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Under this proposal, the format of the All-Ireland senior football championship would be as follows:
PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Knock-out format as at present.
ALL-IRELAND QUALIFER SERIES
Round 1 Sixteen teams that do not qualify for provincial semi-finals
Round 2 Eight round 1 winners play eight defeated provincial semi-finalists
Round 3 Eight round 2 winners play each other on an open-draw basis
Round 4 Four round 3 winners play four provincial runners-up
(i) A Division 3 or 4 team drawn against a Division 1 or 2 team in rounds one, two or three of the qualifiers will be granted an automatic home-venue advantage.
(ii) The format of ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides to the qualifier draw will be ended.
The current quarter-final stage of the championship to be replaced by a Group Stage, contested by the four provincial champions and the four round 4 qualifier winners.
The group stage will be organised on a league basis with two groups of four teams, with each team playing the other three teams once. (See below for tie-breaking devices.)
Year 1 groupings (succeeding years could be based a rota system):
Order of fixtures in both groups
Team 1 v Team 2. Croke Park
Team 3 v Team 4. Croke Park
Team 1 v Team 3 or 4. Home advantage for provincial champions.
Team 2 V Team 3 or 4. Home advantage for provincial champions.
Team 1 v Team 3 or 4. Home advantage for Team 3 or 4.
Team 2 v Team 3 or 4. Home advantage for Team 3 or 4.
Home venues shall be subject to approval by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) and shall meet the criteria set down by the National Facilities/Health and Safety Committee. CCCC shall make the draws for Rounds 2 and 3.
The above fixtures format for the group stage means that each team will have one game in Croke Park, one home game and one away game.
Tie-breakers in the event of teams finishing level on points (in order of application):
(i) Result of game between two tied teams (only where two teams are level on points) (ii) Score difference
Group 1 winner v Group 2 runner-up
Group 2 winner v Group 1 runner-up
(to be played over one weekend)
The Allianz Leagues for 2017 are now on sale! They are live on your whitelabel websites (see below links) and are also on sale in selected Super Valu and Centra stores.
The pre purchase discounted price is now €12 for Div 1 & 2 in Football and Div 1A and 1B in Hurling.
This is 20% off the full price ticket if purchased in advance. The cut off time for the pre-purchase discount will be midnight on the night before the fixture (Tickets on match day will be €15).
Div 3 & 4 in Football and 2 & 3 in Hurling will remain at €10 for adults.
The GAA Season Tickets are still on sale and renewals on-going
Remember €45 of €99 season ticket and €146 of club+ season ticket sales go to your county
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.
4 GAMES DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATORS
North America County Board
The North America County Board wish to recruit 4 County Games Development Administrators on part-time contracts in the following Regions:
· North East Division - Boston
· Central Division – Chicago
· Western Division – San Francisco
The successful candidates will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and will report directly to the NACB Games Development Officer (GDO).
Duties & Responsibilities include:
Implement a regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;
Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups;
Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context;
Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties to effectively develop Gaelic Games.
Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.
· Candidate must qualify to work and live in the United States through either a working Visa (J-1 Visa, P-3 Visa) or US Citizenship;
· Full International Driving license is essential;
· Extensive experience of playing, coaching, refereeing and administration within a GAA context;
· Candidate is required to hold, at time of application, at least a current Child Protection Course and an Award One Coaching Certification in Hurling at Child, Youth or Adult level;
· Excellent administrative and IT Skills are essential;
· Exceptional interpersonal skills;
· Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written);
· Flexibility to work weekends and evening times.
· Third Level Qualification in Sports Science, Sport & Leisure or Equivalent.
· Experience of working with Gaelic Games in an Urban Games environment.
· Familiarity with such computer programs as Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and the use of Social Media as a Games Promotion tool for the GAA.
Candidates interested in the above role should apply at http://www.jobs.ie/ApplyForJob.aspx?Id=1507841
with an up to date cover letter and curriculum vitae on or before 5 p.m. on Monday 8th February 2016.
GAA is an equal opportunities employer
The format is:
1) The 2 finalists from 2014 (Ciarraí agus Corcaigh) receive a bye into the semi-finals for 2015.
2) The remaining 4 counties (An Clár, Luimneach, Portláirge agus Tiobraid Árann) play in 2 quarter finals, the pairings for which will be decided by an open draw.
3) The 2 winners of the quarter finals qualify for the semi-finals along with the two finalists from 2014.
4) The pairings for the semi-finals will be decided by open draw.
The Munster Senior Hurling Championship and all other championships will be played using the same format as pertained in 2014.
Back Row: Patrick Donnellan, Brendan Bugler, Conor Ryan, David McInerney and Colm Galvin.
Front Row: Pádraic Collins, Tony Kelly and Conor McGrath
Pádraic Collins, David McInerney, Tony Kelly, Conor Ryan and Colm Galvin
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