The cornerstone of a successful Club is the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration structures by which the Club organises its activities. As part of our Development Plan 2009-2013, we dedicated a section to the area of administration and it is fair to say, that there has been huge improvements in this area.
The main management of the Club is looked after by the Executive committee, who meet on a regular basis to discuss all Club on goings. As part of our Club Maith programme, each Executive Member must sign up to the role they have taken, this document gives all details relating to the job and ensures the Executive Member has a full understanding of their role.
The Executive Committee is made up of the following members:
Chairperson: Stephen Dignam 0872246579
Vice-Chairperson: Pete McMahon 0872719849
Secretary: Melissa Conlon 0877617216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant-Secretary: Michael Conlon 0879913572
Treasurer: Sean McDonald 0872264810
PRO: Louisa O’Brien 0877981035
Development Officer: Sean McDonald 0872264810
Youth Officer: Brian Sherry 0862334287
Coaching Officer: Mark O’Connor 0872375351
Cultural Officer: Catriona Greene 0863011632
County Board Delegate: Pat Mackin 0862137228
Executive Member: Keith Hanratty 0868225982
In order to help the Executive work effectively, the Club has also set up a number of Sub-Committees to cover all aspects of the daily running of the Club. This committees meet on a regular basis and report back to the Executive for final approval on any decisions.
The current Sub Committees are:
Finance Committee: John O’Donnell 0876025027
Development Committee: Sean McDonald 0872264810
Communications Committee: Louisa O’Brien 0877981035
Cultural Committee: Catriona Greene 0863011632
Youth Committee: Brian Sherry 0862334287
Coaching & Game Development: Mark O’Connor 0872375351
The Club is always looking for new and fresh ideas, and therefore, anyone out there interested in becoming a member of the any of the above committees, please contact us.
Castleblayney Faughs GFC is your Club and without you we would not exist. When you become a member of a Castleblayney Faughs GFC, you become part of the Castleblayney Faughs family and part of a great community based organisation that continues to enhance the lives of so many people.
You can apply for membership of a club by completing the Full or Youth membership application form and forwarding it to the club Secretary.
All players, adult and youth must be registered members of the Club in order to train/compete with the Club, as it is only through membership that a player is covered by insurance. This is a GAA rule, and all membership for players must be completed by March 31st in each year.
Club Membership Fees:
Family €30 (2 adults & kids under 18)
Anyone who signs up to our Cairde Fag an Bealach Scheme is automatically a member of the Club (for further info see our Cairde Fag an Bealach section).
Castleblayney Faughs GFC is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
We do this by:
• Establishing a Child Protection Policy, which covers all areas of Child Protection.
• Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.
• Ensuring that all of our coaches and volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and that they accept responsibility for ensuring the well being of children in their care.
• Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our games and related activities.
• Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns that they may have.
• Appointing Children’s Officers in our Club.
• Appointing a Designated Person in our Club who will liase with the statutory authorities as appropriate.
• Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance the Association’s Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse (Fourth Edition 2009) and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.
• Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection procedures and policies on an ongoing basis.
• Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators sign up to and adhere to our Code of Behaviour.
The Club Officers charged with dealing with Child Protection are:
Child Protection Officer: Brona Hanratty 0861920445
Deputy Child Protection Officer: Tom Millar 0876290806
Childrens Officer: Patrick McArdle 0877641662
Designated Youth Officer: Brian Sherry 0862334287
Should you have any issues or queries relating to any issues with our Juvenile members, please do not hesitate to contact any of the above or any Committee Member you feel comfortable with. All issues will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Child Protection Policy
GAA Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse
Garda Vetting Form
Garda Vetting Parent Consent Form (U18s)
GAA Code of Behaviour
Seniors Players Code of Behaviour
Juvenile Players Code of Behaviour
Coaches Code of Behaviour
Non-Playing Members Code of Behaviour