National Football League Regulations 2018

NFL Admission Prices

 

  Adult Student/Senior Citizens Children
Stand-alone NFL Round Games €8 €4 Free of Charge

 

These admission prices do not apply to games play in conjunction with the GAA

 

National Football League Competition Regulations 2018 – Rule 362

 

  1. Three points for a win and one point for a draw (Rule 363)

 

  1. If a team is disqualified or retires during the course of the league, the results of games they have already played will stand and their un-played games shall be awarded to the opposing team(s) (Rule 365)

 

  1. Semi Finals will be played at neutral venues (1 v 4: 2 v 3)

 

  1. Extra time to be played in play offs and semi-final games only.

 

  1. The team that wins the Divisional Final will be promoted and the team that finishes bottom of the table will be relegated. In each division the team that wins the Divisional Final will be declared champions. There is no relegation from Division 4.

 

  1. Where teams finish with equal points in a divisional table, the final placings shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified:

 

(i)       Where two teams only are involved, the placing will be determined as follows and in the order specified:

 

  1. The outcome of the head to head game between the two teams concerned will determine the placings.
  2. Should the head to head match between the two teams concerned have finished in a draw the team that finishes in the higher position will be the team that registered the highest number of points i.e. scores converted over the bar, in that head to head match
  3. Should the teams remain equal at this point the team that finishes in the higher position will be the team with the highest score difference throughout the league i.e. score remaining when all scores for team throughout the league are added together (points will have a value of one whilst goals will have a value of three) and all scores conceded are subtracted from that number.
  4. If the teams remain level after all the above has been applied, a Playoff will take place, only if teams fail to qualify for the semi-finals.

 

 

(ii)     Where more than two teams are level on points the following shall apply:

 

  1. The placing will be decided by score difference e. score remaining when all scores for team throughout the league are added together (points will have a value of one whilst goals will have a value of three) and all scores conceded are subtracted from that number.
  2. Should any teams still remain level after score difference the outcome of the head to head game between the two teams concerned will determine the placings.
  3. If teams remain level after all the above has been applied, a Playoff will take place.

 

 

  1. Games are played on a home and away basis; however, the home County must endeavour to accommodate the travelling County where possible by obtaining a suitable ground as near to the County border or appropriate location to curtail the distance to travel.

 

  1. Counties may play their NFL fixture on the Saturday prior or mid-week on the week prior to the scheduled date, once both teams are in agreement.   However if both Counties cannot reach an agreement the fixture must be played on the Sunday. Official throw in time is 2.00pm.

 

  1. No fixture (date or time) may be changed without first seeking permission from the National Fixtures Committee via Karen Togher (karen.togher@lgfa.ie)

 

  1. Home Counties are responsible for payment of referees.

 

  1. It is the responsibility of each competing County to supply a suitably attired linesperson for each round of the National Football League.

 

  1. The Home County must produce a match programme. Both counties must provide an accurate team list and it must be supplied to the Home County and Karen Togher in Croke Park by the Wednesday of the week of the game at the latest. Failure to do so shall incur a fine of €100.00.  Likewise a fine of €100.00 will be incurred where a County fails to print the programme.   Copies of all programmes must be emailed to Karen Togher (togher@lgfa.ie) prior to the game. 

 

Please note Rule 378 applies in relation to panel size: A team shall consist of 15 players.  A panel of 30 players and a maximum of 7 officials are allowed on the side line.

 

  1. Rule 391 applies in relation to substitutions

 

  1. Unlimited substitutions for all rounds up to the promotion and/or relegation play-offs
    1. For semi-finals, finals and playoff there will be a maximum of 5 substitutions allowed.

 

  1. Filming or photographing of League matches is not permitted unless permission is obtained from the LGFA. Forms must be filled out with details and permission granted before any filming or photography can take place.

Failure to meet the conditions outlined will result in a fine of €100

Please contact Jackie Cahill, LGFA Communications & Commercial Manager – jackie.cahill@lgfa.ie

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