National Children Officers


Each Governing Body of Sport should appoint a National Children's Officer. The National Children's Officer should be a member of the Executive Committee, or have access to the committee and its accompanying documents, to ensure that children's interests are kept on, and influence the decisions of, the agenda of the Governing Body.

First Name Last NameNGBContact NumberE-mail
DerickCaseyAngling Council of Ireland(086)0568430 / (051)-338532der.casey@gmail.com
MichaelHayesArchery Ireland(087) 6833436apo@archery.ie
KieronStoutAthletics Ireland(01) 8869933/ (086) 2450134KieronStout@athleticsireland.ie
AengusSheerinBadminton Ireland(087) 2437941 / (071) 915 5238Sheerin.aengus@itsligo.ie
Triona LeahyBasketball Ireland(01) 459 0211 / (086) 798 0155
safeguarding@basketballireland.ie 
LindaYeatesBaton Twirling Association(086) 8591749Lindayeates4@gmail.com
DanMcCarthyBol Chumainn na hEireann(023) 8831484 / (085) 2332680donaldmccarthy@eircom.net
Dennis PatrickBowling League(087) 2909817Dennispatrick08@googlemail.com
KrisKohlCanoeing Ireland(01) 6251105 / (086) 0896637gardavetting@canoe.ie
SimonDykeCricket Ireland(01) 894 7914 / (086) 410 9186simon.dyke@cricketireland.ie
Joseph McGowanCroquet Association of Ireland(087) 9535100appletreejoe@gmail.com
CarolineFitzsimonsCumann Camogaiochta na Gael - Camogie(01) 8658618Caroline.Fitzsimons@Camogie.ie 
Gearoid O'MaoilmhichilCumann Luthcleas Gael(01) 8556380 / (01) 8363222gearoid.omaoilmhichil@gaa.ie
Brigid O’DeaCycling Ireland(086) 0447735 / (086) 3215167safeguarding@cyclingireland.ie
JustinSmithDeaf Sports Ireland(087) 6373382 (text only)justin@deafsportsireland.com
GaryMc DermottFootball Association of Ireland (01) 8999589 / (083) 816 5575gary.mcdermott@fai.ie
GearoidO' MaolmhichilGAA  Handball(01)8658675 / (087) 2301420gearoid.omaoilmhichil@gaa.ie
SeanMcMahonGolf Union of Ireland(01) 5054000macmahonsean@yahoo.co.uk
FionaPowerConfederation of Golf In Ireland(01) 5052070fiona@cgigolf.org
DermotHowlinGymnastics Ireland(087) 7515384 / (01) 6251125dermot@gymnasticsireland.com
Ciara GormanHorse Sport Ireland(045) 854 524 / (087) 7605 449cgorman@horsesportireland.ie 
DenisRyanHorseshoe Pitchers(059)8633989 / (087) 9697 516jkelly@tegral.com
Caitríona ReynoldsHSE Community Games (086) 7953564 / (090) 6433388caitriona@communitygames.ie 
Anne MarieHughesIRFU(086) 0485977ANNEMARIE.HUGHES@IRFU.IE
DavidBrittonIrish Amateur Boxing Association(01) 4533371 / (086) 0453904david@iaba.ie
Fiona Timlin Irish Amateur Fencing(086) 8268205fbt@eircom.net
Pauline LucasIrish Amateur Wrestling Association(087) 2180961paulineannelucas@gmail.com
MattCraigIrish American Football(0044) 7916250846 / (0044) 7916250846 (M)matt@americanfootball.ie
Lisa HobanIrish Clay Pigeon Association(087) 9514017lisahoban@yahoo.co.uk 
Ivy DennisIrish Hockey Association(086) 8251413 / (021) 7331599Ivy.DennisIHA@gmail.com
JohnMartinIrish Judo Association(091) 575075info@jfm.ie
SineadHeratyIrish Ladies Golfing Union(01) 2934833 / (086) 8273975sinead@ilgu.ie
BrigidRuaneIrish Martial Arts Commission (01) 4789543 / (087) 2467091children@imac.ie
    ruane@iol.ie
     
