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.
The GAA website has a very good resource about vetting for full background, etc.
Step 1 – complete this Vetting ID Form
Step 2- Send the completed form along with proof of address and identification to the appropriate children’s officer.
Its fine to take photos of the completed forms/proof of address, etc. or scan them in. Simply e-mail the attachments to the appropriate children’s officer (listed below). There is no need to meet the officer.
Note: If you are under 18 and over 16 you will also have to print off and complete this Consent Form and include this in the submission to the children’s officer.
Camogie – Trish Woods: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies Football – Niall Boland: email@example.com
Hurling and Football – Patricia Drumgoole: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3 – Fill in the online GAA Application
Once processed, you will receive an email from the National Vetting Bureau with a link to your actual vetting form which you also need to complete. Successful applications are returned in 5-10 working days.