Fermanagh GAA Bye Laws & Fermanagh GAA Regulations
FERMANAGH G.A.A. REGULATIONS 2016
(Includes amendments from February2016County Committee)
*Points of Clarification
1 The County Committee shall appoint the place and date of the County Convention at a meeting to be held not later than 15th. October each year.
- Any person (other than a member of the County Committee) who wishes to attend meetings of the County Committee must obtain the permission of the County Chairman.
- In addition to the revenue derived from the County competitions, the County Committee shall be empowered to:
(a) solicit and collect money, contributions and prizes.
(b) arrange the playing of matches for the benefit of injured players or County funds or for any charitable purpose.
(c) oblige all clubs to support any fund raising activity organised by the County Committee.
(d) oblige all clubs to contribute annually towards the promotion of Irish Language.
- A no smoking policy shall apply at all meetings.
5 Clubs will be required to pay Outstanding Fees/Levies to the County Committee not later than 1st March. Failure to do so will result in affiliation for the incoming season being withheld until such amounts are submitted.
6 Clubs shall submit their payment in respect of Public Liability/Property insurance to the County Committee not later than 30th April. Failure to do so will result in all club competitions being with- drawn from club grounds until such payments are submitted.
7 Clubs shall submit their payment of all other fees/levies determined by County Committee, to the County Committee not later than 31st August.
8 Clubs will have the option of paying the ‘other fees/levies’ elements of their fees on an easy payment plan over a period of eight months-agreement with the finance committee.
- The first round Championship draws shall be made at a full County Committee meeting. Draws for subsequent rounds shall be made when the previous rounds have been played. Championship games shall be played (except by agreement) at neutral venues.
- The Erne Cups shall consist of second teams of those clubs in SFL 1 and SFL 2 and clubs not participating in SFL. The Erne Cups shall be in 2 Divisions separate to SFL.
- The Erne Cup Division 1 competition (2016) shall consist of 10 teams.
- In Erne Cup Division 1 -The top 2 teams will contest the final
- The bottom 2 teams in Erne Cup Div 1 will be relegated to Erne Cup Div 2
- The Erne Cup Division 2 competition (2016) shall consist of 9 teams.
- In Erne Cup Division 2 -The top 2 teams will contest the final and are promoted to Erne Cup Division 1.
- That Erne Cup Leagues Div 1 & Div 2 is 13 aside, or 15 aside by agreement
- (a) Any club fielding a team in the SFL 1 or 2 and wishing to field a team in the Erne Cup must name 13 players who will be ineligible to play in the Erne Cup.
(b) Any club fielding a second Erne Cup team must name another 13 players who will be ineligible to play in the lower division of Erne Cup.
(c) These lists must be submitted to the secretary of CCC at least one week prior to the start of Erne Cup competitions.
(d) These lists may be changed at any CCC meeting on the written request of the club provided that:
(i) The player being removed from the list has missed two consecutive games in SFL.
(ii) The player being removed from the list is replaced by another player (normally this player should be the one who is replacing him on the club’s first/second team).
The 1st 13 lists from each club to be revised before the first round of Reserve championships to exclude 13 SFC/IFC players from Reserve Football Championships.
(e) After a club has played its first SFC, IFC shall resubmit within seven days, to the CCC a list of 13 players who shall subsequently be ineligible to participate in the Erne Cup. No further re-gradings after this deadline.
- (a) SFL Division 1 competition (2016) shall consist of ten teams and be played on a double round basis ie. 18 league games for each club. The Top 4 teams will compete in the league semi-finals. There will be no automatic relegation; instead relegation will be decided by the following format: The teams finishing 9th and 10th will play off with the loser relegated. The teams finishing 7th and 8th will play off with the winner safe. The winner of 9th/10th will then play the loser of 7th/8th with the loser of that game relegated.
(b) The SFL Division 2 competition (2016) shall consist of ten teams and be played on a double round basis ie. 18 league games for each club. There will be no halfway split. There will be no automatic promotion; instead the top two teams will compete in the league final with the winning team getting the Div. 2 trophy and promotion. Teams finishing 3rd and 4th will play off with the loser dropping out of the promotion race. The loser of the league final will then play the 3rd/4th place winner with the winner of that game gaining the second promotion place.
