Secretary/Assistant Secretary

The Secretary is the chief administrator in the Club. The duties are many and varied and call for a high degree of dedication. The Secretary has more to do with the practical running of the Club than any other officer. He/she should be a good organiser, be methodical and above all, be reliable. The duties dovetail with those of the Chairman and it is essential that both officers work as a team of which the Secretary will very often be the more active person.


Useful Resources and Links

Galway GAA Approval and Permissions Forms

  • Go Games Approval Link
  • GAA Camp Application Form
  • Permission to record a game/Cead cluiche a thaifeadadh
    • Process for permission to record game.
      1. The secretary of the club seeking permission to record the game gets the consent of the secretary of the other club by email.
      2. When the consent is received, the secretary of the club seeking permission fills out the online form.
      3. An email granting permission is sent to both clubs from either the County Secretary or Assistant Secretary
      4. The person videoing the game must produce the confirmation email if requested.
      5. The accounts department will then invoice the club for the €50 fee.
      6. If both clubs are recording the game separate applications must be made.
      7. Clubs are required to provide a copy of the video if requested to do so by either the CCC or management committee.
  • Another really useful resource is the GAA Zendesk page this page offers support and advice on how to use FOIREANN effectively
  • Office365 Includes links on how to use each application: Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel etc.
    • Support for email address usernames and passwords Phone +353 – 6619531
    • Six official 0365 accounts are available to all clubs for the following roles:
      • Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Childrens officer, Insurance officer.
  • GAA Injury Benefit Fund This includes the Injury Benefit Fund Summary Document, DWF Claims Portal User Guide.
    • All GAA Club & County players” should be reregistered on the GAA Foireann system in 2024 prior to commencing training or playing matches in 2024 to be fully covered under the GAA’s Player Injury Benefit Fund for 2024
    • Injury Fund Claims Portal
    • Injury fund Team in Croke Park: GAA Injury Fund Manager Ciara Clarke –
    • GAA Injury Fund Claims Handlers: DWF Claims – 01 790 9455
  • Transfers and Sanction this page includes all forms and user guides for players and clubs for inter-county transfers.All Inter-County Transfers, Intra-Provincial Transfers and Overseas Sanctions are now managed within Foireann. For more information, please refer to the letter attached or visit the official GAA website:

    • The policy below explains the importance of every Club ensuring that their official GAA Club Secretary address is linked to Foireann to receive email notifications regarding transfer applications.  It also outlines how Clubs can gain access to the new system to approve/reject and track applications.

      Jan 24 – Policy for Clubs on Using Foireann for Transfers v1.1.pdf

    • Club Transfers within a county please see Official Guide (Part 1) and please contact the County Secretary
      • Galway Inter Club transfer Form (check to see if there is one)
      • Permission to play form (check to see if there is one)
  • Link to Permission to Play Challenge Game (TBA)