Transfers & Sanctions
28. Where there is not an independent international Ladies Football Board, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association recognises the GAA Boards and their structures for the administration of ladies gaelic football. However, the rules as outlined in the Official Guide of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association shall apply to all areas of playing rules and discipline.
29. All International Units shall pay an affiliation fee to Central Council and shall provide a list of registered clubs and players to Central Council by 10th June up to and including 2014. From 2015 the date shall be 30th April. Players who are resident in the USA or Canada and registered on that date shall be deemed to be Home based players.
International affiliated units of the Association shall be entitled to two delegates to Central Council and Annual Congress.
30. Players who intend to play in any of our affiliated international units, excluding Britain, must complete an official permit form in duplicate and have it signed by the Club, County and National Secretaries.
The permit shall allow the players to play from the 31st March to 30th September and shall not be granted later than the 1st July in any year. These players may play with their Home Club or County in their respective Championships.
On a players return toIrelandshe will be entitled to resume playing with her club in Ireland as long she sends notification to the ladies gaelic football office of her return but she is not eligible to go again and play in the New Yorkor North American Board areas in the same year.
31. (a) The number of Permit Players permitted for any club in the North American County Board shall be as follows:
- A Club with 1 team – a maximum of 10
- A Club with a 2nd team – a further 8
In the case of the Canadian Board Area the maximum number of Permit Players per Club shall be 10.
In the case ofNew York, the maximum number of Permit Players per team shall be 3.
(b) Clubs may also avail of the services of Players who have a valid current J1 Visa providing a J1 permit has been obtained.
32. A player may play with her home Club inIrelandand a Club in her EU Country of study and vice versa, provided she is participating in a recognised programme of study in another EU Country, or Ireland, for at least six months duration and she obtains permission from Central Council.
These players may play with their home Club or County in their respective championships or other competitions.
This does not apply to Irish home Club players studying in Ireland or Britain.
33. A weekend permit form is required for any player intending to assist a Club in a fixture under the jurisdiction of the European Board. The permit form must be signed by the Club, County and National Secretary’s before 4.00pm on the Wednesday preceding the game.
The permit form is valid for 1 weekend only other than where there is a replay of the fixture for which the sanction was granted. The maximum number of authorised players to assist a EU Club in any weekend is 1.
34. The final date for the sanction of transfers to international units apart from Britain and New Yorkshall be 20 July.
35. Players seeking permits to the USA and Canada, must have an appropriate insurance policy or be included in a club insurance scheme covering injuries sustained while playing Ladies Gaelic Football and which indemnifies the Ladies Gaelic Football Association against all claims arising from injury sustained while playing abroad and must produce a copy of this policy when applying for the permit