On occasions, clubs have contravened
this rule. It is hoped that the table below will give added clarification as
MCA do not wish this practise to be repeated.
Players may play above their own age
level but not below. This means, for example, that an Under-11 may play at
Under-13, but not at Under-10.
UNDER 9 Born between
1st September 2009 and midnight on 31st August 2010. School Year 4 and younger.
UNDER 10 Born between
1st September 2008 and midnight on 31st August 2009. School Year 5 and younger.
UNDER 11 Born between
1st September 2007 and midnight on 31st August 2008. School Year 6 and younger.
UNDER 12 Born between
1st September 2006 and midnight on 31st August 2007. School Year 7 and younger.
UNDER 13 Born between 1st
September 2005 and midnight on 31st August 2006. School Year 8 and younger.
UNDER 14 Born between
1st September 2004 and midnight on 31st August 2005. School Year 9 and younger.
UNDER 15 Born between
1st September 2003 and midnight on 31st August 2004. School year 10 and
UNDER 16 Born between
1st September 2002 and midnight on 31st August 2003. School year 11 and
UNDER 17 Born between
1st September 2001 and midnight on 31st August 2002. School year 12 and
Note: Girls, up to 17 years of age, may
play in boys matches in a team 2 years below their own chronological age group.
This does not apply to the U/13 and
U/15 boys cups, where girls can only play in their own age groups.
Any girl who plays in a County side can
only play in boys matches one year below their own age group