Host Committee Welcome Pack
There will be a number of meetings on Thursday evening in the Hilton Hotel Dedham (25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026) — these will include:
Regulations and Byelaws:
Please note that abusive behavior or language towards Match Officials or Event Volunteers will be severely dealt with, as outlined in Official Guides.
Both of these above points are important, in the event of any subsequent Disciplinary matters;
Definitions of Resident, Non-Resident and Homegrown are in Regulation 1(ii)(a), on Page 4 of the 2021 USGAA Regulations.
Games Schedule & Brackets:
For latest schedule and brackets, go to the link located here. As you can see there are a lot of games to get through — it is imperative that all teams be ready to commence their game prior to the appointed Throw-in time.
It is also the teams’ responsibility to ensure they are at the fields on time, and if using the Shuttle Buses to take one at a time that allows for possible delays — no accommodations will be made for late-arriving teams.
Registration at the fields:
The Registration Tent will be open 1 hour before the first game on each day: ie. 8:00am on Friday, and 7:30am on Saturday.
Unless informed otherwise by USGAA, teams will be expected to provide 2 Umpire’s and a Linesperson for the game following theirs — please manage this process efficiently, by identifying your officials in advance. Obviously, if the same Division\club is playing back-to-back games on the same field, they will not be asked to officiate their own team — in which case it is likely that the opposing team in the preceding game will be asked to provide all 6 officials.
Penalties will be assessed on teams that do not fulfill their Match Official responsibilities.
There will be Shield Competitions on Sunday, and as last year this will be on an opt-in basis. All teams wishing to participate in Sunday’s Shield Games are asked to notify USGAA by 5pm on Saturday: email@example.com
Please send the request from your clubs official @gaa.ie email account once you are knocked out, to ensure it receives attention and include “Shield” (spelt correctly) in the Subject Line.
If your chair or secretary aren’t with you – ensure you can get a hold of them to submit.
Shield schedule will be posted to the same webpage as the Tournament Brackets and Schedule. We will endeavor to have this ready for 6pm on Saturday evening.