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
RobertSewardAngling Council of Ireland(085) 8436459bobseward08@gmail.com
MichaelHayesArchery Ireland(087) 6833436apo@archery.ie
KieronStoutAthletics Ireland(01) 8869933/ (086) 2450134KieronStout@athleticsireland.ie
ConorFadianBadminton Ireland(01) 839 3028 / (086) 0288555cfadian@badmintonireland.com
Triona LeahyBasketball Ireland(01) 459 0211 / (086) 798 0155safeguarding@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
VickiGuyCanoeing Ireland(01) 6251105 / (085) 7303865info@canoe.ie
JoyO'NeillCricket Ireland(01) 894 7914 / ‭(085) 801 5861‬joy.oneill@cricketireland.ie
Anne MarieMcGowanCroquet Association of Ireland(01) 28932220 / (087) 2717723loughgara@gmail.com
RobertaFarrellCumann Camogaiochta na Gael - Camogie(01) 865 8651roberta.farrell@camogie.ie
Gearoid O'MaoilmhichilCumann Luthcleas Gael(01) 8556380 / (01) 8363222gearoid.omaoilmhichil@gaa.ie
Brigid O’DeaCycling Ireland(086) 0447735 / (086) 3215167safeguarding@cyclingireland.ie
JoeyWatsonDeaf Sports Ireland(083) 4588004 (text only)joeywatson@deafsportsireland.com
KirstenPakesFootball Association of Ireland(01) 8999 594 / (083) 368 3483kirsten.pakes@fai.ie
GearoidO' MaolmhichilGAA  Handball(01)8658675 / (087) 2301420gearoid.omaoilmhichil@gaa.ie
BarbaraCreggyGolf Union of Ireland(01) 5054000barbara@gui.ie
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
DonalGillespieHSE Community Games(085) 802 5294donal@communitygames.ie
Anne MarieHughesIRFU(086) 0485977ANNEMARIE.HUGHES@IRFU.IE
DavidBrittonIrish Amateur Boxing Association(01) 4533371 / (086) 0453904david@iaba.ie
UrsulaKappusIrish Amateur Fencing(01) 2801409 / (087) 9133412umkappus@gmail.com
Pauline LucasIrish Amateur Wrestling Association(087) 2180961paulineannelucas@gmail.com
FinnConnaughtonIrish American Football(086) 0859818childprotection@americanfootball.ie
Lisa HobanIrish Clay Pigeon Association(087) 9514017lisahoban@yahoo.co.uk 
LauraCullenHockey Ireland(01) 7163262nationalchildrensofficer@hockey.ie
KarenO'SullivanIce Skating Association of Ireland(087) 6851261 / (00353) 18027993kosullivan@isai.ie
MauriceCooperIrish Judo Association(086) 2573218maurice.cooper@irishjudoassociation.ie
AudreyQuinnIrish Ladies Golfing Union(01) 2934833 / (087) 2424161info@ilgu.ie
BrigidRuaneIrish Martial Arts Commission (01) 4789543 / (087) 2467091children@imac.ie
    ruane@iol.ie
     
ShayMurphyIrish Olympic Handball(01) 4514206 / (087) 9372634Jimmy.murphy@eir.ie
CiaránDonaghyIrish Orienteering Ass(085) 8423078cdonaghy7@gmail.com
CiaranMurphyIrish Sailing Association(01) 2800239 / (087) 8800744ciaran.murphy@sailing.ie
RhondaMoranIrish Squash(087) 6295044morans35@gmail.com
LindaByrneIrish Surfing Association(085) 7385399linda@irishsurfing.ie
LouiseLongIrish Table Tennis Association(01) 6251135 / (087) 9003233louise.long83@gmail.com
BrendaMahonIrish Taekwondo Union(087) 2135762brenda@taekwondoireland.ie
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
DarraghKennedyIrish Wheelchair Association - Sport(087) 9975444daragh.kennedy@iwa.ie
MaryCrossIrish Pony Club(087) 618 7737mcross0@icloud.com
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
GerryGormanMountaineering Ireland(01) 6251115 / (00 44) 7383977481safeguarding@mountaineering.ie
DaraHoganNational Aero Club of Ireland(086) 2585978paradarahogan@gmail.com
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
SamBashfordRugby League of Ireland(083) 1917517nco@rli.ie
SusanKavanaghSpecial Olympics(01) 869 1625susan.kavanagh@specialolympics.ie
EmmaPriorSpeleological Union of  Ireland(085) 7665374suichildrensofficer@gmail.com
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 
NormaMcIntyreVolleyball 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.