Mid Cork Rules 2021
Mid Cork LGFA League Rules for 2021 Season
All rules below are pursuant with Rule 182 of the Official LGFA Guide, any breaches of these rules may be subject to CODA procedures.
Games to be played on or before dates given. Exceptions only in the event of both teams agreeing an alternative date, providing this date does not interfere with another fixture date. The Mid Cork Board Fixture Secretary must be informed in advance of the new date and she/he will confirm with both clubs if the new date is acceptable.
- If both clubs agree an alternative date and time for their fixture and this is confirmed by the Fixture Secretary, this date then becomes the default date and time for the fixture.
Fixtures must be played in the order drawn and notified unless agreed by the Fixture Secretary.
Throw in times
In the event of both teams being unable to agree a throw in time, the Mid Cork Board default time of 3.00p.m shall be imposed for Weekend fixtures. In the case of a Midweek fixture 7.30pm will be deemed the throw in time. Where floodlights are not available and light maybe an issue this time may be adjusted by the Fixtures Secretary.
- For U12 and upwards “B” grade matches will be fixed for Saturdays at 3pm to avoid clashes with “A” teams
If home side cannot provide pitch in good time, they must concede home advantage. Contact to be made with the Fixture Secretary if there is a change of Venue. In the event that both teams being unable to provide a venue, both teams must agree an alternative date, providing this date does not interfere with the next fixture date and the Mid Cork Fixture Secretary has been informed. He/she will confirm with both clubs if the new date is acceptable. If both teams cannot agreed to a new fixture date within two days of the original fixture date, a new date and time will be set by the Fixtures Secretary.
Home side must organise neutral referee and advise opposition team with Referee’s name at least 48hrs advance.
Your appointed referee must return a completed match report to the Mid Cork Secretary within 48 hrs of the match. Referees who consistently fail to return completed reports will be restricted from refereeing in the Division. In the case of any serious incidents the match report must be submitted within 24hrs.
For all league semi-finals and finals the Mid Cork Board shall appoint the referee.
Referees to be drawn from approved County Board list only.
Home Club will receive automated text from web site in advance of match. Result to be submitted within 24hrs of completion of match.
The winning team must also text the result to John Henchion on 086 8126616
Walkovers can only be awarded by the Mid Cork Board executive committee following consultation with both teams involved. Failure to play the fixture may result in a walkover not being awarded to either team and the fixture declared void.
Where a team cannot field on the given fixture date and time and where the opposition are unable or unwilling to facilitate a change, the Mid Cork Board executive committee shall have the power to deem the result a walkover.
- Any team failing to fulfil two fixtures will be expelled from the competition. A team awarded a walkover by the Mid Cork Board executive committee will be deemed to have fulfilled that fixture.
- Walkovers may not be taken into account by the Mid Cork Board for regrading purposes.
- Clubs giving walkovers may be levied a fine up to a maximum €25 for the first walkover and a maximum €50 for subsequent walkovers.
Final League Standings
- For Semi Final placings following the league phase, the team in 1st will play 4th place and the team in 2nd will play 3rd. Teams in 1st and 2nd shall have home advantage.
- In the event of two teams finishing level on league points their head to head record will be taken into account. The winner of the head to head match will be ranked higher. If their head to head result was a draw then lots will be drawn for semi-final placings.
- In the event of the teams in 4th and 5th place finishing tied, their head to head record will not be taken into account and a playoff will take place.
- The winning team in a division final shall be promoted two years later. E.g. Winners of U14B in 2018 shall be promoted to U16A in 2020. If the Mid Cork Executive deems that the runners up in a B, C or D grade final, are strong enough for a higher grade two seasons later they will also be promoted.
- The team finishing in last place in each division shall be relegated two years later. In the event of tie for last place the head to head record of the teams will be taken into account, with the losers being relegated. If the Mid Cork Executive deems that a second team is too weak for a division they shall have the power to relegate this team.
- In the event of three teams finishing level on points at the bottom of the league table and where there is no clear head to head loser the Mid Cork Board shall have the power to decide which team/s is relegated.
- Clubs with second teams in the league must nominate their best fifteen active players, who will only be permitted to play with their first team. Clubs with third teams must nominate 15 players on their A team and 15 players for their B teams, none of these 30 players can play with their C team. Players not expected to play in the 2021 should not be named in a clubs first fifteen. Players of a lower age group who are considered better than an older girl must be named in the best active 15 players, E.g. U13 player better than an U14 must be named in your first 15 (It is the responsibility of the club to provide this list 7 working days before their first fixture, failure to do so will lead to expulsion from the competition).
