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22nd March 2020

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A chairde,

I wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to clubs across the county who have developed initiatives to maintain contact with our members and the people of the communities in which clubs are situated.

It is great to see that our members are using their initiative and embaracing social media as a vehicle to maintain connectivity during these challenging times.

Activities such as daily skills challenges have been widely used by our members young and old and have created a great buzz particularly among our juvenile members.

However it would be remiss of the safeguarding team not to remind those who are posting videos of juvenile members to be mindful of the GAA social media guidelines .

Also to be mindful of the importance of ensuring parental permission is obtained before doing so.

Consideration must be given to the appropriatness of sharing the full name of any child in such posts and best practice would be to post only first names.

We are supportive of all work being completed by members during this difficult and challenging period for our members, communities and our Association.

We live in the hope of better days ahead and continue to support all the work that is being done to ensure that our children and young people can participate in their National games in a safe and fun envoirnment.

Le gach dea ghuí,

Barney Herron

County Children's officer


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