Mini All-Ireland Tournament Rules
Players may carry the ball for 1 hop-1 solo
Four Steps are allowed, between skills
All kickouts, frees & 45’s to be taken from the hands,
Players that are fouled must take the free from the hands
Goalkeeper may advance 5m for a kick out
The ball may be lifted off the ground for U6/U7 games but proper pickups for all other groups
When a team plays the ball over its own end line, opponents are awarded a free from the hand from the 30m line directly opposite the goal
No frees closer than 10m from the goal (no penalties)
Side to side charge is permitted.
U6/U7 & U8/U9 – 3 points over the bar and 1 point in the goal
U10/U11 – 1 point over the bar and 3 points for a goal
U6/U7 – Games will restart after a score with a throw up in the middle of the field
U8/U9 & U10/U11 – Games will restart after a score with a kick out be the goalkeeper
If there is a difference of 1 between teams – No substitutes
If a difference of 2 – Play with 1 sub
If a difference of 3 – Play with 2 sub
If 4 or more (highly unlikely), points are awarded & teams are mixed for a game.
Number of games & duration
Group A – U6/U7 will play 2 games of 9 mins a half with a 2 minute break (20 mins in total)
Group B – U8/U9 will play 3 games of 7 mins a half with a 1 minute break (15 mins in total)
Group C – U10/U11 will play 3 games of 7 mins a half with a 1 minute break (15 mins in total)
PLAYERS – what to do
Meet your Team Manager at the Organisation Area 15 minutes before start time
Wear your Mini All-Ireland T-shirt both afternoons
Respect your team mates, your Team Manager and the Referee, their decision is final.
MANAGERS – what to do
Wear your Gers Coach Top or Coach Bib for all matches
Please wait at the Organisation Area to be assigned your Team
Team sizes may vary, check with referee before each game and refer to Substitutions above
Players not on your list cannot be put on your team (unless by agreement with match official)
Please try to assemble your team 15 mins before kick off at designated pitch.
Stay off the pitch during play and only shout encouragement.
If you have any problems with parents or spectators, please contact a Pitch Marshall who will report to Tom Purcell/Mary Browne immediately.
Rotate positions –Give players a chance in every position
On the Final day check your panel against the original list and notify Mary Browne of any changes.
On the Finals day, once games have finished, please bring your team up to Tom Purcell/Mary Browne at the Organisation Area for medal presentation.
Please note: We have tried to allocate team managers to every team. In the event of insufficient numbers we may require parents to fill in.
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