Competition Regulations

The following menus and links relate to the various regulations across Leinster for the various competitions.

Age Grade Regulations

Boys Regulations

Girls Regulations

Women’s Regulations 2022-23

The above document details all the rules across all competitions in relation to subs, card, lifting etc. For more specific regulations for each competition please refer to the Club Documents on the  Leinster Domestic Website or refer to the Leinster Handbook


Substitution Table (Updated 2022/23 Season)


CompetitionLevelSubP & HOverseas playersRolling SubsScrums
Senior LeagueSenior721 per matchYesFull
Leinster Senior CupSenior721 per matchYesFull
Leinster League Div. 1A & 1BJunior 1521 per seasonYesFull
Leinster League Div. 2A & 2B521 per matchYesFull
Leinster League Div. 3721 per matchYesFull
Metro Div 1,2,3521 per matchYesFull
Leinster Seconds LeagueJunior 2724 per matchYesU19
Metro Divisions 4, 5522 per matchYesU19
Metro Divisions 6, 7, 8, 9724 per matchYesU19
Metro Divisions 10, 111204 per matchYes
Uncontested Option
JP Fanagan LeaguesUnder 20’s722 per matchYesFull
Gale Cup722 per matchYesFull
Towns Cup & PlateJunior 1521 per matchYesFull
Metro Cup & Plate521 per matchYesFull
Prov 2nds Cup & PlateJunior 2524 per matchYesU19
O’Connell Cup524 per matchYesFull
Anderson CupJunior 3524 per matchYesU19
Moran Cup524 per matchYesU19
Dunne CupJunior 4524 per matchYesU19
Winters Cup524 per matchYesU19
O’Connor Cup524 per matchYesU19
Guilfoyle-James CupJunior 6524 per matchYes
Uncontested Option
Fox CupOver 35’s524 per matchYesU19
McCorry CupUnder 20’s722 per matchYesFull
Purcell CupUnder 20’s722 per matchYesFull
Women’s Leinster League Div 1, 2, 3Womens724 per matchYesFull
Women’s Leinster League Div 4, 5724 per matchYesU19
Paul Flood Cup & PlateWomens724 per matchYesFull
Paul Cusack Cup & Plate724 per matchYesU19