Any new organisation which can successfully demonstrate that it meets the criteria for a recognised governing body will be given probation status for two years prior to securing full recognition by the Sport Ireland.
During the probation period the organisation will be monitored by Sport Ireland to assess its ongoing capability and adherence to the recognition criteria.
During the probation period the organisation will not be allocated investment in line with Sport Ireland funding criteria, but will be required to provide reports as required by Sport Ireland.
During the probation period the organisation will have access to Coaching Ireland to help develop their coaching plans and pathways.
During the probationary period the organisation will have access to other non-funding support structures of Sport Ireland to assist it in its path towards full recognition.