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LHA Fines & Penalties

The following Schedule of Fines and Penalties is not an all inclusive listing.  Rather, it is a guideline to ensure consistent administration of the Fines & Penalties that will be applied in the first instance by each section of the LHA.  Each section has the discretion to impose the following minimum fines/penalties after considering the circumstances and facts of each situation. 

Serious breaches of the Bye Laws or consistent breaking of bye laws will result in increased fines/penalties.  The LHA reserves the right to impose fines/penalties for breaches of Bye Laws other than those listed below:

Description Min Fine 
Cards not received €20.00 
Cards received late €20.00 
Incomplete cards €20.00 
Full name not on match card (4) €20.00 
Failure to notify time of fixture before deadline €20.00 
Game cancelled without Permission €50.00 
Match result not returned (text /online matchcard)* €20.00 
Late Postponement Request *€50.00
Div 1 & 2 Match results not communicated   €20.00 
Late payment of annual fees - 10% of actual fee  
League Games - Failure to fulfill fixture & notify Fixture Secretary €50.00 
Cup Games - Failure to fulfill fixture & notify Cup/Fixture Sec. €100.00 
Lack of proof showing existance of Public Liability Insurance €50.00 
Breach of Player Tranfer Protocol
Late return of Trophy* €100.00 
Teams refusing to travel to grounds outside Dublin €100.00 
Ineligible player  & team win (1) €125.00 
Ineligible player & team draw (1) €125.00 
Ineligible player & team loose (2) €125.00 
Ineligible player on Cup Team (3) €125.00 

Additional defaults by the same team will carry an increasing penalty

Note 1 : Record a 1-0 will to the opposition in the first instance plus fine

Note 2: One point deduction for the offending team in the first instance plus fine

Note 3 : Team will be expelled from the Cup Competition plus fine

Note 4 : Name on match card must match the name registered (eg., Maiden/Married Name) 

Note: Appeals of any fine or penalty can be made to the LHA Appeals Committee - please check the Bye Laws for the relevant Section.
Any appeal must be sent to the Hon Secretary accompanied by a fee of €300.00.  If the appeal is successful, the fee will be returned.  A copy of any appeal should also be sent to the Leinster Hockey Administrator.

 Updated 27th July 2017

Updated 05th June 2018*


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