Tournament Rules

LIST: General Rules

  • Games will be of two 9 minute halves. Substitution in and out will be allowed at any time during the game provided the referee is notified.
  • The ball may not pass above shoulder height except from a save by the keeper.
  • No heading at any height allowed.
  • A Futsal ball must used at all times in all gyms.
  • Player may score from anywhere inside the opponent’s half but not from their own half with the exception of direct free kicks.
  • The hall is marked for various games. The goalkeeper’s area is marked by a blue semi-circle and he may not handle the ball outside this area. The keeper may not handle a pass from a team-mate behind the goal line.
  • Deliberate use of the hand on the boundaries to gain an advantage is not allowed.
  • An infringement of the rules except high ball will be penalised by a direct free-kick. A high ball will result in an indirect free kick. For all frees, defenders must stand 6 feet from the ball. Rough or dangerous play will be harshly penalised.
  • Referees decisions are final.
  • All teams should have team jerseys.
  • All game times are to be strictly enforced. If teams fail to start their match on time, the match must still conclude by the time set for the next match. A walkover will be awarded if the game does not start within five minutes of the appointed time.In the event of a walkover, the winning team will be awarded a 2-0 victory. All results involving that team will revert to a 2-0 victory for the other team.
  • Normal criteria apply for deciding group placings: points, goal difference, head to head goals scored.
  • In Mary Immaculate, all games will be 6 aside with 3 subs allowed. In the other two gyms, all games will be five aside with 3 subs allowed. Squads may be ten in size (to allow for injury) but only 3 subs will be permitted for any game.
  • 10 trophies and/or medals will be presented to each team in the final.
  • In the event of a draw in a knock out game, an additional 3 minutes Golden Goal will be played. If no goal has been scored after 3 minutes of Golden Goal time, then penalties will take place. 3 penalties per team with one step only allowed followed by Sudden Death if necessary.
  • A win is worth 3 points and a draw one point in all league stage games.
  • A player who is sent off after receiving two yellows will miss the next match. A player who receives a straight red card will miss 2 matches.
  • All participants must be qualified Primary School Teachers or studying to become a Primary School Teacher. Any team who fields an illegible player will be disqualified from the competition that year and the following year
  • Rule additions – 2019 onward
  • These rules applies to both players and spectators
  • Anyone seen to be directing aggression or obscenities towards anyone present at a LIST venue may be penalised as follows (a & b):
  • (a) Removal from the building and a ban from attending/playing in any of the remaining games.
  • (b) In the event it is a squad member involved they risk having their team disqualified from the tournament.