Health and Wellbeing
Any club looking to purchase additional Recipes for Success booklets can now do so online, at the following link: http://www.printcomp.ie/gaa-products.
Dr. Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition with the Sport Ireland Institute did an interview with GAA.ie on the importance of proper nutrition advice to protect physical and mental health of our players. Read the full interview here: https://www.gaa.ie/news/proper/
At last week’s Healthy Club Conference, Nutritionist Kate McDaid suggested placing a Urine Chart in your club bathrooms to help players and members recognize if they are dehydrated. This is a very simple way to support the health of your members and we would encourage all clubs to follow this advice once we are permitted to re-open. Please see attached urine chart for you to use in your own clubs, feel free to edit and add your own clubs logo to this also.
Spectrum Health have developed a free e-book called ‘Feel Good in February’ and have launched it for February 2021. It is filled with tips on moving more, improving sleep, and eating well! There is also a handy calendar to help you set goals and a weekly meal planner, plus easy-to-make tasty recipes. Download it now for free by clicking here: Digital Resources — Ireland’s Leading Provider of Allied Health Services (spectrumhealth.ie)
Healthy Club Officer Training:
This module aims to help new Healthy Club Officers and club members understand the Healthy Club Officer role and responsibilities. The training is open to all club members and registration in advance is required through the club officer training portal. Further details can be found at the following link:
- Wednesday 24th February 2021 – 7.00pm to 8.30pm https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zvJ5OxgSrb1Gq9Xr-VzZ50lUNlI3WEtWMFNPTEQ4TlU0N0g4M01DT1VFWi4u
- Wednesday 31st March 2021 – 7.00pm to 8.30pm https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zvJ5OxgSrb1Gq9Xr-VzZ50lUQTlDNTI2S1VROFNBMTc1MVMwQ1VCUUJJUS4u
The county committee are appealing to all club chairpersons to appoint at least one person from their club to sign up for the above training remember you are investing in the wellbeing of your club and community.
HSE Health & Wellbeing are offering a free Stress Control programme of six sessions commencing on Monday February 8th. Please visit www.stresscontrol.ie to join any of the classes.
Club PRO Email Addresses
It has come to my attention that several club PRO’s have not accessed the official GAA PRO email addresses. Clubs who have not yet done so are asked to confirm their PRO’s details and email address to yours truly as soon as possible. Clubs who have not yet begun using the official email address will be issued with new login details. The club PRO email address comes as part of an office 365 package that includes access to a full range of services, including:
Email – Microsoft Outlook
Calendar – Microsoft Outlook
Meetings and collaboration – Microsoft Teama
Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
Documents – Microsoft Word
Presentations – Microsoft PowerPoint
Notes – Microsoft OneNote
Storage – Microsoft OneDrive
Juvenile Football Club Liaison Officer
To aid with the continuing promotion and development of Gaelic Football within Tipperary, the County Football Committee are seeking to appoint a Juvenile Football Liaison Officer in each GAA club in the county. This individual will take on the role for a three-year term with the primary aim of assisting the football committee to:
- a) Increase the amount of football being played by juvenile players in each club
- b) Help ensure that clubs encourage and support players in participating in football development squads at both divisional and county level.
The liaison officer will act as the main point of contact in the juvenile section of each club for the football committee. The priorities of the role will vary from club to club and the expectations therein will take account of each club’s specific circumstances. Examples might include:
- Encouraging the club u10 team to attend all football blitz’s.
- Encourage the club to field a 2nd football in U11/U13 competitions where possible.
- Where the club doesn’t enter a football team in certain age grades, help ensure this happens in future years.
- Liaising with the local primary school to see what support can be offered to encourage more playing of Gaelic football for pupils.
- Ensuring that all u14’s and their parents are made aware of upcoming divisional football trials and selectors encouraged to send players for these trials.
A member of the Football Committee will be in direct contact with each club over the coming weeks to discuss further. In the meantime, we would ask that all clubs put this on the agenda for discussion at their next juvenile committee meeting and work with the football committee to make a success of this initiative.
GAA Oral History
In the latest edition from the GAA Oral History recordings we hear from historian and Teacher Seamus Leahy who discusses the Tubberadora hurling team. He recalls local lore regarding the team and its style of play. He talks about the influence that sports writers had in his younger days, referencing a number of writers. Seamus analyses the intermingling of the GAA and the world of Irish politics in the 1920s, referencing the War of Independence and the Civil War. He recalls tales he heard of hurlers from the past, and the role of folklore in Irish culture. Seamus recalls the years of the Second World War, and also discusses his own school days. He describes hurling matches that were organised during his childhood. He discusses the attitude to Gaelic football in the Nenagh area, providing an historical oversight of the game in the area. He also recalls other, non Gaelic, sports that were played in the area. Seamus provides a summary of the history of the GAA clubs in Nenagh, detailing how the present Éire Óg club came into being. He discusses the differences between town and rural clubs, before talking about his time in UCD, where he played hurling. Seamus describes his time in the Republican movement, analysing the ideologies of the time. He proceeds to discuss his time teaching in Africa. He details events which occurred there, and describes listening to All-Ireland finals on the radio. He concludes by discussing his time teaching in Rockwell College.
You can listen to the full interview via the following link: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/oral-history/seamus-leahy-133092/
Munster GAA launch Club Development Programme
Munster GAA has launched a new and exciting initiative “The Club Development Programme”. This programme has been developed over the past year by the Provincial Council’s Games Development staff in consultation with several stakeholders. This initiative is aligned with the existing club and county planning resources available within the association. It recognises the pivotal role the club plays in all aspects of the GAA and is designed to assist and support clubs in developing a structure which empowers volunteers, delivers appropriate coaching inputs, and enhances the club structure to cater adequately for all members. It will engage with both the adult and juvenile sections. The Munster GAA Club Development Programme which commences in February 2021 has also a specially adapted ‘on line’ version which ensures that it can be delivered during the current COVID restrictions, For further information contact County Games Manager Dinny Maher.
Vetting in the GAA
The GAA has a long established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.Vetting services for the Association are currently overseen by the National Childrens Office in Croke Park while Comhairle Uladh acts on our behalf in coordinating AccessNI services.Our international units are obliged to adhere to the legislative vetting and police background checks that are required in the jurisdiction in which they operate.In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted.It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited. It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 yrs. of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children or vulnerable adults. A parental consent form (NVB Parent/Guardian Consent Form) must be completed, this is available here, for applicants between 16 and 18 yrs. of age.Vetting for a member of the GAA involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:
Step 1 The initial identification validation at Club levelYou must in the first instance complete the GAA E-Vetting Identification Validation FormThis form compels you to provide proof of your identity to the Club Children’s Officer, who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required. The ID verification along with the E-Vetting Identification Validation Form is retained by the Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the e-vetting process or it may be attached by you at Step 2 to the Online E-Vetting application Form.The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference.
Step 2 Completing the EVetting Application formOnce you complete the GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete.The details entered will be emailed back to you, for your own records. Your Club Secretary will also receive an email informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form.
Step 3 NVB Vetting Application formThe NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided inCompleting this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.
All Vetting queries should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tipperary GAA Scene
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