Announcement: Age Groups for 2020
1st November 2019
Age groups for 2020
Following central councils adoption of the “Academy Report” in June 2019, a direction was issued by An Ard Stiúrthóir on 2nd October 2019.
In that correspondence the Ard Stiúrthóir confirmed that the “ Association Policy” was to change the age groups to u13.u15 and u17 for 2020, but noted that other grades i.e. 14, 16, and 18 could be allowed subject to prior approval from Central council.
Given that this is a policy and not a rule confusion exists thought-out the country
Its anticipated that a range of motions will be put to congress in Feb 2020 setting the 13,15 and 17 age groups into rule commencing Jan 2021 ( it’s highly unlikely that they could be delivered any earlier as most counties will have competition schedules in place by the time congress meets in Feb 2020).
The County Chairman, Ciarán Mc Cavana, has been taking soundings from both inside and outside the county over the last few weeks.
Based on that engagement Antrim GAA will be retaining the current u14 u16 and u18 age grades for 2020 .
This decisions is being taken now to provide clarity to Antrim clubs and to allow planning for the 2020 playing season to commence asap.