1. All Ireland championships changes from 2015
Introduce seeding in the All Ireland Senior championship.
2015 Senior semi-finalists will be drawn in separate groups.
2016 group winners from round robin will be kept apart in 2016 All Ireland semi-finals.
The championship will comprise three grades, Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior.
2. National League
The league will comprise three divisions, 1, 2, 3.
3. Eligibility for entry of second teams in under 16B All Ireland championship
The criterion for second team entry in to the U16 competition has been reviewed. In order to ensure
the integrity of the competition and appropriateness of the participation the following is being
introduced:
a) A panel of 20 players must be named for the first team at u16A level. Names must be submitted
nationally by a date set by the national office. These players are ineligible to play in lower graded
u16 competition.
4. Eligibility for entry to under 16C All Ireland championship
This u16C All Ireland championship is only open to first teams from counties who are graded u16C by
Ard Chomhairle.
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Second teams from counties graded u16A and u16B are not eligible for the under 16C All Ireland
championship.
B. Rules for National Competitions 2016 as agreed at Ard
Chomhairle 28th November 2015
1. Points awarded for a win or draw
In all competitions under the auspices of Ard Chomhairle and run on a league basis, whether on a
single or double round system, three points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw.
2. Extra time to determine outcome of game
a) In all competitions under Ard Chomhairle’s jurisdiction, national finals are the only games
that automatically go to a replay if the game finishes in a draw.
b) Other games that need a definite outcome e.g. quarter finals and semi-finals will
automatically extend to extra time if the game first finishes in a draw. If the game finishes in
a draw after extra time, a replay is scheduled.
3. Procedure to determine a team’s progression in a competition when teams
finish on equal points in all competitions run on a single round league basis
When competitions are run on a single round league basis and when teams finish on equal points at
the end of a competition and when one or more teams can progress to the next stage of the
competition, overall score difference will first apply.
(i) Overall score difference is determined by scores against deducted from scores for in every
game played in the group. Scores for and against teams who conceded a game or games in
the group will be fully disregarded in determining overall score difference. The team with
the highest (net) result progresses.
If teams remain on equal rankings after step (i) above:
(ii) a playoff game(s)will take place to determine who progresses. Extra time will apply in
such games.
4. National fixtures management
a) As far as possible, county grounds are to be used for all adult championship games.
b) In the event of county grounds being unavailable, home counties must agree with the
Association’s national office a venue as near as possible to the travelling team, provided the
venue meets the necessary standards required by the Camogie Association for inter county
games. The standards are outlined in the Venue Guidelines in the National Fixtures Booklet.
c) For games with TV coverage, the national office will directly be involved in liaising with local
Camogie and GAA boards on securing the county ground.
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d) All adult championship games must normally start at 2.30 p.m. In exceptional circumstances
the Competitions Management Committee may agree to an inter-county game commencing
at 1.30 p.m.
e) All national league games must normally start at 2.00 p.m. In exceptional circumstances the
Competitions Management Committee may agree to an inter- county game commencing at
1.30 p.m.
f) Camogie double header games must normally start at 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m./3.45 p.m.
g) Any deviation from the above times must be requested from the National Competitions
Management Committee/and or the national office. Such requests will only be acceptable
via the County Secretary in accordance with Official Guide Rule 15.2 and only from the
officially designated County Secretary email.
h) Any team who concedes a game will:
 forego receipt of any grants from Ard Chomhairle related to inter county games
participation or
 incur a fine as per Official Guide Rule 33.4 or
 lose home advantage next season as per Official Guide Rule 33.4 .
i) Any team who concedes a game cannot progress to the knock-out stages of a competition
(i.e. quarter final/semi-final/Final) (subject to 2016 Congress rule change)
j) Fixtures changes that are not covered under Rule 33.5 Official Guide Part I can only be
requested in exceptional circumstances and will only be considered if submitted in
accordance with Official Guide Rule 15.2 and only from the officially designated County
Secretary email. Such requests must be submitted in writing by the Unit Secretary no later
than the Monday of the week preceding the fixture.
5. GAA double headers
Please note first named in the fixtures schedule does not necessarily mean home venue for
Championship games, particularly in the event of a GAA double header becoming available
at a neutral venue.
Starting times for GAA double headers will be agreed by the National Competitions Management
Committee and /or the Association’s national office.