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Mayo G.A.A. League Rules and Regulations 2020 2020-07-24 17:05:00

Mayo G.A.A. League Rules and Regulations 2020

 

GAA "Give Respect - Get Respect" initiative.



   Mayo Central Competition Controls Committee (CCC) is mindful of the GAA Give Respect Get Respect campaign and has drawn up 2020 regulations for the benefit of all stakeholders-players referees, team management, officials, media, members and spectators.


All Stakeholders are expected to adhere to the GAA Respect initiative, "Give Respect - Get Respect". This programme seeks to ensure that Gaelic Games are promoted and played in a positive, fair and enjoyable manner where players, coaches, spectators and referees, "Give Respect - Get Respect" from each other.


Referees:  To be welcomed to the GAA Club.


Before the Game:  Players to acknowledge their opposing player


Players:  Play by the rules and take responsibility for their own behaviour whilst respecting opposition, Referees and officials


Referees:  communicate decisions to players in an effective manner


After the Game:  Players to acknowledge the referee, opposing players and coaches


Supporters:  Remain in designated areas at the side of the pitch/in the stand for the full duration of each game.  Always respect the match officials' officials and encourage children to do likewise.



Mayo GAA League Rules and Regulations 2020

 

 

  1. Venues


    1. The first named team has home venue


  1. Referees


    1. Where the appointed referee fails to turn up, the travelling team may select a recognised referee from within Mayo GAA referee panel agreed by the CCC. If they are unable to do so, then the home club may select a recognised county referee. If no county referee is available, the match shall not take place.


  1. Postponements:


    1. The County Competitions Control Committee must sanction mutual postponements.
    2. Postponements will not be granted, except by mutual agreement between the two clubs involved.
    3. The agreed new date must be within 16 days of the original fixture and the runai must be notified on or before the date of original fixture when this fixture will take place. Both Clubs must notify the Runaí-Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo\Secretary Mayo using enclosed Postponement Form Appendix 2. If the runai does not have this information on enclosed Postponement Form (Appendix 2.) the game will be null and void with the loss of points and a fine of €250 will be imposed on both clubs.
    4. If a team cancels a game without agreement with the opposing club, Runaí-Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo /Secretary Mayo must be informed in writing of cancellation on enclosed Postponement Form (Appendix 2.) on or before the date of fixture by the opposing club indicating that no agreement was reached on cancellation or new date. If runai not notified section 3(C) will be invoked.

    1. Points will be awarded to opposing club if the opposing club have fulfilled their requirement on this standardised Postponement Form as outlined in 3(C).

 

    1. CCC will appoint an overseer who will review all fixtures at the end of each week and report all findings including fixtures unfulfilled and documentation received, CCC will subsequently review nominated fixtures and rule on findings, clubs will be notified of decisions where applicable by Runai Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo.

 

  1. Any games re fixed by the county CCC cannot be postponed by mutual agreement. No postponements will be allowed for the final round of the league and all previous rounds must be completed before the final round.
  2. League games will not be postponed by CCC for a team who wishes to take part in an overseas trip.
  • Only the appointed referee in consultation with the county secretary can declare a pitch unplayable. Where a pitch is in doubt, the home club must notify the county secretary and the appointed referee of the situation and make arrangements for an alternative pitch. If the home club is unable to provide an alternative pitch then the match will be transferred to the away team’s pitch, if no pitch is available then the game will be fixed/re-fixed by the CCC.
  1. Failure to fulfil fixtures.


    1. Any team failing to fulfil two league fixtures will be fined €200 and eliminated from the competition or entered into a play-off should it be required.


    1. All fines will have to be paid by November 30th 2020. All unpaid fines will be deducted from club rebates in order for a team to be eligible to enter a team in the following years league
    2. Teams are NOT allowed to double up on league and championship games a fine of €250 and loss of points on the game they have doubled up on.


  1. General.


    1. The maximum number of players, management and officials from each club allowed inside the pitch boundary will be 30-including Players, medical and management. Penalty €250.


    1. The CCC recommend to all clubs to provide a programme for league games, the onus will be on the home team to provide the programme, the away team to supply their team three days in advance of the fixture. This Programme must be free of charge, and must contain free advertisement for any Mayo GAA Leagues Official Sponsor


Player Status


    1. Clubs with teams in more than one of the other divisions of a League are required to nominate 15 players for the team in the higher division which must include 12 players who played in the last championship game in 2019. The nominated players may not play in the lower division for that season.


