Rules regarding Registrations are in the official guide from Rule 50 to Rule 56

The registration year for 2023 runs from the 1st April 2023 to the 31st March 2024.

The club registrar shall submit to registrations via the official electronic system and must be accompanied by a Registration Fee, Development Fee, Compulsory Injury Fund Fee as determined by Central Council along with fees to your County Board and Provincial Council.

We also have a fee for our Gaelic4Mothers&Others.

Fees payable to Central Council are as follows:

Adult Players:

Registration Fee: €15.00

Injury Fund Fee: €25.00

Development Fee: €1.00

 

Adult Non-Players:

Registration Fee: €15.00

Injury Fund Fee: €25.00 (Optional)

Development Fee: €1.00

Juvenile/U18 Players:

Registration Fee: €15.00

Injury Fund Fee: €10.00

Development Fee: €1.00

 

U10 Players:

Registration Fee: €5.00

Injury Fund Fee: €5.00

Development Fund Fee: €1.00

Development Fee shall be used for development and subsidies as approved by Central Council.

 

Gaelic4Mothers&Others:

Club Fee: €2.00

County Fee: €2.00

Provincial Council: €2.00

Central Council: €6.00

If you wish to become a full member, with full voting rights, then you need to pay the Adult fee to your club. This applies to the G4M&O member only.

Fees to your County Board and Provincial Council are additional to the above fees and your County Registrar will have this information.

The registration system will require:

  1. Members Full Name
  2. Members Date Of Birth
  3. Members Full Postal Address
  4. Members contact details, in the case of a minor, this should be the parent/guardian
  5. Members email address, in the case of a minor, this should be the parent/guardian

Foireann

Foireann is the GAA Games Management system, it’s a member focussed system, providing the member the functions to manage their own data. The Foireann system can be access via www.foireann.ie

As Foireann is a new membership system, significant support material has been prepared and is available via the Help Portal within Foireann.

The Foireann Help Portal is broken down into three core offerings.

  • Foireann Help Centre – the first port of call any time you are trying to find something out about Foireann. Every piece of functionality on both our mobile and web app is documented on the Foireann Help Centre through written instructions, annotated screenshots and guided video walkthroughs.
  • Foireann Webinars – our webinars aim to give users access to feature demonstrations, blended with live Q&A’s so, if we don’t cover the specific part of Foireann you need to find out more about, you can ask us there and then.
  • Foireann Help Desk – if you can’t get the information you need on the Help Centre, or via a webinar, then the Help Desk is your next option. You can now contact the Help desk via three channels…
    • In-app Contact Form (Use Foireann contact form to ask a question)
    • Leave a Message
    • Email Foireann Support – foireann@gaa.ie

Foireann system setup for a New Club once the Club is approved by the County Board.

1 – Club Registrar creates a Foireann account and gets admin access (email nationalregistrar@lgfa.ie), they can then grant further club officers admin access after the club officers create their own Foireann account and add the club to their Profile.

Assigning/Adding Administrator Access to another Member in your Club – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

2 – Setting Up Stripe

Setting up a Foireann-linked Stripe account – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Stripe Explained – https://ladiesgaelic.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Stripe-Explained.pdf

3 – Creating Membership Options

Creating Membership Options – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Or

How to update membership options for the 2023 season – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

4 – Adding Funds to your Stripe Account to pay LGFA Levies etc

Adding funds to your Foireann-linked Stripe account – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

5 – Club Members registering on Foireann – is a 2-stage process

Stage 1 – Between Member and Club

Option 1 – Individual Member Registration Process (member driven system)

Option 2 – Club Adding Members (Not the preferred method)

Adding Member’s to Foireann and Editing their Records – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

&

Registering LGFA Members offline – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Option 3 – Club using third party piece of Software i.e. Clubforce

6 – LGFA Clubs at the beginning of every year must pay the LGFA Annual Levies

How do I pay the LGFA annual levies – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

7 – Club Registrar must complete all LGFA registrations, Member at Fees Due stage

Stage 2 – Club to the Association

Paying LGFA Registration Fees to the County, Province and Association – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

8 – Member is then at Awaiting Approval stage

LGFA Registrations are then approved by the LGFA National Registrar

A member is not registered until the approval is completed.

Registrations are approved between Monday and Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Anything after 5pm is approved the following day.

If registration is not completed by a club to a Friday night, then it will be Monday morning or Tuesday after a bank holiday before it is approved.

The above help documents are only the minimum required for a club to setup and complete registrations, please review all help documents within the Foireann Help Portal.

See also the following very important sections on Foireann

Setting up Foireann for 2023 – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Stripe – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Club Administrators – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Families – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Duplication & Merge Topics – Deduplication Introduction – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Teamsheets – Teams & Groups – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Communications – Communications – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

One Clubs – OneClub’s on Foireann – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

See also OneClub Guidelines on the LGFA Website – https://ladiesgaelic.ie/lgfa-hub/clubs/one-club-guidelines/

Frequently Asked Questions

1 – Verifying Members – Missing Membership ID Number

The club administrator must verify these members for the ID number to appear.

You search the member and select the tick box on the left

Then Select – Member Actions (Blue Box Above)

Then select Member – Club member as per official rule guide

Then select Verify (bottom right)

Refresh Foireann and then you can see the ID’s.

This is also explained within the following document within the Foireann Help Portal.

Missing Membership Number/ID – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

2 – Adding Top-up/Extra €25 Additional Injury Fund to a Youth or an Adult Non-Playing member (Referee/Coach)

To add the extra €25 Injury Fund charge to a Youth (who wishes to pay it) or an Adult Non-Player (who wishes to pay it as they are a referee/coach etc etc) the club registrar needs to register these players individually.

The charge is taken at the payment screen, so say you have a 16/17-year-old, the system automatically ticks the 1st option based on their DOB and will only charge them €10, the registrar will then have to choose the 2nd option, so the system adds in an additional €15.

The same applies for an Adult Non-Player, at the payment screen, you must choose the second option for the extra Additional Injury Fund fee of €25 will be charged.

3 – Member registered but not appearing on a Teamsheet

There are several reasons why a member might not appear on a Teamsheet.

Member might not have added the Club or County to their Profile.

The member may have several different Foireann accounts and the wrong one is selected.

If the member cannot add the Club or County to their Profile – maybe member does not have a log in?

Club admin can Invite members to create an account – Inviting Members to Foireann – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

Finally, club admins can add a club/county to a members Profile.

4 – Multiple Membership Numbers – what do I do?

There are a number of reasons why a member might have multiple ID numbers as explained

Multiple Membership Numbers – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)

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