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Ardmore GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Our Games - Our Code

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.

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New Rule Changes effective 15.5.10

Playing Rule Changes 2010 and Summary of Playing Rule Changes 2010. The GAA Congress 2010 passed a number of playing rule changes relevant to football and hurling which will come into effect in all games played on or after May 15th 2010. In total there are six changes specific to football only and three specific to hurling, while a further six changes affect both codes, A summary of the changes is as follows:Football Only1.

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Guidance regarding group texts to underage players

The texting of under age players in the GAA by their Club or Club representative Much publicity has arisen of late and many enquires have been made following media attention focussing on the GAA good practice recommendations regarding the use of text messages when passing on information for under age players. What the GAA has proposed is contained in our Code of Best Practice, launched in April 2009, at our Annual Congress in Cork. The relevant information is also highlighted as part of our Child Protection Awareness workshops nationwide. The fact that media attention is now drawn to the Code is but a side attraction and if we can benefit from availing of media attention to project our message of good practice, so be it.

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