Covid-19: LGFA Revised Match Regulations

Please click HERE for an outline of match regulations for Counties ahead of a return to competitive games on July 17th as approved by LGFA Management Committee.

These regulations can be used as a basis for your own competition rules and your own additional regulations should be added.

Below is a summary:

  • As per rule there are still maximum of 30 players (starting 15 and 15-panel members) allowed within the pitch enclosure during the playing of the game.
  • A maximum of 7 team officials are allowed inside pitch as per current rule
  • Subs and Team officials should be positioned on opposite sides of the pitch to allow for government guidelines around social distancing to be followed.
  • The use of Dugouts is discouraged, but they may be used provided the government guidelines around social distancing are followed (currently 2m between each person)
  • Maor Uisce (Water Carriers) are not permitted
  • One water break will take place between the 15th & 20thminute in each half at the referee’s discretion.
  • The referee has the authority during the game to send any person in breach of the regulations to the stand/outside the pitch enclosure and such person cannot be replaced.

Covid-19 guidelines should be issued to players and team officials.

LGFA Management will draw up new Inter-County Match Regulations in advance of the Inter-County Championship based on the latest Covid-19 guidelines. Counties should also note that as Covid-19 continues to be a fluid situation, LGFA Management may recommend further changes to deal with particular issues in the coming weeks.

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