GAA Rounders Constitution

GAA ROUNDERS CONSTITUTION 2020 - Unsanctioned 

  

INTERPRETATIONS AND DEFINITIONS  

Where the following terms are used throughout this Constitution they shall mean as follows:  

“An Treorai Oifigiuil (Official Guide)” shall mean the Official Guide of Cumann Luthchleas Gael as amended from time to time.  

“Central Council” shall mean the Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael  

“Management Committee” shall mean the Management Committee appointed by the Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael  

“Ard-Comhairle” shall mean the Ard-Comhairle of Cluiche Corr na hEireann Cumann Luthchleas Gael ( GAA Rounders)  

“Competitions Control Committee” shall mean the Competitions Control Committee appointed by the Ard Comhairle of GAA Rounders under this Constitution.  

“Hearings Committee” shall mean the Hearings Committee appointed by the Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael.  

“Central Appeals Committee” shall mean the Central Appeals Committee appointed by Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael. Except where otherwise provided for in this Constitution the Rules of the Official Guide (Parts 1 and 2) shall apply provided however that should any conflict arise between such provisions and the text of the Official Guide, the text of the Official Guide shall prevail.  

Singular and Plural: A word importing the singular shall be read as also importing the plural and the plural shall be read as also importing the singular. 

 Gender: A word importing the masculine gender shall, where the context admits or requires, be read as also importing the feminine gender.  

 

AIMS AND ETHOS  

The Aims and Ethos of Comhairle Cluiche Corr Na h Eireann Cumann Luthchleas Gael (GAA Rounders) shall , save where otherwise provided for in this Constitution, be as set out in Chapter 1 of the Official Guide.  

 

GENERAL  

1. GAA Rounders shall, subject to the overall control of the G.A.A. Central Council, be responsible for the preservation and promotion of the national game of Rounders..  

2. The affairs of GAA Rounders shall, in accordance with Rule 3.56 Official Guide 2016, be subject to the General Rules of the Cumann Luthchleas Gael contained in the Official Guide (Parts 1 and 2), where applicable and as are amended from time to time together with such Directives, Policies and Guidelines issued by Central Council.  

3. GAA Rounders is a democratic organisation comprised of the following affiliated units: (A) Clubs (B) Ard Comhairle (C) National Annual General Meeting  

4. All members and units of GAA Rounders taking part in the activities shall be subject to the jurisdiction of GAA Rounders in all matters that may arise.  

 

5. THE CLUB 

(a)Each club shall elect a Cathaoirleach, Rúnaí, Cisteoir, PRO, (if desired) and appoint a Children’s Officer. Save where otherwise provided in this Constitution, a Club shall comply with the requirements of the appropriate Club Constitution as contained in the Official Guide of Cumann Luthchleas Gael as currently in force. 

(b)A Club shall have at least nine full members before it may affiliate to Ard Comhairle. It shall pay the appropriate affiliation fee to Ard Comhairle together with the Player Injury Fund levy annually. 

(c) A Club team shall wear its distinctive Club colours in inter-club competitions. 

 

 

6. YOUTH CLUB  

(a) Where no Adult club exists, a Youth Club may affiliate. Such a club shall elect a Cathaoirleach, Rúnaí, Cisteoir, PRO (if desired) and appoint a Children’s Officer. It shall pay the appropriate affiliation fee to Ard-Comhairle together with the Player Injury Fund levy annually. A Youth Club shall not be eligible to take part in Adult competitions. It shall be entitled to appoint one voting delegate to attend at the Annual General Meeting of Ard Comhairle. Save where otherwise provided in this Constitution, a Youth Club shall comply with the requirements of the appropriate Club Constitution as contained in the Official Guide of Cumann Luthchleas Gael currently in force.  

 

7. AFFILIATION AND REGISTRATION  

(a) Registration forms and affiliation forms for the following year must be issued to all Club Secretaries not later than the 31st December each year together with details of the prescribed registration fees. Completed forms must be returned by each Club Secretary to the Secretary of Ard Comhairle by a date specified by ard Comhairle.  

(b)The standard affiliation form shall include the names of all Club Officers, the Club colours and alternative colours .  

(c)Registration fee for adults and Juveniles shall be set at a level to be determined by Ard Comhairle from time to time and brought to the Annual General Meeting . 

