Bye Laws 2021

An Cumann Camógaίochta

Cill Chainnigh

                                Bye Laws 2021                                


1.1        The County Board shall not be held liable for costs incurred through injuries sustained by players.

1.2        In the event of a county final being played on an enclosed pitch, a total of only 6 officials from each club shall be allowed on to the pitch.

1.3        All decisions taken by or on behalf of the board, which require a vote, shall be decided by secret ballot.

1.4         Transfer applications within the county shall be submitted between the 8th day of February and the 8th day of March.

(Note: The THDC must comply with timelines in relating to receiving Transfers and dealing with them as per the timelines set out in rule.)

1.5        The Official guide of all bye-laws of Kilkenny Camogie Board shall be updated annually and displayed on the Kilkenny Camogie website.

1.6        All medals awarded by the county board shall carry the Camogie logo, county name and inscription and shall be standardised at all levels. 20 medals are provided for league and championship winners with the exception of Senior, Intermediate and Junior competitions where 25 medals will be provided.

1.7        The annual convention of the board shall be held before the end of November.

1.8        Club players shall be graded as senior for county championship matches only through playing in senior knock-out championship matches. Club players shall be graded as intermediate for county championship matches only through playing in intermediate knock-out championship matches for their club. Such grading shall not prejudice the player’s eligibility for u-21, u-18, and u-16. Clubs may request re-grading of players from senior to intermediate, senior to junior or intermediate to junior on or before the 8th March. (Note: re-grading must be completed before the commencement of competitions.)

1.9        Deleted

1.10      All sub- committees of the County Board shall be updated & displayed on the Kilkenny Camogie Website and distributed to Club Secretaries annually, where appropriate.




County Teams

2.1        The captaincy of the inter-county teams shall be held by the nominee of the county champions in the respective grade for the previous playing season.

2.2        The manager(s) for the Senior and Intermediate county teams shall be selected by a sub-committee chosen from the county board and be submitted for ratification by the last county board meeting of the preceding year.

2.3        All of those involved with mentoring underage teams must be appointed by the County Executive.

All persons working or volunteering for such roles are required to:

  • Undertake agreed Garda vetting
  • Attend relevant child safeguarding training
  • Possess a coaching qualification relevant to their role as recognised by their Association.

Coaches of adult teams, which include any player under 18 years of age, must also undertake the vetting, child safeguarding training and coaching requirements as outlined above.



3.1        Referees expenses are set at €40 for all competitions (u14 level to senior) and €30 for u12. The failure of teams to comply with this directive should be noted in the referee’s match report.  The clubs involved in the match shall be equally responsible for the payment of the referee’s expenses unless a gate is collected up to and including semi-finals in which case the referee’s expenses are to be paid from the gate.  Failure to comply with this directive shall involve a fine, which is equal to double the match fee, on the club(s) who fails to comply.

3.2          Referees should be paid before the commencement of the match.



4.1        The fixtures sub-committee of the county board shall be comprised of two officers of the board plus two club members.

4.2        The fixtures committee shall be the committee in charge of all competitions. The fixtures committee can make recommendations to the County Board who have the power to award matches (matters dealing with breaches of disciplinary and suspensions shall be referred to the T.H.D.C.). Where a club member is unhappy with any decision made they shall be entitled to appeal the decision of the T.H.D.C.

4.3        The fixtures committee shall meet fortnightly.

4.4        In any instance where any member of the same team is not uniformly dressed, that team shall be fined. Fine €100 first offence thereafter €500 for each consecutive offence.

4.5        All changes to fixtures shall be handled by the fixtures committee and all requests for changes must come through the club secretary.

4.6        The Vice-Chairperson of the County board will chair the fixtures committee.

4.7         The County Board must prepare draft fixtures schedule for all competitions by the end of January of current year; they shall be drawn up by the fixtures sub-committee and distributed to all clubs, who at this point may request changes. The fixtures sub-committee shall facilitate these changes in so far as is feasible. The fixtures sub-committee shall draw up a final fixture list to be distributed to the club secretaries 14 days prior to the first fixture. The final fixtures list; will then constitute notification of a match for all clubs.

County competitions will be open to all affiliated clubs within the county and as otherwise agreed at the county convention (Ref 6.4 (b)).

4.8         All decisions relating to promotion and relegation between underage divisions shall be entirely decided by the fixtures sub-committee, these decisions must be ratified by the County Board. All reasonable requests from clubs in this regard to be considered before the final fixture list is drawn up. Juvenile team grading should be based on match results from 2 years previous

4.9        Deleted.

4.10      U14, U16 and U18 competitions should include a league run on a competitive basis with semi-finals and a final.

4.11      No deviation shall be allowed from the fixtures save:

(a) That a match be postponed due to the death of an immediate relative of a player/official   of one of the clubs involved or due to a tragedy in the parish.

(b) That matches may be played before the stated date.

(c) If teams cannot agree on a date, the fixtures committee will set a date no later than three days after the original date.

Failure to comply with this directive to entail the loss of the game by the club that is unable to field on the required date

4.12      Deleted.

4.13 Any player having played in and won a senior or Intermediate club final cannot be re-graded the following year

4.14      For the purposes of all internal competitions, clubs need only be notified of a fixture 5 days in advance of same.

4.15      Any clubs without county players should play fixtures regardless of county fixtures.

4.16    The All County League Competitions will be 12 a side but if both teams agree may go to 15 a side. No player who is named on either the County Senior or Intermediate panel is allowed take part in this competition.

4.17      Rules of each competition shall be standardised.  Qualification/Relegation/Format criteria to be clearly stated.  These shall accompany the fixtures list that is issued to club secretaries in accordance with Bye-Law 4.7.

4.18      Fixtures at the final stages of an ongoing competition to be given priority before a new competition is started, where possible.

4.19       All Amalgamated clubs should move up a grade from the higher placed club.




5.1       Each County Board will ensure that the authorised expenses of Executive Committee members, match officials and others acting on its behalf, are paid in accordance with the Mandatory Financial Procedures.

5.2        Each club, consisting of Adult and Juvenile teams shall pay fees of €600, which includes competition entry fees and club registration.

Each club, consisting of Juvenile teams only shall pay fees of €400, which includes competition entry fees and club registration.

Each club, consisting of Go-Games u8 to u12 teams only shall pay fees of €200, which includes competition entry fees and club registration.

These fees must be paid by 1st March or clubs will not be allowed to either begin or continue in any competition.

5.3        All monies held by the board or on behalf of the board including monies raised with respect to Inter-county teams are the responsibility of the County Treasurer and will be subject to annual financial audit.


Primary Schools

6.1        The primary schools sub-committee shall be responsible for the organisation of primary schools Camogie; all decisions must be ratified by the County Board.

6.2         Players must be enrolled in the school for which they are competing.