    1. The list of nominated players must be furnished to the County Secretary by March1st every year.


 

  1. Michael Walsh Leagues – Senior, Intermediate and Junior.


Michael Walsh Senior League

 

The Michael Walsh Senior League will be divided into 4 Groups – Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4.


The top 2 team in each Group will play quarter finals semi-final and final, the quarter finals and semi-finals will be drawn. The winner will receive €1,250, a Trophy and a set of medals.


The CCC reserve the right to reduce the groups or knockout rounds if there is not a full entry of all Senior Teams


Clubs are also reminded that all games in Michael Walsh Competitions will go ahead irrespective of club players involved in inter county competitions


Group Winners will receive Home Advantage for Quarter Final fixtures as long as there are 4 groups. The CCC may request to toss a coin for a venue for any other knock out stage for secondary competitions and Quarter Finals if there are less than 4 groups.


Winner on the Day- All Knockout games in the Michael Walsh Senior Competition are subject to Winner on the Day i.e if a knockout game ends in a draw in normal time, the following will apply;


  • If level at the end of normal time, -2 periods x 10 minutes
  • If still level , 5 Penalty Kicks per team shall be taken.
  • Only Goals allowed.
  • Sudden Death if still Level after 5 Penalty Kicks by each team.

 

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

 

 

The Michael Walsh Intermediate League will be divided into 4 Groups – Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4.


The top 2 team in each Group will play quarter finals semi-final and final, the quarter finals and semi-finals will be drawn. The winner will receive €750, a Trophy and a set of medals

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The CCC reserve the right to reduce the groups or knockout rounds if there is not a full entry of all Intermediate Teams


Clubs are also reminded that all games in Michael Walsh Competitions will go ahead irrespective of club players involved in inter county competitions


Group Winners will receive Home Advantage for Quarter Final fixtures as long as there are 4 groups. The CCC may request to toss a coin for a venue for any other knock out stage for secondary competitions and Quarter Finals if there are less than 4 groups.


Winner on the Day- All Knockout games in the Michael Walsh Intermediate Competition are subject to Winner on the Day i.e if a knockout game ends in a draw in normal time, the following will apply;


  • If level at the end of normal time, -2 periods x 10 minutes
  • If still level , 5 Penalty Kicks per team shall be taken.
  • Only Goals allowed.
  • Sudden Death if still Level after 5 Penalty Kicks by each team.


Michael Walsh Junior League

 

The Michael Walsh Junior League will be divided into 4 Groups – Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4.


The top 2 team in each Group will play quarter finals semi-final and final, the quarter finals and semi-finals will be drawn. The winner will receive €500, a Trophy and a set of medals


 The CCC reserve the right to reduce the groups or knockout rounds if there is not a full entry of all Junior Teams. The CCC reserve the right to have a Michael Walsh Junior B League if so desired

Clubs are also reminded that all games in Michael Walsh Competitions will go ahead irrespective of club players involved in inter county competitions


Group Winners will receive Home Advantage for first Knockout

Round. The CCC may request to toss a coin for a venue for any other knock out stage of this competition.



The CCC reserve the right to reduce the groups or reduce knockout rounds if there is not a full entry of all Junior Teams


Winner on the Day- All Knockout games in the Michael Walsh Junior Competition are subject to Winner on the Day i.e if a knockout game ends in a draw in normal time, the following will apply;


  • If level at the end of normal time, -2 periods x 10 minutes
  • If still level , 5 Penalty Kicks per team shall be taken.
  • Only Goals allowed.
  • Sudden Death if still Level after 5 Penalty Kicks by each team.


Each of the Divisions listed above constitute different and distinct Competitions for the purposes of any penalties imposed under Rule 7.2 T.O.2019

  1. The following regulations shall apply to our leagues; 

Where two teams are involved, the outcome of the meeting of the two  teams in the previous game in the Competition.

Scoring difference – (subtracting the total scores Against from total scores for.

Highest Total Score for.

A Play - Off


Exception to C: 


In relation to means (ii) and (iii )above, If the accumulated scores of a team, so involved, are affected by a disqualification, loss of game on a proven objection, retirement or walk over, the tie shall be decided by the following;

Firstly, Score Difference from the games in which only the teams involved (teams tied on points), have played each other (Subtracting Total Scores Against from Total Scores for). If both teams have the same score difference, then the next step is to compare their Highest Total For, in which only the teams involved, have played each other. If the teams still can’t be separated, then a playoff must be played. 


  1. Results

All results for the week must be in by 6.00pm on Sunday nights if they are to be included in the results section of the national papers on Monday morning.



