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  • Sat 07 Mar 2015
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 3B 2015
    Warwickshire vs. Sligo Páirc na hÉireann
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2B 2015
    Donegal vs. Meath Letterkenny
  • 3:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 3 2015
    Tipperary vs. Clare Semple Stadium, Thurles
  • 3:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1B 2015
    Offaly vs. Waterford O Connor Park, Tullamore
  • 4:45pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2B 2015
    Armagh vs. Kildare Athletic Grounds
  • 5:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1A 2015
    Dublin vs. Cork Páirc an Chrócaigh
  • 7:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 1 2015
    Dublin vs. Tyrone Páirc an Chrócaigh
  • 7:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 2 2015
    Meath vs. Westmeath Páirc Tailteann
  • 7:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 2 2015
    Cavan vs. Kildare Kingspan Breffni Pk
  • 7:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 3 2015
    Armagh vs. Fermanagh Athletic Grounds
  • Sun 08 Mar 2015
  • 12:45pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1B 2015
    Wexford vs. Limerick Innovate Wexford Park
  • 12:45pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2A 2015
    Derry vs. Carlow Celtic Park
  • 12:45pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 4 2015
    Antrim vs. London Cargin, Toombridge
  • 1:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2A 2015
    Wicklow vs. London Arklow
  • 1:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2A 2015
    Kerry vs. Westmeath Austin Stack Park
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 4 2015
    Offaly vs. Leitrim O Connor Park, Tullamore
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 3B 2015
    Leitrim vs. Longford Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1A 2015
    Galway vs. Kilkenny Pearse Stadium
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1A 2015
    Clare vs. Tipperary Cusack Park, Ennis
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 2B 2015
    Mayo vs. Down Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 3A 2015
    Fingal vs. Roscommon St Maurs Rush, Dublin
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 3A 2015
    Louth vs. Monaghan Dowdallshill, Dundalk
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 3A 2015
    Fermanagh vs. Tyrone Brewster Park
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 1 2015
    Donegal vs. Monaghan Letterkenny
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 1 2015
    Cork vs. Kerry Páirc Uí Rinn
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 2 2015
    Laois vs. Roscommon Portlaoise
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 2 2015
    Down vs. Galway Páirc Esler, Newry
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 3 2015
    Sligo vs. Louth Markievicz Park
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 4 2015
    Longford vs. Waterford Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
  • 2:00pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 4 2015
    Carlow vs. Wicklow Netwatch Cullen Park
  • 2:00pmAllianz Hurling
    League Roinn 1B 2015
    Antrim vs. Laois Armoy
  • 2:30pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 1 2015
    Derry vs. Mayo Celtic Park
  • 2:30pmAllianz Football
    League Roinn 3 2015
    Wexford vs. Limerick Innovate Wexford Park
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Rules of Specifications


The rules of specification outline certain factors relating to the playing set up of Gaelic Games.

They specify limitations relating to:

  1. The Field of Play
  2. The Players
  3. Time
  4. Equipment

1. FIELD OF PLAY

Pitch Dimensions

The field of play for Gaelic Games is rectangular and its dimensions are as follows:

  • Length - 130m minimum to 145m maximum
  • Width - 80m minimum to 90m maximum

Pitch Markings

At distances of 13m, 20m, 45m (football) and 65m (hurling), lines are marked parallel to the end lines. The intersection of these lines and the end lines with the sidelines are marked with flags.

The midline of the field is marked parallel to the end lines and has a maximum length of 10m (Note: the dimensions may be reduced by local bye-laws for U15 or younger grades).

Goalmouth and Scoring Space

The scoring space is marked in the centre of each end line by two goalposts 6.5m apart, with a height of not less than 7m above ground level. A cross bar is fixed to the goal posts at a height of 2.5m above the ground (Note: goalpost dimensions may be reduced by local bye-laws for U15 or younger grades).

Two rectangles of the following dimensions are formed in front of each set of goalposts.
A) Small Rectangle
14m long by 4.5m wide. The distance from the inside of each goalpost to the beginning of each line of width is 3.75m

B) Large Rectangle
19m long by 13m wide. The distance from the inside of each goalpost to the beginning of each line of width is 6.25m

Substitution Zone and Semi Circle Arc

A semi circle arc of 13m radius, centred on the mid-spot of the 20m line, is marked outside of each 20m line.
An area of the sideline extending 5m on either side of the centre line denotes the substitution zone. All substitutions and temporary replacements occur through this zone, when given permission by the referee (Note: an injured player may leave the field at the nearest point to him)

2. THE PLAYERS

A team consists of 15 players. These are made up of one goalkeeper, six defenders, two midfielders and six attackers. (Note: the positional line up is as below, but no player is restricted in his movement around the field). The teams line up as follows:



A team may commence a game with 13 players, but must have fielded 15 players (inclusive of any players ordered off or retired injured) by the start of the second half. A maximum of five substitutes are allowed. A substitution is not allowed in the case of a player ordered off (Note: in the case of extra time, an additional three substitutes are allowed. A player ordered off, in any circumstances, during normal time may not play in extra-time, but may be replaced).

Substitutions/temporary replacements may only be made during a break in play.  Before all official games, the referee must be given a list of players. The first 15 names on the list indicate those players constituting the actual team, unless otherwise clearly indicated.

3. TIME

The playing time consists of two periods of 30 minutes each, but time is added on in each period for incidental or deliberate delays.

In Senior Inter-county Championship and National League games, the playing time consists of two periods of 35 minutes each.

Playing time may be reduced for U15 or younger grades.

A team must take the field not later than 10 minutes before the appointed starting time for Senior Inter-county Championship and other selected games. In all other cases, a team must take the field not later than 5 minutes before the appointed starting time.

4. EQUIPMENT

For equipment information, visit the Equipment page.



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