JamesMurphyIrish Olympic Handball(087) 9372634murphyjj@eircom.ie
DarrenBurkeIrish Orienteering Ass(087) 6413461elite@orienteering.ie
CiaranMurphyIrish Sailing Association(01) 2800239 / (087) 8800744ciaran.murphy@sailing.ie
RhondaMoranIrish Squash(087) 6295044morans35@gmail.com
LindaByrneIrish Surfing Association(085) 7385399linda@irishsurfing.ie
DerekHanleyIrish Table Tennis Association(01) 83874693derek.hanley2@gmail.com
StellaWilliamsIrish Taekwondo Union(087) 9171053tickyboo@eircom.net
JohnDunneIrish Tenpin Bowling Association(085) 8563702 / (01) 6237298childrens.officer@tenpinbowling.ie
Antoinette GallagharIrish Tug-of-War Association(087) 9187639antogallbee@gmail.com
PaulCarrollIrish Waterski Wakeboard Federation(086) 8281565p.c@esatclear.ie
    paul.g.carroll@outlook.com
KerrieLeonardIrish Wheelchair Association - Sport(01) 8186422kerrieleonardphotography@gmail.com
Mary  FitzpatrickIrish Pony Club(056) 8832966/ (086) 8355724mary@irishponyclub.ie
PaulaPruntyLadies Gaelic Football Association(01) 8363156 / (087) 2741393paula.prunty@lgfa.ie
RebeccaHampshireMotor Cycling Ireland(087) 8518645 / (041) 983 3672rebeccahampshire@eircom.net
AudreyDunneMotor Sport Ireland(041) 9826497 / (087) 0911109Audrey@compressedaircentre.com
PaulKellagherMountaineering Council of Ireland(0044) 7764678955safeguarding@mountaineering.ie
Emma HeavinParalympics Ireland 01-6251175 / 085-1164028emma@paralympics.ie
PaschalNugentONAKAI(041) 9824985 / (086) 02795274paschalnugent@eircom.net
HelenMcMorrowPitch & Putt Union of Ireland (086) 8449080mhmcm17@eircom.net 
NoelKehoeRacquetball Association of Ireland(051) 422235 / (087) 2743443noelie555@yahoo.co.uk
GerMurrayROI Snooker & Billiards Association(085) 8782974germurray55@gmail.com
TomFennesseyRowing Ireland(052) 6124511 / (086) 8308610tfennessey@eircom.net
Dennis PatrickRugby League of IrelandNot Listeddennis.patrick08@gmail.com
OrnaMaguireSpecial Olympics (01) 8691669 / (087) 6183596Orna.Maguire@specialolympics.ie
AvrilDoyleSpeleological Union of  Ireland(087) 6609659avdoyle@iolfree.ie
KateHillsSwim Ireland(01) 6251140 / (086) 8560672children@swimireland.ie
RogerGeraghtyTennis Ireland(086) 2316478/ (01) 8844010 rogerbiscayne@me.com 
NiamhO'GormanTriathlon Ireland(01) 2741032niamh@triathlonireland.com
FidelmaCarrollUnder Water Council of Ireland(086) 1527894fidelmacarroll@hotmail.com
RahimMazarali Vision Sports Ireland(086) 6390652 / (01) 8186479rahimn@outlook.ie 
DwyneHill Volleyball Ireland(01) 6707165 / (086) 8173990nco@volleyballireland.com
Thomas BradyWeightlifting Ireland(087) 6851261 / (00353) 18027993CPO@weightliftingireland.com

The role of the National Children's Officer involves:

  • Familiarisation with Children First and Our Duty to Care to ensure they can act as an information source to other members of the organisation

  • Commitment to attendance at appropriate training as required in order to act as a resource to members in relation to children's needs

  • Co-ordination of training for others

  • The promotion of the values, attitudes and structures which make sport enjoyable for children

  • Circulation of all relevant information and resource materials, on children's sport to clubs and affiliates of the sports organisations

  • Communication with Club Children's Officers to ensure the distribution of the Code and the promotion of related education programmes, materials events and governing body related codes

  • Liaison with all clubs to examine the rules, regulations and structures to ensure that they are child centred, e.g. equal playing time, appropriate competition structures, modified equipment to allow sense of achievement and success, use of protective gear, bullying policy etc.

  • Liaison with clubs, to ensure drop-out rates and transfers are monitored so that unusual developments or trends can be addressed, including transfer of sports leaders

  • Assisting in the development of a system of record keeping which maintains confidentiality while allowing for appropriate information to be passed to relevant authorities where necessary

  • Ensuring that the Governing Body develops an appropriate sport specific code, which includes a policy statement, codes of conduct, disciplinary procedures, bullying policy, safety statement, recruitment and selection policy and reporting procedures.