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Covid 19 Garda Vetting Update 23rd March 2020

Sport Ireland have consulted with the National Vetting Bureau have provided guidance around Garda Vetting during the restrictions. It has been acknowledged that while face-to-face validation of the individual and documents cannot take place in person, there are measures we can implement during this time to ensure vetting can still take place.

Volleyball Ireland will commence the vetting process once;

  •  The copy of the ID documentation and consent scanned or email to the relevant organisation must be of good, clear quality.
  • The applicant provides a signature on the relevant documents.
  • The applicant’s original documentation must be verified and checked against the scanned documentation on the day of recruitment to ensure it matches the information on the scanned or emailed documentation used to process the application.

To facilitate the last point, Volleyball Ireland will contact the Club Validation Officer to inform them an application has been received from a volunteer from their club looking to commence relevant work. Upon easing of restrictions and the return to volleyball the CVO will verify the applicant and documents with documents VI received before allowing the individual to commence relevant work.

Any queries on the above, or applications can be emailed to

The Inside Scoop…Club Q&A

The Inside Scoop features Santry VC, international super heroes from all over the world. These beach boys and beach girls see Aer Lingus as their friendly rivals…careful now Santry VC or you could be kicked off your next Aer Lingus flight! Why not check-out Santry VC’s Facebook Page, Instagram and Website!

Club Name
Santry VC
Give a brief background of the club. i.e year founded, titles won, highlights, junior/senior club etc..
Santry Volleyball Santry VC was established in 1994, but it all started in school way back before that. The club originated from Margaret Aylward Secondary School in Whitehall in the mid-eighties by Denise Tallon who was a teacher in that school at that time. She was an instrumental figure in setting up the club and she remains a key figure today. At that time, Santry VC had an important tie-in with the school and that was a good source for attracting new players. In the early days, an after-school volleyball group was formed and as well as playing in school competitions. The group decided to play in the National Division 3 League which they played from 1985-1988 and were runners up in the cup final in 1987. Unfortunately, that group broke up due to lack of commitment of players to train once they started in college. The next group then began in 1988 and only played National League for one year. A two-year break from the sport followed from 1991-1993 because of loss interest in volleyball in school at that time. Arising from the school success, Santry VC was formed in the spring of 1994 when a very interested group of first and second years came together. This group won the Cadette B final in 1995 and were runners-up in Cadette A in the following year in a school’s competitions. More players started to arrive in the club following this success. In 1994, the group entered Division 3 of the National Volleyball League and won the Division 3 Cup in 1995. They finished second in Division 2 and won the promotion to Division 1. It was around this time that a junior team was entered into Division 3. In 1996-97, the group were runners up in the senior A section of a schools competition. The following year, the group won the senior A title. In the years since, many girls in the school have played the sport and reached in All-Ireland quarters and semi-finals but unfortunately never made the big break-through. Between 1997-98 seasons, a breakthrough for Santry’s senior came when they won Division 1 of the National League and the Intermediate championship, which they then promoted to a top flight in volleyball – the Premier League. The junior team were promoted to Division 2 in 1998 and won Division 2 in the 2000/01 season- this earned them promotion to Division 1. At the start of 2000/01 season, a third team from the school started to play in Division 3 of the National League and they finished third in their first season. Over the years, Santry VC has had players represented on the Irish Junior team. During the season of 2012/13, our Premier Women team has won different tittles at a different tournaments. Many of those players, at the time, have been in the club since it started but later left due to having families of their own and/or focusing on their own career. As a result, the club lost potential players, but new members coming in and out every year from different countries all over the world, and some stayed. The success of the club follows through the year up until now where a men’s division has been created and a junior team that has been redeveloped Santry V. Club currently consists of 5 divisions covering a range of ages and abilities for both male and female participants. The club is involved at both a recreational level and a competitive level with involvement in league, cup and tournament competitions organised through Volleyball Ireland (VI) and its affiliated clubs. The club trains out of the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre in the North side of Dublin (Dublin 5). Santry VC is the first club in Ireland that has been awarded Clubmarked by Volleyball Ireland (VI).
What 3 words would best describe the club?
Family, Sport and Fun
What Social Activities does your club do?
The aim of Santry VC is to promote the playing of volleyball at all levels in a friendly and social atmosphere. We also strive to provide more opportunity for young people to try and experience Volleyball in a positive, fun and safe environment at the grassroots level. We firmly believe in welcoming everyone in the right to enjoy sport at every level. Santry VC wants to provide an opportunity for everyone to fulfil the desire to practice sport in a respectful manner. Sport’s values are at the centre of everything we do.
Tell us a fun fact we don’t know about the club.
We are international super heroes
Does your club have a special tradition/chant/routine? Tell us about it!
We have an inner chant I am sure, we can all agreed with that. We sing it in our hearts when we play that’s why we are very quiet. It’s a secret, so we don’t chant it out loud you know
Which club would you consider to be your biggest rivals?
Aerlingus… very near, very involved with each other and we help each other ..but we are the best
What does the club do in the off season?
Beach beach beach .. we are 10 minutes from Dollymount, we are very lucky- then we go home .. most of us are from Italy, Germany, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Spain … can’t beat that, can you?
Finally, what song would be your clubs anthem/jam/walk in song? Include a link!
Avicii -Wake me up


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