Laois GAA have outlined a fixture schedule for the outstanding 2020 juvenile GAA competitions – which they hope to play off in June before the start of the 2021 season.
Restrictions on the playing of non-elite games are on course to be lifted on June 7 – and Laois GAA have pencilled in games for the following evening.
There are a range of U-13 and U-15 hurling and football championships from the 2020 season that have yet to be completed but they are now fixed to resume on Tuesday, June 8, 7 with a busy run of games that they hope to complete on Monday, June 21.
Some competitions are more advanced than others but the first finals are provisionally fixed for Sunday, June 13, in the Laois GAA Centre of Excellence with the U-15 ‘A’ hurling final between Camross and Clough-Ballacolla.
The U-15 ‘B’ hurling final will also take place on that date
“Laois GAA has committed to the completion of these competitions and while all outstanding games are condensed into this period, it is unfortunately necessary, in order to commence 2021 underage calendar for the end of June,” said Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy in an email to the clubs today.
The email added that Laois GAA “will be strictly adhering to this schedule, but retains the right to amend schedule they deem it necessary and pending the advancement of dual clubs.”
Clubs are reminded that U-15 competitions will revert to a size four ball in both hurling and football – that decision is a result of a directive from Central Council.
Laois GAA are expected to announce details of an adult season in the coming days also.
While the inter-county competitions will be played throughout May, June and July, it won’t be possible to play the outstanding senior games from 2020 – but the various junior championships could be played in June when the restrictions are lifted.