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Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss and vote on the attached motion.

The Irish Sports Council has asked that all NGB’s sign up to the “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanism”. Please read the attached documents at the bottom of screen in the downloads section to familiarise yourself with the matter.

A 75% majority is required 4to pass the resolution.

As the ISC have informed RIBSA that grant allocations to NGB’s will be conditional on being signed up to the mechanism RIBSA would appreciate a large attendance.

NOTICE is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association will be held on the 26 day of September 2015 at 2pm o’clock at Ivy Rooms Carlow for the following purpose:

1.     considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolution:


That the following regulation be inserted as regulation 14 of the Constitution of the Association as a new regulation and that any subsequent regulation, and any reference to any subsequent regulation, in the Constitution be amended accordingly:


14. Dispute Resolution


a)    Subject to all internal avenues of appeal having been exhausted, this regulation shall apply to any dispute or difference arising out of, in connection with or under this Constitution or any rules, bye-laws, codes, policies or equivalent of “The Association”. This shall include without limitation any dispute arising out of, under or in connection with the legality of any decision made or procedure used by “The Association” or any part of it.


b)    Each such dispute or difference shall be referred to Just Sport Ireland (JSI) for final and binding arbitration by a single arbitrator in accordance with the JSI Arbitration Rules and in accordance with the Arbitration Act 2010 as amended. 


c)     This regulation shall also apply to every participant and member of every Unit (as defined below). Each such participant or member is bound to refer any dispute or difference which remains unresolved after all internal avenues of appeal have been exhausted to JSI arbitration in accordance with sub-regulation b) above.


d)    The provisions of this regulation shall apply notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary contained within this Constitution and/or any other rules, bye-laws, codes, policies or equivalent of “The Association” and/or any Unit from time to time. This regulation applies notwithstanding the level within “The Association” that any such dispute or difference occurs in the first instance.


e)    The effect of this regulation is to prohibit any party to such dispute or difference from commencing legal proceedings before the Courts.”


f)      For the purpose of this regulation, “Unit” means any team, association, club or committee or sub committee or other grouping, association or entity of any type which is in turn a member, part of, affiliated to or governed by “The Association”

Dated the 4th day of  September,  2015


Tony Thorpe