Disability and Special Needs Policy

Naomh Maolmhoig Caislean A Mhuilinn CLG An Duin is committed to the inclusion of all persons with a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, from here on referred to as a disability. 


This policy should be read in conjunction with the Club Equality Policy

As such our club will:

§  Provide a welcoming and open atmosphere for disabled club members

§  Provide a programme of activities for disabled club members

§  Ensure that all club facilities are disability friendly and adhere to the relevant legislation in reference to disabled access. 

§  Ensure club facilities are open to use by Special Schools or other community groups who cater for persons with a disability

§  Attend UIster GAA CPD courses on disability, special needs and the promotion of disabled games

§  Provide a programme of disabled games in conjunction with other local GAA clubs in the area

§  Ensure that positive images and role models of disabled people and disabled coaches will be represented in all resources, promotional and publicity material

§  Appoint a Executive Level officer with responsibility for linking with special schools and catering for members with disabilities

§  Share good practice with other GAA/Sports Clubs

§  Develop links with other sporting clubs through the Local Sports Council/Partnership to cater for disabled members

§  Link with relevant statutory bodies in the area of disability


Monitoring and Evaluation

A comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system will be developed to ensure the successful implementation of the disability policy. A report will be given to the club executive committee on a regular basis with an overall report given at the Club Annual General Meeting.




Signed:   ____________________________________



Signed:   ____________________________________

                                    (Equality Officer)