Temporary transfers to North American Clubs 2019

Important note from the county board on players looking to play in North America this year:

The process of all sanction applications must be made via the Player Transfer System (PTS). This process must be initiated by the USGAA / NY / Canadian Clubs that the player intends to play for. Players must contact the club they wish to intend to play for in the above highlighted jurisdictions. It is then up to the club in U.S.A. or Canada to start the process.

The following information is extremely important and if not followed will result in a sanction being refused.

All players seeking a sanction must have purchased any of the below accepted GAA insurance:

  • Chubb Insurance – (Worldwide min 3 months cover)
  • USIT via MAPFIRE (Grade 5) – inclu Hazardous Activities (Grade 5)
  • Blue Insurance (Grade 3) – Sports and Activities (Grade 3)
  • J1 Travel Insurance – (Policy endorsed to note cover for Gaelic Games)

Also any player who submits an application on a certain date, but is not departing the Country for a number of weeks he must notify Croke Park [email protected] if he wishes to continue playing for his home Club and does not want the sanction approved until he departs the Country.

A player must include his current championship status along with the approved GAA Insurance. Applications will not be approved unless all parties approve.

Finally all players who avail of a sanction will not be able to play for his home Club in Ireland for 30 days after date of approval of his sanction in Croke Park. Any player who returns to Ireland may not subsequently return to North America.

Further information is available at :- https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/rules-regulations/overseas-sanctions