Garda Vetting through Foireann
The GAA Garda Vetting system is now part of Foireann and it is through this website that an individual will now apply to be vetted.
The Vetting process is still broken down into three steps. Which are outlined in further detail below :
Step 1 Logging in to Foireann
Log into your account on Foireann or create an account on Foireann www.foireann.ie
Please click on hyperlink for step by step guidance on how to apply for vetting on Foireann.
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 Games 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 on the Foireann website.
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, LGFA or Camogie Association 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 and within a short period of time you will be contacted via email informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application. This will also be sent to your GAA club Secretary, who will forward it to the Children’s Officer.
Your Garda Vetting is valid for 3 YEARS. At the end of your 3 years your club Children’s Officer will be in contact to remind you to renew your vetting. Please do this as soon as possible so that you can continue in your role in your GAA club.
It is a legal requirement that all mentors over the age of 16 are Garda vetted BEFORE they start to work with juveniles in a GAA club.
Whitehall Colmcille Children’s Officers
Male teams / Bua Nua / Camp helpers / Referees – Sarah Troy 0879329278 firstname.lastname@example.org Female teams – Catherine Fitzgerald 0876704994 email@example.com