All-Ireland 7's Groups announced

Sevens Competition

Naomh Mearnog/ St. Sylvesters
Date: Saturday 1st October


here to view the Senior All-Ireland 7’s Groups and Fixtures
here to view the Intermediate All-Ireland 7’s Groups and Fixtures
here to view the Junior All-Ireland 7’s Groups and Fixtures
here to download the All-Ireland Sevens Fact Sheet
here to download the All-Ireland Sevens Senior Entry Form
here to download the All-Ireland Sevens Intermediate Entry
here to download the All-Ireland Sevens Junior Entry Form


A Club is defined as that registered with the registrar of the
Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

2. Playing rules of Ladies Gaelic Football shall apply including
the “square rule” and Sin Bin rule

Registration fee of €150 along with the official entry form shall
be sent to Helen O’Rourke, Ladies Gaelic Football Association,
Cusack Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3. No later than 19th August
2005. Any team who withdraws within 10 days of the competition
or fails to turn up on the day shall be fined €150 and forfeit
their entry fee. The future participation of these clubs in the
competition shall be reviewed for the following year.

4. Teams shall be notified of the draw and must register with
the competition co-ordinator located in the office in St. Sylvester’s
/ Naomh Mearnog GAA clubs at or before 9 a.m. All players must
be present at time of registration. You will be informed of your
venue nearer the time.

5. Teams must produce their team list panel on the Official team
list form at the time of registration.

Teams cannot play a player outside of this panel during the course
of the Competition, should they do so, they will be expelled from
the tournament.

Any team more than 10 minutes late taking the field shall forfeit
the game. Teams taking the field late up to a maximum of 10 minutes
shall be fined €1.50 per minute. This rule will be strictly enforced
due to the tight schedule that is being operated.

All games including the finals of the championship and plate shall
be 10 minutes per half.

9. Teams shall be divided into groups of 5 teams in each group.
The group will run on a league basis with 3 points for a win and
1 point for a draw. The quarter-finals format will be decided
on completion of groups.

Each team shall play a total of 80 minutes in their group matches
– 4 matches consisting of 20 minutes per game. However, in the
event of a team or teams in any group failing to turn up on the
day and if a standby team is not available, the remaining teams
in the group shall play more than 10 minutes per half to make
up the 80 minutes, so that an advantage will not be accrued by
any team at the quarter-final stage. Example = 4 teams in a group
= 13 minutes per half 3 teams in a group = 20 minutes per half

Should there be a group tie for first and second positions in
the group, the placing shall be determined by 5 shots for points
from the 30m line. Players have the option of taking the kick
off the ground or from the hand. The ball has to be kicked before
the player crosses the line. Only points count. Should the teams
be still tied, taking of points will continue under the sudden
death procedure by using the remaining members of the panel. Should
there be a tie for first, second and third positions in the group,
the placings shall be determined by 5 shots for points from the
30m line by all 3 teams. Shots are to be taken into goals already
in use for competition.

Each team may use as many substitutions as they wish within the
panel of 12 players. Each substitute must report to the subs co-ordinator
from the centre of the field, where they will collect a baton
and must hand it to the player being substituted. No player can
enter the pitch without a baton.

Clubs must bring 2 sets of Jerseys of different colours – so that
no two teams have identical colours.

Clubs must supply 1 Umpire and 1 Linesperson for each of their

Any player receiving 3 bookings during the competition shall be
suspended for her next game.

Any player receiving a straight red card shall be suspended for
the remainder of the tournament, the length of the suspension
shall be determined by Central Council on receipt of the referees

The referee’s decision on any question of fact and in regard to
the time shall be final.

The organising committee shall have complete control of the tournament.
Any decision of the committee shall be final.

Litterbins will be provided at each pitch – so please use them.

Hot food, tea and sandwiches will be provided.

Clubs are requested to leave the dressing rooms clean and tidy
when they are finished using them.

The presentation will take place immediately after the finals.

All clubs are requested to support our All Ireland Finals in Croke
Park on the following day, 2nd October.

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