GAA Garda Vetting

New GAA Garda Vetting Process – Now done through “FOIREANN”

Please note the GAA’s new Garda Vetting process which has gone live from the 4th April 2022

The GAA has a long-established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association.

This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Behaviour (Underage) and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role!

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 years of age must be vetted.
It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.

How to apply for your Garda Vetting through Foireann below:

Step 1 Logging into Foireann

Log into your account on Foireann or create an account.

Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Once 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.

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

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.

Step 3 Completing the National Vetting Bureau EVetting Application form

Once you complete the Gaelic Games Invitation Form, the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA, and you will receive an online NVB Vetting Form to complete.

The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided in your Gaelic Games Invitation Form.

Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form, including current and previous addresses, email addresses and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information, will be required when completing the form.

Once all sections of the form have been answered, this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to inform you as to the outcome of the vetting application.

You and our Club Children’s Officer will be notified when the vetting process has been completed!

For Further information on the GAA’s Vetting Process, visit GAA Garda Vetting Information.

Vetting in the GAA is for a three-year period. After 3 years, it needs to be renewed.