A sport governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function. Sport governing bodies come in various forms, and have a variety of regulatory functions.What Are the functions?
There are lots of types of sport governing bodies. This is because sports have different levels of difficulty and skill, so they can try to organise the people playing their sport by ability and by age. The different types of sport governing bodies are all shown below International Federations are responsible for one sport (or a group of similar sport disciplines, such as aquatics or skiing). They create a common set of rules and organise international competitions. The promotion of the sport is also a task of an international federation.
Trusts are organizations or groups that have control over money that will be used to help someone else, such as the Youth Sport Trust National Federations have the same objectives as an international federation, but within the scope of one country, or even part of a country, as the name implies. They support local clubs and are often responsible for national teams.
National Olympic Committees and National Paralympic Committees are both a type of National Federation, as they are responsible for a countrys participation in the Olympic Games and in the Paralympic Games respectively. However, a national governing body or NGB is different from a national federation.
Multi-sport event organizers are responsible for the organization of a certain event which contains more than one sport. The best known example is the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the organizer of the modern Olympic Games. General sports organisations are responsible for sports related topics, usually for a certain group, such as the Catholic or Jewish sports groups.
Controlling body of all Gaelic Games is the GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884. Here it is decided who plays whom when and where according to what rules. Or who is not allowed to play – because sport for the GAA is a national issue
The Ban", in place from 1902 to 1971 and officially called "Rule 27“. This rule banned all GAA members from taking part in non-Gaelic games. And more – it also banned them from watching any of those games or furthering their cause. Non- Gaelic were for example rugby, soccer, hockey and cricket, all common sports in Britain and also in Ireland under British rule.
Anybody who went against Rule 27 was expelled from the GAA – up to and including Irish President and GAA-Patron Dr. Douglas Hyde. He got the boot for attending an international soccer match in 1938. Waterford player Tom Cheasty was kicked out of the GAA as well in 1963 – he had the nerve to enjoy a dance organized by a soccer club. Another controversial ban was enshrined in Rule 21 – the ban of all members of „Crown Forces“ to partake in GAA activities. This was only revoked in the 21st century ...
When Michael Cusack moved to Dublin, in 1877, to open his academy preparing Irish students for the Civil Service examinations, sport throughout Ireland was the preserve of the middle and ascended classes. Within Cusack’s academy sport was central with students who were encouraged to participate in rugby, cricket, rowing and weight-throwing.
The GAA was founded in 1884 by Michael Cusack, P.W. Nally and Maurice in Thurles - on November 1st an association to promote „national sports“ like football, hurling and some track and field events. Pride of place must, however, go to Croke Park – the central stadium of the GAA in Dublin, one of the largest and most modern sports arenas in Europe. And a shrine for sportsmen and republicans - „Hill 16“ was built from the rubble of O’Connell Street (Sackville Street), blown to pieces during the Easter Rising of 1916. In 1920 British troops stormed Croke Park and opened fire on players and visitors – the original „Bloody Sunday“.
The Irish Sports Council plans, leads and co-ordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland. The Irish Sports Councils vision is one where sport contributes to enhancing the quality of Irish life and everyone is encouraged and valued in sport. Young people see sport participation as an integral and enjoyable part of their busy lives; individuals can develop their sporting abilities and enhance their enjoyment, limited only by their talent and commitment.
The Irish Sports Council was established on 1 July 1999 under the Irish Sports Council Act and is a statutory authority comprising of eight major divisions; Anti-Doping, Corporate Services, High Performance, Irish Institute of Sport, Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies, National Trails Office and Research.
National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) are identified in A New Era for Sport as key delivery agencies for the Councils strategic priorities. The Irish Sports Council sees NGBs contributing to the achievement of our vision mainly through the "developing abilities" and "world class" strategies, although some also have the resources to contribute to local participation initiatives.
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