- The group stages of the Cork Féile will be played on a league basis with two points awarded for a win and one for a draw.
- At the conclusion of the three group games each, teams shall be ranked from one through four in both groups.
- Teams ranked one and two in each group shall qualify for the Semi Finals.
Teams Finishing Level on Points
Should two teams finish level on points, the ranking of the teams shall be decided as follows:
- The winner of the original game between those two teams shall be ranked higher
- If that game ended in a draw, the team with the overall aggregate lowest score conceded shall be ranked higher.
- If the aggregate lowest score conceded is equal, teams shall be separated by a toss of a coin, with the winner of the coin toss ranked higher.
Three or More Teams Finishing Level on Points
If at the end of the group games more than two teams finish level on points, the ranking of teams within the group shall be decided as follows:
- The team with the overall aggregate lowest score against them shall be ranked highest.
- If the aggregate lowest score conceded is equal amongst all teams, teams shall be separated by drawing lots.
- If the aggregate lowest score conceded is equal amongst two teams, teams shall be separated by a toss of a coin
Draw in the Knock Out Stages
- In the event of a draw at the semi-final or final stage, ten minutes extra time (2 x 5 mins.) will be played.
- If a draw still results then five frees will be taken by five different players at 30 metres from goal.
- Frees shall be taken at a central point, identified by the referee at 30m distance
- Frees may be taken from the hand or from the ground.
- There shall be no goalkeeper or other defenders facing the free takers.
- Only points shall be counted
- Should a taken free strike either upright or cross bar and go over the bar, the score shall be counted.
- Should a taken free bounce prior to going over the bar, the score shall be counted
- Shots that result in a goal or a wide, rather than a point, shall not be counted
- The team with the most points scored, following five frees per team, will be deemed to have won the game.
- If teams remain level after five frees per team then ‘sudden death frees’ are to be taken. One player on each team shall take a free each until one team has scored a point and the other misses.
- There are no limits on the number of substitutions which may take place during a game (in normal time, or in extra time)
- Each team shall introduce a minimum of four substitutes at designated stages of the game, as follows: on the referee`s signal, two substitutes shall be introduced 5 minutes into the first half and two more 5 minutes into the second half.
- These players shall remain on the field for the remainder of the game (except in the case of injury).
- There is no requirement to make mandatory substitutions in the case of play off games where required.
- Where a team, due to unavailability, injuries or suspensions, may not have 19 players available to them they must submit their full list of available players to the local Féile Official before the game and play each of these players in that game in accordance with the interchange policy. i.e. if a Club has 18 players only available to them, they must play all 18 players during the game and may interchange players as they deem appropriate. The opposition may match this number.
- Any team participating in Féile that has been proven to have been illegally constituted may be debarred from participation in Féile in accordance with their Association rules.
- Where a club fails to observe the Féile rules regarding the minimum number of substitutes to be made that club shall forfeit the match.
- Where both clubs in the same match fail to observe the Féile rules regarding substitutes the match shall be deemed void.
- The duration of the games shall be 10 minutes per half.
- Where extra time is required the duration will be five minutes per half.
- Each team shall be accompanied by a maximum of 4 team mentors. One of whom should have first aid training so as to enable them administer basic first aid if so required.
- A full team list, consisting of a maximum of 24 players, shall be furnished to the local Féile Official before the start of the competition.
- Jersey numbers must match the team list submitted to the Feile Official.
- Due to a potential clash of Jersey colours, clubs are request to bring an alternative colour set of Jersey’s on the day.