(b1)Incentive to clubs who finishing in the lower league placing of Division 2-re introducing Div 3 competition-approved at county committee meeting on 4th April 2016.
Teams finishing in 5th 6th 7th & 8th place to play for Division 3 title.
- Club Championships-
(a) The Senior Football Championship (SFC) is organised as follows-
Round 1 games-SFC quarter finals.
The four 1st Round winners will enter the semi-final of the SFC and the two winners will contest the SFC final.
The four 1st Round match losers will enter the championship relegation play-offs. The two defeated teams will be relegated to the following year Intermediate Championship (IFC).
The two finalists in the IFC will be promoted.
(b) The Intermediate Championship(IFC) is organised as follows-
Round 1 games-IFC quarter finals.
The four 1st Round winners will enter the semi-finals, two winners will contest the IFC final and be promoted to the following year Senior Football Championship (SFC).
The four 1st Round match losers will enter the championship relegation semi- finals. The two defeated teams will contest the IFC relegation final with the loser being relegated to the following year Junior Football(JFC)
(c) The Junior Football Championship (JFC) is organised as follows-Round 1 -2 games.
- the 2 winners play in semi-final No. 1
- the 2 losers play off (with loser going out), the winner play the loser of semi-final no. 1, in semi-final No.2
- winners of the semi-finals will contest the JFC final with the winner promoted to the following year Intermediate Championship (IFC).
7 (a). Matches may be postponed in the following circumstances:
(a) Death of first degree relative of a player, club chairman, club secretary, or club treasurer (father/mother, son/daughter, brother/sister, husband/wife) during the 72 hours preceding the game.
(b) In case of death of Parish Priest or Curate of any team engaged.
(c) If for any reason the Competition Control Committee considers it necessary.
(b).The Secretary of the Competition Control Committee (or in his absence the Chairman of CCC) must be notified by the secretary of the club responsible for the postponement, in reasonable time of all postponements, stating the reasons for same.
(c).Matches postponed in accordance with Regulation 11 or matches not played due to failure of a referee to turn out will be refixed by the Competition Control Committee.
- At each meeting of the County Committee league tables will be displayed and unplayed matches will be listed. Matches may be played at any time over the weekend subject to agreement of both clubs and the Competition Control Committee.
- The Senior Hurling Championship Final shall be fixed for a Sunday or on date determined by the Competition Control Committee.
- Winners of all competitions under the control of the County Committee shall be presented with a trophy. The number of medals/trophies shall be 24 for all adult competition. A trophy shall be awarded to the club making the most positive contribution to sportsmanship.
- (a) Each club shall supply at least one ‘full-time’ referee for Youth Competitions and at least one ‘full-time’ referee for Adult Competitions (Total –at least two referees) to the county panel. If a club does not provide a referee for Youth Fixtures:-penalty ‘no home Youth Games’. If a club does not provide a referee for Adult Fixtures:-penalty ‘no home Adult Games’.
(b) Clubs must lodge the equivalent of £30 per home game (all grades) with the County Treasurer.
- The following cups/trophies shall be the exclusive property of the County Committee:-
(a) New Ireland Assurance Shield
(b) The Whyte Cup
(c) The New York Gold Cup
(d) The 1916 Commemoration Cup
(e) The Monsignor Tierney Cup
(f) The Father Trainor Cup
(g) The O’Neill Cup
(h) The Canon Maguire Cup
(i) The Father O’Dowd Cup
together with any cups which may be presented to the County Committee at any time.
All cups/trophies must be returned to the County Office by the May County Committee meeting. Any cups/trophies damaged or lost must be replaced to the same value, by the club responsible.
13 The above Regulations shall supersede all previous regulations and regulations passed at County Committee. They shall be referred to by number in all objections, appeals and such like documents wherein they are used. Recommendations for their amendment or deletion shall quote the number of the regulation to be amended or deleted, and if passed by the required majority at a County Committee meeting shall become operative. Fermanagh GAA regulations shall be reviewed annually.