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Participation rather than competition at underage in Derry

Derry CCC unveil new fixture proposals

Participation rather than competition at underage in Derry

Derry CCC propose participatio rather than competition at underage level

Underage football and hurling football and hurling, will be played with an emphasis on participation, not competition, according to Derry's Return to Play proposals.

Competitions will be league based with a knock-out element in the latter stages including semi-finals and finals. In some instances, quarter-finals may be required.

“We would strongly encourage clubs to ensure players play at their own age grade first and give as
many of our players game time,” outlined a plan circulated to clubs at the weekend.

“This will be reflected in our regulations which will include the use of unlimited substitutions in every game.

There are plans to regionalise fixtures for the convenience of parents, who will have to transport their child to and from all games.

Games will be on a home and away basis with any knockout games being played at neutral venues.

U14 football (8 rounds) – August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29.

U16 football (7 rounds) – August 6,  August 13, August 20, August 27, September 10, September 24, October 9

Minor football (7 rounds) – August 3,  August 10, August 24, August 31, September 14, September 21, October

U14 hurling (5 rounds) – August 7, August 14, August 21, September 4, September 11

U16 hurling (5 rounds) – August 2, August 9, August 16, August 30, September 6

Minor hurling (5 rounds) – August 5, August 19, September 2, September 9, September 30

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