Posted on 02/12/2019 · Posted in Latest News

INTO Mini Sevens Age Limits for 2023/2024
The age limits as set out below apply to the 2023/2024 competition.
Age limits for Boys or Girls –Total enrolment of Boys only or Girls only: (3rd to 6th Classes inclusive)
Children born on or after:
Enrolment D.O.B

  • 200+ 1st Jan. 2012
  • 170 – 199 1st Dec. 2011
  • 140 – 169 1st Nov. 2011
  • 110 – 139 1st Oct. 2011
  • 80 – 109 1st Sept. 2011
  • 50 – 79 1st Aug. 2011
  • 30 – 49 1st July 2011
  • 0 – 29 1st June 2011

Each year 240 children are selected to play in Croke Park in the colours of the competing senior teams in front of huge attendances. For the children who are selected it is a very proud and memorable occasion. Some of the children who have played in the mini sevens have gone on to represent their county in many competitions.

The mini sevens is structured so that every county will be represented on one of the six days. A pupil from your school might be lining out on All Ireland semi-final or final Day.

The normal rules of hurling and football with the following adaptations shall apply.

  • All kick outs/puck outs shall be taken from the goal-line
  • Unlimited substitutions shall be made from the half-way line.
  • Hand pass scores shall not be allowed in either hurling, camogie or football. A punched point in football is permissible.
  • All kick outs, frees, side-lines and 45’s shall be taken from the hand.
  • Players shall be limited to one toe tap and one hop in any solo movement in football, and one tap on the hurley in hurling/camogie
  • As in ladies football rules girls shall be permitted to pick the ball directly from the ground.
  • A score directly from the puck-out in hurling or camogie shall not be permissible.
  • Games shall be of not less than fourteen minutes duration and no more than twenty minutes. Each game to have a two-minute interval.
  • 70 metres by 50 metres are the recommended pitch dimensions.
  • Entries must have the prior approval of the board of management.
  • Teachers representing their school. Shall enter into arrangements to complete the mini-sevens in collaboration with Cumann na mBunscol, the recording body in each county.
  • Participation in mini-sevens is open to all eligible children in all codes. A child may not be selected in both codes in the one year.
  • Teams will be 7-a-side Maximum panel of 12. Teams fielding more than this can be disqualified.
  • A player may make only one appearance in Croke Park in each code.
  • Mixed teams may not be entered.
  • Amalgamations are at the discretion of each county unit up to a maximum of six teachers.