual continued support of Gaelic games and, in talent and will form a part of the particular, the recognition of young Irish that our sponsors reflect the scale of that distinction.” “We are very excited to come on board and look professional services firm’s sponsorship talent. Developing talent and supporting forward to celebrating the contribution of both the portfolio. others to grow and work in ways that bring The PwC All-Star Awards will be presented at a Gala hurlers and footballers to the 2017 season at the out their best is paramount to the future Event at the Convention Centre Dublin on November All-Stars banquet in November.” The sponsorship encompasses the PwC success of our business. 3, which will be broadcast live on RTÉ television. This All-Star awards ceremony which this GPA Chief Executive Dermot Earley said: “We’re year’s tour, involving the 2016 and 2017 hurling year will take place in the Convention “At PwC we want our people to fulfil their delighted that PwC have strengthened their bond selections, will visit Singapore in December. Centre, Dublin on Friday, 3rd November maximum potential and ‘being the best with the GAA and the GPA by investing in our and the Player of the Month Awards that you can be’ is very much at the core of flagship All-Star awards event for the next four from April to September for both our how we run our business and so we see years and we look forward to continuing our great For all the latest PwC All-Stars news check out footballers and hurlers which will now the PwC All-Stars as a natural fit for us. partnership with them. #PwCAllStars. be called The PwC GAA/GPA Player of “We are proud to have several GAA players, “Given their involvement with the GPA and their
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