You will be aware that An Coiste Bainisti made a decision at their last meeting that all players who seek to receive a sanction to the North American, New York or Canadian County Board areas must obtain insurance cover from the GAA before a sanction can be granted.
This insurance cover will cost €40 and sanctions will not be processed going forward unless this insurance has been purchased, and receipt of purchase is submitted with a sanction application
Therefore, players who wish to receive a sanction to the NACB area, New York or Canada (or a Weekend Authorization in the case of New York) will need to purchase their sanction insurance at www.gaa.ie/sanctioninsurance where the €40 fee can be paid by Laser, Visa or Mastercard. After completion the player will receive a receipt by email. If the Sanction request is submitted by post, this receipt must be printed out and attached to the request; alternatively if the sanction is submitted by email this receipt must accompany the sanction form.
Where an individual is not in a position to register online, Postal or Money Orders to the value of €40 can be attached to postal requests.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that any player who has been included on an Inter County Senior Championship panel in 2012 (i,e. whose name is on the list submitted to the Referee for a Championship game) is not eligible for a Sanction to the North American County Board Area, unless he holds a valid J1 visa or meets the requirements to obtainr same.
If you have any further queries on any of these matters, please feel free to contact Stephen Browne on 01 8658685.
Feargal Mac Giolla
Ceannaire Riarcháin na gCluichí/Imreoirí
Guthán 1 / Tel 1 : +353 (0) 1 836 3222
Guthán 2 / Tel 2 : +353 (0) 1 865 8693
Faics / Fax : +353 (0) 1 836 5075
GAA, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 / GAA, Croke Park, Dublin 3