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Child protection in the GAA

  • 30-09-2022 2:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭hoodie6029

    These were terrible crimes and hopefully the victims can find some comfort from the conviction and sentencing here.

    I really do hope that this is an isolated case in the GAA. I have been thinking in the last few years, with historic and more recent abuse cases in other sports and voluntary organisations, how come the GAA never comes up? This is just based on the sheer size of it. Maybe it is just better set up, better systems to catch potential offenders early and better child protection measures. I’m not overly familiar with the day to day running of local GAA organisations.

    What are people’s thoughts on this? Are there great controls in the GAA to protect young people or is there a potential of more cases like this in the future?