There was a very strong turnout for the information night held in Eire Óg GAA Club in Ovens.
Kevin O’Callaghan & Ronan Dwane kicked off proceedings and discussed a number of different topics around clubs availing of the coaching service from the County Board? Were they utilizing the services of the GDA for their schools and clubs, coaching workshops were a few of the items discussed
Des Cullinane Child Welfare Officer of the Co. Board was up next. He discussed the responsibility of Clubs and Club officers to be compliant in the protection of our underage members, with a philosophy that recognises the welfare of the child is paramount .It is the responsibility of the club to have all personnel involved with their underage members be Garda Vetted and have received relevant child welfare and sports related training, to enable them fulfil such roles
Brian Coniry of the South East Referees gave a very frank and honest talk about refereeing with particular emphasis around Give Respect Get Respect and received a round of applause. A Q&A was held afterwards with a lot of questions from the floor.
To finish off the evening Chairman Coiste Na nÓg John Purcell thanked everyone in attendance and spoke a few words about upcoming Féile and where to get information for clubs and their host families.
The large number of those in attendance availed of the Teas, coffees and lovely refreshments afterwards and spoke with the guest speakers. Overall a very informative night.
Thank you to all who attended and to Eire Óg GAA Club for facilities.