Men Sanction - Ladies Permit - Camogie Sanction (CC6)

Mandatory Travel Insurance

All male players that will be seeking an Official GAA Sanction from Central Council to play in Canada for the summer are reminded that travel insurance must be arranged in Ireland before they commence their journeys. Players should note the following:

Like the vast majority of travel insurance policies, the option offered by the GAA can only be purchased by individuals before they leave Ireland. Important points for players to note include:

  • The GAA is willing to accept alternative insurance if it is appropriate; however a Sanction will not be granted to any player that does not have a valid Travel Insurance policy in force for the duration of his trip.
  • Players must ensure that their Travel Insurance policies extend to cover the playing of Gaelic football and/or hurling as part of a team including the playing of matches. This is not automatically covered under the majority of standard Travel Insurance policies unless agreed in advance with Insurers.
  • The cost of insurance will depend on the duration of a player’s stay in a particular country.
  • Players wishing to play in North America must purchase cover for a minimum of 90 days.
  • Travel insurance is not a private health insurance. It only covers players if there is a sudden and unexpected accident or if a player becomes during his trip.  
  • Generally where doctors appointed by Insurers deem treatment in Ireland//Britain more appropriate, players will be repatriated home for treatment.
  • Players playing overseas are not covered under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund.


The following are the steps which player's need to take to purchase the required insurance:

  1. Go to the following link - http://www.acetravellerinsurance.ie/?afl=5781
  2. Choose 'Worldwide' cover 'Up to 6 months'
  3. Members of Clubs in the 32 Counties of Ireland can purchase the insurance; please ignore the reference to the Six Counties, which states ‘excluding Northern Ireland’
  4. Choose the most accurate number of days that you will be staying in North America / New York / Canada
    - Minimum for North America is 90 days
  5. Please purchase the 'Standard' cover available. Budget cover is not acceptable
  6. Please read and accept the terms and conditions of the policy and apply for the cover
  7. Fill in all the required fields in order to obtain your documentation
  8. Once purchased, the confirmation letter should be submitted along with the Official Sanction Form to your County Secretary who will submit it to the relevant Department in Croke Park
  9. Once approved, all Sanctions will appear on the relevant lists on the Official GAA website

Important Notes
Only the 'Standard' cover will suffice. A Sanction will not be granted if a player purchases 'Budget' cover
Holders of the J1 Work and Travel Programme Visa who have purchased insurance from their travel agency may not be required to purchase GAA Travel Sanction cover. To verify that your cover is sufficient, please send a copy tosinead.leavy@gaa.ie

If you have further queries on the insurance, please contact ACE Travel Insurance on 1800 200 035 and use the GAA Travel Sanction cover as your reference

PLAYING IN CANADA 

Each year, approximately 3,000 players leave Ireland on a temporary basis and play Gaelic games whilst overseas. The rules pertaining to process for obtaining permission to play are listed below: 


Official Sanctions
A player intending to play on a longer term basis in the area governed by the Canadian Board must obtain an Official Sanction from Central Council.

General Rules

  • A Sanction entitles a player to play with a Club from March 1 until the end of October
  • Sanctions to Canada will not be granted after July 1
  • A player who has received a Sanction will not be able to play again with his Club in Ireland for 30 days after the date of approval of his Sanction in Croke Park
  • Sanctions are only available to current members of Clubs in Ireland
  • For more information, go to Rule 6.11 of the Official Guide.
LADIES FOOTBALL


Permit Insurance 2016

 

LGFA Players who are travelling to the U.S.A. or Canada for the summer MUST be registered club members in order to receive a Permit to allow them play on a temporary basis with clubs in these areas.  As per Official Guide Rule 111 it is compulsory for all players to obtain appropriate insurance cover before a permit to the U.S.A. or Canada can be granted. 

Players can download a J1 or Non J1 Permit Form on LGFA website link below:

http://ladiesgaelic.ie/overseas/transfers-sanctions/  Permits will not be granted after 1st July.

 

The GAA has a scheme in place which provides adequate cover of which the LGFA can avail.  Permits will NOT be processed unless insurance has been purchased. (Note Persons who take out other Insurance such as J1 Visa providers travel cover need to ensure that cover is provided for injuries sustained whilst playing GAA Ladies Football.  This is not an automatic cover on most Travel covers and the ladies will need to declare they will be playing GAA as part of a team and they may have to pay an additional premium

They must provide details of their Insurance to LGFA with their permit before approval can be granted).

 

The following are the steps which a players needs to take to purchase the required insurance:

1.    Go to the following link - http://www.acetravellerinsurance.ie/?afl=5781

2.    Choose 'Worldwide' cover 'Up to 6 months'.

3.    Members of Clubs in the 32 Counties of Ireland can purchase the insurance, please ignore the reference to the Six Counties, which states ‘excluding Northern Ireland’.

4.    Choose the most accurate number of days that you will be staying in North

America/New York/Canada – note clubs cannot play players if their insurance has expired.

5.    Please purchase the 'Standard' cover available as this is the only option acceptable

for permits.

6.    Please read and accept the terms and conditions of the policy and apply for the cover.

7.    Fill in all the required fields in order to obtain your documentation.

8.    Once purchased, the confirmation letter should be submitted along with the Official   

Permit Form to your County Secretary who will submit to LGFA.
     9. Permits will be approved from 1st May 2016 up to and including 1st July 2016 and once approved, all Permits will appear on LGFA website http://ladiesgaelic.ie/

 

More Information

If you have any queries on the insurance, please contact ACE Travel Insurance on

1800 200 035 or if calling from outside Ireland +353 (0)1 440 1765 and email   ACE.TravelIR@acegroup.com and use the GAA Travel Sanctions cover as your reference.  If you have queries on your permit please contact me Aislinn Harkin on aislinn.harkin@lgfa.ie or by phoning 01 8363156.

 

LGFA, Croke Park, Dublin 3 Phone : 01 8363156 Fax : 01 8363111

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