Féile hurling takes centre stage in four Leeside venues this Saturday

Féile hurling takes centre stage in four Leeside venues this Saturday
Eric Nolan, Sarsfields, and Glen Rovers' Ben O’Connell in last year's Féile final, which was won by Sars. Picture: Andy Jay

THE group stages of the Féile hurling will take place tomorrow, with games scheduled for St Finbarr's, Na Piarsaigh, Inniscarra (Ballyanly) and Dungourney/Castlemartyr.

Each venue has two groups and the winners of the groups will play in the final at that venue and the winner will go forward to the semi-finals a week later.

At St Finbarr's the host club, along with Éire Óg and Valley Rovers are in Group A and in Group B are Ballygarvan, Lisgoold and Blackrock.

At Na Piarsaigh the host club, along with Cobh and Sarsfields, the current title holders, are in Group A, with Douglas, Courcey Rovers and Glen Rovers in Group B.

At Inniscarra (Ballyanley) the host club are joined by Ballincollig and Bishopstown in Group A, with Mallow, Blarney and Shandrum in Group B.

The final venue will either by Dungourney or Castlemartyr, with Killeagh/Ita's, Bride Rovers and Carrigtwohill in Group A and in Group B are Castlemartyr, Midleton and Youghal.

Games start at 11am at each venue, with the finals at 1.45pm.

Rebel Óg has issued the following guidelines ahead of the group stages.

Playing rules: Normal playing rules to apply.

A panel of 24 players to be submitted to referee at the commencement of the competition. Clubs may not alter this panel at any stage during the group stages. Unlimited substitutions to apply from the 24 listed.

All group games to be 15 minutes aside, except where outlined where they will be 12 minutes a side.

Clubs are requested to check with opponents in advance of the competition, should a clash of colours occur. In accordance with the rules of the GAA both clubs change, unless by agreement.

At the conclusion of group stages: In the event of teams finishing level on points, the team with the lowest overall score conceded will be determined the group winner.

In the event of teams having identical scores conceded, then the side that scored the most overall points will qualify. In the event of scores still being deadlocked, the winner will de be determined by the result of the game between the teams.

Games in these group finals will be 15 minutes a side.

In the event of the game(s) ending in a draw, extra time of five minutes a side will be played.

Should sides be level at end of extra time, Referee will restart the game with the first side to score being declared the winner.

Semi-finals/finals: The semi-finals/finals are scheduled for Friday, April 27. Details of venues will be notified following the conclusion of the group games.

Games in the semi-finals and final will be 15 minutes a-side.

In the event of the game(s) ending in a draw, extra time of five minutes a side will be played.

Should sides be level at end of extra time the referee will restart the game with the first side to score being declared the winner.

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