Thursday, May 30
Leitrim, Ireland

LGFA Latest news updates

LGFA Latest news updates


During these Covid-19 restrictions our Child Safeguarding Training is still available for those who work with children in the LGFA.

Child Safeguarding training is a mandatory requirement in law for our underage coaches etc. and during the temporary absence of face to face workshops we, as with others, must be creative and make our training available through the provision of online training.

We would remind Club personnel that those who are eligible to undertake the Safeguarding 1 online refresher programme, i.e. have previously attended safeguarding training within a three-year period, may avail of this online refresher programme by accessing the below link;

To be eligible to undertake this online refresher one must have attended a Gaelic Games face to face workshop (Safeguarding 1) within the last three years or have attended an LSP or other sports organisations’ delivery of the Child Safeguarding 1 workshop within that 3 year period.

We also recognise that some new coaches, or others who assist in various capacities with underage teams, have yet to attend their Child Safeguarding Training.

Many were registered to attend one of the more than 100 Safeguarding 1 Workshops that were unfortunately postponed due to the current restrictions.

Our Safeguarding Training Committee will shortly advertise the availability of a New Live Online Safeguarding 1 Programme, equivalent to the current Safeguarding 1 face to face programme, for members of the Gaelic Games Associations.

Those who had their workshop postponed or others who may wish to participate in the new online delivery can register to attend a New Live Online Safeguarding 1 Programme by writing to and will receive updates and notifications as to when the online training shall take place.

Please remember that other Child Safeguarding policies and publications are available on and
Garda Vetting Applications

This is an ideal time for Clubs to double check that all persons appointed by their Club to work with children this year have fulfilled all criteria required.

You can apply for vetting at;

The LGFA continues to provide a full child safeguarding service, as we have done in the past. Association members or the general public may submit any child safeguarding concerns that are relevant to the LGFA by contacting us immediately at or make contact with a local statutory authority if they wish.

Other child safeguarding queries may be forwarded to the National Children’s Officer;