I hope you and your families are keeping well.
Bord na nÓg, CCC1 (U8 to U12) and CCC2 (U13 to U16) are now in a position to issue a revised juvenile fixture calendar for the resumption of juvenile activities.
The attached file contains the programme for both codes covering the age groups Under 8 to Under 16.
In summary the return dates are:
The priority is to maximise the number of games in both codes through meaningful competition.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances and the desire to provide a meaningful series of games, competition structures being proposed differ to our original 2020 plan.
We would like to stress from the outset that any club not wishing to participate at any age group or code is entirely free to do so. There will be no penalty of any kind for wishing not to return to play at this time.
"The full season of games has been approved from U8 all the way up to Senior. It'll comprise of Championship and Cup/League"— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) June 25, 2020
Dublin County Board Chairman Mick Seavers speaks to Dubs TV, following today's announcement of a revised Adult & Juvenile games programme for 2020. pic.twitter.com/HxuZk5FvJr
For guidance only (full details to follow)
U15 & U16 Hurling & Football competitions
The top two teams of each group shall qualify for semi-finals of the Cup. – 1st placed team in group A v 2nd placed teams in group B. The semi-finals of the Shield - 3rd placed team in group A v 4th placed teams in group B. If a neutral venue for Cup Finals not possible a draw will determine Home advantage for the Final. A draw for Home Advantage for each Shield Final will take place.
Each team will need to submit a panel of 24 players about a week before their first game and there can be no deviation from the named players from the start to the finish of the competition.
The usual rules about “B” & “C” teams will apply.
Teams will complete the grading games as issued for all Hurling and Football leagues. Your placing will determine divisional status for U14 in 2021. U13 games will not be deferred for participation of players in Féile competitions.
Teams will complete the blitz grading games are issued in both codes. These placings will be used by CCC2 in 2021 to help determine grading leagues at U13.
U8 to U11
CCC1 will issue the regular programme of Go Game fixtures from Saturday August 29th onwards.
Both juvenile CCC committees will engage in further correspondence in the coming days on the above resumption competition formats.
GAA COVID UPDATE
The immediate priority is the completion of the eLearning module https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ and the completion of the Health Questionnaire https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-covid-health-questionnaire-now-available/
Yours in Sport, Damian
Damian Ó Murchú
Coiste na nÓg Átha Cliath
GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage)