GAA

New format for Senior and Intermediate Championships

County Board approve new structures

Philip Rooney

Reporter:

Philip Rooney

Email:

philip.rooney@leitrimobserver.ie

New format for Senior and Intermediate Championships

Last night's County Board meeting gave resounding support to a proposal from Mohill to introduce new formats for the Senior and Intermediate club championships.

The new format will see two groups of six compete in a round-robin format, guaranteeing all teams five Championship group games.

The top four teams will then progress to the quarter-finals while the bottom two teams in each group will compete in the relegation semi-finals.

The following will be the new format for the 2017 Connacht Gold Senior and Fox Monumentals Intermediate Championships:

The 12 competing teams be divided into two groups of six (A & B) numbered 1-6 in each group, each team having five group games. Random selection will be used with the first team drawn out going into Group A and the second team to be drawn out going into Group B etc.

The top four teams in each group would make up the eight teams contesting the quarter-finals with the bottom two teams in each group contesting the Relegation Semi Finals.

The draw for the Quarter Finals will be as follows:

Place    (Group)                                    Place    (Group)

1          (A)                   vs                     4          (B)

2          (A)                   vs                     3          (B)

1          (B)                   vs                     4          (A)

2          (B)                   vs                     3          (A)

The Semi Finals shall be an Open Draw.

The Relegation Semi-Finals would be as follows:

Place    (Group)                         Place    (Group)

5          (A)                   vs         6          (B)

6          (A)                   vs         5          (B)

League semi-finals have been removed in league competitions in Division 1 and 2.

As well as the changes to the Senior and Intermediate Championships, almost all competitions from Senior to Underage are the subject of structural change.

No less important and perhaps most significant is that underage structures have received their most radical revamp ever as Leitrim looks to the future.

Details of the formats for the underage championships can be found on the Leitrim GAA website