The new format for 2020 is to play 4 quarters of 12mins each. At the end of the 1st 2nd and 3rd quarters, each team must bring on all of their subs, up to the number of players on the field, and those subs must stay on until the end of that quarter at least. You cannot make a substitution during a quarter unless a player is injured. This is guaranteeing that every player gets to play half the match. 

If you have more subs than match players, any player who did not play in either of the 1st two quarters must play the remaining 2 quarters.

Games to be played on the date or by the Saturday of the week it is fixed.
See the modified U12 Rules under the

Note: As Edenderry is a new club, please play ground hurling only in those games


U12 Round 1: 20th July
Kinnitty v Kilcormac Killoughey
Lusmagh Drum v St. Cillian’s
Tullamore Blue v St. Sinchill’s

U12 Round 2: 3rd Aug
Lusmagh Drum v Tullamore Blue
St. Cillian’s v Kilcormac Killoughey
St. Sinchill’s v Kinnitty

U12 Round 3: 17th Aug
Kil Killoughey v Tullamore Blue
St. Cillian’s v Kinnitty
Lusmagh-Drum v St. Sinchill’s

U12 Round 4: 31st Aug
Kil Killoughey v Lusm-Drum
Tullamore Blue v Kinnitty
St. Sinchill’s v St. Cillian’s

U12 Round 5: 14th Sept
Tullamore Blue v St. Cillian’s
Kinnitty v Lusmagh-Drumcullen
St. Sinchill’s v Kilcormac Killoughey


U12 Round 1: 20th July
Shinrone v Birr
Naomh Brid v St. Rynagh’s
Tullamore White v Edenderry

U12 Round 2: 3rd Aug
Naomh Brid v Tullamore White
St. Rynagh’s v Birr
Edenderry v Shinrone

U12 Round 3: 17th Aug
Birr v Naomh Brid
Tullamore White v Shinrone
Edenderry v St. Rynagh’s

U12 Round 4: 31st Aug
Tullamore White v St. Rynagh’s
Shinrone v Naomh Brid
Edenderry v Birr

U12 Round 5: 14th Sept
Birr v Tullamore White
St. Rynagh’s v Shinrone
Naomh Brid  v Edenderry

FINALS: 28th September

Every team plays a final
Group A: 1 v 2; 3 v 4; 5 v 6
Group B: 1 v 2; 3 v 4; 5 v 6
Home venue will be drawn after round 5

The Offaly U12 rules are modified Go Games to suit our developmental needs and agreed by our club coaches in 2018. Scoring awards have been tweeked for 2020 as well as the new quarter system, which ensures meaningful game time for all.

· Max team is 13-a-side.
· 3 Points for a win, 2pts for a draw.
· Score difference does not count
· Scoring:
· Goal = 1pt.
· Over the bar from a free = 1 pt.
· Over the bar from play = 3pts
If using slalom poles as posts, then every score = 1 point.
· –Referee needs to be informed of this.
· A hand pass over the bar is not allowed.
· Goal Posts must be 15ft or 4.5m wide.  Smaller portable goals are too small for u12 and all games should have uniform goals.
· The county board reserves the right to appoint a newly qualified referee for U12 league games as part of referee development.
· U12: Pitch Dimensions: (100m x 50m) 20m line to 20m line and 50m wide.
· U12 sliotar: Match ball size 4. Full Rules.
. 45s are taken from the 45, which is 25m from goal.
. frees are to be taken properly, the referee can allow a 2nd chance.
· Puck out from hand or ground.
Referee U12s: Home Club to provide a qualified referee for all league games. Note:  Both clubs must pay half the referee fee each.