Rules / NDC GAA Competition
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Counties/regions can enter one club women’s team and one club men’s team in the competition.
A county/region that has not entered a men’s or women’s team for three or more years can enter a rainbow team for two consecutive years.
- A team must consist of a minimum of seven players.
- Teams can sign in up to three substitutes.
- A team list, including substitutes, must be submitted to the Presiding Ofﬁcer at sign-in on the day of the competition. This list will be checked for veriﬁcation and afﬁliation.
See general sports rules.
Guidelines for Play
1 Games will be played in accordance with GAA rules.
2 Team jerseys must be worn.
3 Kick-outs after wides or scores can be taken from the goalkeeper’s hands.
4 Games will be a minimum of eight minutes per side in the group stages and 10 minutes per side for play-off games.
5 Players sent off as a result of two yellow cards will be suspended for the rest of the match while players who receive a straight red card are suspended for the rest of the tournament.
6 Teams must supply their own footballs.
Note: The above are guidelines and can be modiﬁed by the Presiding Ofﬁcer subject to conditions on the day.
Substitution is unlimited but can only occur during a break in play and with the referee’s approval.
The closing date for entries to National Office is Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.