The first meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma 2023 took place at Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada last night and dealt with the competition motions that were referred forward from the Convention Clár in December. How the motions were received is outlined below:
Competition Structural Regulations (Adult) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma
2023 Junior A Football Championship (8 Teams)
Two groups of 4 with each team playing each other in round-robin series. 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 Football Championship promoted to IFC 2024. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.
Pot A 2022 Defeated Finalist plus 2022 IFC Relegated Team. (2 Teams)
Pot B 2022 Beaten Semi-Finalists (2 Teams)
Pot C 2022 Beaten Quarter Finalists (2 Teams)
Pot D 2022 Remaining Team plus Junior B Championship Winners 2022 (2 Teams)
2023 Junior B Football Championship (8 Teams)
Two groups of 4, inclusive of the three relegated teams from the JFC A 2022, and the five remaining teams that competed in JFC B 2022, with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1). Winner of Junior B Football Championship promoted to JFC A 2024. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated to Junior C Football Championship 2024. There shall no seeding in this draw.
Junior C Football Championship 2023 (8 Teams)
Two groups of 4, inclusive of the two relegated teams from the 2022 Junior B Championship, the 2022 Junior C Football Championship winners, plus any additional teams that are eligible and participating in 2022. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1). In the event of there being six or nine teams these will be placed in groups of 3 teams each, if seven teams these are placed in groups of four and three respectively. In a three group scenario, semi-finalists will comprise the top team in each group and the best placed runner up across the three groups. No two teams from the same group to meet in semi-final. Winners of JFC C to be promoted to JFC B 2024. There shall no seeding in this draw.
Rule 6.21 TO 2022 to apply in determining final group placings in each of the above championships.
Coiste Chontae Liatroma – MOTION PASSED
Competition Organisational Regulations (Championship) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma
That ‘Winner on Day’ regulations no longer apply to all Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Football Championship games. In the event of a drawn game, extra time will take place, and if still drawn the game shall be replayed. In the event of the game ending level at end of extra time on 2nd day, ‘Winner on Day’ scenario would then come into play. All finals shall go to replay.
Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt – MOTION PASSED
In the event of knockout championship games up to the Senior or Intermediate Football Championship Final ending level at full time they will be subject to extra time. This will involve the playing of two periods of
extra-time of ten minutes each. If the teams are still level a replay will be required. The replay to be played midweek following the drawn fixture. For the replayed fixture ‘Winner on Day’ scenario will apply.
This will involve the playing of two periods of extra-time of ten minutes each. If teams are still level the tie will be decided by the taking of five penalty kicks each, and sudden death if also required. All the foregoing to be in accordance with what was approved by Árd Comhairle on January 19th 2019.
Béal an Átha Móir – Seán Uí Eslín – MOTION WITHDRAWN
In the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Championship; the ‘Winner on Day’ format should not apply to Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals. At Quarter-Final and Semi-Final stage, a replay if required shall be fixed for a date at the discretion of the CCC before the following Wednesday with ‘Winner on Day’ format to be used. In the event of a draw in the final of any of the three grades, a replay date to be fixed at the discretion of the CCC with finish on the day format to be used.
Cill Tiobraid – MOTION WITHDRAWN
In Senior and Intermediate Championships, teams that finish in 1st and 2nd Position at end of the round robin be kept apart in Semi-Final draw.
Cill Tiobraid – MOTION PASSED
The CCC to have the discretion to make the draw for Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Senior and Intermediate Championship round robin when they see fit.
Cill Tiobraid – MOTION DEFEATED
Competition Organisational Regulations (League) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma
The team who finishes in first position of ACL Div 1, 2 & 3 and Res Div 1, 2 & 3 shall be granted home advantage in the League Final. This is subject to the club having a home venue that has an enclosed playing area with a secure perimeter fence. In the event of a club whose pitch is currently closed, or does not have a securely enclosed playing area as outlined above, it will have the option of nominating an alternative venue as its home venue for the final within the county, subject to having gained permission from both the club to nominate the venue and ultimate CCC approval. In the event of no pitch being made available to that Club, CCC will retain the authority to decide a venue.
Cill Tiobraid – MOTION DEFEATED
All County League & Tailteann Cup / All Ireland Qualifier scenario: Where All County League fixtures are scheduled for any weekend that Leitrim are playing in the Tailteann Cup / All Ireland Qualifiers, such All County League fixtures to be played on Friday evenings in advance of the Inter County fixture.
Béal an Átha Móir – Seán Uí Eslín – REFERRED TO CCC LIATROMA AS A RECOMMENDATION
Competition Organisational Regulations (Underage) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma
If a team has 15 players or more available on a given evening, the game shall be played as 15 a side, in such a scenario if a team loses a player to injury, the opposing team shall remove one player. Teams with less than 15 players will play 13 a side, less than 13 the game is conceded.
Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt – MOTION DEFERRED
In a situation where a club underage team is short the minimum number required in Leitrim GAA underage competitions by 1 or 2 players an accommodation be made to allow the team take part in the competition.
Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach – MOTION DEFERRED
Juvenile club fixtures are not scheduled to clash at a different venue with the club’s adult fixtures on the same date.
Gortleitreach – REFERRED TO CCC LIATROMA AS A RECOMMENDATION