Child Protection and Welfare

Cuala GAA Club is fully committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our activities.

We do our utmost to take all practicable steps to safeguard children from any discernible forms of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and we respect their rights, wishes and feelings.


If you are a Juvenile member who is worried about your treatment within the Club

an adult member or parent who has concerns about the welfare of a child

you are urged to contact the Children’s Officer.  You can be assured you will be dealt with professionally and in the strictest confidence.

Cuala Children’s Officers Team

The Club Children’s Officers shall assist in promoting a child and youth centred ethos in the Club.

The Club Children’s Officers are the link between the children/young people and the adults within the club.
The key role of the Club Children’s Officers is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Code of Behaviour (Underage) , so as to ensure that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings.

Club Children’s Officer – Breda Kennedy 

Phone +353 – 860311992


Designated Liaison Officer

All GAA clubs must have a Designated Person who shall be responsible at an initial stage for dealing with any concerns relating to the possible abuse of children as reported or made known to them.

Club Designated Liaison Officer – Meave O’Loughlin

Phone: +353 – 876551984


The two Children’s Officers in the Juvenile Sections are:

Meave O’Loughlin – Juvenile Girls/Boys & Minors (up to u18)

Phone: +353 – 876551984


Aoibhe McHugh – Academy

Phone +353 – 872887116

Email :

Mandated Person (GAA)

Gearoid O Maoilmhichill: 01 819 3200

E mail:

Mandated Person (Camogie )

Roberta Farrell

Mandated Person (LGFA)

Paula Prunty

Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour (Underage) can be accessed by clicking the image below:

Garda Vetting Procedure

Children’s Officer oversee the implementation of Garda Vetting checks, Safeguarding as appropriate, within the Club, (see GAA Vetting Policy here)

Please follow these steps for the fastest possible on-line result.

Confirm your ID directly to Cuala

  1. Download & Print the  ID Form
  2. Scan/Photograph your Photo ID (see ID Form for acceptable documents)
  3. Scan/Photograph your Proof of Address (see form for acceptable documents)
  4. Complete and sign the ID Form and Scan/Photograph it.
  5. email attachments below to
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Address
  • Completed ID Form

Apply for Vetting to the Garda National Vetting Bureau.

Apply for an on-line vetting:   Vetting Form

  1. You will be asked to upload your ID & proof of address
  2. Within 2 weeks you should get an email from An Garda asking you to to complete the process – this stage will require you to provide details of previous addresses (if relevant)
  3. Once your details have been checked you should receive your vetting letter (a copy of which will be sent to the Cuala Sec.) – this may take a period of 4 weeks approx.