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2018 County Convention Motions

Motions  – County Convention 2018

Competitions – Championship

  1. The Under 21 Championship to be discontinued from 2017 and replaced by an Under 20 Championship from 2018 forward.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma


  1. Seeding to be introduced into the draws for the 2018 Senior Football Championship and Intermediate Football Championship as follows:
  • 2017 Senior Finalists to be seeded into opposite groups and the remaining two semi-finalists to be similarly seeded. Both draws to be open in this regard. Remaining teams will be drawn randomly to constitute the groups.
  • 2017 Intermediate losing finalists and relegated team from Senior in 2017 to be seeded into opposite groups and the remaining two semi-finalists to be similarly seeded. Both draws to be open in this regard. Remaining teams will be drawn randomly to constitute the groups.
  • Similar seeding to be followed while the current structure remains in existence.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

  1. That the senior and intermediate championships be restructured as follows (to the 2016 format). It is initially divided into three groups of four, with each group consisting of four teams with no seeding. An open draw decides placement into the groups. Every team in each group plays each other once. The top two teams in each group qualify for the quarter-finals. The highest ranked third-placed team also qualifies for the quarter-finals. The two lowest ranked third-placed teams playoff, with the winner qualifying for the quarter-finals and the loser entering the relegation playoffs. All fourth-placed teams also enter the relegation playoffs. The competition proceeds with a knockout format from here, with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final to determine the winner. Relegation semi-finals and a relegation final determine the team to be relegated. There will be an open draw for quarter-finals, semi-finals and relegation semi-finals. The intermediate champions are promoted to the senior championship in the following year. The relegated senior team plays in the intermediate championship in the following year. The relegated intermediate team plays in the junior ‘A’ championship in the following year. The following regulation will be applied in the case of teams finishing on equal points in the group: Official Guide Rule 6.21 (c) Except where provided for otherwise in County Bye-Law or in Competition Regulation, when Teams finish with equal points for Qualification for the Concluding Stages, or for Promotion or Relegation, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified: (i) Where two or more Teams only are involved – the outcome of the meeting of the two Teams in the previous game in the Competition; (ii) Scoring Difference (subtracting the total Scores Against from total Scores For); (iii) Highest Total Score For; (iv) A Play-Off. All regulations previously pertaining to the senior championship to be amended accordingly.

Achadh Mhaoláin

Competitions – Leagues/Shields

  1. CCC to be given the authority include in its regulations the scheduling of two rounds of the All-County Leagues that are to be exclusively played without members of the Leitrim Senior Football Panel in 2018 and the years beyond, while the current format of 12 Team leagues continues.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

  1. The numbers in teams in All-County Leagues to be reduced at the end of the 2018 season to a maximum of 10 teams per division in the following manner:
  • ACL Division 1 Relegation of the bottom two teams to Division 2
  • ACL Division 2 No Promotion of the top two teams to Division 1 and relegation of the bottom 4 teams to Division 3.
  • ACL Division 3 No Promotion of top two teams to Division 2 and relegation of bottom 6 teams to Division 4.
  • ACL Division 4 No promotion and an ACL Division 5 to be reintroduced in 2019 and the number of remaining teams to be split as closely as evenly between these two divisions as possible with a maximum of 10 in ACL Div 4.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

  1. From 2018 Shield League Competitions at adult level be discontinued.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Competitions – Grading

  1. CCC Liatroma to be given the brief to examine derogation from Rule 6.14 2017 with a view to formulating a regulation that is more equitable towards the relative playing strength of clubs and their ability to field teams. CCC to have any revised playing eligibility regulation formulated for approval at the March meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

  1. That in order to halt the dramatic fall-off in the number of teams competing in our Championships that the following changes be introduced to the interpretation of the derogation from Rule 6.14 in 2018: The 15 players who start in the first round championship match for a club, at Senior, Intermediate and Junior A, be precluded from playing at a lower championship level for the club in the same year. All other limitations in relation to this derogation remain as in 2017.

Béal an Átha Moir Sea Uí Eislín

  1. That the regulation which applies to Div 4 of the leagues whereby a match can be played at 13 aside, if one or both teams only have 13 players, that this be extended to games in the Junior B Championship in 2018 and beyond.

Béal an Átha Moir Sea Uí Eislín


  1. Grading of Players: From 2018 forward players must nominate 13 players who are from among the First 17 used in the highest grade of championship football of the previous year to be its First 13 for League purposes only. If a club has three league teams, the remaining players from among this First Championship 17 of the previous year plus any additional players who played at any stage in its highest ranked team in the previous year’s championship shall be the first players listed on its Second League 13. The remaining players on the Second 13 to be players who were among the club’s Second Championship 17 in the previous year. All remaining club players only shall be eligible to play league football on the club’s third team. In the case of clubs having only a second team and that team eligible to play in ACL Division 4 and any Division 5 that may exist in 2018 and beyond, the club shall be required to nominate 11 players to be its First 11. These players shall be from among its First 17 in the previous year’s championship.