(d) Each year before the 1st April the Club Secretary shall forward the list of fully paid up members for the year to the Secretary of Ard Comhairle. Additional registrations may be made subsequently. Only members who were fully paid up before 1st April each year shall be eligible to vote at, nominate for, or seek election as an Officer of a Club or to Ard Comhairle at any following general meeting of the Club or Ard Comhairle in the relevant Membership year which shall run from 1st January to 31st December. 

(e) Only fully paid up registered members of affiliated Clubs shall be eligible to compete in Competitions under the jurisdiction of GAA Rounders. 

 

 8. AFFILIATION OF NEW CLUB. 

(a) An application for the affiliation of a New Club shall be made to Ard Comhairle whose decision on the application shall be final. The provisions of Rule 3.3 Official Guide shall apply save that the required number of playing members shall be nine and the reference to County Committee/County shall be deemed to refer to Ard Comhairle/Country. The words football/hurling shall be construed as meaning Rounders. 

 

 

9. PLAYING ELIGIBILITY  

(a) Rules 6.1 to 6.4 inclusive Official Guide (Part 1) shall apply to playing eligibility for GAA Rounders.  

 

10 TRANSFERS  

(a) Rules 6.5 to 6.9 of the Official Guide 2016 shall apply as appropriate to all applications for Transfers. Applications for Transfers must be received by the Secretary of Ard Comhairle not later than 28th February in each year. They shall be processed, in the first instance, by the Competitions Control Committee of Ard Comhairle.  

 

11. CONTROL OF ASSOCIATION PROPERTY  

(a) Rules of Chapter 5 of the Official Guide (Part 1) shall apply to all property under the control of G.A.A. Rounders  

 

12. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  

(a) The Annual General Meeting shall be held before the last day of November each year at a venue to be selected by Ard-Comhairle. The venue shall rotate from Province to Province each year. It shall consist of the outgoing Ard-Comhairle (voting rights as on the outgoing Council) and two voting delegates from each Adult affiliated Club together with one voting delegate from each Youth affiliated Club. Officers or Ard-Comhairle members cannot appoint proxies to represent them at the Annual General Meeting. 

 

13. The functions of the Annual General Meeting shall be:  

(a) To consider Reports and Audited Accounts of the Ard-Comhairle for the year up to 31st October immediately preceding the AGM.  

(b) To elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, Coaching Officer ( who shall represent Rounders on the National Coaching Committee of the GAA) and four ordinary members to Ard Comhairle (one representing the Clubs in each of the four Provinces) and shall appoint a Children’s Officer nominated by the outgoing Ard Comhairle.  

(c) To determine Competition and other fees as necessary.  

(d) To consider Motions and to enact, amend or rescind Rules.  

(e) To appoint such Sub-Committees as are deemed necessary. The Quorum for meetings of all Sub-Committees, including the Competitions Control Committee shall be three in all cases.  

 

14. NOMINATIONS  

Candidates seeking election to Ard-Comhairle, excepting the Childrens Officer shall be nominated by a Club. Such nominations shall be submitted on the nomination paper, which shall be sent to each Club at least six weeks prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting and which shall be completed and returned to the Secretary of Ard-Comhairle at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. The nomination of a member by a Club shall have been approved by an Annual or Special General Meeting of the Club and the date of such meeting shall be shown on the nomination paper.  

 

15 . MOTIONS  

(a) A Committee consisting of the President, the Vice President and two other members appointed by Ard-Comhairle shall examine Motions submitted for consideration by the Annual General Meeting and decide whether these are in order. The Committee may put a motion in order where there is a failure to quote the number of Rules affected, or where there are minor clerical errors. Clubs shall be advised in writing of the reason for a Motion not being in order and, subject to a time-limit determined by Ard-Comhairle, shall be afforded an opportunity to resubmit an appropriately worded Motion for the consideration of the Committee. The President shall have the authority at the Annual General Meeting to rule a Motion out of order.  

 

16. (a) Motions for consideration by the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted only by Clubs or by Ard Comhairle (Maximum three in each case). Such Motions shall be submitted on the motion paper, which shall be sent to the Clubs at least six weeks prior the date of the Annual General Meeting and which shall be completed and returned to the Secretary of Ard-Comhairle at least four weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. A Motion from a Club shall have been approved by an Annual or Special General Meeting of the Club and the date of such meeting shall be shown on the motion paper.  

