Congratulations to Cillian Mulvihill who has recently been selected to the Republic of Ireland U16 Training Squad.
Great achievement from a talented young man. We wish him the very best in his future.
The club would like offer it’s sincere condolences to the Sheahan Family on the passing of their mother and grandmother Ann Sheahan.
Mike Sheahan has been a past Secretary of the club with his brother John providing great assistance through the years. On the field of play, Ann was a proud grandmother of Darren and Paul who continuously give great service to the junior and past underage teams.
We would like to offer our sympathy to Ann’s close and extended family and friends
Congratulations to Amy Powell and Shane Culhane on the recent birth of their two new born baby boys, Harry and Jack.
Since the Establishment of Glin Rovers F.C. in 1968 we have had players who have missed parts of seasons or even finished playing with their Respective Teams, be it on a Permanent or temporatry basis due to Immigration.
Down through the years many of our players moved abroad for Educational or Work Commitments.
While the majority returned to Ireland we do have many Ex Players who now live Abroad who check in regularily with the Club on www.glinrovers.com , on our Facebook and Twitter pages and some of those who are currently abroad are subscribers to our Annual Lotto Subscription.
Some of our founding members decided to sit down and as best they could identify past players who donned the Black/Red/White of Glin Rovers F.C.
While the list they compiled is quite long if any player has been omitted please contact the club so we can update the list.
The list does not include Players/Officers within the club who are still playing etc
These Ex Players would have travelled to Britain, Parts of Europe, America, Australia, Saudi Arabia to mention a few.
The List of these Ex Players is as follows:
James Dore, Tommy Dore, Michael Lynch, John Lynch, John Fitzgerald, David Fitzgherald, Paddy Woods, Ger Woods, Liam McMahon, Michael Adams, Kieran Adams, Paul Currivan, Pa McMahon, John Horan, Maurice Horan, William Dalton, James Dalton, Alan Sheehan, Brian Sheehan, Barry Fitzgerald, Ian Fitzerald, Dermot Fitzgerald, Pat McSweeney, Michael Taylor, Brendan Taylor, Joe Danaher, Brian O Connor, Leo O Connor, Leo Roche, Paul Culhane, Claire Wallace, Maria Enright, Catriona Stackpoole, Paul Culhane, Pat Conway, David Culhane,, Gerard Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Kevin Sweeney, Rory Culhane, John Maxwell, Padraig Leahy, Mike Scanlon, Matthew Reidy, Joe Culhane, Lee Fleming, Ger Culhane, Robert Benn, Eric Costello, Gavin Mulvihill, Noel Mulvihill, Niall Mulvihill, David O Connor Bray, Mike Fenell, Mike McLoughlin, Brian Horan, Diarmuid O' Sullivan, Gerry Stack and Diarmuid Woods.
Glin Rovers F.C. Child Welfare Policy
The guidelines in this document are based on the national guidelines as outlined in the following documents.
Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport, Irish Sports Council, 2000.
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Dept. of Health & Children 2011
Our Duty to Care, Dept. of Health & Children 2002
Football Association of Ireland Code of Ethics & Best Practice
Glin Rovers FC ensures that all coaches and volunteers are Garda Vetted and we have facilitated all members to partake in the appropriate safeguarding / child welfare courses and introduce them to the rigours of our internal child protection policies.
Our approach includes:
Child Welfare Officers in place
FAI Child Welfare Policy in place in line with legislation
Implemented a process where we host the FAI Safeguarding training on a quarterly basis.
Written and published a number of pro-child, child protection and welfare policies that are available on our website
Continuous child welfare policy review process in place
Garda Vetting for all volunteers and coaches
Risk assessments carried out prior to all events/camps
The work of Glin Rovers FC is based on the following principles that will guide the development of sport for young people in this club. Children and young people’s experience of soccer should be guided by what is best for the child or young person. The stages of development and the ability of the child should guide the types of activity provided within the club. Adults will need to have a basic understanding of the needs of young people, including physical, emotional and personal.
Integrity in relationships
Adults interacting with young people in soccer should do so with integrity and respect for the child. All adult actions in soccer should be guided by what is best for the child and in the context of quality, open working relationships. Verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse of any kind is unacceptable within soccer.
Quality atmosphere and ethos
Soccer for young people should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place. Too often unhealthy competitive demands are placed on children too early and results in excessive levels of pressure on them and as a consequence, high levels of dropout from sport.
All children should be treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of age, ability, sex, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion. Children with disability should be involved in sports activities in an integrated way, thus allowing them to participate to their potential alongside other children.
Fair play is the guiding principle of the Irish Sports Councils Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport. It states that “all children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play”. Ireland has contributed and is committed to the European Code of Sports Ethics, which defines fair play as: “much more than playing within the rules”.
It incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always playing with the right spirit. Fair play is defined as a way of thinking, not just behaving. It incorporates issues concerned with the elimination of opportunities, excessive commercialisation and corruption.
(European Sports Charter and Code of Ethics, Council of Europe, 1993).
A balanced approach to competition can make a significant contribution to the development of young people, while at the same time providing fun, enjoyment and satisfaction. Coaches/managers should aim to put the welfare of the child first and competitive standards second. A child-centred approach will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.