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Glin Rovers Development Plan

Glin Rovers F.C. are currently working on the clubs proposed Training Development including a Natural Turf Mini Pitch Area & AstroTurf Training Pitch. 


The project is broke into two phases, first phase consists of a Natural Turf Mini Pitch and second phase consists of a AstroTurf Training Pitch. Phase 1 Works have so far been completed at a cost of €65,000 with assistance of €56,000 from the 2018 Sports Capital Grant Funding.


At a meeting on the 8th December we outlined the clubs proposed phase 2 works which are estimated to cost €300,000 We are pleased to follow up on news in early 2022 where we were successful in receiving €150,000 funding from the Sports Capital Programme. 


This venture from the club is aimed at ensuring we will have state of the art facilities for teams to prepare and for all in the community to enjoy the AstroTurf facility and the Natural Turf Mini Pitch area which should be a great attraction for our young supporters during match days. This development will be a great club asset and facility for our young Boys/Girls, Players of all ages and more.


We will shortly be commencing a Fundraising Initiative where supporters of the club can purchase a "Brick" with their name & message for the club on it for €100. The club are creating a Club Supporters Wall where the “Buy a Brick” campaign will be placed on the wall leading to the stand, and all those who contribute to our faciliy will have their name & message on it. We will be starting this fundraising initiative shortly.


€125,000 needs to be raised and we would appreciate all the support we can get from the local community and all our supporters living throughout Ireland and indeed Abroad as We look to create this state of the art AstroTurf facility to ensure the best facilities are available to the community to use and enjoy for generations to come. The remaining estimated €25,000 - €30,000 is hoped to be achieved through future grant funding.  


On the opening of this new facility we will be holding a draw to the value of €1000 for all those who have contributed.


We would also like to all those who have volunteered and helped in the development thus far especially Gavin Sheehan, John Fitzgerald & Tommy Wallace. We are delighted to have them and their expertise at this time of development within our club.


Further Details of our proposed development will be seen in the local community shortly and make sure to keep an eye out in the village, local papers, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter in the coming weeks.

Deepest Sympathies

Glin Rovers F.C. would like to offer it's Sympathies to The Sheehy Family on the recent passing of Mrs Teresa Sheehy. May She Rest in Peace.


Youths Division 2 League Result

Glin rovers v Shannonside 1-3.

Fionn Mulvihill with our goal.


Desmond Cup 2nd Round


Shannonside B 0 - 6 Glin Rovers A


 Gary Culhane 2

 Paul Sheahan

 Gary Kelly

 Shane Culhane

 Zach Behan


Goals scored by the above including an absolute wonder goal from Gary Kelly.


Congratulations to Michael Sweeney on winning the Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members Stake with Doomore Diva.

Also hard luck to The Mel Syndicate who came so close to winning The Irish Cup with Go Home ourthat.

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

Mission Statement

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
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.

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