The Camogie Association has released the revised fixtures for the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships and the 2020 All-Ireland Under 16 Championships.
The return of intercounty games are due to start on October 17th or 18th with the Senior All-Ireland Championship Final scheduled for Croke Park on December 12th.
A full list of the fixtures can be viewed here.
It has also been confirmed that the Trial Playing Rules which were initially implemented in this year’s National League competitions will remain in place for the Championship.
However, there will be a slight amendment to Rule 3, the quick puck-out.
The Trial Playing Rules will not apply to the 2020 All-Ireland Under 16 Championships or any other competitions.
The Trial Playing Rules were approved last year following the work of the Rules Revision Working Group, who engaged with over 1,500 people to propose potential changes to the current playing rules.
The Camogie Association will review the Trial Playing Rules after the Championship.
The six rules being implemented in the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships are:
Rule 1: Contact
A player may use minimal contact on an opponent’s body from side-on, once they are making a reasonable effort to gain possession of the sliotar.
Minimal contact is described as contact made while making a reasonable attempt to gain possession of the sliotar. Contact must not be made in an aggressive or cynical manner.
Penalty: Free from where foul occurred except as provided in Rules 11.2 – 11.12.
Rule 2: Persistent Foul
A player who is deemed to be persistently fouling another player in the first instance will be noted by the Referee. For any further infringement normal rules apply.
Rule 3: Quick Puck-out
To restart the game following a wide (Rule 9.5), the Referee will blow the whistle to signal a wide and from that point the sliotar is back in play and the goalkeeper is free to restart the game via a puck-out from the correct position. The Referee will have discretion to stop the play.
Rule 4: Free from the hand
A player may choose to take a quick free from their hand if they are fouled inside their own 45-metre line. Only the player that is fouled can take it from the hand and it is an indirect free.
Rule 5: Dropping the Hurley and Hand-pass Goal
Should a player deliberately drop their hurley then this will result in a free to the opposing team from where the foul occurred.
Any sliotar that is hand-passed directly into the net by an attacking player will be treated as a wide and therefore result in a puck-out.
Rule 6: Penalty/20-metre free
A penalty must be struck from on or outside the 20-metre line but not inside it. In addition, only one defending player may stand on the goal-line during a penalty and shall not move towards the 20-metre line before the sliotar has been struck.
Where any free is awarded on or near the 20-metre line, the free must be struck from on or outside the 20-metre line. No free/penalty may be struck from within the 20-metre line or within 20 metres of the goal.
Penalty: Free out to the opposing team where the infringement occurred.