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Leinster Adult Club Hurling League 2018
With the decision that April will now be a club month, the majority of counties will be looking to provide league/championship games in this window. Due to this a number of counties will be restructuring their championships to accommodate playing early rounds in April. Taking this into account the Leinster Adult Club Hurling League will remain in the same window (late Feb/March) so as to provide a structured opportunity to play games and help prepare teams for the upcoming games in April.
In recent years, a number clubs have seen the merit in entering this competition and reaped the benefits of having their players playing more hurling during the year when it came to the latter stages of their internal competitions. Recent Leinster League competitors such as Kilcormac/ Killoughey, Ballyboden St Enda’s, Oulart The-Ballagh and Camross to name but a few, have had very successful seasons which started with a good run in the Leinster League.
All adult clubs (junior, intermediate and senior) are welcome to enter this competition. Every effort will be made to provide ‘meaningful’ games for all entrants. We will also make every effort to keep the distances that teams will be expected to travel to a minimum.
Clubs are required to pay a deposit of €300 to enter the competition. This cheque will be destroyed when the club completes all its games in the competition. All cheques must be dated the 1st of February 2018.
Ideally, teams will be in groups of four, guaranteeing each team three games. There will be a maximum of 32 teams in each division, with the number of divisions depending on the uptake from the Clubs.
Round 1 – Saturday, 24th February at 2pm
Round 2 – Saturday, 3rd March at 2pm
Round 3 – Saturday, 10th March at 2pm
Quarter-Finals – Saturday, 12th May at 3pm
Semi-Finals – Saturday, 19th May at 3pm
Finals: As curtain raisers to Leinster Championship games where possible.
Changes to Official Fixtures
All games must be played as per the Official Fixture. If clubs are unable to fulfil their fixture and subsequently agree with their opponents to change, then the game takes on the status of a challenge game and will no longer involve the Leinster Council. As a challenge game permission will have to be received from the respective County Secretary.
The result, however, can be accepted for the Club league, provided the game is played prior to the concluding round of the League stages of the competition. Please note that in this instance the responsibility of appointing a referee will be that of the “home Club” involved. If the game remains un-played the Club who could not fulfil the original fixture will forfeit the competition points and may lose their entry deposit.
The competition organisers must be informed of proposed changes prior to all arrangements being completed.
All competition queries must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org