Club Welfare Officer

Suzanne Lynagh

Suzanne Lynagh

Committed to Safeguarding

At Terenure College RFC we are totally committed to the enjoyment of rugby by young people. We are also committed to creating an environment that promotes safety, fairness and fun. An environment of inclusion and equality where there is zero tolerance of bullying of any kind. 

We support the efforts of the IRFU in ensuring that our club provides a safe environment, that our players are supported on and off the pitch, and that we give a voice to those who need one.

We acknowledge the need to establish quality procedures and to continually update and review these procedures to ensure that we meet with legislative requirements and our own club standards.

Our commitment to Safeguarding is delivered through:

  • Having a dedicated Club Welfare Officer
  • Adhering to the IRFU Safeguarding Policy
  • Creating an environment that gives voice to Children and Coaches
  • Ensuring that all Coaches and Staff are Garda Vetted
  • Having an appropriate Reporting Procedure in place 
  • Continuously reviewing our procedures and policies with players, parents and club officials

Safeguarding Policy


Terenure College RFC’s dedicated Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is Suzanne Lynagh who can be contacted on 086 172 7621 or by email at cwo@tcrfc.ie 

Terenure College RFC adheres to the Safeguarding Policy as set out by the IRFU in the the linked document below.



Thanks for volunteering to coach in the club. There are a few steps for you to follow to submit your vetting application – all online using the IRFU’s system RugbyConnect. (This system keeps details of all players / coaches / volunteers involved in clubs in Ireland).

 1/ https://rugbyconnect.irfu.ie/

Firstly, if you haven’t already done so – please register an account with Rugby Connect showing you are applying to coach for Terenure College RFC. (Please ignore any prompts re payments etc…Terenure Annual club membership registration is completed online using our club website for existing members or using forms for new members given out in the club)

2/ To submit your Vet application using your newly created account.

A. On your Membership Card on initial screen click the Certifications Button.

B. On resulting page, click on the Upload Credential Button.

C. Next enter the type of Credential you are applying for = ‘Safeguarding’

D. On Credential Name dropdown list – select ‘IRFU VETTING FOR REGULAR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.’

E. Next Steps

Agree to the Declaration of Intent

Confirm jurisdiction your vet will be processed in, then enter some personal information.

Tick box of role being applied for – ‘ Age Grade Coach Mini/Youth’

F. Provide I.D. and Proof of Address. Please doublecheck the quality of the file you upload, eg. that the full page of a passport is visible with all details including D.O.B. etc…Otherwise your docs will be rejected and you will have to re-upload.

Once this I.D. verification stage is complete you will subsequently receive an email link with direct access to the Garda Vetting Bureau to finish the process by entering some basic data, including your passport number and also your address history. Then you will receive a confirmation that your Vet has been processed and then confirmed.

RugbyConnect Registration Sign Up Guide Rugby Connect Safeguarding Vetting Guide

To view the IRFU Child Welfare Policy Document, click the button.

Dealing with Concerns – Reporting Procedure

If you have a concern in relation to a child’s health or development please contact the Club Welfare Officer

IRFU Child Welfare Policy Document IRFU Code of Ethics Documents

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