Hoboken Guards Proposal for Junior B/Hurling Newcomer League
Based out of Gaelic Park or Hoboken’s Riverfront Sinatra Park
Invited Teams: HOBOKEN B | ROCKLAND | JERSEY SHORE GAA | SHANNON GAELS | KEAN HURLING | UCONN HURLING | ALLENTOWN HURLING | PROVIDENCE COLLEGE HURLING
*League Day* on a Sat. or Sun. in late May, each JHB team plays one another the same day during 30 minute abbreviated matches (15 minute halves). Mandatory 9 a-side, plan for 13 a side.
*Semifinal Day* on a Saturday in mid June | #1 Seed plays 4, 2 plays 3 in full 60 minute competitions, mandatory 11 a-side, plan for 13 a side.
* Championship Jr B Final Day* on either a Saturday or Sunday in July. Mandatory 11 a side, plan for 13 per side.
* Junior B players can draft up to NYGAA Junior A Hurling teams.
* Player Eligibility No Sanction Players Allowed. This league is intended to allow new-to-the-game or minor board trained local area athletes to compete in competitive hurling championship competition. Irish born athletes will not be discriminated against, however no more than two Irish born hurlers are allowed on the field at one time per team, and none of these players can be Sr. or Intermediate level.
* Considering the long distance between the Jersey Shore area and Gaelic Park, it is not feasible for JSGAA hurling to play a weekday league out of Gaelic Park. Three weekend days based in Gaelic Park or Hoboken would be more feasible.