Peile na nÓg 2003
- An Coiste
Stiúrtha Náisiúnta Féile Peile na
nÓg, appointed by the Uachtarán, will have responsibility
for the organisation of Féile Peile na nÓg, the
national competition for boys' and girls' football at U-14 level.
- An Coiste
Stiúrtha Chontae, appointed by the Coiste Sinsear Chontae,
will have the responsibility for the organisation of Féile
Peile na nÓg within the county. It will comprise of a Chairman,
V/Chairman, Secretary, PRO, Treasurer, Referees' Co-Ordinator,
Grounds' Co-Ordinator, Parade Co-Ordinator, Programme Co-Ordinator
and Schools' Visitations Co-Ordinator. It shall report to the
Coiste Sinsear Chontae and the Coiste Stiúrtha Náisiúnta
on a regular basis. The Cathaoirleach and Runaí of the
Coiste Sinsear Chontae will be ex-officio members of the Coiste
Stiúrtha Chontae. It shall have the responsibility for
providing a full review, including costings, to An Coiste Stiúrtha
Náisiúnta of Féile Peile na nÓg within
a few weeks of the conclusion of Féile in the county.
- It is the
aim of Féile Peile na nÓg to promote Gaelic Football
and other National Games and pastimes in a pleasant and entertaining
Peile na nÓg will be organised in a number of divisions
as decided by An Coiste Stiúrtha Náisiúnta.
- An Coiste
Stiúrtha Náisiúnta will have the power to
grade teams. Its decisions as regards grading and other aspects
of the competition shall be final.
- The initial
stages of the competition are played on a league basis. The number
of qualifiers from each division will be decided by An Coiste
- Players taking
part must be under 14 years of age on the 1st day of January of
the current year. A panel shall be confined to a maximum of 24
players and 3 team mentors.
- Each competing
team must register, on the official registration form, which includes
each player's signature, with the host county Féile Runaí,
a minimum of one month prior to the weekend of the competition.
Registration must be accompanied by a birth certificate of each
player and a passport photograph of each player, the back of which
must be signed by the player and it must contain his/her date
of birth. Any alteration to the original registration must be
made, with the necessary documentation, prior to the first game
of the weekend. Thereafter no alterations will be accepted.
- Games will
be played on a full size pitch.
- All games
will be played on a 15-a-side basis over 15 minutes per half.
An interval of 5 minutes will be allowed. Unlimited substitutions
are allowed but only during a stoppage in play and with permission
of the referee.
- Boys' games
will be played under the full rules of Gaelic Football, girls'
football under the full rules of Girls' Football. All disciplinary
matters will be dealt with by a committee, comprising of two members
(minimum) of the Coiste Stiúrtha Náisiúnta.
Clubs/individuals will have the right of an appeal to a committee
appointed by Coiste Riaracháin na gCluichí, Pairc
(i) Suspension for Match Offences: For an offence other
than a Category (D) offence - minimum penalty - suspension from
playing in the next round of the competition. If team's involvement
in the competition is terminated - minimum 1 week. The provisions
of rule 135(b)(i) and (d) shall also apply.
(ii) Suspensions for playing illegally: The minimum suspension
for a player playing over age or playing illegally with a club
shall be four weeks. The officials of the club, including the
person in charge of the team, shall be dealt with in accordance
with the rules as elsewhere stated in the Treorai Oifigiuil.
(iii) Club Suspension: In all cases involving the suspension
of a club, such suspensions shall not apply to the Juvenile Section,
unless specifically stated.
matters involving adults will be dealt with under the rules of
An Treorai Oifigiuil.
- An Coiste
Stiúrtha Chontae will appoint a co-ordinator at each venue
who will act as a Runaí for the venue. In the event of
a dispute, he/she will consult immediately with An Coiste Stiúrtha
- In the event
of a dispute relating to team illegality or as a spot-check, the
venue co-ordinator shall have the power to demand, and shall receive,
the name, the signature and date of birth of any player.
