Garda Vetting, Social Media and Child Welfare and Protection

St Brigids GAA Club                                                      


E-Vetting a step by step guide


St Brigids GAA Club is committed to the protection of welfare of all members. The Club therefore requires all mentors and other members to comply with the legal requirement to have Garda Vetting before carrying out any activities involving children.

Obtaining Vetting is a legal requirement pursuant to the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Club has a statutory obligation to ensure that all persons who undertake ‘relevant work’ with children are vetted.

The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 years of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. A person must have reached their sixteenth birthday in order to be Garda vetted.

Garda Vetting must be obtained before taking up any of the above roles. It is a criminal offence for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for a GAA Club to permit any person to commence working with children, without obtaining appropriate Garda vetting in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.










E- Vetting Process Steps


  • Proof of Identity over 18 years old.

  •               3 Items required:
    • Open this link E-Vetting ID form. Print it, Fill it in and Sign. Scan or take a Photo of it.
    • Photo ID: You need to provide photo ID. Scan or take a Photo:
    • Valid Passport
  • OR
    • Driving Licence (new credit card format only)
    • Proof of Address: Utility bill OR bank/credit card statement confirming your name and address – not less than 6mths old; Scan or Take a Photo of it.

    • Proof of Identity - aged between 16 and 18: 

    •               3 Items required:
      • Open this link E-Vetting ID form. Print it, and Fill it in and Sign. Scan or take a Photo of it.
      • Open this link Parental Consent Form.  Print it, and ask a Parent/Guardian to fill it in. Scan or take a Photo of it.
      • Photo ID: You need to provide your Photo ID. Scan or take a Photo:
      • Valid Passport or Birth Certificate
    • OR
    • Student Photographic ID
      • FORWARD the scanned images or photos of the three documents you created in “Proof of Identity” 1 or 2 to the club children’s officer via email: or nominated club official in person.
      • Note:  
      • Acceptable forms of identification are listed in the second page of the ID form. Each item has a score marked beside it; identification up to a minimum score of 100 points must be provided.
      • St Brigids GAA club children’s officer will hold your proof of identity documents until the applicant has been vetted.  At this point the documentation will be securely destroyed if received in soft copy. If received in paper format the documentation will be destroyed, or will be posted back if the applicant has so requested.


      a)  Complete these key areas:-

      • Date of Birth
      • Place of Birth
      • Mother’s Maiden Name
      • Passport Number where applicable
      • Job Role (in your club), i.e. Mentor, Administrator etc.
      • Your current address and previous addresses (if any)
      • Particulars of any criminal record
      • b) Complete the form and hit ‘Submit’ - it will generate a reference number.

      • You will shortly receive an email confirming receipt of your Application Form Request. The club secretary will also receive an email at this point to inform them that you have applied for vetting under the club’s name.
      • Soon afterwards you will receive an email to Access your Vetting Application.  You have 30 days to complete your Application.
      •  Complete your Vetting Application and Submit
      • You will shortly receive an email confirming receipt of your Vetting Application.  You will then receive ongoing tracking updates until your vetting is completed.
      • Within a few days, you should receive your Vetting Acceptance notification email which contains your Vetting Acceptance letter from the GAA in PDF format. 
      • This GAA Garda Vetting Acceptance notification is also automatically forwarded to the Club Secretary.
      • The GAA Vetting Policy stipulates members shall be re-vetted at a minimum within a five year time period.

    • Useful Links:-

      Vetting in the GAA

      FAQ from Garda    

If you have any questions or queries in relation to Garda Vetting or Child Protection you can contact the Children's Officer Cáit Hughes by email ( 

St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15