One Club Initiative
For over a year now a small committee has been working to implement the GAA one club recommendations. The One Club model was officially launched in 2017 when the Camogie Association, the GAA and the LGFA launched official guidelines on club implementation. The objective of one club is to integrate GAA, LGFA and Camogie and promote one brand one message for the club.
The one club initiative covers many aspects of the club
- Club Executive
It is imperative that each of the playing codes is adequately represented on the club executive.
The recommendation is that club membership fee levies are not varied by reference to code played.
A coordinated approach to finance and fundraising.
- Coaching and Games Development
Common policies in respect of the promotion of Gaelic games among male and female players.
- Code of Conduct
An agreed approach to Best Practice in Youth Support should be but in place by the Club Executive in accordance with the associations joint publication Our games Our Code
- PR/IT Social Media
One of the key aspects of the one club approach is to promote the brand with a one club message the IT/PR committee have worked on this aspect throughout the year. The GAA have issued policy Guideline in relation to social media a copy can be found here.
The one club approach seeks to develop the brand of the club through one media platform populated by the Senior/Minor Ladies Football and Camogie. The proposal also seeks to have only one official Facebook page and one Twitter account. The objective is to provide online resource for players, supporters, mentors, and members. Each of the club’s executives have participated in the initiative and have given their support. The committee feel now is the right time to officially launch the one club and begin the process of integration. It is proposed that August 1st 2020 will be the official launch day. The initial objective will be to move to one Facebook page and one Twitter account as a result we would ask the Ladies, Camogie and Minor clubs migrate to the main GAA St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield accounts for Facebook and Twitter as below from August 1st 2020.
The administration right for these accounts will be provided to the relevant people.
The committee will continue to work after the launch to implement other aspects of the one club. The full GAA guidelines to the One Club can be found here.
Michael O Sullivan