Dec 09 2021

Registration for Pinergy U14/U15 All-Ireland Schools Cup now closed

Registration is now open for the U14A and U15A All Ireland Schools Cup has now closed.  Due to lack of interest in previous years, B and C Cups will not be running for the U14 & U15 age groups.



It is important to note that this is an All-Ireland competition and may involve significant travel. As per last year, entries will be capped at 16 per competition and will be on a first come first served basis.

If the 16 team cap is reached before the deadline, 12pm on 13th December 2021, the competition entry will be closed. Therefore entry closes when we reach 16 teams or the deadline – whichever comes first.

Note:The minimum required for each competition to run is 8 teams. Where we do not get sufficient interest payments made will be returned. The maximum for each competition is 16 teams, please send registrations early to avoid disappointment. Where a team pulls out or gives a walkover a penalty of no entry to following year’s competition will apply.

Please indicate all the teams you wish to enter on the form. Where we do not get sufficient interest the competition will not go ahead. It is important to note, we will not automatically enter you in the other competition.  If you have not selected it we assume you do not wish to enter it.


Competition Dates:

NB*** Please note the competition dates below and consider other commitments (i.e. regional QF/SF & Finals for U19/U16) before entering. Game days are set and must be adhered to.

U14s: Round Robins for U14 Cups (Girls on Thursday 6th January 2022 and Boys on Friday 7th Jan 2022) with semi-final and finals on the same day from 14th to 18th February 2022 in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght.

U15s: Round Robins for U15 Cups (Girls on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and Boys on Wednesday 12h Jan 2022) with semi-final and finals on the same day from 14th to 18th February 2022 in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght.

Grades & Geographical Split.Competition will be open to U14 & U15 Boys and Girls in A Grade only. The competition will be run in a pool format and played as per dates above.

Pools in the U14/U15 Cup will be regionalised with the following proviso that a maximum of two teams from any region will be in any given pool (where possible, depending on entries). The first two teams out of the draw will determine who these teams are.                                                                                            

Player Regulations: (See PPSC Handbook attached)U14 Competition: A player must be under 14 born 1st Jan 2008 or later. (years of birth 2008, 2009, 2010)

U15 Competition: A player must be under 15 born 1st Jan 2007 or later. (years of birth 2007,2008, 2009)

All players must be registered via the player registration form, this will be sent out following the cup draw.

Rotation Rule: 8.4 (i) & (ii) apply

(ii)        The rotation of players is as follows:

  1. Five players play the first quarter
  2. A different five players must play in the second quarter.
  3. Any five players may play in the third and fourth quarters.
  4. Substitutes may only play first quarter and second half or second quarter and second half.

Timing: 4x7 minute quarters (3 min overtime) – normal Timeout rules apply.

Full Court Press: There are no limitations on the defences permitted at this age group. A team may press at any time.

U15 Competition - Girls Size 6 / Boys Size 7

As per PPSC Regulations, all schools must be registered in the league in order to participate in the Cup Competition.

Also please note regulation below.

8.2       Movement of Players for Cup Competition (Boys and Girls)

(i)         Players can only play in a maximum of two cup competitions in the same season i.e. any player can play in his/her eligible age group/grade and the age group/grade immediately above.