Child Protection


On 11 December 2017 the remaining provisions of the Children First Act commenced in full. Most notably for the GAA our immediate requirements include adopting all provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse, ensuring the appointment of what can be termed key child safeguarding officers which include Designated Liaison Persons and Children’s Officers at Club and County level.

Loughmore-Castleiney GAA Club Children Officer
Sadie O’Connell

Tel: 086 815 1418

Designated Liaison Person (DLP)
Eugene Stapleton
Tel: 086 783 3710

You can access the full documentation regarding Child Welfare & Protection in the GAA at this link:

Please see 2018 Child Safeguarding Statement for more information

Garda Vetting

Currently all managers, coaches and the committee have completed the Garda vetting process. Any new volunteers who wish to undertake a regular role will be required to complete Garda vetting before any position can be taken up. Please see full details on the Garda vetting process at this link