- In league
competition, two points will be awarded for a win and one point
for a draw. The top team in each section will qualify for the
two teams finish level on points, the winner of the original
game between those two teams will progress. If that game ended
in a draw, extra time (10 minutes per half) will be played,
with the winner progressing. If a draw still results, a further
period of additional time will be played - the team to register
the first score to be deemed the winner. For this period of
additional time, the referee will again toss to decide which
way teams will play.
three teams finish level on points, a penalty shoot-out will
be employed to decide the winner. The following system will
be used: One team will be drawn out and the other two will
shoot out - the best of three different kickers and sudden
death, with still different kickers, if necessary (goals and
points count). The winner will shoot-out against the team
that was drawn out first and the winner there will progress.
- In the event
of a draw at the knockout stages of the competition, ten minutes
extra time (2 X 5) will be played. If a draw still results after
extra time, an additional period of extra time will be played
- the team to register the first score to be deemed the winner.
For this latter period of additional time, the referee will again
toss to decide which way the teams will play.
18. A size 4 (Juvenile size) football must be used.
- All kick-outs,
after a score or a wide shall be taken from the hand from within
the small parallelogram.
- All teams
shall wear their official club colours. If there is a clash of
colours, the home team will change. If both teams are visiting,
both teams will change. Bicycle shorts may not be worn by any
- Team mentors
are not allowed to encroach on to the field of play without the
permission of the referee.
- All clubs
taking part in Féile Peile na nÓg must take part,
with their full panel of players, in the parade. Failure to do
so will result in expulsion from the competition. All visiting
teams must stay as guests of their host teams for as long as they
remain in the competition.
- A Gaelic
Football Skills Competition is part of Féile Peile na nÓg.
- Any team
participating in Féile Peile na nÓg /Féile
Peile na nGael that has been proven to be illegally constituted
shall be debarred from participation in Féile Peile na
nÓg /Féile Peile na nGael for a period of five years.
a) An objection shall be lodged in writing, in accordance
with Riail 146(a) T.O., with the Féile Official/Féile
Co-Ordinator at the venue not later than 15 minutes after the
conclusion of the game in question.
b) The written objection shall be heard by the Disciplinary
Committee, comprising of, at a minimum, the Cathaoirleach and
Runaí of Coiste Stiúrtha Náisiúnta
and the Cathaoirleach and Runaí of Coiste Stiúrtha
c) The result of the objection shall be conveyed verbally
to the relevant team by the Féile Official/Féile,
Co-Ordinator/Runaí of the Coiste Stiúrtha Chontae.
d) A counter-objection shall be lodged in writing, with
the Féile Official/Féile Co-Ordinator, not later
than 15 minutes after the verbal notification of the objection
by the said Féile Official/Féile Co-Ordinator.
e) An appeal shall be lodged, in writing, with the Féile
Official/Féile Co-Ordinator not later than 15 minutes after
the result of the objection has been conveyed verbally to the
relevant team. An appeal shall be heard by, at least, two members
of Coiste Riarachain na gCluichi and the result shall be conveyed
verbally to the relevant team by the Féile Official/Féile
Co-Ordinator/Runaí of Coiste Stiúrtha Chontae.
Play Charter for Young Players.
- We are playing
for enjoyment, to be with our friends and to make new friends.
- We promise
to try our best to improve our skill, to help our team mates and
to obey the rules of the game.
- We enjoy having
older people watch us play. We ask that they applaud rather than
criticise our efforts and the efforts of our opponents. Remember
that we are learning to play a game that should give us a lifetime
of enjoyment. We may have to risk making errors in order to learn.
Please give us that chance.
- We thank the
referee for giving time to take charge of the game. We promise to
respect the referee's decisions. We ask the older people to do the
- We promise
to respect our opponents. We shake hands before and after the game.