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Dublin GAA Juvenile update Friday 21st August

Dublin GAA Juvenile update Friday 21st August

Fri, 21st August 2020

A Chairde,

Under 8 to Under 11

  • As per our Return to Play calendar issued June 25th CCC1 is due to recommence fixtures on Saturday 29th August for our Under 8 to Under 11 age grades.
  • U8 to U11 Go Games tends to involve large groups with multi pods arriving at each venue between 9.30am and 12.30pm on a Saturday morning. The groups tend to congregate together on arrival/play matches against several opposition teams and this often coincides with a Club Nursery finishing their session. All leading to large groups of players + 1 parent each in attendance.
  • Due to the recent Covid-19 Government update and its recommendations up to September 13th, CCC1 in agreement with Bord na nÓg has decided that we will not issue fixtures for this age grouping until Saturday 19th September.
  • While Challenge games can of course still proceed we suggest that teams should try to keep these organised friendlies as close to their own Clubs as possible to limit large numbers of parents, children and cars crisscrossing the city.

Parent / Guardian attendance

It has been confirmed that parents or guardians attending a sporting event in a “safeguarding” or “supervisory” capacity will not be classified as spectators, although strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. The GAA recommendation as issued on Wednesday was “While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.” I believe Sport Ireland to issue “strict protocols” in the coming days.


The position for our U15 & U16 Championships is that for a 15 a-side game 5 subs may be used ( if 13 a-side 7 subs)

For our U12, U13 & Féile competitions, unlimited substitutions can be made.


Our restructured Féile commences on Saturday afternoon. While it’s not quite the same this year we wish all taking part an enjoyable few weeks with each team guaranteed at least 4 games per code. As with all teams please make sure all associated with these teams do their utmost to protect public health. All Féile games are 30 minutes per half.

Get the Tape Out!!!

Important Reminder:

The GAA Motions passed at the Congress this year became effective March 28th.

One of the changes states:

In Underage Hurling up to and including U12 age groups the use of metal bands on hurleys is prohibited unless the metal bands are taped over.

Enjoy your weekend and Stay Safe

Yours in Sport, 


Damian Ó Murchú

Damian Murphy


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