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2024 OVER-40 TOURNEY

Feb. 3rd, 2024

Las Vegas, NV

UNLV Intramural Fields

The NCGAA is honored to host

The Over-40 "knees that craic" Tournament 

for Masters and aged players.

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Join the NCGAA in Las Vegas for our 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!

To Register and pay go to 

https://events.humanitix.com/2024-ncgaa-knees-that-craic-tournament

Follow our event page

Make sure to follow the event on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/247563551536767/?active_tab=discussion

AFTERPARTY 7pm-1am

Other fun things to do

https://m.vegas.com/shows/february/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_sHKoZTQ_QIVP2pvBB0quQueEAAYAiAAEgL-cfD_BwE

Hotel 

The Orleans Hotel

discount code available Oct 15th

NCGAA Over 40 Fundraiser Tourney info pack

When is it?

 Feb 3rd, 2024

Time 9am-6pm

Check in Friday at the Orleans Hotel 6pm-9pm and Saturday 7am-8am at the Fields

What is the cut off?

Be Born before Jan 1,1985

Where are the games?

Las Vegas Nevada, Charlie Frias Fields

 

Who is it for or who can come?

Any person born before Jan. 1, 1985 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 October 1, 2023 for early registration discount along with registration fee of $120 per player for new players and $105 for returning.

October 2nd  - Nov 26th $160 a player new or returning.

If you played last year your email address works as a one time only discount code for this upcoming year.

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 or 11. Teams will decide before match based on healthy players

  • Teams to be made up of players born before Jan 1, 1985.

  • Teams are coed. There is no Gender at NCGAA. 

  • You cannot sign up for Football and Hurling. You have to choose. You are too old to do both. Channel your inner Meryl Streep in Sophies Choice. We don't care that you workout and just turned 40, you are too old to play that many games in one day. 

  • 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 leave the tourney. If we hear offensive words  or phrases you will be asked to leave. If you won't say it to your grandma don't say it here. If its behavior you know will upset Kim expect to be asked to leave. 

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

Pitch Layout-

  • 120x80 size pitches. 

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 from UNLV Sports department

Refereeing-

Very lovely trained people will be reffing games. They all volunteer to do this so be kind to them. They are tired, old, and only get a free hotel room out of this. We aren't even feeding them.

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

Team info pages-

Teams will be finalized Dec 10th 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 and brought when you register in Vegas

https://www.ncgaa.org/_files/ugd/6406a9_7f8f031ee2dd45f28fc2b439e614481c.pdf

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