  1. Return of Trophies, Cups and Shields

All Trophies to be returned by 1st August 2020. Failure to do so a fine of €250 and €50 per month thereafter or replacement of trophy of equal value.


Clash of Colours:

  • In the event of a clash of jersey colours’ for any league, both teams must change to an alternative color unless otherwise agreed with both clubs in all championship and league games, the alternative color must be forwarded to Runai along with the team sheets A fine of €200 per game will be imposed on each team if either team does not meet this requirement.

It is compulsory that gum shields are worn during warm up activity, training and all games in the interest of player safety and for insurance cover.


  • Without a gum shield a player is not protected against serious injury nor can corrective medical treatment be applied for through the
  •  player injury scheme.


Challenge Games Notification



 

With the return of challenge games, we would ask all Units to submit all requests using the new GAA Online Challenge Match form below.


This same form can be used for all challenge matches regardless of age-grade, code, level or where your opponent is from.


The form is designed to only accept responses from users using an official GAA E-Mail Account.


Link:

 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zhRwswhiPFpKlRFNnrSRdiBUOUNPSUJDTVVQNzFCWDY5SFJKRk5TSU1USy4u



Clubs are reminded that the County Competitions Control Committee must be notified two days in advance of all challenge games at all grades in the county. Failure to notify the Committee in writing will mean that the players will not be covered under the player’s injury scheme. The notification must contain the following information:


1.       The names of the competing teams.

2.       The date and time of game

3.       Grade of teams

4.       Venue for game

5.       Name of Referee


The referee must be from the county referee’s panel, who shall submit a report to the relevant board secretary. Notification of all challenge games within the county should be emailed to secretary.mayo@gaa.ie



For games involving clubs from other counties in the Province, permission must also be sought from the Provincial Secretary at reception.connacht@gaa.ie.


Rule 6.41. T.O. 2019 Challenge Games

(a)       All Challenge Games shall be sanctioned by the appropriate Controlling Authority, which will deal with any disciplinary matters arising. (Appendix 1 to be used)

 

(b)      An Inter-County Challenge game shall be sanctioned by Provincial Council(s) and Central Council, as appropriate. Sanction must be obtained from the Provincial Council where teams are from the one Province, and from the appropriate Provincial Councils and Central Council where teams are from more than one Province. After the conclusion of a National Hurling or Football League, an Inter-County Challenge Game in that code may not be played on a Saturday or Sunday unless a Round of Adult Club Games is played in the Counties involved on the preceding Monday to Saturday inclusive, or is to be played on the Sunday i.e. the day after a Saturday Challenge Game. Permission for such proposed Challenge Games shall be refused by the Sanctioning Body unless it is satisfied that the condition above has been met, but special permission may be given in exceptional cases (e.g. for the Official Opening of a Ground).

(c)      An Inter-Club Challenge Game shall be sanctioned by County Committee(s), Provincial Council(s) or Central Council. Sanction must be obtained from the County Committee where the teams are from the one County, from the County Committees and from the Provincial Council where the teams are from two or more Counties, and Sanction must be obtained from the County Committees, from the appropriate Provincial Councils and from Central Council where the teams are from more than one Province.

(d)      Units organizing Challenge Games shall make applications, in writing, to the appropriate authority/authorities in such time as to have permission granted or otherwise, two days prior to the date of the proposed game. The Council or Committee-in-Charge may give authority to its Secretary to grant permission. Where sanction is required from more than one Unit of the Association for a particular Challenge Game, notice shall be given by the Applicant Units, at or about the same time, directly to all relevant Units.

(e)      The following details shall be included in the application: The Names of the Competing Teams; the Venue; the Name of the Referee, who shall be on the current and recognised List of Referees at County/Provincial/National Levels, as appropriate. The Referee shall be neutral in the case of a Senior Inter-County Game.


(f)       The Referee’s Match Report shall be submitted to the appropriate authority within three days of the Game. When the Committee or Council-in-Charge deems it necessary, the Report shall be submitted within 24 hours.


(g)      The above Rules are applicable to Juvenile Challenge games (players in the Under 16 age group or younger). Failure to comply with any of the above Rule provisions shall not affect Disciplinary Proceedings being taken, arising from a Game played.


Penalties: For a Unit participating in an unauthorised Challenge Game: Fine - County €500; Club €200.


Opposition within the County            secretary.mayo@gaa.ie


Opposition within the Province          secretary.mayo@gaa.ie and reception.connacht@gaa.ie


Opposition outside the Province         secretary.mayo@gaa.ie and reception.connacht@gaa.ie and challengegames@gaa.ie




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