Eire Óg Inis

Founded 1952

Co. Clare

Garda Vetting

Club policy requires the following up to date information from all sections of the club at all times:


1) Details of lead coaches of each respective age group
2) Details of all other coaches assisting the lead coach
3) Vetting & Safeguarding Workshop details with dates completed for each coach

All Club Executive Officers, and other club committee officers that may interact with juveniles in the course of their duties with the club must also complete the Garda Vetting process and undertake the Safeguarding Workshop.


Coaches/Officers must return their details to the Secretary for their section:


Adult GAA: Aileen Doohan

Academy: John Keating

LGFA: Verona Considine

Camogie: Gemma Fitzgerald


All info is to be submitted by the various secretaries to: Aileen Doohan

NB: Coaches are required to be vetted in one code only, even if they train in multiple codes (GAA/LGFA/Camogie)


Garda Vetting for GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association

(Following info taken from the GAA website: )


Vetting in the GAA is for a period of three years.

Who needs to be vetted?

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 - 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date the Act provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain activities relating to children or vulnerable persons.

In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.

How can you be vetted through the GAA?

The GAA Vetting System is now part of Foireann.

Step 1 Logging in to Foireann

You will need to create an account to begin the vetting process. Log in to Foireann

You will need to select the Club that you are a member of and wish to be vetted under. Your Club will then approve your membership.

If you have an account already or have difficulties in creating an account please contact Logging into Foireann – Gaelic Athletic Association


Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Once you have logged into your account on Foireann please click on the Qualifications and Vetting tab and then click Apply to be Vetted. Please ensure your current details on your profile are correct. Please then select your Club and or Association you wish to be vetted for and the role you are applying for vetting. A list of roles can be found here.

It is a requirement by the Garda National Vetting Bureau that an individual seeking vetting is validated that the individual is who they say they are. Therefore, you must provide proof of your identity to be vetted. You must complete this requirement at the initial step of your application, failure to do so will see your application rejected.

It is now a requirement to upload a copy or screenshot of your Photo ID (passport or drivers’ licence) and a proof of your current address in the form of a Utility Bill (no more than 6 months old). You are also required to print and sign the Gaelic Game Vetting ID Validation Form and upload this a part of your vetting application. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here

Your Club Children’s Officer will then check your ID Documentation and your signed Gaelic Games Vetting ID Validation Form. If the documents are correct your application will be validated by your Club Children’s Officer and submitted to the GAA. If the documents are not correct your Club Children’s Officer will reject your application and you will be required to upload the correct documentation.

All info can be found here: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/vetting


Any queries regarding the Garda Vetting Process should be directed to the Children's Officer for your section:

GAA: Gemma Fitzgerald - 086-208 0543

LGFA: Fiona Nagle - 086-397 9843

Camogie: Anne Howard - 086-170 9598



Dates of upcoming Safeguarding courses will be circulated in the near future via Club Secretaries

(More info on Safeguarding can be found here: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/)


The club's Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for Child Protection concerns is Brian Howard - 086-828 2197

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