Leinster Adult Club Hurling League '17

Entries are now being accepted, until 20th January for the 2017 Leinster Adult Club Hurling League - a competition that continues to grow in popularity each year.

Here is a link to the appliction form: /_fileupload/2017%20adult%20hurling%20league/Application%20Form%202017.docx

Clubs that participate will benefit from competitive games against opposition from other counties before the championship gets underway. The feedback to Leinster GAA from clubs has been overwhelmingly positive over recent seasons, with clubs graded in divisions depending on their ability.

This year, group games are pencilled in for 25th February, 4th March and 18th March, with quarter-finals on 25th March and semi-finals on 8th April. Where possible, finals will be held as 'curtain raisers' to Leinster Inter-County Championship fixtures.

Here's some more information and a link to the application form:

·         Referees will be appointed by the County Referee Administrators.  Referees expenses for each game will be covered by the home club.

·         Participating clubs are required to provide two umpires and a linesman for each game.

·         In the event of players not being released from County duty, the club involved must fulfil their fixtures without those players.

·         If a game cannot be played due pitch unavailability, then “home advantage” for the re-fixture reverts to the opposition.

·         In the event of a jersey colour clash, home team to change.

·         It is important that pitches are suitably presented for each game.

·         Clubs are encouraged to provide tea/sandwiches for visiting teams.

All games must be played as per the official fixture. If clubs are unable to fulfil their fixture and subsequently agree with their opponents to change, then the game takes on the status of a challenge game and will no longer involve the Leinster Council.  As a challenge game permission will have to be received from the respective County Secretary as per GAA guidelines.

The result however can be accepted for the club league, provided the game is played prior to the concluding round of the League stages of the competition.

Please note that in this instance the responsibility of appointing a referee will be that of the “home Club” involved.  If the game remains unplayed, the club who could not fulfil the original fixture will forfeit the competition points and may lose their entry deposit.

The competition organisers must be informed of proposed changes prior to all arrangements being completed.

Competition coordinators

Division One/Two - Lester Ryan – lester.ryan.leinster@gaa.ie (Mob 087 2601524)

Division Three/Four - Tom O Donnell – tom.odonnell.leinster@gaa.ie (087 9783735).