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Administration

Insurance

Personal Injury cover
 
The Camogie Association, unlike its GAA and LGFA counterparts, does not administer its own injury scheme. This means that injury cover/insurance must be purchased from insurance providers, operating independently in the private sector.
 
The obligations relating to injury cover within Camogie are detailed in the Official Guide Part 1 Camogie Constitution Rules. The rules around registration of members with the Camogie Association and insurance are key. The rules relating to the playing of the game outlined in Official Guide Part 2 Playing Rules are also relevant. These documents are downloadable from www.camogie.ie/administration.asp
 
Obligations on clubs regarding insurance of players, match officials [referees, umpires and linespersons] and members involved in managing and coaching teams.
 
(a)Insurance cover
 
Rule 23.1 of the Official Part 1 states:
 
All persons who train with teams and all persons who coach teams are required to be registered members of the Camogie Association. Each club must ensure and be satisfied that its playing members, members who officiate at games and members involved in training/managing/coaching teams are covered by insurance. Any member not insured may not play, officiate at games or manage/coach teams.
 
Persons and clubs are obliged to comply with this rule which also includes a check that people in the club are correctly registered on the Servasport registration system.  
 
Clubs should also check the detail of the club/ or members’ insurance cover to establish the extent of the cover for players, match officials, managers e.g. does the cover extend to all officially sanctioned Camogie games and training. Does the insurance cover the player is she plays on a temporary basis with another club as allowed under rule and as approved by the county board?
 
If the club has an insurance policy in place it should consider communicating the insurance cover details to relevant parties e.g. players, match officials and managers/coaches.
 
It is advisable that Units in charge of representative teams e.g. County or Provincial teams also verify the insurance cover of people representing them in a games’ context.
 
(b)Insurance cover and challenge/tournament games
 
Rule 23.3 of the Official Guide Part 1 states:
 
In order that all fixtures other than official fixtures are recognised for insurance purposes notification must be given on the following basis:
 
• To the County Board when both teams are within the County;
 
• To the relevant County Boards and Provincial Council when teams are from different Counties;
 
• To the relevant County Boards, Provincial Council and designated Camogie Association staff member when teams are from different Provinces or International. Notification to hold or participate in fixtures other than official fixtures must be sent by email by the relevant Secretaries prior to the date of the proposed fixture.
 
Approval to host inter-county underage blitzes will be provided by a designated Camogie Association staff member.
 
Permission must be requested by a date specified by the Ard Stiúrthóir each year.
 
Each Unit is obliged to comply with this rule.
 
Please be aware that failure to comply may have implications in how an insurance company considers a claim, in the event of a claim arising from a fixture that may not be deemed official.
 
Insurance claims must be processed via the relevant insurance company.
 
The Camogie Association does not handle any insurance claims.