Club Development Workshops

The Monaghan Club Development Course takes place on Tuesday 11th February at Monaghan Training Centre, Cloghan from 7pm to 9.30pm. The training aims to provide club officers and members with essential information for the year ahead. The workshops to be delivered in Monaghan are outlined below. In addition to this there will be a Croke Park representative present to give information on a new online claims system for the Players Injury Scheme.

Ulster GAA will also be distributing the new ‘Heads Up’ Mental Health Resource for GAA clubs at this event, any club looking a copy of this are advised to attend as the resource is limited to one per club.

Deadline for registration to this FREE course is 12pm on Monday 10th February. Any clubs looking to attend must register by emailing or call 028 3751 7180.

 Child Protection

It is imperative that all clubs create the safest possible environment for all children and young people to participate in GAA Games and Activities. Central to this is the role of the Children’s Officer and Designated Officer. It is mandatory that every club has a Children’s Officer and that they are adequately trained to fulfil the requirements of their roles. This course provides that necessary training for both roles and is an excellent source of support and advice in a very sensitive area of club life.

Fundraising in your Club

This course looks at how best to organise your Club to implement practical ways to generate funds. The course showcases a range of innovative fundraising methods, reflecting on case studies from Clubs who have successfully implemented the approaches.  Time will also be given to exploring the role of a fundraising unit within the Club and how best to plan for most effective fundraising.

Communications and Media

This course explores how clubs can communicate to their members and to an external audience to best promote club activities.  The focus of this workshop is to ensure your club is seen by the wider public as the hub of your community.  This session will explore various media platforms, including print, broadcast and online sources, and how to use these platforms to promote your club.  This session will be a must for club PROs but will also interest those people within the club who assist with club promotion for various teams and all codes.

Valuing Volunteers

Volunteers are the most valuable asset within our GAA clubs and it is important they are recognised for their efforts. This session will highlight best practice and experiences from clubs throughout the province, providing advice on how a plan can be implemented to help recruit, retain and recognise volunteers within their community.

Securing Public Funding

This workshop will review the different sources of public funding available North and South for GAA/Community Development. Best practice and guidance for the completion of funding applications.