(b) Motions to enact new or amend existing Rules and/or this Constitution shall give the full text of the proposed addition or amendment, and also quote the numbers of any Rules affected thereby.  

(c) Motions to revise Playing Rules may be tabled at the Annual General Meeting in 2016 and thereafter only in years divisible by 5 (i.e. 2020,2025 etc). In such years they shall take precedence over any other Motions on the Annual General Meeting Agenda.  

(d) Motions to remove or amend an existing Rule must be carried by a majority of two-thirds of those present, entitled to vote and voting.  

(E) The Annual General Meeting may refer a Motion for consideration to Ard-Comhairle or a sub-committee of that body. The ensuing recommendations, if it is proposed to alter an existing Rule, must come in Motion form to a subsequent Annual General Meeting  

(f) New and amended Rules passed are subject to the sanction of the Management Committee and shall not become operative until so sanctioned (Rule 3.56 Official Guide). If and when sanctioned by Management, the amended Constitution shall be circulated to all Club Secretaries.  

(h) A Motion declared not to have received one-third of the votes at an Annual General Meeting may not be again considered at any of the three immediately ensuing Annual General Meetings .  

 

17. At least two weeks before the Annual General Meeting each Club together with the Uachtaran and the Ard Stiurthoir of Cumann Luthchleas Gael shall be furnished with copies of the Annual Reports, Audited Accounts and the Agenda containing a full list of Nominations and Motions.  

 

18. TERMS OF OFFICE AND ELECTION PROCESS  

The Office of President shall be for a term of three years commencing with the Annual General Meeting of 2017 providing always that no President shall serve more than two terms either consecutively or cumulatively. All elective positions at the Annual General Meeting shall be filled on the basis of voting by means of proportional representation.  

 

19. SPECIAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  

 In special circumstances and with the support of a two-thirds majority of its members, Ard-Comhairle may summon a Special Annual General Meeting with representation and procedures as apply to an ordinary Annual General Meeting. Notice for such a meeting shall specify the business to be transacted at the Special Annual General Meeting and no other business shall be transacted.  

20. ARD - COMHAIRLE  

(a) The Ard Comhairle shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, Coaching Officer, Childrens Officer, the immediate past President for the year following his term as President; and four ordinary members representing Clubs from each of the four Provinces elected at the Annual General Meeting together with one representative nominated by the Management Committee/Central Council of the GAA – all of whom shall have voting rights.  

(b) Should a vacancy occur in representation, such vacancy shall be filled by the body concerned or in the case of an Officer by a ballot of the members of Ard-Comhairle.  

(c) A member absent, without just cause, from three consecutive meetings of Ard-Comhairle or any sub-committee appointed by it shall automatically become disqualified from membership for that year.  

 

21. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF ARD COMHAIRLE 

(i) It is the supreme governing body of G.A.A Rounders on all Rounders matters between Annual General Meetings or Special Annual General Meetings where applicable.  

(ii) It shall have the authority to interpret rules in relation to Rounders. Interpretations shall have the force of Rule until the Annual General Meeting of Ard-Comhairle held in the Calendar year after the interpretation being given and which the Annual General Meeting shall, on a Motion submitted by Ard Comhairle approve or disapprove the interpretation being included in Rule Comhairle Cluiche Corr Na h Eireann  

(iii) To manage Rounders Competitions throughout Ireland  

(iv) To make Regulations governing competitions under its control but shall not place restrictions on the Competitions Control Committee  

(v) To make regulations in relation to its powers, functions and operations. A Regulation once adopted shall remain in force unless altered or deleted by a simple majority of those present, entitled to vote and voting. Alterations may be considered on an Annual basis.  

22. A minimum of 5 days written notice shall be given by the Secretary of Ard-Comhairle to all members for meetings, except in an emergency, when he may, in consultation with the President, summon a meeting at shorter notice which shall not be less than 3 days . A Special Meeting shall be convened by the Secretary on a request signed by a majority of the members of Ard-Comhairle.  

 

ADMINISTRATION.  

