If a knockout game finishes in a draw, a replay is staged.If a replay finishes in a draw, 20 minutes of extra time are played (10 minutes per half).Hurlers of all ages, including those at nursery clubs when holding a hurley in their hand, must wear a helmet and faceguard at all times.
A hurling pitch is similar in some respects to a rugby pitch but larger.
If the game is still tied, another replay is staged.
In club competitions, replays are increasingly not used due to the fixture backlogs caused.
This saw senior players follow the regulations already introduced in 2009 at minor and under 21 grades.
The GAA hopes to significantly reduce the number of injuries by introducing the compulsory wearing of helmets with full faceguards, both in training and matches.