  • Should a club have a player who hasn’t been graded in accordance with the above criteria on account of not having played before First 17 previous year’s championship being established, for whatever reason, then the club may make a case for that player’s grading at the higher level.
  • Members of the current Leitrim Senior Football Panel must be named on the First 13, irrespective of their current championship status.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

  1. That in order to halt the dramatic fall-off in the number of teams in our Leagues that the following changes be introduced in 2018: Clubs that fielded only one League team in 2017 and who wish to register a second team in 2018, be required to name 11 players who not be eligible to play with their second team in 2018. Clubs that fielded two League teams in 2017 be required to name 11 players who played for their first team in 2017 and will not be eligible to play with their second team in 2018. Clubs that fielded three League teams in 2017, be required to name 13 players who will be eligible to play with their first team only. Then name a further 11 players who not be eligible to play with their third team in 2018.

Béal an Átha Moir Sea Uí Eislín

  1. The following pertains to competitions where there is re-grading of teams; i.e. from 15 aside to a lower number (e.g. 13 aside). Prior to the Competitions Control Committee (CCC) structuring competitions, the teams wishing to participate in the lower grade competition (meaning a competition comprising teams of less than 15 aside), shall submit an official list to the CCC at least 3 weeks in advance of the competitions commencement. The team shall not be allowed deviate from this list for the remainder of the particular competition. For teams wishing to compete in a lower grade competition, the maximum number of players permitted on the list is the starting number plus 6 substitutes.

Naomh Pádraig Droim Dhá Thiar

Comhdháil Bhliantúil

  1. The GAA will not allow continued exclusive TV coverage for any games to any subscription channel after the current contract expires. In future, all proposed GAA match TV coverage will be made available via free to air

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Comhairle Connacht

  1. That in the event of their existence each club participating in Connacht Club Championship matches be circulated with a copy of the Provincial Council Match Regulations governing the organisation and presentation of these games in advance of the competition commencement. Such regulations to be amended, if required in 2018 to specify arrangements regarding venues that are suitable for all these matches, covering all eventualities.

Achadh na Síleann

  1. In the event that no specific Connacht Club Championship Match Organisation Regulations exist that such be formulated n 2018 for circulation to clubs in advance of their participation in the relevant competition. Such regulations to specify arrangements regarding venues that are suitable for all these matches,  covering all eventualities.

Achadh na Síleann


  1. That two delegates from Leitrim Ladies’ County Board have the right to attend the Men’s County Board meetings with speaking rights, but not voting rights.


Achadh Mhaoláin

  1. That two delegates from the Leitrim Men’s County have the right to attend the Ladies’ County Board meetings with speaking rights, but not voting rights.


Achadh Mhaoláin

Fenagh St Caillin’s GAA CAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

U21 Championship – Fenagh/Gortletteragh play St Manchans on Sunday next at 12pm in Gortletteragh.

National Club Draw 2018 – Members of the Fenagh St Caillins Club will be calling to houses in the Parish with tickets for the National Club Draw over the next week or so. All the proceeds of tickets sold by the Club are retained by the Club and will help with the day to day running of all Club facilities and activities during 2018. The tickets cost €10 each and as always your continued support is very much appreciated. Annual General Meeting – The AGM of Fenagh St Caillins GAA Club will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 6.30pm in the Fenagh Visitor Centre. All Club members are encouraged to attend. New Club members are also welcome. Wedding Congratulations – Congratulations to Senior player Diarmuid Mc Hugh and Eimear Quinn, Aughawillan (and Fenagh G4M&O) who were married on Friday last in St Patrick’s Church, Aughawillan. Leitrim Masters – Well done to the Leitrim/Longford Masters team who defeated Kildare in the Gaelic Masters Plate Final at the weekend. Fenagh men Bobby O’Rourke and Daragh Barden were on the team.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

U-21’s – Commiserations to the St Francis U-21’s who lost out to Glencar/Manorhamilton in the final on Saturday last. Ballinaglera was represented by Wayne Reynolds, Padraig Clarke, Niall Mc Gourty, Michael Crawford, Fergal Gilmartin and Oisin Mc Gourty.

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm sharp. It is important that all club members, particularly players both male and female as well as parents of any underage children and anyone using the field in any capacity are present.

Dinner Dance – Ballinaglera GAA Dinner Dance is getting close now. It will take place on the 9th of December in The Landmark Hotel. A night of celebration for the 2017 League Winners and also the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Winning Team with a special guest on the night. Dinner is at 8.00 pm sharp. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee members Ann Flood 087-2747175, Sarah Loughlin 087-9363862, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty. Tickets will be on sale in Mulvey’s, Rynn’s and The Melrose Inn on Saturday evening between 7.30 pm and 9 pm for anyone looking for them.

Club 200 Draw – November Winners €100 Lily Galligan, €50 Charlotte Convey, €50 Declan Mc Grail.

