Tue, 30 May

Go Games U12's Hurling Rules

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At this age the players are almost playing full Hurling rules but with still reduced playing numbers which will give young players better opportunity to develop their skills. U/12 is the first time referees record scores in an effort to make sure that teams are streamed in the right league for U13 competition.

Playing Rules

  • Play to commence with a throw in at the centre.
  • Players permitted ONE kick of sliotar on the ground, but no score can be kicked
  • All frees / 65`s to be taken by lifting and striking the ball.
  • ‘65’s’ are awarded. These will be taken from 50m out in line with where the ball went out of play.
  • If a free is conceded via an aggressive foul within 13m from the goal a penalty is awarded.
  • No frees closer than 20m from the goals. (inc Penalties)
  • Square Ball will apply


Scoring System

  • 1 point when the sliotar is played over the crossbar.
  • 3 points when the sliotar is played under the crossbar.

Time Duration

  • 50 minutes.
  • 25 minutes per half.
  • 1 game per occasion

Playing the Game

  • 13 v13 (max), 11v 11 (min).
  • (90-100m) x (40-50m) or 20m line to 20m line.
  • All players to wear a helmet with full facial protection.
  • Teams are to be graded according to divisional capability.


  • Well secured portable goal posts (15’ X 7’ or 4.5M X 2.2M).
  • Three Smart Touch (Size 3) sliotars to be used.

Recommended Playing Area

u12 pitch 2023

Download Go Games U12's Hurling Rules. (Go Games U12's Hurling Rules [105kb]).

Notes on Streaming

notes on streaming: read notes on streaming here.