International

105. 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.

106. All International Units except Britain shall submit via the electronic
registration system to the Ladies Gaelic Football office in Croke Park, the
names of their Ladies Gaelic Football Clubs, the female players and members
thereof accompanied by a Registration Fee of €2 per person by the 1st June
each year with the exception of the Australasian Board who will pay an
agreed Annual Fee to Central Council.

However, Units which participate in All Ireland competitions must pay the
Full Registration Fee as outlined in Rule 49.

Units in the USA and Canada must provide a list to Central Council on or
before 30th April. Players who are resident in the USA or Canada on that
date shall be deemed to be home based players.

107. International affiliated Units of the Association shall be entitled to two
delegates to Central Council and Annual Congress.

108. A player wishing to transfer to a USGAA or Canada GAA club, from any
jurisdiction outside the USGAA or Canada GAA control, must complete the
Official Transfer Form of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and submit
this form to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association by 31st March of the
current year.

A player wishing to play in the Middle East GAA, Asia GAA and Australasian
GAA Boards either in a temporary or permanent basis must complete a
transfer form and submit this form to the National LGFA office in Dublin.

The closing dates and other eligibility conditions shall be governed by the
regulations of the relevant governing bodies of those GAA Boards.

Should a player wish to return to her previous club, home or a new club she
must seek a transfer.

She continues to be eligible to play county football as outlined in Rules 198
and 199.

A player wishing to play in Britain requires a transfer if she has played club
football elsewhere within the last 3 years.

109. The final date for transfers to New York shall be 31st March.

110. Players who intend to play on a temporary basis in our affiliated units in New
York LGFA, USGAA and Canada GAA must complete an official permit form
and have it signed by the Club, County and National Secretaries.
Permits for players wishing to play under the control of the USGAA shall be
issued at the grade of the last championship match played in the current or
preceding year.

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 to Ireland she will be entitled to resume playing with
her Club in Ireland, provided she sends notification to the Ladies Gaelic
Football office of her return. She is not eligible to go again and play in New
York, Canada or the USGAA areas in the same year.

111. The number of permit players permitted for any Club in the USGAA shall be
as follows:

(a) A Club with 1 team – a maximum of 10 players

(b) A Club with a 2nd team – a further 8 players

(c) In the case of the Canadian Board Area the maximum number of
permit players per Club shall be 10.

(d) In the case of New York, the maximum number of permit players per
team shall be 3.

Clubs may also avail of the services of players who have a valid current J1
Visa, provided a J1 permit has been obtained.

112. 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. This policy shall indemnify
the Ladies Gaelic Football Association against all claims arising from injury
sustained while playing abroad. They must produce a copy of this policy
when applying for the permit.

113. A player may play with her Home Club in Ireland and a Club in her
European Country of study and vice versa, provided she is participating in a
recognised programme of study in that European Country, or Ireland, for at
least 10 weeks 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.

However, in accordance with Rule 147 these players can only play in one
club 15-a-side championship in any year

This does not apply to Irish Home Club players studying in Ireland or
Britain.

114. County Boards, Councils of the Association outside of Ireland may apply in
writing to Central Council for permission to deviate from specific rules where
exceptional circumstances warrant it.

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