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Player's Code of Ethics

Code of Conduct


Laune Rangers GAA Club wish to provide the best possible environment for all players involved in Gaelic Football and Hurling. Players deserve to be given enjoyable, safe sporting opportunities, free of abuse of any kind. These players have rights, which must be respected, and responsibilities that they must accept.



Players are entitled to:


  • Be safe and to feel safe
  • Be listened to and be believed
  • Be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity
  • Have a voice in the club/organisation
  • Participate on an equal basis
  • Have fun and enjoy sport
  • Experience competition at a level at which they feel comfortable
  • Make complaints and have them dealt with
  • Get help against bullies
  • Confidentiality



Players should always:


  • Treat all mentors (coaches, managers, selectors, club officials etc.) with respect
  • Play fairly and do their best at all times and enjoy themselves
  • Respect team members giving them support when they do well and not so well (do not bully others)
  • Accept apologies from opponents when they are offered
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat
  • Respect their opponents
  • Set high standards of fair play for others to follow
  • Let the coach know when they are unavailable for playing or competition
  • Abide by the rules set down by team managers when travelling or away events
  • Behave in a manner that avoids bring the sport of Gaelic Football\Hurling into disrepute
  • Never use cameras/camera phones in the dressing room.



Players should never:

  • Cheat
  • Use violence or physical contact that is not allowed within the rules
  • Shout or argue with officials, team mates or opponents
  • Harm team members, opponents or their property
  • Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another player
  • Use unfair or bullying tactics to gain a:dvantage
  • Take banned substances
  • Never intentionally expose any participant to embarrassment or disparagement by the use of flippant or sarcastic remarks

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