- The executive of the Mid Cork Board shall have the right to remove a team from a competition if it determines that a team has breached the first 15 rule or first 13 at U12.
- At U12 it is your best thirteen players that need to be named, as per rule 24 if an U11 is a better player than an U12 then she must be named in your best 13 active players.
- The U12 second team competition is for 12-year olds only, U11’s may not participate.
- As per general rule 295, at Under 12 level, competitions may be organised on a league format, with no championships, on the basis that participating teams should be a maximum of 13-A-Side. Games should be organised over four quarters, and provision shall be made for all members of the team panel to participate in a minimum of one quarter. A breach will be referred to CODA for sanction.
- The U14 second team competition is for 14 year olds only, U13’s may not participate.
- The U10 and U11 leagues will be go games format, 11 a side as per LGFA guidelines.
- Play commences with throw in at centre.
- Goalkeeper may advance 10m for all kick outs.
- 2 touch rule (2 solos or 1 hop 1 solo).
- No 45’s.
- 3 points over the bar 1 point for under the bar.
- Player who is fouled takes the free from her hands nearest player takes side line kicks.
- 11 x 11 max, can be reduced to facilitate numbers. For larger numbers 2 matches to be played simultaneously
- Equal playing time for all.
- 50mins per game 92 x 25min or 4 x 12.5 min)
- Goalposts 8ft x 6ft or training poles optional.
- No scores to be recorded.
- Rule 30 applies to Under 8s with the exception of 9 players per team.
- All Second team competitions from U14 upwards are 13 a side.
- Minor C grade is 13 a side.
- U12A Finalists go to A County.
- U12A Losing Semi-finalists go to B County.
- U12B1 Finalists go to C County.
- U12B1 Losing Semi-finalists go to D County.
- *Winners of U12B2 league will contest the U12B1 semi final
- U14A Finalists go to A County.
- U14A Losing Semi-finalists go to B County.
- U14B Finalists go to C County.
- U14B Losing Semi-finalists go to D County.
- U16A Finalists go to A County.
- U16A Losing Semi-finalists go to B County.
- U16B Finalists go to C County.
- U16B Losing Semi-finalists go to D County.
- Minor A Finalists to A County.
- Minor A Losing Semi-finalists to B County.
- Minor B Finalists go to C County.
- Minor C Finalists go to D County.
Silent Side line
- For U12 matches and downwards silent side lines will be enforced by the referee or by Neutral Mid Cork executive member in attendance, any reported breach of this rule will be subject to a €50 fine per incident.(see details below)
SILENT SIDELINE RULES
Applies to all age games at Under 12 and younger games under the auspices of the Mid Cork Board of Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Association
The aim is to improve the fun and learning experience for all of the players.
No coaching from anyone on the sidelines or anywhere in the environs of where the game is being played – this includes all team mentors, parents and supporters. It extends to every decision to be made by any player on the field, such as whether to run back or forward, whether to kick or handpass, long or short etc.
One designated coach may give individual instructions when play is stopped.
No encroachment onto the field of play by anyone other than players and referee (except in the case of an injury to a player)
Parents/Supporters may applaud positive play, congratulate girls on their performance/skills and encourage them
- Absolutely NO shouting or directing at the players or officials from the sidelines;
- Coaches to speak to players at halftime and when making changes ONLY;
- Clapping & cheering allowed for scores and effort from both sides;
- No directing or coaching advice from adults at anytime;
- No questioning of the official in charge of game
Encourage, Praise, Clap and Cheer
295. Games in Under 11 and younger shall be organised on the Go Games Model. Go Games are modified where results are not formally recorded, and where all participants get to play during the course of the game. Teams at Under 6 and 7 shall be a maximum of 7-A-Side. Teams at Under 8 and 9 shall be a maximum of 9-A-Side. Teams of Under 10 and 11 shall be a maximum of 11-A-Side. At Under 12 level, competitions may be organised on a league format, with no championships, on the basis that participating teams should be a maximum of 13-A-Side. Games should be organised over four quarters, and provision shall be made for all members of the team panel to participate in a minimum of one quarter. A breach will be referred to CODA for sanction.