Effective from 1st January 2018 6.17 Age Grades To be eligible for the Grades listed hereunder, a player shall meet the respective stated age criteria: Adult: - Club Be Over 17 years - Inter-County Be Over 18 years Under 21: - Club Be Under 21 years and Over 16 years - Inter-County Hurling Be Under 21 years and Over 18 years Under 20: - Inter-County Football Be Under 20 years and Over 18 years Minor (Under 18): - Club Be Under 18 and Over 14 years Minor (Under 17): - Inter-County Be Under 17 and Over 15 years Under 16: Be Under 16 years and Over 12 years Under 14: Be Under 14 years and Over 10 years Under 12: Be Under 12 years and Over 9 years) To be "Under" an age shall mean that the player shall celebrate the Upper Limit birthday (e.g. 21st. for Under 21 Grade) on the 1st. January of the Championship Year or on a later date. To be "Over" an age shall mean that the player shall have celebrated the Lower Limit birthday (e.g. 17th. to participate in Adult Grades (Club)) prior to the 1st. January of the Championship Year. Adult shall include Senior, Intermediate and Junior Grades. Girls may participate only up to and including the Under 12 Grade. Note: In the interests of the avoidance of any doubt regarding Age Grade eligibility, Championship Year shall mean the Calendar Year in which the Competition is commenced. In the event that the Competition is completed in a subsequent Calendar Year, such circumstances shall not be construed so as to allow a player who was ineligible, by reason of age, at the date of the commencement of the Competition to play in the Competition at any time up to and including the date of its conclusion.