Iniscealtra Community Shield 2013 – the Details

The venue is the Scarriff GAA all-weather pitch on Sat May 25th. There will be two groups of five teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group in a league. Standard points allocation applies. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knock out stages (semi finals, final). Registration of teams and payment in full must happen before start of play. Registration for Group A will take place between 9.30am and 9.45am; Group A matches will kick off at 10.00am. Group A Teams: Mixed Bag Dynamos Jason Statham Gonna Beat 'em Aerowind United East Clare Explorers LIT All Stars   Registration for Group B will take place between 12pm and 12.15pm; Group B matches will kick off at 12.30pm. Group B Teams The Slippery Chickens Clare Corinthians Sean Bean Sex Machine East Clare Patriots Sanford United Any team that delays the start of a game by 5 mins will concede that game 1-0.   Please note - this year we've crafts/activities for under 12s, organised by Gill - running from 11 till 2. Light refreshments will be available on the day. Bring the family!   Rules of Competition 1. Eight-a-side matches, 15 minutes long, no half-time break. Captains will toss up to choose end before match. Max 2 subs allowed - roll-on, roll-off, player coming off must leave the pitch before the sub comes on. Subs allowed on/off as many times as they wish. 2. Ball allowed to be played in the air as in normal 11-a-side game. 3. Ball kicked out over fence - play restarted by opposing team with throw in or goal kick where it left field. 4. Ball touches outside of net (back or side) – keeper’s ball. 5. Goalkeeper's area marked on pitch, keeper can only handle ball inside this (but is free to move in and out of area, as are all players). 6. All free kicks direct, opposition must be 5 yards away. No run up is permitted for penalties. 7. Goalkeeper touches ball with hand from back pass, or keeps ball in his hands for more than 6 seconds - penalty. 8. In league stages: if two teams are level on points, goal difference will count, then goals scored, then the head to head record. If still level then a penalty shoot out will be held to decide final positions in group. 9. Knock-out stages: if teams are level- penalty shoot-out; each team takes 5 penalties, then sudden death. A sub may take a penalty. No player can take a second penalty till all team mates have taken one 10. Play will not be stopped unless: injury to goalkeepers, serious injury to outfield player, or head injury. Otherwise play will continue at all times. The ball can bounce off the fence without play stopping. If the ball hits the low wire or lands on top of net – drop ball. Attention should be received off the field of play. 11. There will be no added time, except for stoppages mentioned above. 12. Each team is expected to bring a set of matching shirts or bibs. 13. Each team or player is advised to be covered by insurance (individual or Group) as Mixed Bag United will not accept any liability for injuries or accidents that occur on the day, nor will it accept any liability for the personal belongings of players. 14. Each team should bring water bottles. There is a tap on site. The Red Cross will be present, but you might like to bring basic first aid supplies. 15. Players can register for a second team, but must pay the entry fee for each. 16. In exceptional circumstances a team may call upon extra substitutes, but this can only happen with the approval of the organisers and the captain of the opposing team. Disciplinary Rules. The referee’s decision is final. All the normal rules of soccer apply. In addition: 1. If a player receives one yellow card in a match, that caution will not be carried into the next match, and the player will be caution free for the next game. 2. If a player receives two yellow cards in the same match, he will be dismissed and will be ineligible for the next game. 3. If a player receives a straight red card he will be dismissed and ineligible for the next game. 4. If a player receives a straight red card for any of the following offences, he will be dismissed immediately and will be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament: Violent Conduct; Serious foul-play; Spitting A representative from Ennis and Clare Samaritans will present the winning team with the Iniscealtra Community Shield. Any queries contact Phil (087-2368777). Best of luck to all the teams in the tournament.

Mixed Bag is 10 Years Old!

DSC07288As we mark our tenth anniversary, plans are being made to celebrate this momentous occasion. When we began back in 2003 none of us imagined we'd still be here, going strong, in 2013! For details about our history click on the link below: http://mixedbagunited.org/history/  

Iniscealtra 8 a side tournament 2013

For the sixth year running Mixed Bag are running a football tournament, as part of the Iniscealtra Festival of Arts. There's a trophy for the winners, and a fantastic day of football for everybody! Interested?... places are limited, so get a team together and get in touch! Details below...