Scór – Anyone interested in taking part in Junior Scór please contact Padraig Loughlin 087-2747205.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the Reynolds family on the passing of Bridgie Reynolds. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Aughavas GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

LOTTO – The next lotto draw will take place in “The Dugout” on Saturday 25th Nov with Ciaran and Ray’s Team.  Lotto jackpot is €9,600.  Envelopes are €2 each or Three for a €5.

FUNDRAISING DRAW – Aughavas GAA Fundraising Draw tickets are now for sale. €20 each or a book of three tickets for €50.  1st Prize is €3,000, 2nd Prize €1,000 and 5 Prizes of €100.

AGM – The Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday 1st December @ 9pm in the Clubhouse. We invite all to come along.

PRESENTATION – The proceeds from the Turlough Conefrey Memorial Tournament were presented to Caroline McCartin on behalf of the Children’s Ward, Cavan Hospital and Andy McGovern on behalf of L.A.P.W.D. last Sunday evening in the Clubrooms.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Congratulations to Kevin Moran and Francis Bohan who celebrated their 21stBirthday last weekend.

Leitrim Gaels GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

AGM – The Clubs AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm, this will be to review 2017, nomination of Officers for 2018 and any relevant motions. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for a position within the club and also any motions, please send to Linda via email to [email protected] by Saturday 25th November 2018.

Scor – Scor na Nog takes place on Sunday 10th December. The competitions and order are as follows Rince Foirne, Amhranaiocht Aonair, Aithriseoireacht/Scealaiocht, Bailead Ghrupa, Leiriu Staitse, Ceol Uirlise, Rince Seit and Question Time. Any young member wishing to represent the club in Singing, Dancing or Ballad group should contact Paul Regan 0874339876.

Underage Presentation – the Club wishes to thank Mayo and Ballina’s double All-Star Winner David Clarke for coming to present medals on Sunday last. It was great to get his perspective on football and also taking questions from some of our future stars. As we end another year with medals for the Under 10 Community Games All Ireland Winners, Under 12’s Colmcille’s, Under 12 Longford league finalists, Under 13 league, Under 15 Championship, Under 17’s league and championship medals. It was great to see the future stars of Leitrim Gaels. Well done to all involved, parents, mentors, coaches and committee.

Videos – If any parent wishes to purchase a video from the Under 13,15 or 17’s final please contact the relevant manager.

Club Gear – the most recent order of half zip tops has arrived, please keep an eye out for messages on collection for those that ordered.

Congratulations to Kayla McKiernan on qualifying for the Irish Dancing World Championship in Glasgow in 2018.

Sympathy – On behalf of the club we convey our deepest sympathy to Padraic Coggins and the extended Coggins family on the recent passing of his mother Bridie, Drumshanbo. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha

Aughnasheelin GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

Lotto Results  –  Nos 1, 11, 12, 17  –  House Draw €25  Susan McGirl, Sponsored Jim Coen  –  €25 Aidan McGovern, Sharon Banks, Damian McGovern, Hugh Prior, Robert Harness

County Board Awards – What a year for our Club with winning the Intermediate Championship and now the County Board Awards have been announced and 3 Awards coming to Achádh ná Síleann – Comhghairdeas to Barry McWeeney who is being honoured as Club Intermediate Player of the Year – Ciaran Cullen who is being honoured as U 17 County Player of the Year and last but by no means least the man in Black Brendan Sammon who is being honoured as Senior Referee of the Year – well done to all three on very deserving Awards so a good night to look forward to in early February.  Also Comhghairdeas to our own Martin McHugh who has been nominated in the Special Achievement Category at the Leitrim Sports Awards which takes place this Friday night – best of luck Martin with your well deserved your nomination.

Dates for the Diary  –  Club AGM will take place on Saturday, December 9th at 4 30pm in the Club Rooms – Our Secretary is not putting her name forward for re-election and as it is an important role in the running of our Club,  it is really important that there are nominations for the AGM  –  look forward to seeing a big crowd there after the very successful year our Club have had.

The Club will be holding a Celebration Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 17th in the Landmark Hotel, Ck on Shannon – presentation of Championship Medals and Awards on the night  –  more details later.

Scor na nOg will take place on Sunday, December 10th – venue to be decided.

Under Age Training from U 6 to 11 – Continues each Saturday from 10 to 12 noon in the Sports Hall in Ballinamore.  Well done to Dearbhla Gunn who represented her School and  County at the Connacht Schools Athletics competitions in Kiltoom last Saturday – Dearbhla was competing against competitors from 5th and 6th Classes – she is in 5th class a fantastic achievement – she ran a great race to finish 19th out of more than 100 competitors so well done Dearbhla you represented your Family, School, Parish  and County with pride and we all very proud of you – so keep up the running.

Comhghairdeas to Ciaran and Emma Moran on the birth of their baby son Ryan and  a sister to Lily.  We send good wishes to Seamus Prior on his recuperation and hopefully, we see you out on the bicycle again soon Seamus.

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