How does a CLUB appoint their Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Hearings
The Club Executive shall appoint a 3 person Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Hearings
Committee to hear allegations of breaches of the Code at Club level.
? In appointing the Committee, consideration shall be given to the extent of integration
in each club, i.e. does the Club have GAA, Camogie and LGFA teams (at underage
level). If yes to any of these they should be represented on the 3 person Committee.
? The Club Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Hearings Committee shall appoint,
from within its membership a Chairperson and Secretary. The Committee shall be
facilitated in its work by the Club Children’s Officer.
? Where a conflict of interest is perceived to exist for any member of the Committee,
when considering an allegation, they shall temporarily withdraw from such
deliberations but shall resume their membership of the Committee once the matter has
been decided upon in their absence. The Club Executive Committee may appoint a
temporary member to the Club Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Hearings
Committee to substitute for the temporary withdrawal of that member.
? The Club Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Hearings Committee shall have the
authority to determine if an allegation is deemed to be in breach of the Code of Best
Practice in Youth Sport and shall determine what action or sanction may be passed
against the individual or individuals as a result of the breach of the Code
How are breaches dealt with now at COUNTY level?
The process of dealing with breaches of the Code at County level is very similar to that
at Club level.
In the first instance we will expect that a nominee of each Association in the County to meet
and agree how they will chose the membership of the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
Determining Committee and the Code of Best Practice (County) Hearings Committee. It may
be appropriate for the relevant Children’s Officer in each Association to meet and commence
All Counties shall appoint a 3 person Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport Determining
Committee to determine if a complaint or alleged breach of the Code shall be dealt with in
accordance with the Code or relevant Association disciplinary rules. Each Committee shall
consist of three persons, thus including a nominee proposed by the relevant County
Committee of the LGFA, the Camogie Association and the GAA. (This Committee
effectively fulfils the same role as the Executive does at Club level).
Similar to the Club Executive the County Determining Committee decides as to who or how
the alleged breach will be heard. Respective County Boards, e.g. GAA, LGFA, Camogie,
may not hear alleged breaches of the Code or by pass the agreed structure to hear such cases.