Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Fear Manach
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(b) Clubs must lodge the equivalent of £30 per home game (all grades) with the County Treasurer.
(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.