23. Chapter 4 of the Official Guide (Part 1) shall apply to the administrative affairs of GAA Rounders, save that references to Committees and Councils shall be deemed to be references to Ard-Comhairle 

 

INFRACTIONS  

24. In addition to Infractions referred to in Rule 7.2(b), Categories V, VI,Ia,IIa,IIIa,Iva, 7.2(d) and (e) of the Official Guide the following shall apply. If a referee deems that misconduct has occurred during a game the following shall apply: The red and yellow card system will be used. Depending on the severity of the offence the referee can give;  

(a) A verbal warning to the player(s) involved  

(b) Show the player(s) involved a yellow card and the player(s) must sit out the rest of the inning and can’t be replaced by a substitute for the rest of the innings. 

 (c) Show the player(s) involved a red card and the player(s) is (are) disqualified from the remainder of the game and will automatically miss the next competitive fixture. If a player who received a yellow card returns to play and commits a second offence the referee can show him or her a second yellow card and/or red card and disqualify the player from the game. The referee does not have to carry out the warnings in the above sequence: the referee may issue a verbal warning, yellow card or red card without showing any of the preceding warnings, if it is deemed that the offence warrants more severe action. If a player receives a red card, they cannot be replaced by a substitute.  

 

ENFORCEMENT OF RULES/ARBITRATION  

25. Competitions Control Committee: Ard-Comhairle shall appoint a Competitions Control Committee with delegated powers as outlined in Rule 3.47 (b), (c), (d) and (f) of the Official Guide (Part 1) together with the appointment of Referees and the selection of venues. It shall consist of a Chairperson, a Secretary and one member representing the Clubs in each of the four Provinces. (Quorum 3 Members)  

26. Chapter 7 of the Official Guide shall apply in relation to the enforcement of the Rules of this Constitution where appropriate save that the following procedure shall apply:  

(a) Infractions committed before, during or after Games by Players, Team Officials or supporters shall be dealt with in the first instance by the Competitions Control Committee appointed by Ard Comhairle.  

(b) Where a Hearing is requested it shall be heard by the Hearings Committee appointed by the Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael.  

(c) Appeals shall be heard by the Central Appeals Committee appointed by the Central Council of Cumann Luthchleas Gael.  

 

27. COMPETITIONS  

(a)  

The following Championships shall be organised annually; 

All Ireland Senior Ladies  

All Ireland Senior Men  

All Ireland Senior Mixed  

All Ireland Minor (under 18) Ladies  

All Ireland Minor (under 18) Men  

All Ireland Minor (under 18) Mixed 

All Ireland U16 Boys 

All Ireland U16 Girls 

All Ireland U16 Mixed 

All Ireland U14 Boys 

All Ireland U14 Girls 

All Ireland U14 Mixed 

All Ireland U12 Boys 

All Ireland U12 Girls  

All Underage Championships organised as required. 

 

27(b) Senior Matches 

(i)All Ireland Championships senior matches shall be decided on one day five innings matches.  

(ii) All Ireland Quarter-Finals shall be decided on one day 5 inning games. If the game ends in a draw, the game will continue for two extra innings. If it is still a draw after two extra innings, then the team that has won the most innings will be declared the winner. If the innings won method fails to decide, the game will be replayed. The Ard Comhairle will fix the game to be replayed within 7 days, on a day, venue and time decided by the Ard Comhairle.  

 

(iii)All Ireland Semi-Final & Final shall be one day seven inning matches. If the game ends in a draw, the game will continue for two extra innings. If it is still a draw after two extra innings, then the team that has won the most innings will be declared the winner. If the innings won method fails to decide, the game will be replayed. The Ard Comhairle will fix the game to be replayed within 7 days, on a day, venue and time decided by the Ard Comhairle. 

 

27(c) Mixed Competitions 

In the case of mixed competition the following shall apply:  

(i) At underage level, a team shall consist of nine players comprising, at all times, 5 female players and 4 male players or a vice-versa combination of genders.  

(ii) At adult level the team, at all times, shall consist of 5 male and 4 female, or a vice-versa combination of genders  

 

27(d) Age Grades; 

Rule 6.18 Official guide (Age Grades) shall apply to all underage rounders competitions. Girls over the age of 12 will be included where eligible by age. 

Players will become eligible for Adult level rounders when they are over 16 years on the 1st January of the Competition year. 

