As of January 1st 2016 a U17 player can't play senior. Also a county minor panelist can't play league or challenge games for a senior club until the county team is eliminated. You can find these rules at wwww.gaa.ie part 1 rule 6.16 and 6.21
Ox Mountain - Where were you hiding last Spring when all this was thrashed out?
Congress 2015 Rules Summary: Clarification Regarding Motions 50 2015-03-03 08:01:00 Clarification regarding motion 50 and motion 51: Motions 50 and 51 as passed at Congress, will not become Rule until 1st January 2016. The motions are as follows: Motion (50) That Rule 6.16 - Official Guide Part 1 - Age Grades (page 83) in respect of Adult and Under 21 Grades be amended to read as follows: 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 - be under 21 years and over 18 years
Rest of the Rule to remain unaltered.
Motion (51) That Rules 6.21 - Official Guide Part 1 - Inter-County Players Availability to Clubs (page 88) be amended by the addition of the following as Section (c): A player on an Inter-County Minor panel shall not play in Adult Club League Competitions/Challenge Games until his Inter-County activity for the year is concluded.
An Inter-County panellist is defined as a player listed in a panel of 24 players on March 1st, and which may be amended and confirmed to the County Secretary on a monthly basis thereafter."
Rules possibly affected - Official Guide Part 1 - Rules 6.12, 6.13 and 6.16.
GAA Congress approved the one-on-one penalty and also an advantage rule in hurling. The proposal that players sent off for a second yellow card be allowed a replacement was defeated.
The proposal to play adult competition, a player must be over 17 (i.e. in his final year minor) at club level and over 18 at inter-county was passed. This takes effect in 2016.
Below is a list of the main motions and the outcome of the debates. (Motions need a weighted, two-thirds majority 67 per cent to be successful unless stated).
50: To play adult competition, a player must be over 17 (i.e. in his final year minor) at club level and over 18 at inter-county. To play under-21 a player must be over 16 (i.e. eligible for U17) at club level and over 18 at inter-county. Voted in two parts, passed 69-31 and 86-14.
51: Restricting minor county panelists from playing with adult clubs until the inter-county season is over. Successful 69-31.