INDOOR HURLING 2017   12/12/2016

Indoor Hurling/Camogie 2017 entry forms.
Please read all information regarding the Indoor series.
Closing date for receipt of entries is Monday 19th December. 

Indoor Camogie/Hurling Entry Form


School Name:                

School Address:

Uimhir Rolla:      

School e-mail Address:

School Phone Number:          


Teachers involved with teams:

Hurling:           Name:                                                  Contact Number:

Camogie:         Name:                                                  Contact Number:


Total no. of girls in 3rd Class:                                      Total no. of girls in 4thClass: 

Total no. of boys in 3rd Class:                                     Total no. of boys in 4thClass: 


  • Please note that any school that does not enter these totals, relevant to their school, will be automatically graded in the top sections.


Entry is €20 per team entered.

No. of teams to be entered in 3rd Class Girls Competition: _____

No. of teams to be entered in 4th Class Girls Competition: _____

No. of teams to be entered in 3rd Class Boys Competition: _____

No. of teams to be entered in 4th Class Boys Competition: _____

If possible, preferred venue for Competition: _______________

  • Please note that girls may not play in boys’ competition and vice-versa.
  • Each panel should consist of no more than 10 players.
  • Is there a  hall in your area that may be suitable to host some games and, if so, please supply a contact name and number:   

Hall: __________       Contact :_________                Number: _________


We enclose €        . We agree to abide by the rules and conditions of Sciath na Scol.


Signed Principal:

Entries to: Sciath na Scol, Páirc Uí Rinn, Boreenmanagh Road, Cork, on or before Dec 19th 

A Chara,


The Indoor Camogie and Hurling Series caters for girls and boys in 3rd and 4thclasses and gives many children their first opportunity to take part in Sciath na Scol action. The Series continues to grow and last year saw the largest entry yet with over 360 teams, or well over 3600 children taking part. It is an easy competition to take part in as it generally only involves one afternoon of play and is not as dependent upon the weather as some of our other competitions.


It is intended to play off the competitions in venues across the county from late January to early March, with the County Finals being held prior to St.Patricks’ Day. The venues used in recent years have included Ballinacarriga, Cloughduv, Doneraile, Mallow, Blackrock, St. Anthony’s Ballinlough, Whitechurch, Little Island, Upper Glanmire, Ovens, Watergrasshill, Bishopstown, St.Vincents, and Riverstick. The venues for this year will be chosen based upon entries and suitability. The competitions will be organized in the same manner as last year.


Every child who participates in the Indoor Hurling/Camogie Series 2017 will receive a certificate to acknowledge their participation. Please find attached the Entry Form for the Sciath na Scol Chorcaí Indoor Hurling / Camogie Series 2017.


Format for 3rd Class Boys Hurling and 3rd Class Girls Camogie Blitzes:

All teams that enter the 3rd class competitions will be assigned groups based primarily on geographic location and they will not be graded, ie bigger schools and smaller schools may be playing in the same group. Every effort will be made to minimize travelling. Teams will be assigned groups and every team in the group will play each other in the various venues in the same way as last year, ie in ‘blitz’ competitions. Scores will be kept in these matches but there will not be any semi-finals or finals at the venues and there will not be any team qualifying for County Finals. The emphasis in the 3rd class competition should be on participation and enjoyment and a chance for the children to sample Sciath na Scol action for the first time. In the 3rd class competitions, schools can play children from younger classes if need be. Schools may enter more than one team in a given grade but should note that if more than one team is entered from a school, then these teams will be playing on the same day and in the same venue.


Format for 4th Class Girls Camogie and 4th Class Boys Hurling Competitions:

Schools will be graded according to size, geographic location and previous performances in the competition. They will be assigned groups and the winners of these groups will proceed to the County Finals. As always, every effort will be made to make the groups as fair as possible for everyone. Schools are welcome to enter more than one team but should note that if they do, then these teams will be playing on the same day, in the same venue and in the same grade. Schools may play younger children if need be. In the interest of fairness to all involved, entry forms should include accurate numbers of pupils in the given classes. As usual, there may be a maximum of 10 players on a school panel.


The closing date for receipt of entries shall be no later than Wednesday December 21st and due to the high volume of entries, late entries will not be accepted. The fixtures will be made during Christmas and emailed to schools early in January and games will commence in late January. In general, 4th class blitzes will be played before 3rd class blitzes, so as to give those who qualify for County Finals the longest time possible to prepare for their big day. A cheque for the required amount must accompany entry forms. Schools should note that, with the unavailability of some halls after 5pm, some games may have to commence before a schools’ closing time. As I am constantly looking for suitable halls to host the games, I would welcome any contact details in relation to available halls.

Indoor Hurling Rules


  • Each game is to be 12-minute duration (6 min a side) with no more than one minute for half time. Time to be added on for stoppages and injuries is at the referee’s discretion.
  • Indoor hurleys and indoor sliotars (perforated type) to be used.
  • Helmets with full-face guard must be worn at all times
  • Substitutions can be made at any time during the game. Changes should be made promptly for fairness.
  • A goalkeeper may kick, block or stop the sliotar with his foot intentionally. He may also use his hand to stop the sliotar but is not permitted to catch or pick up the sliotar.
  • Side walls and back walls are in play at all times. However, if the ball goes through the side or back of the netting and comes back into play, it is considered a wide ball and puck-out is awarded.
  • Puck outs to be taken 5 paces from the centre of the goal.
  • All players must stand at least 10 paces away from where a free or puck out is being taken.
  • Players may not score directly from a puck out (however a goal will stand if the sliotar touches any player and crosses the goal line from a puck out)
  • An outfield player may not intentionally kick, block or stop the sliotar with his foot.
  • A player may strike, volley or bat the sliotar when it is in the air.
  • A sliotar may be flicked but not roll picked or jab picked.
  • No lifting, soloing, or catching the sliotar.
  • In the event that a game ends in a draw at full time, the golden goal rule will apply (i.e. First team to score wins), with a maximum of 5 minutes for this to happen. In the event of no team scoring in this 5-minute period the game goes to penalties. Each team gets 3 penalties initially and if there is no outcome sudden death will apply.
  • All games should be 7 players a side, though this may need to be adjusted in smaller venues.

Is mise le meas,

Marc Ó Drisceoil

      Rúnaí Cluichí Faoi Dhíon Sciath na Scol Chorcaí


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