 

27(e) Mens Championship  

The All-Ireland Mens championship shall be split into divisions with the introduction of an intermediate Championship and where numbers allow a junior championship. The minimum number of teams in a division shall be 8. The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less.    

 
Operable only for 2020.  

(i) The teams will be seeded based on how they finished in the 2019 season. The teams will be placed in either the senior or intermediate or junior championships.  Each division will have an equal number of teams plus or minus one. Save teams withdrawing after closing date.  

Operable going forward  

 
(ii) At the end of each season the bottom team in the championship will be relegated. The champions of each division promoted to the immediate higher division.  Intermediate to Senior or Junior to Intermediate.   

 
(iii) The bottom 2nd and 3rd place teams in the higher championship along with the top 2nd and 3rd place of the next lower division will be placed in a ‘round robin playoff’ league, where the top two teams will play in the higher division and bottom two teams will play in the lower division for the following season.   

 
(a) This playoff league will be played on one day.   

(b) Games will follow championship rules.   

(c) Matches will be drawn in an open draw. Games will be played and completed in rounds.  

(d) No Team will have home advantage during playoffs.  

 
(iv) Teams playing in championship at any level then withdrawing for 1 year may enter back into the same division.  Teams out for 2 or more years, will enter the championship one division lower that is available. Returning teams will be added to the division will not be included in the total numbers when deciding the number of teams and how many divisions will be made.   

(v) The Ard Comhairle will have the final say into which league a returning team is placed.    

(vi) Where numbers decrease or increase dramatically, the Ard Comhairle will decide the make-up of the divisions, if necessary and those decisions will be based on the league points gained in the previous year.  

(vii) No relegated team will shall play in the division they played in the proceeding season.   

(viii) New teams will be added to the lowest division.  Where a new mixed team is formed in an existing club from existing senior team(s), their starting division will be decided by the Ard Comhairle.  

(ix) The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less than the number of teams in the higher division.   

 
(x) Where the total number of team entries is less than 15, all teams shall play in one division. 

 

27(f) Mixed championship 

The All-Ireland mixed championship shall be split into divisions with the introduction of an intermediate Championship and where numbers allow a junior championship. The minimum number of teams in a division shall be 8. The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less.   

Operable only for 2020. 

(i) The teams will be seeded based on how they finished in the 2019 season. The teams will be placed in either the senior or intermediate or junior championships.  Each division will have an equal number of teams plus or minus one. Save teams withdrawing after closing date. 

Operable going forward 

(ii) At the end of each season the bottom team in the championship will be relegated. The champions of each division promoted to the immediate higher division.  Intermediate to Senior or Junior to Intermediate.  

(iii) The bottom 2nd and 3rd place teams in the higher championship along with the top 2nd and 3rd place of the next lower division will be placed in a ‘round robin playoff’ league, where the top two teams will play in the higher division and bottom two teams will play in the lower division for the following season.  

  • (a) This playoff league will be played on one day.  

  • (b) Games will follow championship rules.  

  • (c) Matches will be drawn in an open draw. Games will be played and completed in rounds. 

  • (d) No Team will have home advantage during playoffs. 

(iv) Teams playing in championship at any level then withdrawing for 1 year may enter back into the same division.  Teams out for 2 or more years, will enter the championship one division lower that is available. Returning teams will be added to the division will not be included in the total numbers when deciding the number of teams and how many divisions will be made.  

(v) The Ard Comhairle will have the final say into which league a returning team is placed.   

(vi) Where numbers decrease or increase dramatically, the Ard Comhairle will decide the make-up of the divisions, if necessary and those decisions will be based on the league points gained in the previous year. 

(vii) No relegated team will shall play in the division they played in the proceeding season.  Unless the number of divisions is decreasing. 

(viii) New teams will be added to the lowest division.  Where a new mixed team is formed in an existing club from existing senior team(s), their starting division will be decided by the Ard Comhairle. 

(ix) The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less.  

(x) Where the total number of team entries is less than 15 all teams shall play in one division. 

 

27(g) Ladies Championship 

The All-Ireland Ladies championship shall be split into divisions with the introduction of an intermediate Championship and where numbers allow a junior championship. The minimum number of teams in a division shall be 8. The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less.   

 

Operable only for 2020. 

