A Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport has recently been published by the Gaelic Athletic Association, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland of Our Games. 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 us in supporting and directing our members and all units of our Associations in our work with underage teams in a coordinated and developmental manner.
A link to the code can be found below:
Concussion in all sports must be taken extremely seriously. The risk of leaving a player, particularly a child, on the field of play after sustaining a concussion injury could be fatal or result in a permanent brain injury. Please see below links to some material supplied by the GAA to help everybody involved in sport to understand what concussion is and how to act.