I hope you and your families are keeping well.
Bord na nÓg, CCC1 (U8 to U12) and CCC2 (U13 to U16) are now in a position to issue a revised juvenile fixture calendar for the resumption of juvenile activities.
The attached file contains the programme for both codes covering the age groups Under 8 to Under 16.
In summary the return dates are:
U16s: - August 5th
U15s: - August 13th
U12s to U14s: - August 22nd
U8 to U11s: - August 29th
The priority is to maximise the number of games in both codes through meaningful competition.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances and the desire to provide a meaningful series of games, competition structures being proposed differ to our original 2020 plan.
We would like to stress from the outset that any club not wishing to participate at any age group or code is entirely free to do so. There will be no penalty of any kind for wishing not to return to play at this time.
For guidance only (full details to follow)
U15 & U16 Hurling & Football competitions
Championships will be played on a Round Robin basis, with group size based on entries, with a maximum of 16 teams in any given competition and shall be drawn, where possible, into groups of 4 by open draw. A maximum of one team per club shall be allowed in any grade.
The top two teams in each group shall qualify for quarter-final or semi-final (dependent on number of teams entered in specific championship), while the bottom two teams will qualify for quarter final or semi-final of a shield competition.
All competitions are 15 a-side, but where necessary a minimum of 13 aside can be played. This regulation applies to all grades of Championship and Shield Competitions. Both teams must play equal numbers and the MAXIMUM number available to both teams must be played e.g. if both sides have 14 then NO players are to be held back as substitutes.
CCC2 will run Féile Peil na nÓg & Féile na nGael competitions in the normal way but the games will be spread over several weekends.
All competitions are 15 a-side, but where necessary a minimum of 13 aside can be played. This regulation applies to all grades of Féile Peil na nÓg or Feile na nGael Cup and Shield Competitions.
Both teams must play equal numbers and the MAXIMUM number available to both teams must be played e.g. if both sides have 14 then NO players are to be held back as substitutes.
The top two teams of each group shall qualify for semi-finals of the Cup. – 1st placed team in group A v 2nd placed teams in group B. The semi-finals of the Shield - 3rd placed team in group A v 4th placed teams in group B. If a neutral venue for Cup Finals not possible a draw will determine Home advantage for the Final. A draw for Home Advantage for each Shield Final will take place.
Each team will need to submit a panel of 24 players about a week before their first game and there can be no deviation from the named players from the start to the finish of the competition.
The usual rules about “B” & “C” teams will apply.
Teams will complete the grading games as issued for all Hurling and Football leagues. Your placing will determine divisional status for U14 in 2021. U13 games will not be deferred for participation of players in Féile competitions.
Teams will complete the blitz grading games are issued in both codes. These placings will be used by CCC2 in 2021 to help determine grading leagues at U13.
U8 to U11
CCC1 will issue the regular programme of Go Game fixtures from Saturday August 29th onwards.
Both juvenile CCC committees will engage in further correspondence in the coming days on the above resumption competition formats.
GAA COVID UPDATE
The immediate priority is the completion of the eLearning module https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ and the completion of the Health Questionnaire https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-covid-health-questionnaire-now-available/
Yours in Sport, Damian
Damian Ó Murchú
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