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THE CROKE PARK European Gaelic Football Championships 2017 – Match schedules & other info

The schedule of games and pitch allocations have been finalised by the Competitions Control Committee (CCC). You can download them below and they will also be printed in the event programme.


There will be six pitches in use, both grass and astroturf.

  1. Grass, floodlit
  2. Grass, floodlit
  3. Grass, no lights
  4. Astroturf, floodlit
  5. not in use for event
  6. Grass, no lights
  7. Astroturf, floodlit (main pitch for all ‘A’ finals)

A map can be downloaded below. Men’s games are on pitches 1,2,3,7. Ladies games are on pitches 4 & 6 (except for ‘A’ Championship final).

Schedules & matters regarding timing

All games have been allocated a ‘Match Number’ which can be found in the ‘draws’ documents. The ‘match number‘ relates to the pitch allocations which are in the ‘Schedules & Pitches’ document.

  • 112 games have been scheduled across six pitches with games commencing at 08:30 and the last final is due to finish at 18:45
  • With the number of games to be played it will be almost impossible to accommodate any changes to cater for teams arriving late
  • Games are scheduled to start 5-10 minutes after the preceding game on that pitch so it is imperative that there are no delays.
  • It is each team’s responsibility to ensure that they are present at the correct pitch at least ten minutes before scheduled throw-in time.
  • Referees are instructed to leave the pitch if a team is not present within five minutes of scheduled starting time and report this to the CCO.
  • Please cooperate with the designated ‘Pitch Coordinators’ who will be present at each pitch.


  • Teams providing umpires (where indicated on schedules), must have four umpires present, two at each goal, five minutes before starting time.
  • In the later games, each team which has just finished playing must provide two umpires for the next game on that pitch.
  • People undertaking umpiring duties should be aware of their duties and ensure that they give clear signals to the referee.
  • Umpires should concentrate on their role and not on retrieving footballs – which can be done after referee has indicated a score/wide/45 etc.

Team Lists & Disclaimer Forms

  • ‘disclaimer form’ signed by all players should be submitted at the Registration Desk before play commences.
  • Amalgamated teams should submit only one ‘Disclaimer form’ for the entire team – the forms are available here:      https://gaelicgameseurope.com/downloads/documents/GGE-teamdisclaimerform.pdf 
  • Each team must hand the referee an Official Team List’ before EVERY GAME – it is not the referee’s job to chase teams for their lists
  • Team lists should be printed from the ‘Servasport’ system and supplied for all players (amalgamated teams will need a list from each club)

Dressing rooms

  • 10 dressing rooms will be open at 07:45 until 30 minutes after last game, please give teams playing in first games preference & vacate promptly .
  • Each dressing room will be shared by 4/5 teams, please keep the room, toilets and showers as clean and tidy as possible.
  • Do not leave valuables in dressing rooms as doors will not be locked during the day.

Other matters

  • Each team should provide the referee with fully inflated ‘match’ balls before their game to avoid delays at throw-in time and during the game.
  • All players must wear ‘mouth guards’ (gum shields).
  • Ladies must NOT wear any metal jewellery, studs/piercings, earrings, hair slides, finger rings etc. If item can’t be removed – it must be covered.
  • Please keep pitch areas clean and tidy by using the litter bins provided.
  • Empty water bottles should be returned to the clubhouse.
  • Drinks, snacks and tea/coffee will be available in two bars which will be open all day.

The CCC looks forward to seeing all 50 teams & 700 players this weekend and wishes everyone a safe journey to Maastricht and an enjoyable weekend.

Tony Bass, Chair
CCC – Gaelic Games Europe





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