Club Welfare

Clane GAA promotes and implements a code of behaviour that encourages fair play, respect, equality and safety.  Clane GAA Code of Behaviour complements the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport and addresses the appropriate levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our young players, coaches, mentors, supporters, parents/ guardians and clubs.

Clane GAA has adopted the GAA code of behaviour and asks that all our players sign up to this code of conduct. Details are available at the following links

Club Childrens Officer
Clane GAA has a Children’s Officer  who promotes our child welfare ethos and associated codes and guidelines.

The key role of the Club Children’s Officer is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Child Welfare and Protection Codes and Guidelines for good practice so as to ensure that our young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings.

Clane club childrens’ officer can be contacted via email at

Garda Vetting

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

Garda vetting application is available at  GAA E-Vetting

Child Protection Workshop

In line with best practice in the recruitment and selection of persons to work with children all Clane GAA coaches are Garda vetted and are required to attend a Child Protection Workshop.

The Child Protection workshop schedule is available from the club child protection officer


GAA Policy documents 

Code of Behaviour

Code of Best Practice

Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse