Module Title:GAA Club Development
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed below will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: * Lectures – communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the students; * Problem solving exercises – students will work alone or as part of a team to address various challenges; * Class discussion/debate - students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills; * E-Learning – the module will be supported by material from the GAA’s learning and development portal; * Self-directed independent earning will be emphasised and encouraged – reading by students, searching the web, and looking for advice or help from others.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the GAA's committee structures at all levels of the association, and their ability to contribute effectively to the development of their own Gaelic Games club.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the GAA's different committee structures at club, county, provincial and national levels, and outline the composition and activities of a committee at each of these levels.
LO2 Illustrate the knowledge, skills and qualities required by a GAA club’s executive committee members, to allow them to carry out their club-related activities in an efficient and effective way.
LO3 Create a detailed club audit / club plan to help improve on a GAA club’s current activities
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The GAA's committee structure
• GAA committee structures at club, county, provincial and national levels
The GAA club
• GAA club administration structures • GAA club sub-committees • GAA committee meetings and AGM
GAA club activities
• GAA club finance and fundraising • GAA club communication and public relations
GAA club roles & club officer skills and qualities
• The role, knowledge, skills and qualities required of a GAA club’s executive committee members: chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, registrar, officer for Irish language and culture, public relation officer, children’s officer and coaching and games officer
GAA club coaching and games
• Coaching and games development in a GAA club
Auditing GAA club activity
• The purposes of auditing • The terminology of auditing • Carrying out an audit of a GAA club's coaching and games activity • Leinster GAA’s ‘Club Coaching Health Check’ instrument • S.W.O.T analysis
Reporting an audit
• Evaluating and reporting the findings from an audit of a GAA club's current activities
Recommendations from audit finding
From Audit findings, create key recommendations to help improve a GAA club's current activities into the future.
The implementation plan
• From key recommendations, devise a proposed implementation plan of how you plan to help achieve your vision of the GAA club's future activities going forward.
GAA Club Plan
• Creation of a GAA Club • Analyses of where we are at •Analyses of where we want to get to • Plan of how we are going to get their • Roles and responsibilities
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Choice 1. Carry out an audit of a GAA club’s current activities. 2. Creation of a Club Nursery plan 3. Creation of a club Athletic Development plan (Word Count 2,000 max) 3 70.00 n/a
Multiple Choice Questions Multiple choice questions on areas of GAA Club Administration 1,2 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 4 Mandatory
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 4 Mandatory