Vetting is a requirement for all coaches, administrators, CoVID supervisors and all adults (over 16) who are working with underage teams and it is a straightforward process.
How to apply for Vetting in the Gaelic Games Association
Step 1 : Logging in to Foireann
Log into your account on Foireann or create an account on Foireann www.foireann.ie
All members have a Foireann account, whether you realise it or not! If not yet activated, your Club's Child Protection Officer, Club Secretary or Club Registrar can activate it for you
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 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.
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 on-line 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 address 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 informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.
Please note that the Association the applicant applies to be vetted for will not have oversight of the application until the application is validated at Club level.
Once the individual is deemed suitable to work with children, the individual will receive a vetting acceptance letter. The Club Children’s Officer will also receive an email with a copy of the letter.
The requirements to work with children in the Gaelic Games Association which must be completed, prior to commencing their role(s) are vetting and child safeguarding training. If you are a coach, you must also obtain a minimum coaching qualification.
Completion of a Foundation Level Safeguarding Course is a legal requirement for all those working at any level with Juvenile members.
If you are interested in receiving more information about upcoming Safeguarding courses, please let us know by contacting
*An online refresher course is available to those who have previously completed a Level 1 Safeguarding Course. This must be completed within strict time limits. Please contact email@example.com for more details.