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MID CORK RULES 2018


Mid Cork Leagues Rules 2018


Postponements or fixture changes

For this to be permitted both clubs MUST agree on an alternative date BEFORE seeking permission to change a game from the Fixture Secretary.  Permission to change a date must be by email or text from both clubs. The postponements or fixture changes are not ratified until confirmed in writing by the Fixture Secretary to both clubs. Failure to adhere to this WILL result in the loss of points. 

Pitches

Teams drawn first shall have home advantage. In the event of the home team being unable to provide a pitch the away team shall gain home advantage. If both teams are unable to provide a pitch and the Mid Board cannot provide a neutral venue, then both teams will agree an alternative date which must be ratified by the fixture secretary.  In the event of both teams not agreeing an alternative date the fixture secretary will refix the match. 

Results

It is the responsibility of the Home clubs to ensure their designated results official sends the automated text results back to the website within 24hrs of all games. It is recommended that each team check the website to ensure that the correct result has been entered. The winning team are also request to send the match result to John Henchion Fixture Secretary at 086 8126616. In the event of the match ending in a  draw both teams should send the result. Failure to send the result on time will be penalised by a €15 fine for each offence.

Walkovers

The following penalties shall be levied for games where walkovers are given by a club €25 for first walkover and €50 for second walkover plus expulsion from the League. Unfulfilled fixtures upon completion of a league shall result in a €50 fine.

Default Time

The default time for weekend matches is 3pm on the stated fixture day ie Saturday or Sunday. For weekday matches the default time is 6.30pm or 7.30pm in June/July/August.

League Tables

Teams shall receive 2pts for a win, 1pt for a draw and 0pts for a loss. 

Scoring difference will not be taken into account where teams finish level on points.

Where teams finish level on points their head to head result will be taken into account for final placing except when teams are tied on league points for 4th and 5th place, then a playoff will take place. The team in 4th place shall have home advantage.

Where two teams finish level on points in the table for places 1,2,3 or 4 and their head to head result was a draw then a playoff may take place if time allows (determined by the board) otherwise lots will be drawn.

Where 3 teams or more  finish level on points in the table for places 1,2,3 or 4 and their head to head results do not separate them then a playoff may take place if time allows (determined by the board) otherwise lots will be drawn.

Following final league placings Semi Finals will be played as follows 1st V 4th and 2nd V 3rd with 1st and 2nd having home advantage.

Teams with 2 or more games unplayed at the league cutoff date will not be eligible for semifinal places or county places.

Cut Off for League Results

The cutoff date for league results is the date of the final league fixtures of the given age group and grade.

Referees

Home team shall appoint the referee from the approved County Board list, and the opposition must be informed in advance by text of the intended referee.

Club B Teams.

5 days prior to the start of the League, clubs with B teams must submit to the board a list of their BEST ACTIVE 15 players in that particular age group which must cover both years e.g. At U14 if you have a player that is 13years old in her first year of that age group and is a better player than a 14 year old in her final year of that age group then the 13 year old must be named in your best fifteen.

Players who are registered with a club but no longer play cannot be named in a first fifteen.

Players who are injured and will not play again before the completion of the competition cannot be named in a first fifteen.

Clubs with B teams must provide a copy of their team sheets for all games A and B including substitutes upon request by the board.

The board shall rule on any disputes of “first fifteen” players, any breach of this rule will result in a €100 fine and the possible expulsion of a clubs A and B teams.

County Places

U14 & U16            A league Finalists shall be entered in A County Championship.

                               A league losing Semi Finalists will be entered in the B County Championship.

                               B league Finalists shall be entered in C County Championship.

                              B league losing Semi Finalists will be entered in the D County Championship.

U12                       A league Finalists shall be entered in A County Championship.

                              A league losing Semi Finalists will be entered in the B County Championship.

                              B league Finalists shall be entered in C County Championship.

                               B league losing Semi Finalists will be entered in the D County Championship.

                                 Winners of the Mid Cork U12C league will be entered in the Mid Cork B League semifinals and shall be                                            entered in the county championship based on their semi final result.

U18                        A league Finalists shall be entered in A County Championship.

                               A league losing Semi Finalists will be entered in the B County Championship.

                               B league Finalists shall be entered in C County Championship.

                               C league Finalists shall be entered in D County Championship.