The following are the 3 main motions relating to the recently approved Club competition structures for 2007

[b]Motion 1[/b]
Coiste Chontae Liatroma Leagues shall be organised from 2007 forward, as follows:
Division 1 12 Teams
Division 2 10 Teams
Division 3 10 Teams
Division 4 12 Teams
Division 5 12 Teams

The constitution of the above Divisions shall be based on the finishing positions at the conclusion of the 2006 League/Shields in the case of Divisions 1, 2, and 3 and in the case of Divisions 4 and 5, at the conclusion of the 2006 Leagues.

League Competition to be played on a single round basis with the two highest placed teams, at the conclusion of the respective series of games to be promoted and to contest the League Final in each Division and to be replaced by the two lowest placed teams in each respective higher Division, as the case may be.

In the event of a team being due to be relegated into a division in which the club already has a team, the team in the lower division shall be automatically relegated to the next lowest level, and follow on accordingly if the club has teams in the next immediate divisions. In this case only one other team i.e. bottom placed team will be relegated from the relevant division.

In the event of a team being due to be promoted into a division in which the club already has a team, in this case there will only be one promoted team i.e. the other league finalist and also, in this case, there will be only one team relegated from the higher division i.e. the lowest placed team.

In the event of a team being due to be relegated from Division 4 to Division 5 and the club already has a team in Division 5, the club?s Division 4 team will not be relegated.

A Shield Competition shall be organised during the playing season as follows:
Shield A 12 Teams 2 Groups of 6 Teams each
Shield B 10 Teams 2 Groups of 5 Teams each
Shield C 10 Teams 2 Groups of 5 Teams each

The Shield Competitions A and B shall include the 22 first teams eligible to take part in the 2007 Leagues in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 and from 2008 forward those similarly eligible. Shield and Group placement shall be by open draw
Shield C shall contain the remaining second string teams from 2007 Divisions 2 and 3 and Group placement shall be by open draw, the same criteria to be used from 2008 forward.
The above Shield Competitions shall be played on a single round basis with the top team in each group qualifying for the Shield Finals.

Players on the Leitrim Senior Panel shall be ineligible to play in the Shield Competition and clubs with more than one team in the competition will be required to adjust their 2007 First/Second 13 nominated players to reflect the fact that current members of the Leitrim Senior Football panel will not be eligible to play in the Shield Competitions, a similar criteria to be implemented from 2008 forward.

The Leitrim Senior Team Management shall nominate a list of players before the commencement of the Shield Competitions, who shall remain ineligible to play in said shields. Leitrim Senior Team Management shall nominate a revised list of players, if necessary, in advance of the Connacht Championship, who shall be similarly ineligible. A Club?s Shield First 13 may be adjusted accordingly at this stage to reflect changes in the Leitrim Senior panel only.

The Shield Competitions shall be organised by CCC Liatroma in a manner as to ensure that Shield Finals be completed before the commencement of Club Championships 2007, and from 2008 forward the same criteria shall apply.

Relevant existing Coiste Chontae Liatroma Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly and Relevant Competition Regulations as per TO 2007 shall automatically apply.

[b]Motion 2[/b]
From 2007 forward the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Championships shall be organised as follows:

Eligible Teams
SFC – 12 Teams as eligible on the basis of 2006 results.
IFC – 12 Teams as eligible on the basis of 2006 results.
JFCA – 12 Teams as eligible on the basis of 2006 results
JFCB – 11 Teams as eligible on the basis of 2006 results
JFCC – 11 Teams as eligible on the basis of 2006 results

Organisation of Groups
SFC – 4 Groups of 3 teams each to be played on league basis
IFC – 4 Groups of 3 teams each to be played on league basis
JFCA – 4 Groups of 3 teams each to be played on league basis
JFCB – 1 Group of 6 and 1 Group of 5 to be played on league basis
JFCC – 1 Group of 6 and 1 Group of 5 to be played on league basis

Progression:
SFC/IFC/JFCA
The two highest place teams in each group to qualify for the Quarter Finals
JFCB/C
The two highest place teams in each group to qualify for the Semi-Finals

Promotion
Each Championship Winner shall be promoted to the next highest grade for 2008.
Exception: A team which wins a championship and already has a team in the grade to which it is to be promoted cannot be promoted, in which case there will be no relegation from the higher competition.

Relegation
Lowest placed team in each group of SFC shall play relegation semi-finals and losing semi-finalists shall play relegation final, losing team to be relegated to IFC.
Lowest placed team in each group of IFC shall play relegation semi-finals and losing semi-finalists shall play relegation final, losing team to be relegated to JFCA.
Lowest placed team in each group of JFCA shall play relegation semi-finals and losing semi-finalists shall play relegation final, losing team to be relegated to JFCB.
Lowest placed team in each group of JFCB shall be automatically relegated in 2007. From 2008 forward the lowest placed team in each group shall playoff to decide relegation.

If a club has a team in a championship into which it is due to have a team relegated from a higher grade, the lower team shall be automatically relegated to the next lowest grade and follow on accordingly if the club has other teams in the next immediate grades. In this case there shall be no relegation of any other team from that particular grade of championship.

In the event of a team being due to be relegated from JBFC to JCFC and the club already has a team in JCFC, their JBFC team shall not be relegated.

Exception:
From 2007 forward a team which fails to participate in any grade of championship shall be automatically relegated to the next lowest grade of championship in the following year, in which case there will be no playoffs to decide relegation in that particular year.

Note
From 2007 forward there shall be no SFC B or IFC B Competition organised.

Relevant existing Coiste Chontae Liatroma Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly and Relevant Competition Regulations as per TO 2007 shall automatically apply.

[b]Motion 3[/b]
The Competitions Control Committee shall have the facility afforded to it to formulate motions on Competition Structures to the Comhdhail Bhliantuil Liatroma at the end of its term.

 

 

08-Feb-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO