The Chairperson is the principal officer of a GAA Club. As well as chairing Club Executive Committee and other Club meetings, the Chairperson has prime responsibility for ensuring that the Club is a well organized, well managed and an active unit.
The Chairperson should be dedicated to the job, have good communication skills, have the ability to delegate key tasks and above all, be a person of integrity in the community. The contribution of the Club Chairperson to the effective working of a Club can never be underestimated.
The main duties of the Club Chairperson are summarised as follows:
- Provide leadership and management in the Club
- Hold effective Club meetings
- Uphold the Club constitution
- Plan ahead for the Club
- Delegate tasks to Club members
- Uphold the mission, vision and values of the GAA