Invite to all clubs (sent 31/5/2021)
The Galway FA are inviting all clubs to confirm if they wish to enter a team into the “O35s Division 1 (Non Junior) 2021” by Friday 11th June 2021.
Affiliation fee is €50 per team, payable to “Galway FA”.
Player registration fee is €15 per player, payable to “Galway FA”. Players must register on FAINet and provide photo ID if they are a first issue.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, O35s for 2021 will be exclusively for players who are not registered for any level of Jr Football on FAInet for the current winter season 2020-2021.
- Invite sent to all clubs: 31/05/2021
- Affiliation deadline: 11/06/2021
- First game: 19/07/2021
- Semi-finals: 13/09/2021
- Finals: 20/09/2021
If your club is interested, please respond to this email by 5pm Friday 11th June 2021, and provide details of the primary contact for O35s in your club (Name, mobile number).
From Galway FA O35s sub-committee (Ger Ryan, Jamie Warrick, Kevin O’Neill, Tom Trill).
Galway FA O35s rules 2021
- O35s for 2021 will be exclusively for players who are not registered on FAInet for the current winter season 2020-2021
- Players must register on FAINet and provide photo ID if they are a first issue.
- No transfers can be allowed, since Covid has made transfers unworkable.
- Matches are mid-week, every week, normally Wednesdays.
- Roll-on, roll-off, unlimited substitutions, 45 minutes a side.
- Both teams come to an agreement for every group game, as long as they are played that week.
- Referee will be appointed for all games.
- Home teams pay for referee, fee is €50 per game.
- Clubs need to arrange their own insurance for players.
FYI: This is the eight year of O35s in Galway. Last year in Feb-20, we had 18 teams entered across 2 divisions; which was destroyed due to Covid. We were able to run a much smaller league with 5 teams that started in July and finished in Sept with a final in EDP.
Covid influence 2021
- Covid has a major influence on what we can do this year for O35s.
- Transfer periods unfortunately do not allow Junior players to take part in O35s for 2021.
- Therefore, O35s for 2021 will be exclusively for players who are not registered on FAInet for the current winter season 2020-2021.
- Junior football for winter season must finish by July 18th as per FAI directive, which means that O35s can start the week commencing 19th July 2021.