SCÓR NA bPÁISTÍ
No joy at the South Kerry Scór Final but a huge thank you to Shirley Mc Gough for all her work with the Ballad Group. It was great to see the club participate to such a high level again
Carolann Spellman as Scor Officer has definitely breathed new life into the competition.
The GAA Association is made up of thousands of volunteers working with children as we know.As part of our responsibilities to provide children with a safe environment we must try to ensure that all volunteers are suitable to work with children. The GAA have had the rule of garda vetting in place for many years that any person working with children in the Association needed to be Garda vetted. 2016 has seen a change in the rule as it’s now a legal requirement.When the Irish government commenced the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts on 29 April 2016 it brought mandatory vetting into all GAA clubs.It is now deemed a criminal offence for a person acting on behalf of the GAA or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the Nation Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.In the past the Garda Vetting process has been on paper and taking up to 6 months to receive confirmation on approval,with this new mandatory vetting in place it sees the introduction of E Vetting.
This online application process requires some personal information to the GAA, to have some information verified by the Children’s Officer and then sent to the GAA National Children Office.
This new E Vetting has worked extremely well in 2016 with the process taking up to three weeks.It is imperative that every club member get in contact with the Club Children Officer(Christina Tangney firstname.lastname@example.org or 0861925549) to ensure they are garda vetted.
It has become much faster and easier so as to ensure that each child is in a safe environment coming in the gates of the Legion field which is whart we all want.
This new process applies to the GAA only at the moment.The Ladies GAA,the LGFA are still using the paper application but doubtless will move to have all its Associations use the new method.
Killarney Legion 3-14 Spa 3-12
A first round win for the seniors in a high scoring game against Spa in Derreen.The Legion lined out with one of it’s youngest sides in recent years and all of them acquitted themselves well in what was always going to be a good test.The management will doubtless take a lot of positives from the win and will also be happy with the fitness of the side which was well tested in a close often times physical contest.On the other hand the concession of three goals at critical times will be examined and made the job a bit harder that what it should have been.The forwards well led by the rejuvenated Tom Moriarty and Jamie O Sullivan were composed and hard working.The defence on the face of it did play well but did see Spa break through for their goals at times when the home side looked to have opened up a winning lead.In the end it took two fine saves from Brian Kelly to stay ahead but he saved the best for last when with just two points in it and Spa through on goal he stretched full length to finger tip a goal bound shot onto the butt of the post to effectively secure the two welcome opening county league points.Tosú maith.
ALL IRELAND CLUB FINAL
Well done to Dr.Crokes on their All Ireland club final win in Croke Park on St.Patricks Day.Well done also to the Sem as they qualified for another tilt at glory.
The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s deepest sympathy to the Slattery family on the death of Finbar R.I.P.Finbar was heavily involved in the research and publication of our club history and edited ” A Legion of Memories” back in the late 70’s.We are indebted to him and his family,Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis.
Winning no’s – 2,12,14,24.No winner.Lucky dips – (1)Abbey Quill,8 College St.(2)Midi,c/o Murphys(3)Michelle O Connor,c/o Eagers,(4)Sharon O Keeffe,(5) Emily O Leary,Ballycasheen.Next weeks jackpot €7,000.