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Adult Hurling League

Leinster Adult Club Hurling League 2018

Leinster Adult Club Hurling League Application Form

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.

Format:

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.

Timeline:

  • Friday 12th Jan – all competing Clubs to be confirmed and deposits (€300) paid to Leinster GAA and posted to Hannah Horan, Áras Laighean, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
  • All entries through the link attached on the www.leinstergaa.ie website (See below)
  • Friday 2nd Feb – groupings will be finalised and fixtures sent to Counties.

Fixtures Dates:

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.

Additional Points: 

  • Referees will be appointed by the County Referee Administrators. Referees expenses for each game will be covered by the home club.
  • Participating clubs are required to provide two umpires and a linesman for each game.
  • In the event of players not being released from County duty, the club involved must fulfil their fixtures without them.
  • If a game cannot be played due pitch unavailability, then “home advantage” for the re-fixture reverts to the opposition.
  • In the event of a jersey colour clash, home team to change.
  • It is important that pitches are suitably presented for each game.
  • Clubs are encouraged to provide tea/sandwiches for visiting teams.

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.

Competition Queries:

All competition queries must be submitted via e-mail to info.leinster@gaa.ie

Leinster Adult Club Hurling League Application Form

 

Carlow GAA
Dublin GAA
Kildare GAA
Kilkenny GAA
Laois GAA
Longford GAA
Louth GAA
Meath GAA
Offaly GAA
Westmeath GAA
Wexford GAA
Wicklow GAA