Register now for the LGFA's 2020 GDPR Workshops

The LGFA would like to announce the dates for our upcoming GDPR workshops which will take place again in 2020 following the resounding success of the 2019 rollout.  More than 300 clubs attended over the 6 workshops, which provides a practical guidance to clubs to ensure they are compliant with the legislation.  Feedback from the clubs is outlined below, however the consistent feeling across the feedback was how the delivery of the workshop alleviated the fear that many volunteers had in relation to GDPR and the advice provided in the workshop greatly assisted clubs with not only their compliancy but with their understanding of what the legislation actually means.

2019 Workshop Feedback

‘Have been to numerous GDPR from both a technical and legal aspect. But this was an excellent layman’s approach – and made immediate sense.

Have suggested to Executive Committee to finds out about how to attend one as they would benefit greatly’.


‘Well informed and easy digesting of a laborious subject’


‘Found the workshop last Wednesday excellent.  I’m registrar and assistant secretary for our club and if I’m honest I had being putting off going to GDPR workshop.  It’s a long drive to Portlaoise and a 3 hour workshop, I was wondering if I would learn anything new.  It was one of the best workshops I’ve been too. I had a fear of GDPR and played everything so safe with our club which nearly inhibited the daily running of our club, can’t do this, can’t do that, because of GDPR.  Darragh was excellent in explaining everything and giving me a very good understanding of what is involved. Delighted I attended and highly recommend the workshop’.

‘A much more workable approach to Data Protection – not to be feared but can be worked with’.


GDPR 2020 Workshops

11th March          Essential Guide to GDPR               Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan, Mayo       7.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

19th March          Essential Guide to GDPR               Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick                                 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

25th March          Essential Guide to GDPR               Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Laois                   POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

2nd April                Essential Guide to GDPR               Kelly’s Inn, Ballygawley, Tyrone                                 7.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

23rd April              GDPR in Practice                               Croke Park, Dublin                                                           7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

29th April              GDPR in Practice                               Tullamore Park Hotel, Offaly                                       7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Essential Guide to GDPR

This course is the next step up from the LGFA 10 Step Essential Guide to data protection.  The 2 ½ hour comprehensive course will assist you with understanding GDPR terminology and the principles which underpin the new legislation.  Taking this understanding the course will then look at how as clubs, county boards, etc we can ensure we are compliant with legislation using a practical approach suitable to a volunteer sport. Feedback from 2019 was overwhelming positive: “This is brilliant. I’ve been to lots of courses on GDPR and the way it’s been delivered today, I actually now understand it”.


GDPR in Practice

This course is a follow on course from the Essential Guide to GDPR.  In this 2 hour course we will look in detail at data protection case studies which are common within the LGFA and sporting bodies.  The course will give clubs, county boards, etc the guidance and confidence to deal with not only day to day scenarios but also how to approach any data protection situation which they come across.



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