New code of Behaviour Launched for those involved at underage level

The new Code of Behaviour (Underage), highlights the levels of behaviour that the GAA seeks from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending our underage games.

Packed with 10 different sections the Code of Behaviour (Underage) has been updated to reflect recent child safeguarding legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day to day organising of our games.

Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with children and young people, how to promote the Code and also deal with breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the Club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying of children and young people, social media guidance and how to report any concerns or allegations of abuse.

The Code of Behaviour (Underage) applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations – GAA, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders – and may be downloaded at Code of Behaviour Booklet_A4 December 2018

New Honorary Club President – John McElroy

Congratulations to John McElroy who was elected to serve as one of our Honorary Club President’s at the recent Annual General Meeting.

This honour may be granted to persons over 18 years who have rendered exceptional service to the club or the games/activities of the GAA. John certainly fulfills that.

Pictured is John McElroy along with Club Chairperson Sean Murphy.

Blood Donation Session – Fri 11th January

Tempo Maguires GAC and 3Peaks Cycling club are co-hosting the next blood donation session in Tempo on Fri 11th January.

Giving blood literally is a piece of cake, make a note of the date. If you can donate blood, please do.

The session in tempo is now running since 2012, let’s give it another push as numbers have dropped in the last year

National Club Draw Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets for this year’s National Club Draw are now on sale priced at £10 each.

This is an opportunity for clubs to raise up to €20,000.

You can buy online @ https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Tempo_Maguires_GFC/Events/National_Club_Draw or from any committee member

The club retains all the proceeds from the tickets sold and all prizes are provided by the GAA at a National Level.

Massive prizes are on offer – see photo below.

Club Notes 24.12.18

TEMPO MAGUIRES

The club’s AGM was held early last week in the pavilion with a reasonable attendance present to hear and discuss how matters went in 2018.

In the reports from club chairman and secretary, Sean Murphy and Conor Meehan, there was, in the main, good news on a number of different aspects of club life.

On the playing front there was the disappointment at adult level with the senior side dropping down to league two but there was the consolation of having retained senior championship status.

On the underage front and in ladies football there was much more encouraging development with a number of teams achieving success and in some grades there is very distinct promise for the coming season.

The club was also extremely active on a wide range of other fronts, social occasions a leading factor here and of course there is the hugely important new playing pitch which is now on the calendar for an official opening towards the end of next summer.

Both chairman and secretary warmly thanked all those who had in any way contributed to the club over the past twelve months but also stressed that there was an ongoing need for more members to offer their services in some administrative capacity.

On the financial front , treasurer Michael Corry, said that overall the club was in a reasonable enough state of health but needless to say there was considerable expenditure still ahead as the ground development gathers pace and the day to day costs of running the club continues to accelerate.

There was a lengthy discussion on particular fund raisers, the importance of the weekly Games Sessions and Lotto being underlined while the current draw was the subject of much discussion. Returns so far have been basically satisfactory but a number of speakers emphasised the need for a much greater tally of sellers to make themselves available over the early months of the New Year in order to maximise the financial success of the venture.

There will be a special celebratory youth evening in January to acknowledge the successes of the underage teams, no firm date has as yet been decided on.

The annual townland 7’s competition which has proved to be one of the highlights of the year will again be held on St Stephen’s Day and this year the venue will be the club pitch, opening game is at 10-30 am.

Club officers for 2019 are;

Chairman ; Sean Murphy;  Vice Chairman- Phil Flanagan; Secretary- Conor Meehan; Treasurer -Michael Corry; Assistant Secretary- Conor Foy; Assistant Treasurer; Declan Owens; PRO- Damian Campbell; Child Protection Officer; Colleen Breen; Coaching Officer- Stephen Jackson; Life Style Officer- Mary Murphy;- Schools Liaison Officer- Teresa McNabb;- Membership Officer-Sean Breen; Senior team manager; John McElroy; Co Board delegates – John McElroy and Damian Campbell; Integration  Officer- Phil Flanagan; President; John McElroy who joins incumbents Gerry McNally and Artie Breen in that capacity.

Lotto team for December 29th is Martin Breen, Paul Campbell, Breige  Breen and Christina Ingram; Team for opening two Saturdays of January 5th and 12th is  Barry Breen, Aidan Breen and Niall McCusker.

Finally the officers and committee of Tempo Maguires wish all involved with the club a peaceful and happy festive season.