School Competition Rules

Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Competitions – General Rules for 2016/17

  1. All correspondence for schools will go out via email to your official GAA School email address.
  2. All matches will be played on or before the fixture date listed. All fixtures are listed on the Connacht GAA Schools website http://schools.connacht.gaa.ie/
  3. Mutual postponements will only be allowed when both schools notify the Connacht GAA Office, (reception.connacht@gaa.ie), in writing of the agreed new date and this is sanctioned by the Schools Committee. All games not played under the above will be deemed null and void. Any unfulfilled games not played prior to the final round of league fixtures will be declared null and void.
  4. Results for all games, (Football & Hurling) to be notified to the Connacht GAA Office immediately after the match by the designated home team, (first team listed), via email to reception.connacht@gaa.ie or by phone 0949630335
  5. Final position in the league/championship will be decided in accordance with Rule 6.21(4) T.O. 2016
  6. If home venue is not available for home matches, teams must travel to opponent’s venue.
  7. All schools must have a Staff Member in charge of their team
  8. Referees must be paid before the start of all matches, the €40 fee to be shared by the two schools.
    1. Football – It is the responsibility of all players to wear mouth guards.
    2. Hurling – It is the responsibility of all players to wear helmets.
  9. Participating schools are responsible for the behaviour of their players, managers and supporters.
  10. Particular attention and respect for club property and club personnel where matches are played should be a priority.
  11. Rules regarding discipline and playing games as per Official Guide.
  12. Age Groups – (6.17 T.O. 2016) – Please see table below.
  13. PLC Students are not eligible to play in Post Primary Competitions.
  14. Match Days for Connacht Colleges Football Competitions.
    1. Monday- Junior
    2. Wednesday- Senior
    3. Thursday- 1st Year
    4. Friday- Juvenile

Grades/Competitions

Age Limits

Senior

Born on/after 1/6/1998 and before 1/6/2002 years of age

Junior

Born on/after 1/6/2000 and before 1/6/2004 years of age

Juvenile

Born on/after 1/1/2002

Playing Rules- Football Competitions

  • 1st Year & Juvenile Competitions- Unlimited substitutions are allowed on the referee’s permission and only permitted in a break in play.
  • 1st Year- The Goalkeeper has the option of taking the kickout from the ground or his hands.
  • A size 5 Football to be used in all grades except 1st Year where a Size 4 football must be used.
  • The 1st Year D Football Competition all games to be played on 13-a-side basis, however if both teams agree 15-a-side may be played.

 

Playing Rules- Hurling Competitions

  • 1st Year & Juvenile Competitions- Unlimited substitutions are allowed on the referee’s permission and only permitted in a break in play.
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