Our Code

The Gaelic Athletic Association in conjunction with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, the GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland recently published “Our Games – Our Code” the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport for all who work with underage players and vulnerable adults in our respective Associations.

This Code brings together the collective good practice experiences of our Associations while also recognising the legislative, organisational and statutory guidance that governs our work with young people and children. Our Games – Our Code will assist the club in supporting and directing our members in their work with underage teams in a coordinated and developmental manner.

I have attached below a link for your information to view the recently launched publication entitled “Our Games – Our Code, the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport”. The Code replaces all previous Codes and is a mandatory Code of Best Practice for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage players.

"Our Games - Our Code" - Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport

Our underage players will spend some of the most enjoyable days of their lives playing our games and socialising with their friends. Whether attending or playing GAA matches, playing Ladies Football or Camogie, or participating in Rounders or Handball activities, they will do so during some of the most important developmental years of their lives.

Our role and our responsibility is to ensure that they benefit from and participate in our Gaelic Games in a safe and enjoyable environment and where our Games are conducted in a spirit of fair play where everyone working on our behalf emphasises respect, equality, safety and non discrimination in all aspects of our work with children and young people.