“When the Irish government commenced the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts on 29 April 2016 it brought mandatory vetting on the island of Ireland into being, given that it had previously been a legal requirement under AccessNI.

It is now a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the Nation Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.”

To make an application please follow these steps;

*You are required to present

  • Photo I.D.
  • Proof of Address

to the Club Children’s Officer prior to making online application or alternatively you may scan this information and attach it to the application form.

  1. www.gaa.ie
  2. Click on “The GAA” which appears on top of page
  3. Scroll down and click on “Child Welfare and Protection”
  4. Follow the “Click here” direction and fill in the form.

Your Club Secretary will be advised that you have made an application and again will be notified when the GAA send you a Garda Vetting Letter.

Click Here to Download a Printable e-Vetting Form