Pub League Rules

In addition to the established league rules you may also refer to the official GAA Rule & Regulations.

  1. Games will adhere to published schedule on the website & be played according to the GAA’s Official Rules of the game except where otherwise noted below.
  2. There are 8 teams in the league. Format: round robin with one game per team, per weekend.
  3. Games will be 25 mins per half with 5 mins for half-time.
  4. Teams will field 11-a-side unless both teams have 15+ when the ref calls for subs, then teams will play 12 or 13-a-side as agreed by both teams’ captains.
    a. Suggested formation for 11’s: GK/2xFB/2xHB/2xMid/2xHF/2xFF.
    b. Suggested formation for 13’s: GK/2xFB/3xHB/2xMid/3xHF/2xFF.
  5. Unlimited, rolling substitutes are permitted in each game. Player X must be off the field before Player Y steps on. Team captains to control & notify referee.
  6. Team captains are responsible for their roster, jerseys, sticks, helmets, etc.
  7. Team captains will provide sideline officials, goal judges, stats person, and scorer (8 people) as scheduled. If a team is scheduled to officiate on a field for the first time that day, they’ll also be in charge of setting the field (nets, flags, sliotars) by game time and the team that officiates last on a field for that day will be in charge of tear down.
  8. During the regular league play, teams may “borrow” players from other teams without penalty. Opposing team captains must agree on “borrowed” players.
  9. During the playoffs, teams with insufficient players (8 or less), will forfeit the game.
    a. Play-off victory will be awarded to their opposition
    b. Players may be “borrowed” from other teams to complete the fixture but point 9.a. still applies.
  10. During the playoffs, if a team has insufficient players, (9 or 10), it can complete the fixture as scheduled.
    a. This is a “live” game, with a playoff victory to play for, BUT NO “borrowing” of players is allowed in this situation
  11. Regular League Scoring system
    a. Win = 3pts, Tie = 1 pt, Loss = 0.
  12. Playoffs
    a. At the end of 10 weeks regular play, teams will be seeded for playoffs. First by League points, record in head-to-head matchups, then score difference, then least points/goals allowed, then least points allowed.
    b. Playoffs will be single elimination, held over 2 weeks.
  13. Yellow & Red Cards:
    a. 2 yellow cards (soft red) – player is out for the remainder of that game
    b. 1 red card –
    i. If given for verbal abuse: player is out for the remainder of that game
    ii. If given for physical abuse – player is out for the remainder of that game and the next game
  14. Camogie/Ladies’ Football Rules:
    a. Women shall be able to play by camogie/ladies’ football rules as written. This includes but is not limited to the rules included below:
    i. Camogie:
  15. Women will be permitted to hand pass into the goal
  16. Women will be permitted to drop their hurley during game play
  17. Women pucking out will be permitted to puck from the top of the box
  18. Women will be awarded 2 pts when they hit the ball over the bar from a sideline cut
    ii. Ladies’ Football:
  19. Women will be permitted to pick the ball up directly off of the ground
  20. Women taking goalie free kick will be permitted to punt out of hand
  21. Disputes will be brought before the Competition Committee as warranted.
  22. The Club Board/Competition Committee reserves the right to adjust the above mentioned as & when deemed necessary.