Updated:18th Jan 2022

General                                                                                                               

Cuala’s membership year runs from Jan to Dec. Annual Subscriptions fall due on 1 Jan.
Payment can only be made on-line using our payment partner, ClubForce.
Payment of Subscriptions is subject to:

  • Cuala’s Rules & By Laws [1]
  • Cuala’s On-Line Privacy Policy  [2]
  • ClubForce’s Privacy Statement [3]

Players cannot be registered with the National Governing Associations (GAA, Ladies Football, Camogie) until their subscriptions are paid. Unregistered members are not covered by “Player Injury Schemes” and Cuala will not allow them to coach, train with or play for the club.

Members are responsible for entering and maintaining their own details correctly and completely. Of particular importance is the need to provide accurate details in relation to the Player Injury Scheme –
especially Date of Birth and that the member is registered under the correct subscription type.

Subscription Rates 2022
At the Club AGM in December 2021, members voted on the subscription rates to apply for 2022 with the following changes

  • For 2022 Adult Playing Subscription rate is set to EUR 195
  • Parents of children who wish to play either Social sports (Cuala for Mothers & Others / Hurling for Dads), or, train and play for the senior football, camogie or hurling teams can be included in Family membership as players.

Payment of Subscription in Instalments
Subscription payment for new and renewing members can, initially, be made in five instalments; In January 2022 the number of permitted instalments for renewing and new members will reduce to 4. Further reductions in instalments for new and renewing members will occur in February and March.

Development Levy
The AGM motion, approved at the 2019 Club AGM will continue unchanged into 2022. The club will continue to collect development levies ranging in value from EUR10. EUR30 or EUR50 – depending on subscription type – at the time of member joining or renewing membership.

All funds collected from the development levy in 2020 are ring-fenced for development purposes only and were not used for day to day expenditure or any other purpose. This policy will, again, be applied in
2022. A lot of work and significant progress was made during 2021 to build on the work completed since 2019. Our proposed new Clubhouse has been granted section8 status and planning permission.

Fundraising activities were, necessarily, curtailed in 2020 and 2021 but the club has already raised substantial funds since launching the fundraising campaign. We continue to exploring other funding
opportunities and would welcome any suggestions and support that our members could provide.

Family Membership

Parents of children who wish to play either Social sports (Cuala for Mothers & Others / Hurling for Dads) ,or train and play for the senior football, camogie or hurling teams can be included in Family
membership as players. All other players availing of Family membership must be in full
time education. Players born in or prior to 2003 can be included providing that player is in full time education at the time of registration. The player must email details of the educational establishment they attend to registrar@cualagaa.ie(Photo of student card & course details) before the family registration process can be completed. If player is born in or prior to 2003 but cannot meet the full
time education requirement they should opt for the Full Adult Rate. Parents of children who wish to play either Social sports (Cuala for Mothers & Others / Hurling for Dads), or train and play for the
senior football, camogie or hurling teams can be included in Family membership as players.

Student Membership

Members availing of Student Rates (whether Individually or as part of a Family Subscription) must
be a full-time student in full-time education. If born in or prior to 2003, that player must email details of the educational establishment they attend to registrar@cualagaa.ie(Photo of College Student Card &
course details). If player is born in or prior to 2003 but cannot meet the full time education requirement they should opt for the Full Adult Rate.

Juvenile Subscription Rates

Available to those born between 1/1/2004 and 31/12/2012. An accompanying Adult (Parent, Grandparent, Guardian etc) is registered at no additional charge and automatically becomes a Social Member of Cuala.

Academy Subscription Rates

Available to those born between 1/1/2013 and 31/12/2017. Children born earlier should contact the Academy in Cuala to discuss joining the Academy. Accompanying Adult (Parent or Guardian etc) is registered for free and automatically becomes a Social Member of Cuala

Introductory Discount

An Adult, Student or Juvenile applicant, who has never registered with Cuala previously, may apply to the Registrar for a discount off the appropriate subscription rate. This does not apply to Academy rates. Due consideration will be given to each request.

Members with arrears from 2021

Members must clear all 2021 arrears prior to 2022 membership renewal.

Membership

WHERE DOES MY SUBSCRIPTION GO?

The Annual Subscription is used to contribute towards a wide range of services and activities on and off the field. In 2018, our ‘day-to-day operational’ costs (i.e. not including Capital or Exceptional items)
worked out at an average of EUR416 per player – a huge investment in players of all ages in all codes.

As you can see, Player Subscriptions on their own do not cover the full operational costs.  We rely on non-playing Members, Fundraisers and Sponsorship to make up the difference.

Money tendered by anyone who is not already a member of the club will be accepted and treated as a donation – pending their Application for Membership being processed. On admission as a Member,  any sums previously paid will be credited against Annual Subscription due.

Leo Moore
Registrar Cuala GAA

18th Jan 2022

Reference Links:

Club Constitution (at AGM 2020) 
Cuala Privacy Policy

ClubForce Privacy Policy