U14 & U15A Schools Cup Entry now open
October 09, 2019
U14 and U15A Schools Cup Entry Now Open
Registration for the U14A and U15A All Ireland Schools Cup has now opened.
Due to lack of interest in previous years we will not be running B or C Cups for the U14U15 age group.
It is important to note that this is an All-Ireland Competition and may involve significant travel. As per last year entries will be capped at 16 per competition and will be on a first come first served basis.
To be clear, if we reach 16 teams before the deadline of 12 noon of 21st October 2019, the competition entry will be closed. Therefore entry closes when we reach 16 teams or the deadline – whichever comes first.
If you have not paid you are not deemed as registered and therefore may lose a place if we get over the quota due to non-payment. With this in mind, PayPal is linked to the form, you can select pay be card at the paypal page if you do not have a Paypal account. Alternatively we will accept cheques or EFT’s however entry is not guaranteed until you receive receipt of payment.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Monday, October 21st at 12 noon or when we reach 16 entries per competition
This is a strict deadline and no late entries will be accepted, there will be NO exceptions made. Entry is not complete until payment has been made and completed form returned.
The minimum required for each competition to run is 8 teams. Where we do not get sufficient interest payments made will be returned.
The maximum for each competition is 16 teams, please send registrations early to avoid disappointment.
Where a team pulls out or gives a walkover a penalty of no entry to following year’s competition will apply.
Please indicate all the teams you wish to enter on the form. Where we do not get sufficient interest the competition will not go ahead. It is important to note, we will not automatically enter you in the other competition. If you have not selected it we assume you do not wish to enter it.
COMPETITION DATES: NB***
Please note the competition dates below and consider other commitments (i.e. regional QF/SF & Finals for U19/U16) before entering.
Game days are set and must be adhered to.
Round Robins for U14 Cup (Girls on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 and Boys on Friday, January 10th, 2020 with semi-final and finals on the same day from March 23rd, 24th or 26th, 2020 in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght.
Round Robins for U15 (Girls on Tuesday 7th January 2020 and Boys on Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 semi-final and finals on the same day from March 23rd, 24th or 26th, 2020 in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght.
Grades & Geographical Split.
Competition will be open to U14 and U15 Boys and Girls in A Grade only. The competition will be run in a pool format and played as per dates above.
Pools in the U14/U15 Cup will be regionalised with the following proviso that a maximum of two teams from any region will be in any given pool (where possible depending on entries). The first two teams out of the draw will determine who these teams are.
Player Regulations: (See PPSC Handbook attached)
U14 Competition: A player must be under 14 born 1st Jan 2006 or later. (years of birth 2006, 2007, 2008)
U15 Competition: A player must be under 15 born 1st Jan 2005 or later. (years of birth 2005,2006, 2007)
All players must be registered via the player registration form, this will be sent out following the cup draw.
Rotation Rule: 8.4 (i) & (ii) apply
(ii) The rotation of players is as follows:
- Five players play the first quarter
- A different five players must play in the second quarter.
- Any five players may play in the third and fourth quarters.
- Substitutes may only play first quarter and second half or second quarter and second half.
Timing: 4x7 minute quarters (3 min overtime) – normal Timeout rules apply.
Full Court Press: There are no limitations on the defences permitted at this age group. A team may press at any time.
Molten Size Ball: U14 Competition: Girls Size 6 Boys Size 6
U15 Competition: Girls Size 6 Boys Size 7
Please note the Post Primary Schools regulations 19/20 will apply to this competition in addition to the above regulations and in particular Section 5.
As per PPSC Regulations, all schools must be registered in the league in order to participate in the Cup Competition.
Also please note regulation below.
8.2 Movement of Players for Cup Competition (Boys and Girls)
(i) Players can only play in a maximum of two cup competitions in the same season i.e. any player can play in his/her eligible age group/grade and the age group/grade immediately above.