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Mixed Bag United are running a charity 8 a side tournament on Saturday May 25th 2013. The venue will be the all-weather pitch at Scarriff GAA Club. There will be a maximum of ten teams, so places are limited - apply early to avoid missing out. The teams will be divided into two leagues of four or five teams. In the first stage the teams will play the other teams in their league. Matches will last approximately 15 or 20 minutes (depending on the number of teams in the group). The top two teams in each league will qualify for the knockout stage, which will consist of two semi finals and a final. The winning team will be presented with the Iniscealtra Community Shield, which is to have their team name engraved upon it, and which they can display in a public venue of their choice for a year. A full set of rules is available upon request. This will be a family-friendly event, with activities for under 12s running from 11am - 2pm. Light refreshments will be available. If you would like to enter a team then contact Phil at 087 2368777. You can guarantee your place with a €50 deposit (non-refundable) to be received before Friday 3rd May. You can have up to 10 players in your team. The cost of entry is €10 per player.   ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE ENNIS AND CLARE BRANCH OF SAMARITANS

Just how mixed is Mixed Bag?

unity This year Mixed Bag United will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Over the last decade a huge range of people have participated in our weekly Monday night matches. In fact we've had representatives from: 2 genders (we're always open to a third...) age 8 to mid 60s (he wouldn't tell us his exact age...) 6 continents (Antarctican players would always be welcome...) 20+ countries (too many to name, but there are plenty more to go...)   There's also been the odd dog too!

Iniscealtra Community Shield 2012 – Report

New Champions!

This year's tournament - played in glorious sunshine - saw Clare Corinthians claim the trophy for the first time. Read on for a full tournament report...

2012 Winners of the Shield

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Iniscealtra Tournament 2012 – the details

The venue is the Scariff GAA all-weather pitch on Sat May 26th. There will be one group of five teams and one group of four teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group in a league. Standard points allocation applies. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knock out stages (semi finals, final). Registration of teams and payment in full must happen before start of play. Any team that delays the start of a game by 5 mins will concede that game 1-0.   Registration for Group A will take place between 9.30am and 9.45am; Group A matches will kick off at 10.00am. Group A Teams: Mixed Bag Dynamos Whitegate Mixed Bag KJI Allstars Clare Corinthians Lisdoonvarna United   Registration for Group B will take place between 12pm and 12.15pm; Group B matches will kick off at 12.30pm. Group B Teams: LIT All Stars Invictus East Clare Patriots Cider Babies continue reading...

Iniscealtra Community Shield 2012

It's that time of year again, time to polish your boots and get ready for this year's 8 a side extravaganza! Numbers are limited, but at time of writing there are still a couple of places available. Don't delay! See below for details:    

           

    8 a side football tournament

    Mixed Bag United are running a charity 8 a side tournament on Saturday May 26th 2012. The venue will be the all-weather pitch at Scarriff GAA Club. There will be only 8 teams, so places are limited - apply early to avoid missing out. The teams will be divided into two leagues of four teams. In the first stage the teams will play the other teams in their league. Matches will last approximately 20 minutes. The top two teams in each league will qualify for the knockout stage, which will consist of two semi finals and a final. The winning team will be presented with the Iniscealtra Community Shield, which is to have their team name engraved upon it, and which they can display in a public venue of their choice for a year. A full set of rules is available upon request.   If you would like to enter a team then contact Phil at 087 2368777. You can guarantee your place with a €50 deposit to be received before Friday 4th May. You can have up to 10 players in your team. The cost of entry is €10 per player.   ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE ENNIS BRANCH OF SAMARITANS

Iniscealtra 2011 – Report

Tulla Champions Again!

The winning team with the trophy

The winning team with the trophy

The fourth annual Iniscealtra Community Shield was a great success, with eight teams competing for the trophy. This was a charity event, and a total of €800 was raised for Ennis and Clare Samaritans to help in their invaluable work. continue reading...

