USGAA / Canadian Sanctions:
A player must reach out to a Club in Noth America, the Club then shall initiate a sanction for the player, you might note to avail of a sanction the player must be a student or eligible to obtain a J1 Visa. (does not apply to NY )
A player who has been included on an Inter-County Championship list submitted to the referee, whom is eligible for a J1 visa - Such a player may only have his J1 Sanction approved once his team has been eliminated from the Inter-County Championship including All-Ireland Qualifier games & (Tailteann Cup).
All of the above, however you do not have to qualify for a J1 visa or be a student, any level can avail of a sanction to New York subject to approval.
As per normal Insurance is essential for any sanction player no matter of the current insurance they hold. The info is clearly stated on the GAA.ie website (below) and a list of accepted insurance providers.
It is the personal responsibility of each and every player to review the cover within their travel insurance policy in full and particularly with regards to what is covered \ not covered as regards COVID 19.
GAA Overseas Sanctions
Sanctions - Online Application Process All sanction applications must be made online via the Player Transfer System (PTS) This process must be initiated by the club in USGAA/Canada/New York that the player wishes to play with. Players who are intending to play in these jurisdictions should: 1. Contact the club
Jim Casey of Casey’s Roscommon stated at the recent sponsorship launch of the club that they are delighted to get the opportunity to sponsor Roscommon Gaels for the upcoming season and beyond. He said “We look forward to welcoming all Roscommon Gaels club members to our Circle K /Londis /Supermacs & Papa John’s Pizza. Our family while not noted for their playing skills or honours won on the field (even my father PJ is wearing his suit in the 1935 photo of Roscommon Town GAA on display in Supermacs!), we are steeped in all things Roscommon, Roscommon Gaels and GAA.
We wish the players, management and officials on all teams the best for the coming season.
Gael Roscomáin Abú
Jim, Peter & extended Casey Family.
Roscommon Gaels GAA Club, Roscommon is developing its facilities all of the time. The club has recently upgraded the Lounge area at it's premises at the Hyde Centre and is looking forward to future events taking place in same. All of this would not have been possible without the help of our Local Authority for grant aid and our members who have worked tirelessly to get it to this point. Along with that, Lotto funding is an integral part of the club's ability to progress with developments within the club. All funds received from lotto ticket sales go straight back into the running of the club. Have you purchased your annual subscription? Annual Lotto Tickets cost €90. Contact ClubTreasurer Harry Hoare on 086-3436225
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Contrary to recent media reports we would like to clarify that the GAA has no plans to proceed with the refurbishment or expansion of the Cusack Stand at Croke Park.
In 2019 the stadium team explored the need to upgrade a stand that was opened in 1994 and part of that exercise was to establish possible funding streams for any such project.
A long-standing application to the European Investment Bank concluded successfully last week and was subsequently reported in the media but these reports failed to indicate that the GAA had in fact already suspended any such plans at the outset of the pandemic.
The GAA’s sole focus and energy lies in getting our games back up and running when it is safe to do so and securing the future financial viability of the Association at every level as we continue to work through the pandemic.
Stay safe during these challenging times.
Tomás Ó Riain Seán Ó hÓráin
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