Disability & Special Needs Policy

Eoghan Rua Coleraine is committed to the inclusion of all persons with a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, from here on referred to as a disability.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Club Equality Policy.

As such our club will:

  • ·      Provide a welcoming and open atmosphere for disabled club members
  • ·      Provide a programme of activities for disabled club members
  • ·      Ensure that all club facilities are disability friendly and adhere to the relevant legislation in reference to disabled access. 
  • ·      Ensure club facilities are open to use by Special Schools or other community groups who cater for persons with a disability
  • ·      Attend UIster GAA CPD courses on disability, special needs and the promotion of disabled games
  • ·      Provide a programme of disabled games in conjunction with other local GAA clubs in the area
  • Ensure that positive images and role models of disabled people and disabled coaches will be represented in all resources, promotional and publicity material
  • Appoint a Executive Level officer with responsibility for linking with special schools and catering for members with disabilities
  • Share good practice with other GAA/Sports Clubs
  • Develop links with other sporting clubs through the Local Sports Council/Partnership to cater for disabled members
  • Link with relevant statutory bodies in the area of disability


Monitoring and Evaluation

A  monitoring and evaluation system will be developed to ensure the successful implementation of the disability policy. A report will be given to the club executive committee on a regular basis with an overall report given at the Club Annual General Meeting.






Equality Officer