ULSTER GAA: Clubs must be in a state of readiness for fundraising

UNDERTAKING large physical developments is not for every club right now, but if you have identified that your club needs to improve its facilities then it is important that the club are ready to avail of any monies available. The availability of funding from public bodies may be limited following the current crisis, however, this […]

The club borrowing process

THE Comhairle Uladh borrowing process is the process by which units of the Association seek the permission of the relevant body to borrow funds for capital development from financial institutions. This process is required to ensure all units adhere to the rules of the Association when the unit borrows money either from a bank or […]

ULSTER GAA: Young volunteers sought for awards

ULSTER GAA is encouraging clubs to register their young volunteers for the prestigious Sports Inspire Awards Programme. Sports Inspire Award Programme is administered jointly by Ulster GAA, the Irish Football Association and Ulster Rugby to recognise young volunteers in sport.  It has been developed to provide sports clubs with a tool to recruit, retain, support […]

ULSTER GAA: Financial reporting for GAA clubs

THE Financial Statements are a vital document for the efficient and transparent operation of any GAA club. They provide the club members and other stakeholders with key information including: – Income and expense for the year. – Amounts held in the bank. – Amounts owed to suppliers. Advertisement – Value of club assets. – Size […]

Ulster GAA Advice: Structured giving at club level

MANY GAA clubs have put in place planned giving schemes as a core part of their fundraising strategies. These replicate very successful approaches that have been developed at county level, e.g. Club Aontroma; Club Derry and Club Tyrone. The basic principle is very simple: you ask people who have the welfare of the GAA in […]

ULSTER GAA ADVICE: Road safety awareness week

ROAD Safety Week takes place between November 14th and 20th. The theme of Road Safety Week 2022 is ‘SAFE ROADS FOR ALL.’ Every life on our roads matters, and every death and injury is preventable. Brake – the road safety charity – are promoting how clubs and other organisations can get involved in Road Safety […]

Pre-AGM and the AGM

AS we edge towards October, many of our teams may still be involved in their final games of the year, often times the most important games of the year! On the administrative side, club officers should be using the coming weeks to give thought to their pre-AGM and AGM procedures. The Annual General Meeting is […]

Club-schools checklist

THE term ‘club-school links’ is one which is widely used in sports development language through Sport NI, the Irish Sports Council, governing bodies of sport and other statutory organisations. The term simply refers to the relationship which exists between a sports club and the schools in its locality. In a GAA context this refers to […]

The club planning programme

ALL GAA clubs should plan ahead for the future. The GAA Club Planning Programme provides clubs with a structured approach to developing a plan. The main part of the programme is the club planning workshop, where all of the club’s members are invited to attend a facilitated workshop to discuss all aspects of club activity. […]