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Competition Rules 

  1. Places in the competition are secured only when confirmed in an email from the Organising Committee, and full payment has been received. 

  2. Entries fees will not be refunded in the event of a team withdrawing within 72 hours of the start of the competition. Entry fees for teams cancelling more than 72 hours before the start of the competition will be refunded if the Organising Committee can find an alternative entrant. 

  3. Clubs may enter at most one Cup and one Shield team. 

  4. The Division (Cup or Shield) and the Group for each team will be decided by the Organising Committee, which reserves the right to make changes due to factors such as late withdrawals.

  5. Before the commencement of the first match, each team must supply to the Organising Committee a list of 10 players on that team’s panel as part of site registration.  Where there are two teams from the one club, no transfer of players between panels is allowed.  These players are the only players allowed to wear a club jersey, which must be numbered, and players must use the same number for the day (and notify the organisers in the event of needing to change a number, e.g. for a torn jersey).

  6. A team fielding 15 minutes late will be liable to disqualification subject to the decision of the Official in charge of the ground.

  7. Each team shall complete its full allocation of matches, even if it has no prospect of progressing.

  8. Times of the games may vary between 8 and 10 minutes a half, depending on the group and venue.  The duration of each match will be decided by the Organising Committee.

  9. There will be a two minute half time break in each match.

  10. After each match, the referee is required to submit a report of the match to the Organising Official at the venue.  The official score for the match shall be that submitted by the referee, and only those sanctions reported by the referee shall be acted upon.

  11. Division 1 (Cup) and Division 2 (Shield) will run on the basis of two separate competitions. The Division 3 (Plate) competition will start after round 2 of the Shield groups, containing the teams who finished bottom of their Shield competition groups.

  12. The Cup will operate as three groups of 4 teams with the top two from each group plus the two best third-place teams progressing to knock-out stages. 

  13. The Shield will operate as eight groups of 3 teams. The first two games for each team will be in the group stage. The top two teams from each group will continue to knock-out stage in the shield and all the third placed teams in each group will proceed to a Plate competition.

  14. The Plate will operate as a straight knock out competition.

  15. Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point each for a draw, and 0 points for a loss.

  16. Finishing places in groups will be judged in priority order as follows:

    1. Highest game points from games won/drawn (2 for a win, 1 for a draw), then if tied, 

    2. Highest Points Difference, then if tied,

    3. Highest Total Points scored (points and goals), then if tied,

    4. Highest goals scored, then if tied,

    5. Straws drawn between tied teams. 

  17. In the event of a draw in the knockout stages, 10 minutes extra time will be played.  In the event of a draw following extra time, penalties shall be taken by three players from each team from behind the 20m line with only one defending player allowed on the goal line. Only goals will count as scores during knockout stage penalties. If the teams are still level, the remainder of the panel should continue the penalty taking on a sudden death basis.

  18. Should a player be sent off with a straight red card, she may not play for the remainder of the competition and her club may only use the remaining players on its panel for the duration of the competition.  Should a player be sent off following two yellow cards, she is eligible to take part in the remainder of the competition after that match.  Any sanction incurred in this competition shall not carry over to any other competition.

  19. Unlimited substitutions, on transfer of a baton at the half way line, can be made during stoppages in play, with the consent of the referee.

  20. The goalkeeper may not be tackled in the square while in possession of the sliotar.

  21. All puckouts must be taken from the square.

  22. Normal Camogie rules will apply in all other cases.

  23. Any disputes shall be brought before the Organising Committee and any decision taken by the Organising Committee shall be final.

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