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The Club shall be called Craughwell United F.C., (Hereinafter referred to as the Club) and it shall seek affiliation to and be bound by the rules of the Football Association of Ireland and the rules of the club's Divisional Association and/or National Association.

The objective of the Club shall be to arrange football matches and training for each of the playing members of the Club.
The Club is committed to encouraging the highest ethical standards. All individuals involved in the Club should conduct themselves with integrity, transparency, accountability and in a fair and equitable manner.

The Club shall have the status of an Affiliated Member Club of the Football Association of Ireland through the relevant Divisional or National Association.
The Club will abide by the Football Association of Ireland's Child Protection Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy.

The membership shall consist of the following categories:
Player, Member, Juvenile Player Member, Committee Member, Non-Player Member.
The Club may request all members to complete an application form for membership which shall contain a clause whereby the applicant shall consent for the purpose of the Data Protection Act, to the Club holding and processing the data on the form for the purposes of the Club.
Members in each category shall pay Membership fees as fixed at each Annual General Meeting or an alternate date set by the Executive Committee before the season commencement. The Club in General Meeting may also require Members to contribute to the funds of the Club by way of a special levy.
All members joining the Club shall be deemed to accept the terms of this Constitution and any bye-laws from time to time adopted by the Club. They will also be required to conduct themselves in accordance with the Club's ethical framework and the bye-laws as to discipline set out therein.
Members shall be admitted by the Executive Committee. Membership is open to all and no application for membership will be refused on other than reasonable grounds. There will be no discrimination on grounds of race, ethnic group, occupation or gender.
The Secretary shall keep a Membership Register. In the event of a member's resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the Membership register.

The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer, Secretary, Asst. Secretary, plus up to 6 other members, elected at an Annual General Meeting. The Officers of the Club who shall be honorary (non-paid) shall be the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. All Committee members must be members of the Club.
Committee Members shall hold office from the date of appointment until the next Annual General Meeting unless otherwise resolved at a Special General Meeting. One person may hold no more than one Officer position at any time.
The Club Committee shall be responsible for the management of all the affairs of the Club.
Decisions of the Club Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending the Club Committee meeting. The Chairperson of the Club Committee meeting shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie.
Meetings of the Club Committee shall be chaired by the Chairperson or in their absence the Vice Chairperson.
The quorum for the transaction of business of the Club Committee shall be 50% of the elected Committee.
Minutes of the Club Committee meetings shall be entered into the Minute Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary.
Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club Committee by giving not less than 7 days notice to all members of the Club Committee. The Club Committee shall meet at least once a month.
An outgoing member of the Club Committee may be re-elected. Any vacancy on the Club Committee which arises between Annual General Meetings shall be filled by a member proposed by one and seconded by another of the remaining Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members.
The Club Committee shall have the power to decide all questions and disputes arising in respect of any issue concerning the Club Rules.


The Annual General Meeting fulfils the basic purposes of electing officers and other members of the Executive Committee, of reviewing the Accounts and of considering other matters of importance to the Club membership. It also considers changes to the Constitution.
The Club shall hold an Annual General Meeting in the month of August each year to:
- Approve the minutes of the previous year's AGM
- Receive reports from the Chairperson and Secretary
- Receive a report from the Treasurer and approve the Annual Accounts
- Elect the Executive Committee
- Fix the subscription for the ensuing year
- Consider changes to the Constitution
- Deal with other relevant business.
Nominations for election of members as Club Officers shall be made in writing by the proposer and seconder, both of whom must be existing members of the Club, to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the AGM. Notice of any resolution to be proposed at the AGM shall be given in writing to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the Meeting.
A Special General Meeting (SGM) may be called at any time by the majority of the Committee. 10% of the Club Members may also call such a meeting. The meeting must take place within 21 days of the Secretary receiving notice of the request. Only business specified in the requisition or contained in the agenda issued by the Club Secretary shall be transacted at an SGM.
The Chairperson or in their absence a member selected by the Club Committee, shall take the chair. Each member present shall have one vote and resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority. In the event of an equality of votes the Chairperson of the Meeting shall have a casting vote.
Members must be 18 years of age or over to be eligible to vote at an AGM or SGM
The Club Secretary, or in their absence a member of the Club Committee, shall enter Minutes of General Meetings into the Minute Book of the Club.

The financial year shall run from July to June each year.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of Annual Accounts of the Club
All cheques drawn against the Club's funds shall be signed by the Treasurer and one of two other nominated office-bearers.
All members of the Club shall be jointly responsible for the financial liabilities of the Club.

At its first meeting following each AGM, the Club Committee shall appoint a Club member to be responsible for each of the Club's football teams. The appointed members shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the team. The appointed members shall present to the Club Committee at its last meeting prior to an AGM a written report on the activities of the team.

To the extent that the same are essential or ancillary to the promotion of the main object of the club as heretofore set out the club may exercise the following powers:

  • To hold property 
  • To raise funds

The Club is a non-profit making organisation. All profits and surpluses will be used to maintain or improve or develop the Club's facilities or to carry out the objects of the Association to which it is affiliated. No profit or surplus will be distributed other than to another non-profit making body on a winding-up or dissolution of the Club.
If, upon the winding up or dissolution of the Club there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall be transferred to some other organisation or organisations having objects similar to the objects of the Club, such organisation or organisations to be determined by the members of the Club by Resolution passed at a General meeting or in the absence of such a resolution (or that the extent to which it cannot be given effect) to the Association to which the Club is affiliated.

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