The welfare and well-being of all our members is of utmost importance to our club, particularly that of our underage players.

The club has adopted and agrees to adhere to the GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage) document, which outlines the responsibilities of the club, mentors/coaches, parents and players in ensuring that our underage club members have a positive and safe experience playing Gaelic Games in Dunshaughlin and Royals Gaels. This document can be accessed in full here.

The supplementary document Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour was also released in May 2021 and can be accessed here.


The club’s Children’s Officers is Geraldine Reid.

The role of the Children’s Officer within the club is to ensure the day to day implementation and promotion of child welfare policies and procedures issued by the GAA or LGFA, so as to ensure that young people of our club can participate , enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic games in a safe and enjoyable surroundings . They are also the primary point of contact for assisting with Garda Vetting and accessing Safeguarding courses for new coaches or those requiring updating. you can approach the children’s welfare officer in the strictest of confidence.

Geraldine can be reached via email: or at any stage on the pitches!

Suggestions and feedback as to how we can improve young people’s experience as a member of Dunshaughlin & Royal Gaels GAA club is always welcome!



Child First Act

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