In 2023, all three Douglas gaelic clubs are again pleased to offer registration through a single registration portal.
Registration rates have again changed this year. Based on the numbers and types of membership plans taken by our members for 2022 (the first year of a single portal), we have devised a simpler selection of plans, and hopefully these are more-equitable.
Click here to review the details of this year’s membership plans and rates, including
- multi-player discounts
- maximum price per family
- parent/guardian membership – social (free to parents/guardians of juveniles) or full (at a nominal price, for parents of any players – juvenile or adult)
Please be advised
- Club members may be photographed by the club during training/matches/club events, for promotional use on the club’s website, newsletters or other literature, according to the GAA guidelines. If you do not agree to this photo consent, please do so via your Foireann profile, and make sure to tell your coach.
- Volunteering is at the heart of Douglas GAA Club, top to bottom. We are looking for both male and female coaches, particularly in Street Leagues.
- Please reach out to your head-coach and let them know if you could help in any way.
- Or use the question in the registration form to tell us if you have a skill that we might avail of should the need arise.
- Playing membership plans
- Juvenile membership applies to boys and girls not yet 18 on 01/01/2023.
- Adult Players are 18 or over on 01/01/2023.
- This includes students over 18; there is no longer a specific registration plan for Students
- A levy is charged, per membership, to fund our Club Development Plan.
- See more about the club development plan at https://douglasgaa.com/our-club-development-plan/.
- Discounts will (only) be applied where multiple players (Juvenile or Adult) are procured at the same time.
- Parents & guardians of any players (juvenile or adult) who wish to avail of full, registered membership can do so via the separate Registered Parent/Guardian membership.
- Full, registered members are expected to make a reasonable attempt to attend the Club AGM
- This year, again, members have the option at the payment stage to pay in three monthly instalments.
- We don’t want to exclude anyone on the basis of cost. So if the rates are such that you cannot pay (in one payment or three instalments), please reach out to your head coach or any of the registrars (email addresses listed below). They can discreetly pass on the request to the relevant registrar, who will issue a discount coupon to be used at registration.
Coaches, administrators and committee members
- As in previous years, all coaches, administrators and committee members are required to have full membership.
- If you are registering or have previously registered a child as a player, you can avail of the Registered Parent/Guardian plan.
- Otherwise, please take out Registered Non-player or Senior/Over-65 membership, as appropriate
- Non-players (only) may register using this paper form (also available behind the club bar), making payment through the club bar. If more than two members are being registered in one submission, please include multiple forms.
Terms & Conditions
As a rule:
- Players will not be covered by insurance or “Player Injury” schemes until they are registered with GAA, Ladies Football, or Camogie associations, and therefore should not train or play until such time. Your registrars will not process your registration into Foireann (the national database shared by the GAA, LGFA and Camogie associations) until your subscription is paid.
- As registrars work on a voluntary basis, it may take days or even weeks to process registrations (early in the season; and longer later). Your best bet is to register early.
- We are offering an option this year to pay in instalments. If you select this option at payment, payment will be taken from you in three equal payments, one month apart, starting at the time of registration.
If you have any questions, please email the registrar for your club (see below).
The following sections outline the Terms and conditions of each local club.
GAA (hurling and football)
GAA Club Registrar’s Report now available for 2022: Click here.
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Code of Conduct
The GAA club’s Code of Conduct is available here.
The GAA Injury Benefit Fund does not seek to compensate fully for Injuries sustained but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident, Income Protection, Private Health Insurance for example. The playing of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Handball and Rounders’ involves the risk of Injury and it is each individual registered player’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the terms and benefits of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. The Injury Benefit Fund only provides cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limits specified.
We strongly advise every member should familiarise themselves with this document. Please note that the enclosed is a GAA Injury fund & as such it’s not a fully insured arrangement. Typically the benefits are reviewed on annual basis & are subject to change. Whilst the benefits are welcome please note the following
- All injuries must be logged within 60 days of the event & it’s the sole reasonability of the player/member to properly advise Team Management or an Executive officer of the Club within this period (there are no exceptions to this timeline).
- First €100 of expenses are not applicable.
- Physio benefit is post-operative & capped at €320
- Surgical benefit is capped at €4500.
- Dental Repair Benefit is capped at €4500.
- Loss of wages is capped €300 per week FOR 26 weeks in total.
- Any cost incurred must initially be paid by the injured player/member & subsequently claimed back via the fund(from experience there can be time delays).
- Any cost incurred above the amount of benefit named in the booklet is the sole reasonability of the injured player/member & is not covered by Douglas H&F Club.
Based on the above its fair to say ideally it’s our view that Private Medical Insurance should be the default arrangement of any player/member where possible.
In summary, the GAA Injury Benefit Fund is in place to cover benefits which cannot be claimed elsewhere. Therefore, if a claimant is seeking to claim benefit from the fund, they must exhaust all other avenues before making a claim under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. Furthermore, the Injury Benefit Fund should not be used as a guarantee for the payment of expenses. Ultimately, the responsibility to ensure that adequate cover is in place lies with the individual member, commensurate with his \ her specific needs and members should not use the fund as their only recourse or be dependent on the fund to compensate them fully for any losses associated with the injury sustained.
LGFA (ladies’ football)
Address queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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