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Charging At Juvenile Games

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Can I ask for a sample of how counties deal with entry into Juvenile GAA matches. Is it free in most counties for adults and kids regardless of stage of competition Do Counties charge for adults and kids free when it gets to semi finals etc Do Counties only charge adults. I am talking mainly under 16/15 down. Thanks in advance.

crystalclear (Antrim) - Posts: 2 - 17/09/2018 14:48:54    2142242

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Replying To crystalclear:  "Can I ask for a sample of how counties deal with entry into Juvenile GAA matches. Is it free in most counties for adults and kids regardless of stage of competition Do Counties charge for adults and kids free when it gets to semi finals etc Do Counties only charge adults. I am talking mainly under 16/15 down. Thanks in advance."
In Galway, kids (u16) are free for all games, Adult and Juvenile.

For Juvenile (u16 -u12) semi-finals and finals (at neutral venues) the admission is €5 per person.
Some Semi-Finals have a home venue for one club, there is no admission charged for those.
In hurling, there is no charge for admission to u12 finals. In football, u12 is €5 in as well.

game.on.now.ger (Galway) - Posts: 422 - 17/09/2018 16:00:25    2142262

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Replying To game.on.now.ger:  "In Galway, kids (u16) are free for all games, Adult and Juvenile.

For Juvenile (u16 -u12) semi-finals and finals (at neutral venues) the admission is €5 per person.
Some Semi-Finals have a home venue for one club, there is no admission charged for those.
In hurling, there is no charge for admission to u12 finals. In football, u12 is €5 in as well."
Thanks for that. It was a discussion over a pint on Sat night and a buddy of mine from a different county was complaining of paying 5 euro for a final of a juvenile game (i think under 11). Seemed plausible enough to me to be charging but he was convinced it was ridiculous.

crystalclear (Antrim) - Posts: 2 - 17/09/2018 16:52:31    2142273

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I think in Cork all the games are free witg the exception of semi final and final, thats what it was when i was playing, could have changed since

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 226 - 17/09/2018 18:04:35    2142284

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I'm fairly sure that in Mayo people were charged into West U-14 and U-16 finals that I played in, though that was nearly twenty years ago now, they may have stopped charging since then.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1533 - 17/09/2018 18:21:54    2142286

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I think 5 euro for finals in monaghan with the gate receipts going back to coaching and games for development great idea

mrsme (USA) - Posts: 141 - 17/09/2018 20:56:45    2142309

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Under 16s allways go free, I've been to pheile finals , school finals and underage finals in Parnell Park and allways been charged

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5107 - 18/09/2018 09:10:03    2142362

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Not a fan of it myself. Most of the people who are going to the Juvenile games as spectators are the same people who pay the membership of the players, spend the season carting them to training and matches around the County, spend the money kitting the players out etc and all at their own expense. Yes, I am talking about the parents! So come the end of season finals I think it would be a nice gesture that the Counties don't see it as an opportunity to milk more money out of them and leave the admission at the gates for the adult games.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3681 - 18/09/2018 10:03:29    2142376

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Free to most games at u12/14 and 16 until semi finals/finals.
should be that way and round robin/early games in championship shouldnt have an entrance fee.

DonaldDuck (Tipperary) - Posts: 341 - 28/09/2018 19:26:37    2144279

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