299. Players who have not played league or championship football for a period of three years are exempt from transfer rules providing other eligibility conditions are satisfied.
300. All transfer applications must be made on the official transfer form. It must be completed in duplicate, properly signed and sent to the relevant secretary.
Evidence to prove an address may be requested by Club, County Board, Provincial or Central Council or sub committees thereof. Where the relevant body is not satisfied with the evidence provided, the transfer may be refused.
A player transferred to a club who, at any time within a period of six months from the date of transfer is found to be no longer resident within the club catchment area, may be liable to suspension and the club may also be suspended.
301. A transfer requiring Provincial or Central Council sanction and which has been approved by Club and County Committees may be approved by the Provincial or National Secretary, subject to ratification at the next Provincial or Central Council meeting.
302. A transfer becomes effective as soon as it is approved by the appropriate authority unless it is being contested at a lower level than Central Council.
Where it is being contested, the contesting party must lodge an appeal as per Rule 282 or before the player is due to play her first competitive game with her new Club or County, whichever is the shorter period.
Where an appeal is lodged the player concerned cannot play with her new Club or County until the appeal has been decided.
303. A player who leaves a county permanently and who wishes to become involved in the playing activities of another county must:
(a) Obtain sanction from Provincial Council, if her intended participation is with another county in the same Province.
(b) Obtain sanction from Central Council, if her intended participation is with a county outside of her former Province.
Inter Club Transfers
304. A player, who wishes to leave one club to join another in the same county, must apply to the County Board on the official transfer form for a transfer. This also applies to a disbanded club unless governed by Rule 299.
305. The County Board shall have power to refuse or grant such transfers taking into account the best interests of the Association.
306. A player seeking an inter–Club transfer outside the county she last played in, must seek her release from her former Club by completing the official transfer form.
The form must then be signed by her former Club and County Secretaries, who should then forward it to the Secretary of the County to which she is transferring.
307. If the player is residing in the CCA of the Club to which she is transferring, or if she is returning to her home Club, the County Secretary may sign the transfer form and forward it to the Provincial or National Secretary as outlined in Rule 311.
308. If the player is NOT residing in the CCA of the Club to which she is transferring, or if she is not returning to her home Club, the transfer must be:
(a) Discussed and cleared by the County Board to which she is transferring.
(b) The transfer form endorsed to that effect, signed by the County Secretary and
(c) Forwarded to the Provincial or National Secretary as outlined in Rule 300.
309. Where a player’s former Club or County Secretary refuses to sign the transfer form, the player should contact the County, Provincial or CEO as appropriate.
310. When the transfer has been sanctioned one copy will be returned to the applicant, who shall present it to the Club to which she wishes to transfer. The Club shall register the player in the usual manner.
311. A player who has commenced a Club competition other than championship in a County shall be eligible to finish that competition for that Club, even though she is playing legally with a club in another county, providing that the transfer is in order.
312. Where a club disbands, its’ players may be eligible to complete the competitions commenced within the county with their new club to which they have transferred. However, if any player has played adult championship football with the disbanded club, she shall not play adult championship football with her new club in the same season. If she has played underage championship football at a particular age group she cannot play championship football at the same age group with her new club in the same season.
313. Where a player has commenced a club competition within a county apart from championship but transfers to another club within the county, she may complete that competition with her new club.
314. When a player is transferred to a Club in another County on or after 1st September in any year she shall not be eligible to take part in the All Ireland Club Championship of that year, unless she has played previously with the Club to which she has been transferred and subject to the provisions of rule 311.
Inter County Transfers
315. The procedure to be followed to obtain an Inter-county Transfer is:
(a) The player must seek her release from her former County Secretary by completing the official transfer form.
(b) The Secretary shall sign it and forward it to the Secretary of the relevant Committee or Council as outlined in Rule 301.
(c) The final date for transfers to New York shall be 31st March.
316. An Inter County transfer becomes effective as soon as it is approved by the appropriate. The appropriate Secretary shall sign the transfer form and return a copy to the applicant and the County Secretary.
317. In all applications for transfers the status of the player shall be specified and also the date of the last competitive and championship matches in which she played. Schools and Colleges competitions are exempted.
318. A player cannot play for two different Counties in the same year’s competition