The Ulster Council has ordered an investigation into Donegal GAA Club Child Welfare policies, Monday night’s Co. Board meeting was told.
This follows the failure of 22 of the county’s 40 clubs to be represented at a special Children Officers’ seminar last month, in Jackson’s Hotel, in Ballybofey.
The matter was highlighted by Donegal Children’s Officer Mick McGrath, who said he was disappointed with the turnout from clubs. And he said he hoped it was an oversight by some clubs. But he also said that child welfare was an important issue and that Donegal clubs were not taking the issue lightly.
This sentiment was also echoed by county chairman Sean Dunnion, who said he hoped that all clubs in the county had elected a Children’s Officer
The audit is being conducted by the County Children’s Officer and it is hoped to have it completed by the end of the month.