Mission Statement

The primary role of the club is the promotion and development of Gaelic games as a principal component of Irish identity. In promoting our indigenous games, the club will continue to build on, and develop, an ethos of local identity and a sense of place. This will be achieved by encouraging participation from all sectors of the community, whilst promoting sportsmanship, discipline and personal development among club members. St Catherines GAA will continue to value, and to prosper from, the enormous voluntary efforts of its members, and the amateur status of its players and its mentors. The club being membership based will be responsive to changes in society and to the wishes of its members.

Role of the Club

  • The primary role of the St. Catherine’s GAA Club is to ensure that the players are encouraged to learn and play the games of Hurling & Football, in a safe and friendly environment.
    • All players are encouraged to participate in St Catherine’s Hurling & Football Teams and Scor teams, make friends and have fun.
    • In addition, the development of the player's interpersonal and social skills is also considered important. Participating as a 'St. Catherine’s Player,' should be a creative and positive experience, in the development of each individual.
    • The CODE OF GOOD BEHAVIOUR outlines the rules and procedures which should be observed and practised by 'St.Catherines Players, Mentors & Supporters to ensure that everyone will enjoy their involvement with St.Catherine’s Hurling and Football Club.

General Code:

  1. Respect, courtesy and honesty are required of every member of the Club - players, mentors & supporters.
    2 Respect must be shown at all times for team mates, coaches, officials, referees, parents, guardians, opponents and visitors.
    3 ' St.Catherines Players' must always respect Club property and should have regard for their own and others personal belongings.
    4 Crude or offensive language is not acceptable by any members of St Catherines GAA Club and Bullying of any description will not be tolerated.
    5 Players & mentors should act as ambassadors for the Club at all times especially on away outings.
    6 Loitering in the vicinity of the Club grounds and car park so as to cause offence to Club members or members of the public at any time is forbidden.
    7 No Hurling or ball playing is permitted near the Dressing Room areas at any time.
    8 All ' St.Catherines Players' are advised to refrain from the use of Alcohol, Non Prescription Drugs and Tobacco.(Parents are requested to inform Coaches should their child require any medication).
    9 Vandalism and abuse of the Clubs facilities will not be tolerated.
    10 No smoking within the playing areas.
    11 Parents/Guardians are required to collect their children promptly from training and games.

Code of Conduct – Mentors:

  1. Avoid physical or verbal abuse
    2 Avoid spending excessive amounts of time with children away from others
    3 Avoid taking children to your home or taking children on journeys alone in your car
    4 Coach by example and encourage sportsmanship and fair play on the field of play among players
    5 Ensure that sufficient time and attention is given to less talented players
    6 Try to ensure that training is an enjoyable experience for players
    7 Do not put over emphasis on results at the expense of enjoyment
    8 Avoid verbal exchanges with referees or opposing mentors / players
    9 Avoid taking sessions alone
    10 Do not rebuke a player for making a mistake, always encourage and provide constructive feedback in an appropriate manner

Code of Conduct – Parents:

  1. Always encourage and support your child in their sport
    2 Be familiar with those mentors who are coaching your child
    3 Behave responsibly on the sideline
    4 Bring children to and from training on time
    5 Encourage your child to play by the rules
    6 Ensure your child has the proper training/playing gear and water
    7 Support the coaches and help out wherever necessary
    8 Ensure that your child is registered and paid-up on time
    9 Respect the coaches' decisions and encourage your children to do the same
    10 Show your support for your child/team by attending matches on a regular basis and assisting in the organisation of club activities
    11 Parents are requested not to discuss contentious club issues in the presence of children.

Disciplinary Procedures:

  1. The Coach is responsible for discipline within his/her group and by speaking directly to the player can deal with minor breaches of the Code of Good Behaviour.
    2 Should there be continuous breaches of the Code the coach will advise the parents /guardian in the case of a youth player or the Players Liaison Officer in the case of an adult member.
    3 In the case of a serious breach of indiscipline or continuous misbehaviour the Coach/ member should report the matter to an Officer of St.Catherines GAA Club who shall refer the matter to the Executive Committee.
    4 The Committee shall then appoint two Officers or more to speak with the player ( and parents/guardians in the case of a youth player) to try and resolve the matter.
    5 Should no meaningful solution occur, the Committee may recommend to the Executive that a suspension from the club be imposed, withdraw membership or in extreme cases expulsion.
    6 The Executive Committee reserves the right to suspend an individual for a serious breach of the Code of Good Behaviour.
    7 Personal hearings will be granted to the player/parents/guardians by the Executive committee of St.Catherine’s GAA club at all stages if sought or required.

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St Catherines GAA Lotto

This Weeks Result

(Mon, Jun 11, 2018)

1, 4, 24, 25

Reverting to its regular slot and the weekly lotto results from the draw held at The Fisherman’s Rest on Monday, June 11. Numbers drawn were 1, 4, 24 and 25 and the jackpot of €2,200 wasn’t won. While the consolation winners were: P and D Hartigan c/o Noreen Moroney, Conna and Pat O’Sullivan, Aghern.