To be involved with Kilmeena GAA, all coaches, managers and anyone working with our underage players must be vetted. While we are grateful for all volunteers, it is imperative that the safety needs of our participants are adhered to. As such, the commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 will soon take place.
We have been informed that the Acts will now commence on 29 April 2016 thus introducing the mandatory vetting of all persons who work with children or underage teams, i.e. teams and individuals under 18 yrs. of age, and to those who work with vulnerable adults as well.
Once the Acts commence, the GAA will move from the current paper vetting system to an on line or E-Vetting procedure for our members.
The National Vetting Bureau will then commence with ‘Retrospective Vetting’ i.e. the vetting of persons who currently work with children in the GAA but have not been vetted to date.
They will continue to vet all new applicants who wish to work with children in the GAA prior to them undertaking any such role.
As part of the new e-vetting system, the re-vetting of those previously vetted under the old vetting procedures will be done.
Above all, it is crucial that all who work with Kilmeena GAA and LGFA teams have been vetted. The onus is on you, the volunteer, to ensure that you have complied with this very important aspect of child safety.
Kilmeena GAA would like to extend our sympathies to the O'Donnell family on the recent passing of Mr Brendan O'Donnell, Carbury, Co Kildare. Though living away from Kilmeena, Mr O'Donnell was a member, and an ardent supporter, of Kilmeena GAA.
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No winner of this weeks Lotto which was drawn in O'Meara's. The numbers were; 16, 18, 22, 27.
€20 winners were Jimmy Hastings, Ronan Keane, Sandra Moran, Kevin O'Malley and Eamon O'Coileain.
Next draw in Blouser's on 1 May. The jackpot will be €11,900.
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KILMEENA GAA CLUB -125 CELEBRATIONS
Plans are well advanced for A SOCIAL AND GET TOGETHER for the older members of the Club and their families, as part of the celebrations of its 125th Anniversary. Invites have gone out to the older generation at home and abroad to attend on Sunday, 4th May. It is hoped to start off proceedings at 5 p.m. in the Sports Park where introductions and presentations will take place. All assembled will then march behind the 125 Banner the short distance to the Community Centre. Refreshment will be served and invited guests can relax with their colleagues and friends from former years. Every effort is being made by the Club to make this a very special occasion. If the weather is not suitable the whole event will take place in the Community Centre.
Kilmeena GAA Club News
A total of €1091.80 was raised at the Charity Match held in the club on Sunday December 27th !
A special word of thanks to our gate collectors, our ladies committee who provided all the food on the day, our photographer Kevin Barrett , Seamus Moran (Lotide Sausages) who provided FREE hotdogs for everyone present, our referree Willie Kelly , all the players past and present who played, John Grady and Kieran Hastings for organising the event , all our club officers and especially all our supporters young and all who came along and gave so generously.
Photos taken on the day by Kevin can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below
Kilmeena NS , Carrowholly NS and Fahy NS students can look forward to lots of new football gear from the proceeds of the event. Well done everyone !!!!!!