What do I need to do to play Football or Hurling in New York?
  • If you are going to play for a particular weekend, you need to fill out in duplicate, an Official Authorisation Form. An Authorisation Form is valid for the weekend applied for and any replay that may occur, only. At all other times, you must fill out a new Official Authorisation Form.
  • If you are going to play in New York for longer than a weekend, and for a minimum period of 60 Days, but not longer than four months, you need to fill out in duplicate, an Official Permit Form.
  • If you are going to play in New York, and have lived there for longer than four months, you need to fill out, an Inter-County Transfer Form.
What details must be filled out on a New York Official Authorisation Form?
  • You must fill out the Form in duplicate and in BLOCK letters, which must be legible.
    You must fill out the name on your Passport, whether it is in Irish, above the line, and in English, below the line.
  • You must my fill out your date of birth (e.g., 31/12/1970).
  • You must tick your current grade(s) of Gaelic Football and/or Hurling (e.g., Junior Football)
  • You must fill out your current address, whether it is in Ireland or New York (e.g., 37 Sráid Rí, Domhnach Cearna, Baile Átha Cliath).
  • You must fill out a contact number, whether it is in Ireland or New York, so that in the event of this form not being filled out correctly, you can be contacted. (e.g., 0851234567).
  • You must include your current passport number (e.g., B024680). If you have played anywhere in the U.S or Canada on a previous passport number, it must be written under the line (e.g., R013579).
  • You must fill out the Club(s) and County you play for in Ireland (e.g., Na Fianna, Baile Átha Cliath). If, you play Gaelic Football for one Club and Hurling for another Club in Ireland and want to do the same in New York, you must either, have separate Official Authorisation Forms with the respective Club Secretary's signatures, or, have both Club Secretaries signatures on the same form, clearly stipulating which Club Secretary, is for which Club.
  • You must fill out the Club you intend to play for in New York (e.g., Dún na nGall). If you do not know the Club you intend to play for in New York before leaving Ireland, you cannot play for any Club, until you inform the New York County Secretary.
  • You must fill out the date of the weekend you intend to play in New York (e.g., "intend to remain there from...10/05/2002 to 13/05/2002.").
  • You must sign your form in Irish.
  • You must get your Club and County Secretaries to sign your form before sending it to Croke Park.
  • Your completed form needs to be in Croke Park, no later than 4.00pm on the Wednesday before the date of the game. If it is not received before this time, it will not be processed for you to play for that weekend.
If I am going to play in New York, for more than a weekend, and for a minimum period of 60 days, but not longer than four months, what form do I need to fill out?
What details must be filled out on a New York Official Permit Form?
  • You must fill out the Form in duplicate and in BLOCK letters, which must be legible.
    You must fill out the name on your Passport, whether it is in Irish, above the line, and in English, below the line.
  • You must fill out your date of birth. (e.g., 04/03/1977).
  • You must tick your current grade(s) of Gaelic Football and/or Hurling (e.g., Intermediate Football and Senior Hurling).
  • You must fill out your current address, whether it is in Ireland or New York (e.g., 1234 East Street, Queens, New York).
  • You must fill out a contact number, whether it is in Ireland or New York, so that in the event of this form not being filled out correctly, you can be contacted (e.g., 001718519203).
  • You must include your current passport number (e.g., N017734). If you have played anywhere in the U.S or Canada on a previous passport number, it must be written below the line.
  • You must fill out the Club(s) and County you play for in Ireland. If you play Gaelic Football for one Club (e.g., Kill) and Hurling for another Club (e.g., Ardclough) in Ireland and want to do the same in New York, you must either have separate Official Permit Forms with the respective Club Secretary's signatures, or, have both Club Secretaries signatures on the same form, clearly stipulating which Club Secretary, is for which Club.
  • You must fill out the Club(s) you intend to play for in New York (e.g., Offaly Hurling and Westmeath Football). If you do not know the Club(s) you intend to play for in New York before leaving Ireland, you cannot play for any Club, until you inform the New York County Secretary.
  • You must fill out the date you intend to play in New York, and the date you intend to return to Ireland (e.g., "intend to remain there from...03/05/2002 to 03/08/2002."). An Official Permit Form shall allow Players to play from March 1 to September 30 only, and shall not be granted later than July 20 in any year.
  • You must sign your form in Irish.
  • You must get your Club and County Secretaries to sign your form before sending it to Croke Park.
  • You can only play for the Club(s) you requested to play with on your Official Permit Form. You cannot play with any other Club until the 60 days minimum, have elapsed, from the date you stated, " intend to remain there from e.g., 03/05/2002".
  • Your completed form needs to be in Croke Park, no later than 4.00pm on the Thursday before the date of the game. If it is not received before this time, it will not be processed for you to play for that weekend.

 

 

 

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