Code of Conduct

Carlow College, St. Patrick's ground


 The following is the approved Code of Conduct adopted by Carlow Cricket Club

  1. The Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.

Therefore, the Club endeavours to provide and environment free of any unlawful discrimination. Any player, official or member representing any visiting club or our own club, especially umpires, shall be treated with respect and dignity.

  1. It is all club members responsibility to familiarises themselves with and adhered to all club policies and procedures; especially the clubs child safeguarding statement and risk management plan.
  1. Players shall, at all times, address their team-mates on the field of play with positive remarks, in order to promote team spirit. Senior players are reminded of their responsibility to encourage and motivate younger players and set an example of sportsmanlike conduct. Negative and derisory comments have a negative effect on team spirit, and should be avoided at all costs.
  1. Club members are reminded that they represent the Club at all matches, and are required to behave at all times in a polite and sportsmanlike manner, in line with the Spirit of Cricket. Any improper behaviour; including the use of alcohol, illicit drugs or smoking in undesignated areas will result in sanction from the committee.
  1. The Club applies a strict dress code. Appropriate clothing and equipment must be worn at all times, notably while clothing must be worn at all times on the field of play.

All equipment and clothing must be clean and in a good state of repair. There shall be no excuse for the wearing of inappropriate equipment or clothing.

To ensure the safety of all players, appropriate protective equipment should be worn at all times.

Juniors (under 18s): For their own safety, those who are under the age of 18 are required to wear all appropriate protective equipment when batting or wicket-keeping. This applies at all times during match-play and training, and is not open to debate.

Seniors (18 and over): The Club also strongly recommend that members over the age of 18 wear all appropriate protective equipment at all times. However, this decision ultimately remains with the individual. As a result of this, all Senior Members will be required to sing a waiver absolving the Club of responsibility of any injury that may be sustained, should they refuse to wear appropriate protective equipment at any time.

By signing the Code of Conduct, I hereby agree not to hold Carlow Cricket Club responsible for any physical injury I may sustain, should I choose not to wear appropriate protective equipment at any time.

  1. Team spirit is an important part of the enjoyment of cricket, which is to be promoted by the committee and team Captain. As such, the Captain is responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket, as well as within the Laws.

Members have a responsibility to oppose and report any discriminatory behaviour, and promote the equality of everyone.

All members are expected to support the Captain, and/or Coach, in any reasonable request, they make with regard to setting up the field of play prior to training, or on match-day.

All players are expected to attend the teams allocated training sessions. All players need to practise, and the Club will endeavour to provide suitable facilities, equipment and coaching for all. As such, it will be left up to the team Captain/selection committee to decide whether or not he/she selects players who do not practise on a regular basis. Exceptions to this can be made in extenuating circumstances. If players act outside the rules, discriminatory action will occur.

  1. On Match days, all players shall:
  • Arrive at the ground at least 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time
  • Assist in any setting out the playing field, where necessary
  • Help prepare the Club House for teas and refreshment during games, and take responsibility to help clean up afterwards
  • Be properly dressed and ready for pre-match warm-up, organised by team Captain prior to the start of play
  • Remain at the venue for the duration of play, until the game has finished, unless given express permission from the team Captain
  • Remain on the boundary to support their team-mates, uncles given express permission from the team Captain
  • When playing at home, players are reminded of their responsibility to provide tea and refreshments for themselves and the visiting team
  • When playing away from home, any players availing of a lift from a team-mate is encouraged to offer the driver petrol money (€5.00 per passenger is recommended)
  1. Any player who is seen to be disrespecting his/her team-mates by ignoring these common-sense requirements, or refused to perform any reasonable task delegated by the team Captain, Carlow Cricket Club, and/or Coach, will be reported to the committee, and have an appropriate sanction imposed upon them. Owing to the fact that we are using Carlow College, St. Patrick’s grounds and facilities, it is of the utmost importance that each player, member and all associated with Carlow Cricket Club, treat these grounds and facilities with the utmost care and respect.


It has been confirmed by the Department of Justice and Equality that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 have been signed. The Act commenced on 29 April 2016.

IMPORTANT: Garda vetting applications cannot be processed if information provided is incomplete on the forms or documentation is missing. Please ensure the forms are completed in full, signed and dated.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 – 18 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (here). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed. The Garda Vetting process is not required for children under the age of 16.

The Garda e -Vetting is quick and easy, to utilise the e-Vetting service you must: • be over 16 years old (if aged 16-18 years, have submitted a “Parent / Guardian” consent form) • have or have access to a valid email address • have access to the Internet • have completed the “Proof of Identity” process

e-Vetting Process

Step 1: Complete the Garda Vetting ID Validation Form. Complete the form in full and have it signed by a responsible person. The following Responsible Persons from your club may verify applicant’s identification and sign this form: • The President • Chairperson • Children’s Officer • Designated Liaison Person

Step 2: Please send both pages of the completed Garda Vetting Invitation and Identification Validation form, plus scanned copies of ID and proof of address to or by post to Garda Vetting Department, Cricket Ireland, Unit 15c Kinsealy Business Park, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, K36 YH61

Step 3: You will receive an email from An Garda with a link inviting you to complete a vetting application form.

Step 4: The vetting subject completes a Vetting Application Form online and submits it to the Relevant Organisation

Step 5: Cricket Ireland reviews the Vetting Application Form and submits it to the National Vetting Bureau.

Step 6: The National Vetting Bureau processes the application and forwards a vetting disclosure to Cricket Ireland.

Step 7: Cricket Ireland reviews the vetting disclosure and as soon as is practicable providing a copy of the disclosure to the vetting subject and if applicable a letter confirming clearance.

For information on paper applications please contact Eimear Hubble or phone Cricket Ireland on: +353 1 803 338

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