At its meeting tonight Leitrim GAA Management Committee approved the Regulations governing its 2020 Competitions. In a departure from the previous running of championship competitions, it has also decided to have two home and two away games in the round-robin match series in all championships. Clubs will retain the gates at these matches and it is hoped that this will help clubs financially in a season in which they will have had no home league games and much-reduced access to fundraising activity. All knockout games will have a winner on day scenario, apart from the championship finals. The draws for 2020 SFC, IFC, and JFC A will take place on Friday night next and will be relayed on Facebook live. At tonight’s meeting, the regulations and gradings for all Underage Competitions were approved also.

2020 Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship

Two groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top four teams of each group qualify for the quarter-finals with 1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2 and 4 v 1 across each respective group. Open Draw for Semi-Finals. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi-Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Pot D   2019 Remaining Team plus Intermediate Championship Winners 2019 (2 Teams)

2020 Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship

Two groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top four teams of each group qualify for the quarter-finals with 1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2 and 4 v 1 across each respective group. Open Draw for Semi-Finals. Winner of Intermediate Championship promoted to SFC 2021. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Beaten Finalist + 3 Relegated Teams from SFC 2019 (4 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi-Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

2020 Vistamed Junior A Football Championship

Two groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top four teams of each group qualify for the quarter-finals with 1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2 and 4 v 1 across each respective group. Open Draw for Semi-Finals. Winner of Junior A Championship promoted to IFC 2021. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Relegated Teams from IFC 2019 (4 Teams)

Pot B    2019 JFC A Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    Remaining teams (4 Teams)

Vistamed Junior B Football Championship 2020

5 relegated teams from Junior A 2019 (inclusive of Allen Gaels, who didn’t participate in 2019) plus Junior B Championship Finalists and semi-finalists 2019. In the event of there being 9 teams these to be grouped in three groups of 3. Top teams in each group plus the best runner up in accordance with Rule 6.21 TO 2020 shall play semi-finals, avoiding teams from same group playing at this stage. Bottom teams of each respective group play relegation series including a semi-final and final, drawn by lot.

In the event of there being 8 teams these to be grouped in two groups of four. Top two teams in each group shall play semi-finals (1 v 2, 2 v 1). Bottom teams of each respective group play relegation final. Defeated team

There shall no seeding in this draw.

Vistamed Junior C Football Championship 2020

Four relegated teams from the 2019 Junior B Championship plus any additional team which did not participate in 2019 and has not been already catered for in any higher grade in accordance with these and the 2019 Regulations (to a maximum of 5 teams). This competition to be played in a single round-robin format with the top team qualifying for the final and 2 v 3 plays semi-final match. In the event of there being six teams participating, teams to be placed in two groups of three teams each. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1).

Winner of JFC C in 2020 to be promoted to JFC B 2021.

There shall no seeding in this draw.

As regards a schedule of when these competitions will commence you are advised of the following:

Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship and Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship

Round 1 WE July 18/19

Round 2 WE July 25/26

Round 3 WE Aug 01/02

Round 4 WE Aug 08/09

Round 5 WE Aug 15/16

Quarter-Finals/Relegation Final WE Aug 29/30

Semi-Finals WE Sept 12/13

Finals WE Sept 26/27

Vistamed Junior A Football Championship

Round 1 WE July 25/26

Round 2 TBC

Round 3 TBC

Round 4 TBC

Round 5 TBC

Quarter-Finals/Relegation Final TBC

Semi-Finals TBC

Final TBC

As you may appreciate, TBC dates above will be confirmed by CCC at a later date once the final makeup of the JFC B and C is confirmed.

Leitrim Senior Hurling Championship Final WE 03/04 October.