• Child Safeguarding


    Child Safeguarding

    • Jan 28,2021

    The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernible forms of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.  The Association and its sister organisations recently introduced a facility which allows for Coaches to attend an online Safeguarding Course.

    Roscommon Coaching and Games will be running this course on the following dates.

    Tuesday 2nd February @ 7pm (Course Full)

    Wednesday 10th February @ 7pm (Course Full)

    Wednesday 10th of March @ 7pm

    Tuesday 6th of April @ 7pm

    Tuesday 13th April @ 7pm

    If anyone wishes to attend please contact Oliver Lennon by email on Oliver.lennon.gpo.Roscommon@gaa.ie

    Any volunteer in the GAA intending to work with children, must have completed the following: 

     1. Garda vetting


    2. GAA Child Safeguarding 1


    3. The GAA foundation award at minimum


    *Please note that from 2021, prior to doing a Foundation Course, a coach must be Garda Vetted and have Safeguarding course completed.


    The 3-year condition, within which a person was permitted to renew their Child Safeguarding Training, by either attending another face to face workshop or undertake the online safeguarding refresher has been temporarily extended to five years. This three to five-year extension is until the end of June 2021. The refresher is aimed at those who have in the last five years attended our own Gaelic Games Safeguarding Workshop or an externally recognised workshop delivered by another Sports NGB or a Local Sports Partnership.

    For anyone wishing to renew their Safeguarding online please follow the link below.


    Ollie Lennon