Games motions discussed in great length by Co. Board

There were 21 motions on the Clar at the November meeting of the County GAA Board held in Sarsfields Clubhouse this week but only five of them were carried.

There were 21 motions on the Clar at the November meeting of the County GAA Board held in Sarsfields Clubhouse this week but only five of them were carried.

Five were sent forward as recommendations while one motion was defeated. The rest were either withdrawn or were out of order.

The motions and recommendations were:

*In the County Intermediate Hurling championship for 2014, the composition of groups be so arranged to ensure that the teams in the county semi finals in 2013 be kept in separate groups for 2014. St Mary’s carried. *That the following clarifications apply to the structure of the county Intermediate Hurling Championship

a.If a team wins its divisional championship and finishes first or second in its group, that team will be replaced in the Preliminary Quarter Finals by:

The next highest team in the same group, excluding the team that finishes bottom of that group.

Bye. (Moyne Templetuohy) carried.

*That all Divisional Finals in the Intermediate Hurling Championship be played before the Preliminary Quarter Finals (Arravale Rvs) Recommendation.

*That divisions be allowed to run Divisional Intermediate Championships on knockout losers group basis and be ready for County Deadlines (Clonakenny) carried. *County Intermediate Football Championship would run like the intermediate hurling and senior football championship (Kilsheelan Kilcash) defeated.

*County League – Minor Football & Minor Hurling would be run over the year especially during the summer to provide matches for our young players. I would have 13 a side match also to give every club a chance in competing in the leagues. We need providing more matches for our young players to ensure we keep them playing our games. Kilsheelan Kilcash ( Recommendation)

*That the County Football minor championship be completed by the end of the first week in July 2014 (St Mary’s) Recommendation

*That the following clarifications apply to the structure of the county senior football championship

If a team wins its divisional championship and finishes first or second in its group, that team will be replaced in the Preliminary Quarter Finals by:

1.The next highest team in the same group, excluding the team that finishes bottom of that group.

2.Bye (Moyne Templetuohy) Carried.

*That the following clarifications apply to the structure of the county senior hurling championship

If a team wins its divisional championship and finishes first or second in its group in Roinn 1 or first in its group in Roinn 2, that team will be replaced in the Preliminary Quarter Finals by:

1.The next highest team in the same group, excluding the team that finishes bottom of that group.

2, Bye (Moyne Templetuohy) carried

*For the running of our Leagues/Championships we must ensure;

Linesmen are dressed in distinguishable attire.

Linesmen are neutral at all games. (Shannon Rovers) Recommendation.

*That County Leagues Senior, Intermediate and Junior be finished by the end of June (Clonakenny) recommendation.

The only motion defeated was from the Kilsheelan Kilcash club and looked for the County Intermediate football championship to be run like the intermediate hurling and senior football championship.

The motions were dealt with very efficiently by the Vice Chairman of the Board, Michael Burke (Upperchurch Drombane) who appealed to clubs to co-operate with the divisional Boards and the County CCC in order to get the games played on time in 2014.

“I would be asking you all for your support in so far as you can. We got most of our games off on time this year, but then out county teams didn’t progress to the late stages of the championship and that gave some leeway. Obviously we want out county teams to be there right to the end and if that it to be the case it will bring a lot of challenges to have gamed played,” the Vice Chairman said at the end of deliberations.