All Team Mentors (Trainers, Coaches, Selectors, Managers etc) must
Membership & GAA INJURY SCHEME
It is mandatory that all players taking part in GAA competitions and training activities are
registered members of the GAA. All registered members are covered under
the GAA Injury Scheme.
Bantry Blues Juvenile Club cannot allow any unregistered players take part in club
activity as the player would not have the mandatory player injury cover prescribed
by the GAA.
Mentors must ensure that they do not play unregistered players as the club will not
be in a position to provide Insurance cover for unregistered players. Also, allowing
unregistered players take part in training from the 31st March will have to be
All Team Managers must ensure they receive an up to date membership listing for their
team prior to commencing their fixtures and continue to update this list until all eligible
players are registered.
Mentors must ensure
Failure to comply with Helmet/ Gum Shield requirement, will render any claim invalid
All mentors & committee members must be paid up members of Bantry Blues.
The mandatory scheme provides benefits to members playing Hurling & Gaelic Football who are registered with the scheme, and also to accredited club personnel performing designated duties in connection with the activities of Clubs registered in the Scheme. (Mentors, Volunteers, Committee members)
The Injury Scheme is funded entirely from Club and GAA funds with no outside (e.g. insurance) involvement. There is no legal obligation on the GAA to provide such a Scheme.
Risk is an inherent factor in sport, as in life. When members voluntarily take part in Club Activities, they accept the risks that such participation may bring. Legal representation is not required and there is strictly no Legal Expenses Cover amongst the benefits provided.
The Injury Scheme does not seek to compensate fully for injury but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance. The Scheme only provides cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limit specified under the scheme.
Ultimately, the responsibility to ensure that adequate cover is in place lies with the individual member, commensurate with his/her specific needs.
Scope 1. The scheme applies to:
1.1 Players on a team registered with the Scheme who incur accidental injury while playing Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball or Rounders only, either:
(a) in the course of an official competitive game or a challenge game or
(b) in the course of an official and supervised team training session.
1.2 Match officials i.e. referees, linesmen or umpires injured whilst officiating at an official game of Hurling, Handball, Gaelic Football or Rounders as specified in 1.1 above
1.3 Voluntary coaches, team managers, selectors and members of official team parties injured during games or training as specified in 1.1 above
1.4 Members performing designated duties under request/instruction of a Club Officer, in a strictly voluntary capacity, on GAA property or on property under the exclusive use of the GAA.
All teams must be registered in the Scheme which operates from 1st January to 31st December annually.
To make a claim the incident must be reported and a claim form completed on which it is necessary to insert membership number.
Also Unregistered Players are ineligable to take part in sanctioned fixtures:Penalty: The Penalty for playing a non-registered player shall be: On a proven Objection - Award of Game to the Opposing Team.
Club Sponsors: Bantry Blues is very lucky to have the support of seven generous sponsors who have agreed a 3 year programme with the club. No Team Mentor or Team Member is authorised to seek further support from our sponsors or to seek out additional Sponsorship partners without first receiving permission from our Senior Club Chairman.
Mentors are asked to acknowledge and promote our Sponsors at all possible opportunities.
Please ensure that when submitting Match reports that your team sponsor is mentioned.
Where a league is not completed by the deadline, (10th Sept. Central and 15th Sept. Regions) a team be nominated. That team would partake in the league to conclusion and if successful would be declared league champions and would not have to defend the title in their own region subsequently
Schools /College Fixtures
To facilitate Munster Colleges / Vocational games during October to February, club games should not take place on Monday / Tuesday / prior to the Colleges / Vocational games. If the Colleges / Vocational fixture is made for a Thursday or Friday, the clubs of the players representing the College / Vocational school must make a fixture within 48 hours of the College / Vocational fixture.Where a College / Vocational fixture takes place on a Monday /Tuesday the club fixture for the prior weekend must stand. Exceptions for College / Vocational team(s) in Munster Semi Finals and beyond can be agreed provided the Chairman and Secretary of the relevant boards agree and the clubs involved agree a re-fixture within the following four weeks.
Affiliations / Entry Fees
The Establishment of an Coiste na nÓg Transfer Adjudication Committee
All under age transfer applications will be made to Coiste na nÓg for consideration. Adjudications can be made by Coiste na nÓg on applications that are in accordance with General Rule and County Committee Bye Law.
Amalgamations :Independent Minor, Under 16 and Lower Age Teams
Rule 6.4 (1) Permission was given once again for this derogation where "isolated player" can play with another club. (Report Árd Comhairle Meeting 11/02/'12)
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