(i) The teams will be seeded based on how they finished in the 2019 season. The teams will be placed in either the senior or intermediate or junior championships.  Each division will have an equal number of teams plus or minus one. Save teams withdrawing after closing date. 

Operable going forward 

(ii) At the end of each season the bottom team in the championship will be relegated. The champions of each division promoted to the immediate higher division.  Intermediate to Senior or Junior to Intermediate.  

(iii) The bottom 2nd and 3rd place teams in the higher championship along with the top 2nd and 3rd place of the next lower division will be placed in a ‘round robin playoff’ league, where the top two teams will play in the higher division and bottom two teams will play in the lower division for the following season.  

  • (a) This playoff league will be played on one day.  

  • (b) Games will follow championship rules.  

  • (c) Matches will be drawn in an open draw. Games will be played and completed in rounds. 

  • (d) No Team will have home advantage during playoffs. 

(iv) Teams playing in championship at any level then withdrawing for 1 year may enter back into the same division.  Teams out for 2 or more years, will enter the championship one division lower that is available. Returning teams will be added to the division will not be included in the total numbers when deciding the number of teams and how many divisions will be made.  

(v) The Ard Comhairle will have the final say into which league a returning team is placed.   

(vi) Where numbers decrease or increase dramatically, the Ard Comhairle will decide the make-up of the divisions, if necessary and those decisions will be based on the league points gained in the previous year. 

(vii) No relegated team will shall play in the division they played in the proceeding season.  Unless the number of divisions is decreasing. 

(viii) New teams will be added to the lowest division.  Where a new mixed team is formed in an existing club from existing senior team(s), their starting division will be decided by the Ard Comhairle. 

(ix) The Ard Comhairle may change this minimum number of teams in a division depending on the number of teams to make divisions viable, where the number of teams in one division may be one less than the number of teams in the higher division.  

(x) Where the total number of team entries is less than 15, all teams shall play in one division. 

 

28. TOURNAMENTS/FRIENDLY GAMES  

(a) Friendly matches and tournaments must be sanctioned by Ard Comhairle. 

 

29. THE PLAYERS  

(a) At Adult/Juvenile level a team shall consist of nine players. However where it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of a member of the Competitions Control Committee that a team or teams is/are unable to field nine players in any particular game such team or teams may commence and complete a game with the available number of players (which shall be not less than seven and not more than nine) with the result of the game standing as if both teams had fielded nine players each. The decision of the Competitions Control Committee on the result of the game shall be final. 

  

30. LIST OF PLAYERS  

(a) Before all official games, the Referee shall be given a list of players, in duplicate and in Irish (except as provided for in Rule 1.7, Part 1 Official Guide giving full Christian names. The first nine names (or a number not less than seven) appearing on a list shall be taken as constituting the actual team, unless otherwise clearly indicated.  

 

32. SUBSTITUTIONS  

(a) The maximum number of substitutions permitted during the playing of a game shall be three. A substitution may only be made, after the player has given a substitution note to the Referee.  

 

33. EQUIPMENT  

(a) Spikes shall not be used under any circumstances.  

(b) In all official competitions it shall be mandatory for and the responsibility of the Pitcher and the Catcher to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standard set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland(NSAI). Such helmets shall not be modified from their original manufactured state in any circumstances.  

(c) Approved Sliotars used in all official games shall carry the GAA mark of approval. Any player not complying with (a), (b) above shall be ordered from the field of play and shall not be allowed to return unless they have fully complied. In the case of a player refusing to comply with an instruction from the Referee, the game shall be abandoned and awarded to the opposing team provided only players from one team is/are involved. In the event that players from both teams are involved, the game shall be abandoned and both teams shall be removed from the Competition.  

 

 

34. CONTROL OF GAMES  

(a) Control of Games shall be entrusted to a Referee. 

 

35. RULES OF SPECIFICATION AND FAIR PLAY  

(a) The Rules of Specification and Fair Play shall be as contained in the booklet entitled “The Rules of GAA Rounders” as amended from time to time by way of Motion to the Annual General Meeting. 

 

36. Constitution updates. 

After an AGM or an EGM; 

(a)  the Constitution will be updated where and if the rule number from the C.L.G Official guide most recently approved is different.  

(b) Rule Numbering will change as the constitution is amended or as rules are inserted or deleted.