2023 OVER-40 TOURNEY

Feb. 18th, 2023

Las Vegas, NV

The NCGAA is glad to announce our first ever Over-40 Tournament Fundraiser!

Join the NCGAA in Las Vegas, NV for our first fundraiser tournament made exclusively for players over 40 years old! 

Relive your glory days and enjoy a weekend of Gaelic Games and shenanigans in Las Vegas!

STEP 1

You need to register

To Register you click on the link. You "buy a free general admission ticket". The tourney is not free but we are experimenting with this company so taking baby steps

Enter your info and pay us seperatly below via zelle... not here

Register here....

https://events.humanitix.com/ncgaa-knees-that-craic-tournament

STEP 2

YOU NEED TO PAY

To play is $100. That gets you in the tourney (which also pays for refs, fields, medical, and all the expenses that go into a tourney and hopefully we make some money to buy stuff for college kids) and your fee COMES WITH A JERSEY for the team you are playing on!!!

pay this way....

go to Zelle and enter the email ncgaa.secretary@gmail.com and if it asks for phone number 719-210-4348 to connect to our account and deposit money. There is no other way to pay, please do not ask. When transfering money please note that it is for the over 40 tournament

STEP 3

you need to follow our event page

Make sure to follow the event on Facebook! Knees That Craic

Hotel details to come Oct 1

NCGAA Over 40 Fundraiser Tourney info pack

When is it?

Saturday Feb 18th2023

LAS VEGAS!!!

Time 8am-6pm

Check in Friday Feb 17th 7pm

At host hotel

 

Where are the games?

With the showing of mass interest we are working with the city on a larger field so standby

 

Where do we stay?

We have three host hotels on standby and the one that will be picked will be based on final field

All the hotels have a pool, Bar, and can accommodate families. We strongly urge everyone to stay to host hotel so we can get the best rate for the room block and to make things easier on the NCGAA with coordinating.  

 

Who is it for or who can come?

Any person born before Jan. 1, 1984 can play. If you have a group you would like to be placed with as a team please come up with a name so we can coordinate that. If you are registering as an individual let us know your region and we can place you with people from nearby. If there is a small group of you and not a full team we can place you with others in a similar situation. THIS IS NOT A USGAA EVENT. USGAA INSURANCE DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS EVENT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH THE GAA/USGAA TO PLAY. Players need to confirm participation by December 18th 2022 along with registration fee of $100 per player. Venmo scan code will be sent out after thanksgiving. Zelle is also an option.  We are setting up an online registration system so standby while we learn how it works.

 

What is it for?

Craic, enjoyment, activity, help get equipment and refs for college teams and development, a bit of fun and socialising!

                                   

  Spectators, fans and families are more than welcome, and encouraged

 Rules-

All individuals taking part, do so at their own risk. Personal private sport insurance is advised. The GAA, NCGAA,  USGAA and the organisers of the Tourney accept no responsibility for any injuries, accident or incidents that may occur while in Vegas.

Teams-

  • Teams to be 13

  • Teams to be made up of players born before Jan 1, 1984.

  • Teams are coed

  • Games will be modified rules to accommodate our aged bodies. "minimal contact while making a reasonable effort to play the ball"

  • No wheelchairs on the field

  • No player shall say that they could play more games at end of day

  • Football will be mens football rules with women only be allowed to pick ball up from ground 

  • Mouth guards must be worn for football games

Games-

  • Games to be a minimum of two 15 minute halves  (may increase depending on the number of teams that register and if we can get a third field)

  • Unlimited substitutions.  Substitutes not to enter pitch until player they are replacing has left the pitch and on Dead-Ball. Must be signaled onto the field be referee

  • If a player is disrespecting a ref or organiser they will be asked to go to the medic tent for some ice to cool off.

  • All teams to leave a tidy pitch/side line, clean as you go.

Pitch Layout-

  • We are currently looking at two American Football size pitches. We will try to make them wider

Safety-

  • Helmets must be worn at all times while playing hurling

  • All teams to tidy up their area after each game.

 

All participants taking part, do so at their own risk. Social Hurling  falls outside the USGAA players insurance schemes and as such the GAA, USGAA, NCGAA club and organisers cannot be held responsible for any accidents, incidents, injuries or occurrences.

First Aid-

We the organisers, will have first aid medics and sports trainers provided on site during the Tourney

Refereeing-

NCGAA Board Members will be reffing games. They all volunteer to run the NCGAA and put in lots of hours and their own money so these clubs can develop so you have young recruits every year. Please be kind to them. They are tired, poor, and put around 20 hours a week into the college programs

Match day Sliotars and balls-

Each team can bring their own sloitars. Size 5 to be used for the games.

Team info pages-

Teams will be finalized Dec 24th after we have received individual registration, payment and requests for placements. We will post regularly on our facebook event page for the tourney and our website.

 

Personal Waiver Form-

All participants taking part, do so at their own risk. There is a  waiver form that will need to be signed when you register.