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In line with the new rules laid out by the GAA it is manditory that ALL coaches (and assistants) who are working with children from 18 years of age and down, are required to be Garda Vetted. It is a very easy process to go through, just follow the guidlines below. If you or any of your coaches are not Garda vetted they will not be allowed coach until they have processed their details. Now is the time of year for you to get it done so you are ready for the new year ahead.
If you have not been Garda vetted since 2014 you will now have to renew your information on line.
Step 1- Go to www.GAA.ie
Step 2- Click onto THE GAA link
Step 3- On the page, click on CHILD WELFARE AND PROTECTION
Step 4- Click on VETTING. If it is your first time to be Garda vetted follow STEP ONE at the end of the page, if you are renewing your Garda vetting skip to STEP TWO, fillout and submit the form.
Once done you will receive an email and another form to fill out. This needs to be done as swiftly as possible.
You will receive an email to confirm your clearance, please forward a copy of this email to Trish Barry on email@example.com
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent / Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
If you have any problems you can contact Mungret St. Pauls Child Welfare Officer, Trish Barry on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-2033474
Mouthguards and Helmets
Ahead of the new season It is requested that county secretaries would forward the below e-mail and attached documents to all clubs within the county for circulation to their members and the members of the Senior Inter County Panels and Management Teams.
National Panel Referees have been reminded of the rules in relation to Hurling Helmets and Mouthguards and are under instruction to caution players wearing tampered hurling helmets (i.e. where bars from the faceguard have been removed or altered) or not wearing a mouthguard (Football). Refusal to comply with a referees instruction can lead to a player’s dismissal. This information will also be passed on to club referees through the county referee administrators over the coming days.
The attached handout is an information sheet for distribution to players at all levels and is also available on: http://learning.gaa.ie/