Iniscealtra Tournament – the Details

STOP PRESS!   New team! Unfortunately Lisdoonvarna have pulled out of this year's tournament at the last minute. Luckily a replacement team have been found, and are eager to join in the fun. 'East Clare Patriots' are in Group B. Full details below.   The draw has been made, and the details have been finalised for this year's tournament. The venue is the Scariff GAA all-weather pitch on Sat May 28th. There will be two groups of four teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group in a league. Standard points allocation applies. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knock out stages (semi finals, final). Registration of teams and payment in full must happen before start of play. Registration for Group A will take place between 10am and 10.15am; Group A matches will kick off at 10.30am. Group A Teams:          
  • Mixed Bag Allstars
  • Ardnataggle Athletic
  • The Giants
  • Cider Babies
Registration for Group B will take place between 12pm and 12.15pm; Group B matches will kick off at 12.30pm. Any team that delays the start of a game by 5 mins will concede that game 1-0.           Group B Teams:  
  • East Clare Patriots
  • The Complete Mixed Bag
  • Absolute FC
  • Maghera Marvels
  Rules of Competition 1. Eight-a-side matches, eighteen minutes long in group stage, 25 minutes long in knockout stage, no half-time break. Captains will toss up to choose end before match. Max 2 subs allowed - roll-on, roll-off, player coming off must leave the pitch before the sub comes on. Subs allowed on/off as many times as they wish. 2. Ball allowed to be played in the air as in normal 11-a-side game. 3. Ball kicked out over fence - play restarted by opposing team with throw in or goal kick where it left field. 4. Ball touches back of net – keeper’s ball. 5. Goalkeeper area marked on pitch, keeper can only handle ball inside this (but is free to move in and out of area, as are all players). 6. All free kicks direct, opposition must be 5 yards away. No run up is permitted for penalties. 7. Goalkeeper touches ball with hand from back pass, or keeps ball in his hands for more than 6 seconds - penalty. 8. In league stages: if two teams are level on points, goal difference will count, then goals scored, then the head to head record. If still level then a penalty shoot out will be held. 9. Knock-out stages: if teams are level- penalty shoot-out; each team takes 5 penalties, then sudden death. A sub may take a penalty. No player can take a second penalty till all team mates have taken one 10. Play will not be stopped unless: injury to goalkeepers, serious injury to outfield player, or head injury. Otherwise play will continue at all times. The ball can bounce of the fence without play stopping. Attention should be received off the field of play. 11. There will be no added time, except for stoppages mentioned above. 12. Each team is expected to bring a set of matching shirts or bibs. 13. Each team or player is advised to be covered by insurance (individual or Group) as Mixed Bag United will not accept any liability for injuries or accidents that occur on the day, nor will it accept any liability for the personal belongings of players. 14. Each team should bring water bottles. The Red Cross will be present, but you might like to bring basic first aid supplies.   Disciplinary Rules. The referee’s decision is final. All the normal rules of soccer apply. In addition: 1. If a player receives one yellow card in a match, that caution will not be carried into the next match, and the player will be caution free for the next game. 2. If a player receives two yellow cards in the same match, he will be dismissed and will be ineligible for the next game. 3. If a player receives a straight red card he will be dismissed and ineligible for the next game. 4. If a player receives a straight red card for any of the following offences, he will be dismissed immediately and will be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament: Violent Conduct; Serious foul-play; Spitting The director of the Ennis and Clare Samaritans will present the winning team with the Iniscealtra Community Shield. Any queries contact Phil (087-2368777). Best of luck in the tournament.

Iniscealtra Community Shield 2011

Mixed Bag United are running a charity 8 a side tournament on Saturday May 28th 2011. The venue will be the all-weather pitch at Scarriff GAA Club. There will be only 8 teams, so places are limited - apply early to avoid missing out. The teams will be divided into two leagues of four teams. In the first stage the teams will play the other teams in their league. Matches will last approximately 20 minutes. The top two teams in each league will qualify for the knockout stage, which will consist of two semi finals and a final. The winning team will be presented with the Iniscealtra Community Shield, which is to have their team name engraved upon it, and which they can display in a public venue of their choice for a year. League 1 registration will begin at 10.00, and matches will commence at 10.30 sharp. League 2 registration will begin at 12.00, and matches will commence at 12.30 sharp. The knockout stage will commence around 14.30. Presentation of the Shield should be around 16.00 * if teams are not ready to fulfil any fixture then the game will be awarded to the opposition * If you would like to enter a team then contact Phil at 087 2368777. You can guarantee your place with a €50 deposit to be received before Friday 6th May. You can have up to 10 players in your team. The cost of entry is €10 per player. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE CLARE BRANCH OF SAMARITANS