Co Championship Review Report is Adopted
County Championship Review Report 2017 is adopted
The Committee, under Eamonn Whelan, set up to review certain aspects of the Senior Football Championship presented their findings (below) to the County Committee on held Monday night.
Terms of Reference of the Committee was to examine the following;
Timing of the championship
Format of the championship
Viability of some District Teams if their stronger clubs go Senior
The preliminary round
The recommendations of the Committee were passed, with one amendment in relation to the viability of District teams weakened when one of their stronger clubs goes Senior. Where the specified criteria for such teams is not met for participation in the championship proper, the team will play in the County Championship Preliminary Round.
The Club championships will be run together prior to the summer and the County Championship will be run after Kerry exit the All-Ireland.
The committee were in favour of continuing with the existing format for the senior championship i.e. Christy Ring Cup format. Extra-extra time of 5 minutes per half to be played in the first round in an effort to improve the likelihood of getting a result on the day.
Viability of some District Teams if stronger clubs go Senior
If a Divisional/District/Group team is reduced to three clubs or less following the promotion of one of its clubs to Senior at least one of the remaining teams would have to be playing at Intermediate or playing in Division 1 or 2 of the County League in order for them to continue to participate as a team in the County Championship.
If this criterion could not be met the Divisional/District/Group team will play in the County Championship Preliminary Round.
Upon re-entry to the championship the performance of the district/divisional team over their last five years of playing in either the championship proper or the preliminary round would be used to determine if they enter the preliminary round or the first round proper.
If and when there is a preliminary round the bottom two performing teams over the five year period that make up the preliminary round rather than the present system where the loser of the round is automatically in the preliminary round the following year.
If and when there is a preliminary round the committee recommends that the C.C.C. meet with representatives of both teams involved to discuss suitable dates for playing it. Following which the CCC will confirm date & venue.