Meeting Coiste Chontae Liatroma – Motions

An online meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma took place earlier tonight via MS Teams, at which the referred motions from last Monday night’s Convention Clár were discussed and decided on. The motions and the decisions are outlined below.

Competition Structural Regulations 2022 

2022 Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship

Senior Football Championship to consist of 10 teams with rounds 1 to 4 to be an open draw. The draw, if possible, and at the discretion of CCC Liatroma, to take place on the weekend prior to the following weekend’s set of games. The draw to factor in that each club to have two home and two away games at the round-robin stages. Teams can only play a team once in the group stages. After the round-robin games are complete the top 2 teams with the highest number of points automatically qualify for the semi-finals with the teams that finish 3rd to 6th to play off in the quarter-finals. (3rd plays 6th, 4th plays 5th) semi-finals to be open draw. The teams finishing 7th to 10th to play in relegation semi-finals (7th plays 10th, 8th plays 9th) with the two defeated teams to play the relegation final, the defeated team in this relegation final to play IFC 2023.

Achadh na Síleann CLG (Motion Passed in above-amended format)

2022 Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship

Intermediate football championship to consist of 10 teams with rounds 1 to 4 to be an open draw. The draw, if possible, and at the discretion of CCC Liatroma, is to take place on the weekend prior to the following weekend’s set of games. The draw to factor in that each club to have two home and two away games at the round-robin stages. Teams can only play a team once in the group stages. After the round-robin games are complete the top 2 teams with the highest number of points automatically qualify for the semi-finals with the teams that finish 3rd to 6th to play off in the quarter-finals. (3rd plays 6th, 4th plays 5th) semi-finals to be open draw. The teams finishing 7th to 10th to play in relegation semi-finals (7th plays 10th, 8th plays 9th) with the two defeated teams to play the relegation final, the defeated team in this relegation final to play JFCA 2023.

Achadh na Síleann CLG (Motion Passed in above-amended format)

2022 Corrib Oil Junior A Football Championship

Two groups of 5 with each team playing each other in the round-robin series. The top team in each group qualifies for the Semi-final, second and third-placed teams play each other 2 v 3 and 3 v 2 across the respective groups. Semi-Final Draw to ensure that the top placed teams avoid each other at this stage. Winner of Junior A Championship promoted to IFC 2022The bottom-placed team in each group to be relegated in addition to the defeated team of a relegation final to be played between the fourth-placed teams in the groups.

Seeding 2022

Pot A    2021 Defeated Finalist plus 2021 IFC Relegated Team. (2 Teams)

Pot B    2021 Beaten Semi-Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2021 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Pot D    2021 Remaining Team plus Junior B Championship Winners 2021 (2Teams)

Junior B Corrib Oil Football Championship 2022

Relegated Team from JFC A 2021, Winners of JFC C 2021, and the remaining teams that are eligible and participating in 2022. In the event of there being 9 teams, these are to be grouped into three groups of 3. Top teams in each group plus the best runner-up in accordance with Rule 6.21 TO 2021 shall play semi-finals, avoiding teams from the same group playing at this stage. Winner of Junior B Championship promoted to JFCA 2022. Bottom teams of each respective group to be relegated to JFC C 2023. In the event of there being 8 teams these to be grouped in two groups of four. The top two teams in each group shall play semi-finals (1 v 2, 2 v 1). Bottom teams of each respective group to be relegated.

There shall be no seeding in this draw.

 Junior C Corrib Oil Football Championship 2022

The Relegated Team from the 2021 Junior B Championship plus any additional teams that are eligible and participating in 2022(to a maximum of 5 teams). This competition is 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).

No promotion from JFC C in 2022 only. There shall be no seeding in this draw.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma (Motion Passed)

In all of the above Championship Series Rule 6.21 TO 2021 shall be used to determine ties at the concluding stages of Round Robin Championship formats.

Other Motions

That for championship purposes, that any team that plays Senior championship names 17 players that aren’t eligible to play second team championship football and a further 15 if they are entering a third team. Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt (Motion withdrawn)

That at any level within the county, a club should not enter a 15 a side competition, only knowingly having the intention to play 13 aside. Players on both sides are losing out on playing time, and this is unfair to players and is not in the spirit of our GAA ethos. Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt (Motion withdrawn in recognition of the fact that CCC Liatroma carries out grading)

Leitrim County Board trial a silent sideline at all underage games and actively promote it. Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt (Motion put forward as a recommendation to be trialled in 2022 at Under 9 and 11)

To accommodate clubs that do not have sufficient players to enter a second or third team, that these clubs be allowed to amalgamate together within their region and be entered into the Corrib Oil Junior C competitions only. This will ensure that ALL players within these clubs would be guaranteed football. Acadh na Síleann (Motion withdrawn)

In the event of a club’s home pitch not being playable, the given fixture (league or group stage championship) will automatically revert to the away team’s home ground. Should the away team’s home pitch also not be playable, the fixture should be moved to a neutral venue to be fixed by the CCC. Gortleitreach (Motion defeated)