- A player who wishes to leave one club and play with another Club must apply for
a transfer. However, a player who has not played League or Championship
football for a period of 3 years is exempt from transfer rules provided other
eligibility conditions are satisfied.
- All transfer applications must be made on the official transfer form. It must be
completed, properly signed and sent to the relevant secretary.
Evidence to prove an address may be requested by a 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 6 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.
- A transfer requiring Provincial or Central Council sanction, and which has been
approved by the Club and County Board, may be approved by the Provincial
Secretary, or CEO, subject to ratification at the next Provincial or Central
- 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
Rules 298 to 303 as appropriate, 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.
- A player who leaves a County permanently and who wishes to become involved
in the playing activities of another County must:
(a) Obtain a transfer from her Provincial Council, if she intends to
participate with another County in the same Province.
(b) Obtain a transfer from Central Council, if her intended participation is
with a County outside of her former Province.
Inter Club Transfers
- 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 319.
- The County Board shall have power to refuse or grant such transfers taking into
account the best interests of the Association.
- A player seeking an Inter–Club transfer outside the County in which she last
played, must seek her release from her former Club by completing the official
The form must be signed by her former Club and County Secretaries, who must
forward it to the Secretary of the County to which she is transferring, who in turn
must forward to the relevant Provincial Secretary or CEO.
Eligibility conditions are also governed by Rule 146.
- 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
- 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 approved by the County Board to which she is
(b) The transfer form endorsed to that effect, signed by the County
(c) Forwarded to the Provincial Secretary or CEO as outlined in Rule
- Where a players former Club or County Secretary refuses to sign the transfer
form, the player should contact the County or Provincial Secretary or the
National CEO as appropriate.
- When the transfer has been sanctioned, one copy will be returned to the
applicant, who shall present it to the Club to which she has been transferred.
The Club shall register the player in the usual manner.
Inter County Transfers
- 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, Board or Council as outlined in Rule 323.
- An Inter County transfer becomes effective as soon as it is approved by the
appropriate authority. The appropriate Secretary or CEO shall sign the transfer
form and return a copy to the applicant and the County Secretary.
- In all applications for transfers, the status of the player shall be specified. The
transfer application must also show the date of the last competitive and
Championship matches in which she played. Schools and Colleges competitions
- A player cannot play for two different Counties in the same competition.