St. Malachy’s Park Policy

CLG Naomh Maolmhaodhóg, Caisleán Uidhilín
(Amended 17 -1-13)


The Executive Committee shall have responsibility for the control and use of St. Malachy’s Park and its associated amenities.
The Executive Committee shall draw up a policy for the control and use of St. Malachy’s Park and associated amenities and such a policy shall be reviewed and amended as required periodically.
In the event of emergency decisions having to be made which may conflict with the current Policy, this responsibility shall rest with the Chairman, Secretary, Fixtures secretary.
The committee may declare any closed periods, due to pitch care/maintenance and shall also endeavor to make alternative arrangements to cater for club team needs.


The committee shall endeavor to accommodate all club teams home fixtures (league/championship) in St. Malachy’s Park.
Where there is a clash of fixtures/times, then the following procedure shall be adopted:-

(a) An official championship fixture will command first priority;
(b) An official fixture will get priority over an non-official fixture;
(c) An official adult league/champ. fixture will get priority over a juvenile league/champ fixture;
(d) Should a clash of fixtures happen between the same teams on a regular basis, then in the interest of fairness a rota system will be put in place.

Where there is a clash of fixtures, the committee will make alternative arrangements for one or other of the teams involved.
Depending on weather/conditions and in the interest of care/maintenance, the committee shall determine the frequency of games to be played on the pitch (per day/per week)
All senior Div.1 football fixtures will be played at St. Malachy’s Park
In the event of re-scheduled games senior teams will get priority (i.e. senior footballers / ladies / hurlers / camogs)
When clash of fixtures occurs managers are expected to compromise and come to an acceptable agreement. When compromise cannot be reached a decision shall be made by the Chairman, Secretary, Fixtures secretary.


The general policy is that ~ No physical training sessions be permitted, thus ensuring due care for the playing surface, in order to cater for the demands of 27 different club teams with their official fixtures.
* The following are the only exceptions to the above rule:-

(a) The adult teams may be allocated on request pre-championship sessions (weather permitting) for shooting practice and team play only
(b) U8, UlO & U12 teams weekly coaching sessions for Boys/Girls Football- Hurling – Camogie be permitted in the interest of safety, transport, future aspirations.


The committee will consider requests from teams with pending championship fixtures scheduled for St. Malachy’s Park (shooting and team play only)
Weather permitting the committee will endeavor to accommodate requests from the High School and Primary Schools in the parish.
The committee may consider requests from County teams for games only (no training sessions permitted)


Each group / team is responsible for the following area’s:-

Goal-nets / Field flags (erect / dismantle)
Ensure all players use field brushes provided on footwear
Changing rooms:

Brush out and dispose of all rubbish in waste bins provided.
Ensure that all relevant lighting / heating is switched off
Lock / secure premises

This policy has been approved by the Executive Committee of CLG Naomh Maolmhaodhóg, Caisleán Uidhilín and failure to abide by this Policy may result in disciplinary action by the Executive Committee.