Club Planning and Development

At the 2003 Congress an tUachtarain Sean Uas O?Ceallaigh made some major changes to committee structures.

The primary aim of this committee is to conduct an audit of each club and assist them in their efforts to address any issues by providing both club and officer training.
To this end Leitrim County Development Committee actively encourage all clubs to participate in this very worthwhile programme.
The recent Seminar attended by all clubs and officers has had a very positive impact with a number of clubs already willing to participate.

Officer Training will form part of this programme and with this in mind this news column will carry the dates for clubs to follow. Also appearing weekly in this column will be an outline of the qualities, duties etc of individual club officers starting this week with An Cathaoirleach.

The Club Chairperson?..
As a leader and a Manager, He/she must have?..
? Dedication to the GAA and the club.
? Knowledge?.He/she must prepare by knowing what the GAA is all about. He/she must become familiar with An Treorai Oifiguil
? Power of Persuasion?.He/she is not a dictator. He/she must be able to motivate and work with people.
? Integrity?.He/she is the symbol of the Club and must guard its reputation jealously.

? He/she must have time to do the job.
? Must have a genuine interest in the Association and the necessary background knowledge.
? Have a good standing in the community.
? Have leadership qualities.

? To act as Cathaoirleach at committee and other meetings.
? To cooperate with each other club officer to improve the club.
? To act on behalf of the club in the interval between meetings.
? Decide priorities of meetings, having them finalised, leaving less important matters to a later date if necessary.
? Prepare for meetings in close liaison with club Runai.
? Be a Manager of the club with Prime Responsibility for Planning, Organising, Delegating and Controlling.

The contribution of An Cathaoirleach to the effective working of a committee and the Club can never be underestimated.

The Assistant Chairperson ( An Leas Cathaoirleach) should be seen as the ?Cathaoirleach in waiting?. He/she should be assigned to chair a high profile/busy sub-committee in order to gain as much experience of Club Administration as possible.

Next Week?s Officer Profile?.. An Runai ( Club Secretary )

Leitrim GAA?..Club Planning and Development

On Thursday 10th March 2005 participation will commence for two clubs Glenfarne/Kilty and St Caillins Fenagh with Trained Facilitators attending at both venues. Other clubs will follow as soon as can be scheduled.



02-Mar-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer