Underage Rules and Regulations

Dun na nGall Under-Age Rules & Regulations 2017

General Rules (All Divisions)

Any Divisional Or Inter Division Matches Being Played At Quarter Final, Semi-Final Or Final Stage That Finish Level At Full-Time Are Subject To Mandatory Additional Time Which Will Consist Of 2 x 10 Minute Periods Of Extra Time . This Is To Include All Divisional Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals In Both League & Championship. This Also Includes All County Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals And Finals.

Exception If The Match Referee Deems There Being Insufficient Light Or Weather Conditions Deteriorate Significantly To Play Additional Time He May Terminate The Match At Fulltime

The rules listed below have been agreed by County CCC and are to be implemented by each match official in full, in order to ensure there is consistent and fair application of all rules throughout Dhun Na nGall. No deviations or exceptions are permitted.

Protective Mouth Guard – Since January 2014 wearing a protective mouth guard has been mandatory at All Grades, please enforce this under Rule. 6.2 (Guideline – direct player to leave the field to get gum-shield, if they return without gum-shield issue a caution, repeat if necessary and on issuing of 2nd caution for this offence this is to be followed by a red card.

A player may play only play one grade above their age, ie U-12 players may play both U-13 & U-14 but NOT Og Sport or U-16. An U-14 player may play Og Sport & U-16 but NOT U-18.

GO-Games

GO-Games are subject to the general rules of the association.

Participants may play up one age grade, ie U-8 may play U-10 & U-10 may play at U-12

Playing Numbers Playing Time Field Dimensions
u-8 max 7v7 4 quarters of 7 mins recommended 2×8-10 min halves 45m x 30m
u-10 max 9v9 4 quarters of 7 mins recommended 2×12-25 min halves 65m x 40m
u-12 max 11v11 4 quarters of 7 mins recommended 2×20 min halves 100m x 40m (21 to 21)
Go Games Ball Sizes – U-8, U-10 & U-12 all First Touch (Size 2 & 3 ball)

U-8 Go Games Rules

Outfield Play ; Full rules except 2 touch Rule (1 x bounce & 1 x solo OR 2 x solo) Pick up and crouch lift allowed. Tackle : U-8 ; Shoulder charge is not permitted and players are only allowed to tackle the ball. Scoring ; 1 Point for an over the crossbar, 1 Point for a goal. Frees/Side-lines ; All taken from the hand, all players should be at least 5m from kicker. Player who is fouled or nearest the free takes the kick. Referee CAN choose the free-taker as to avoid 1 or 2 players taking all frees/ side-lines & kick-outs. 45’s ; No 45’s, play restarted with a goal kick. Players using foul language to be replaced for the remainder of the game. Kick-outs ; From the hand or ground, Goalkeeper may advance 10m from goal line, all other players to be approx. 5m from kick. Hand Pass ; Fist/Hand pass allowed. Square Ball & Penalties: NO SQUARE BALL & NO PENALTY KICKS. Commence ; With throw-in on the halfway mark.

U-10 Go Games Rules

Outfield Play ; Full rules except 2 touch Rule (1 x bounce & 1 x solo OR 2 x solo) Pick up and crouch lift allowed. Tackle : U-10 ; Shoulder charge is permitted. Incidental contact only is permitted & players must tackle the ball. Scoring ; 1 Point for an over the crossbar, 1 Point for a goal Frees/Side-lines ; All taken from the hand, all players should be at least 8m from kicker. Player who is fouled or nearest the free takes the kick. Referee CAN choose the free-taker as to avoid 1 or 2 players taking all frees/ side-lines & kick-outs. 45’s ; No 45’s, play restarted with a goal kick. Players using foul language to be replaced for the remainder of the game. Kick-outs ; From the hand or ground, Goalkeeper may advance 10m from goal line, all other players to be approx. 7m from kick. Hand Pass ; Fist/Hand pass allowed. Square Ball & Penalties: NO SQUARE BALL & NO PENALTY KICKS. Commence ; With throw-in on the halfway mark.

U-12 Go Games Rules

Outfield Play ; Full rules except 2 touch Rule (1 x bounce & 1 x solo OR 2 x solo)
Pick up and crouch lift allowed. Tackle : U-12 ; Shoulder charge is permitted and players are only allowed to tackle the ball. Incidental contact only is permitted & players must tackle the ball. Frees/Side-lines ; All taken from the hand, all players should be at least 8m from kicker. Player who is fouled or nearest the free takes the kick or side-line except for scoring free. Free kicks should be no closer than 20m from opposition end-line, ie if a fouls occurs close to goals the free is taken out to the 20m line in line where the foul was committed. 45’s ; 45’s Taken 30m from goal-line from the hand. Kick-outs ; From the hand or ground, Goalkeeper may advance 13m from goal line, all other players to be approx. 8m from kick. Hand Pass ; Fist/Hand pass allowed. Scoring ; 1 Point for an over the crossbar, 3 Points for a goal. Penalties : NO PENALTY KICKS. (20m Free Only)
Square Ball ; Square Ball (Small rectangle to be approx. Minimum 14ft x 6ft to maximum 15ft x 6ft, Normal square ball rule applies)
Commence ; With throw-in on the halfway mark.

U-13 Rules

Team Sizes/Participation ; 13 a side
Duration ; 25 minutes per half.
Size 4 Football.
Unlimited Substitutions.
Pitch Size 21m Line to 21m Line
Goalposts 15ft x 6ft
45’s To be taken off the ground or from the hands 30m from end-line, directly in line where ball went out of play. Kick-outs Can be taken from the ground or from the hand within the 13m semi-circle on the 21m line. Frees/Side-lines ; All taken from the hand, all players should be at least 13m from kicker. Free kicks should be no closer than 20m from opposition end-line, ie if a fouls occurs close to goals the free is taken out to the 20m line in line where the foul was committed.

U-14 Rules

Team Size; 15 a side (6 Subs)
Duration ; 30 minutes per half.
Size 4 Football.
Kick-outs To be taken from the ground only on the 21m line. (Tee Permitted)
45’s To be taken from the ground only 35m from end-line, directly in line where ball went out of play. (10m towards defending goal-line from 45m line)

U-15 Og Sport Rules

Team Size; 7 a side (Panel of 10)
Duration ; 2 x 7½ min halves
Size 5 Football
Pitch Dimensions 80m x 50m (Minimum) Unlimited Substitutions (From halfway line Only) ie Roll on, Roll off.
Kick-outs; To be taken from the ground Only. 13m from defending goal-line (Tee Permitted)
No Square Ball or Penalties. 45’s To Be taken from the ground 40m from defending goal-line. Scores 3 Points for a goal, 1 point for an over the crossbar.

U-16 / U-18 Rules

Team Size; 15 a side (6 Subs)
Duration ; 30 minutes per half.
Size 5 Football. Kick-outs To be taken from the ground only on the 13m line. (Tee Permitted)45’s To be taken from the ground only 45m from end-line, directly in line where ball went out of play.

Match Reports

Match reports to be sent to the following Addresses; All County League & Championship Quarter-finals, Semi-finals & Finals (All Grades) to be sent to Jim Quinn. All Regional league & championship match reports (up to and including regional finals) must be sent to the address below that covers your area. In all cases reports must be submitted within 3 Days (No Exceptions).

Co. Minor Board – Jim Quinn, Welchtown, Glenfin, Co Donegal, jquinnglenfinn@eircom.net, 0879499195

Northern Board – Sharon McGinty, Kilpeak, Newmills, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, secretarynorthernboard@gmail.com, 0861408204

Inishowen Board – Pat McLaughlin, Shantala, Culkeeney, Malin, Co. Donegal, patmclaughlinplumbing@live.ie, 0872030115

Southern Board – Mary-Ellen Greene, Boroughterry, Doochary, Co. Donegal, marysuegreene@hotmail.com, 0863929003

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