Competition Rules and Conditions of Play 2023

North Kerry Board – Cumman Peile Gael na mBan
Rules and Conditions 2023


¤ Entry Fee is E30.00 per team, affiliation fee E35.00. All registration and affiliation fees to be paid before competition starts. If fees are unpaid the team in question are excluded from competition. All fees payable to North Kerry Ladies football c/o James Hayes , Treasurer, 4 Mountain Close, Balloonagh Estate, Tralee.
¤ If a club juvenile team fails to fulfil a fixture in any division they will receive a written warning from the juvenile fixtures committee and cannot be declared outright winner of their division, if a second fixture is not fulfilled by the offending club they will be eliminated from the competition with no monetary refunds.  If a team is excluded from winning a division for contravening this rule the next best team is declared the outright winner and the offending team takes their place in play-offs.  This applies to all Juvenile grades and divisions.  The Juvenile fixtures committee will have final say on any unplayed games.

In the event of a tie for position between two  three teams the team that fulfilled all its fixtures will finish ahead of a team who conceded a walkover, in the event that either both teams completed all their fixtures or both conceded a walkover the result of their match will be used to decide position and failing That Scoring Difference will come into play .


Games to be played no later than date fixed. However games may be played before.  All alterations to the fixtures committee schedule of fixtures are subject to written notification to the competitions co-ordinator three days in advance of the original fixture.


Under no circumstance is a game to be cancelled. The only exemption to this rule is the cancellation of a game due to death of immediate relative. Fixtures co-ordinator for the relevant competition must be notified.


Where a club is seen to be not playing its fixtures at any particular age group without good reason, the clubs future participation in the North Kerry League can be questioned.

¤ Non availability of pitch will result in losing home advantage. However, neighbouring pitches may be used as home pitch if required.

Results of all games are to be submitted by BOTH TEAMS before 10pm on the day game is played. E20.00 fine for failing to phone in result. All results to Frank McLoughlin 086 885 3395.  This is to facilitate the publication of results in local media and it is in each clubs best interest to conform.


Non availability of pitch or viable alternative i.e. neighbouring pitch, will result in losing home advantage.


Team with home advantage cover cost of referee who is appointed by the North kerry Board Referees committee. All referees appointed to take charge of games must have official Ladies Referees Course completed.  The cost of referee is €40 for a juvenile fixture and €50 for a Senior/Junior fixture.


Individual clubs referees phone numbers to be supplied to secretary of the North Kerry Board.


Fixtures committee will appoint referees for semi- finals, finals.  Referees costs are paid by the Home club for semi-finals and by the North Kerry Board for all finals.


Under 12 Competition specific playing rules

  1. One hop, one solo

  2. no penalties

  3. no sin-bin.

  4. Size 4 football

  5. The duration of the game is 25 minutes each half.


U14 competition specific playing rules

  1. Full Pitch

  2. sin-bin

  3. Size 4 football

  4. full rules

  5. The duration of the game is 30 minutes each half.


Under 16 competition specific playing rules

  1. Full pitch – In the event that there are only 11 players on either side the pitch will be reduced in size by placing juvenile goals – U12 size – on both 13m lines while retaining the width of the pitch.

  2. Full rules

  3. sin bin

  4. all 45’s to be kicked off the ground.

  5. Size 4 football


If a club can only field 11 players the opposing team to field same number at all age groups.


Substitutes to be unlimited.


Official team books to be used, two copies of the team sheet must be given to the referee prior to the commencement of the game.


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