Final Dates & Divisions for 2018 Football
Dates for quarters, semis etc…..
Local Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 by Friday May 11th
County Quarter Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 between areas to be played around Wednesday May 18th
County Semi Finals for Divisions 3,4,5 Wednesday 23rd)
Also County Quarter Finals for Division 1B by Friday 18th May
Local Finals/ Quarter Finals for Division 1 & 2 by Friday May 18th
County Semi Finals for Divisions 1, 1 B & 2 week of 21st – 25th May (Thursday 24th)
Small Schools Day in McHale Park – TBC – non-competitive. Please contact me if you wish to participate.
Small Schools Activity Day – Centre of Excellence, Bekan – Wednesday June 13th. Please contact me if you wish to participate.
Semis and finals to be played in COE Bekan on Friday 27th April.
11.00 a.m. Girls’ semis 11.30a.m. Boys’ semis
12.00p.m. Girls’ final 12.30p.m. Boys’ final
Non-competitive blitzes TBC
All qualifying blitzes to be played by Friday May 18th – Hurling finals (C/O Adrian Hession – firstname.lastname@example.org) If there is a clash of with football we ask that Mondays & Fridays are allocated to hurling fixtures.
*Note on County Finals*
Due to adverse weather conditions and the demand for McHale Park, county final dates have yet to be confirmed. We have requested three days to run our finals and a fourth day to run our Small Schools’ Day. We are hoping to hear from the County Board in the next few weeks with confirmation of dates providing the main pitch is made available to us. We feel it is very important that as many children as possible play on our county pitch. For the past few years our finals have taken place on Mondays in the last two weeks in May and first Tuesday/second Monday in June. If you feel that you might be involved then it might be a good idea to avoid these dates when booking school tours. As soon as dates are confirmed we will inform you all.
Division 6 , small schools blitz TBC (Mid June)
Divisions1,1B 4& 5 are pretty much the same as last year and can be ran off the same way. We have a change to Division 2B. Second placed teams will progress from each group into the B competition. Teams that win Div 1/1B and Div 2/2B are excluded from entering the B competitions the following year. The B competitions are to encourage weaker teams and give more schools an opportunity to play in a county semi-final / final . There is a separate attachment to this email for D2teams with a format that hopefully will work. Division 3 has been divided into 4 groups with the winner from each qualifying for county semi-finals. There are six weeks left until county semis, so that should leave ample time for all fixtures to be played. If I have someone in a wrong division or have left somebody out or you want a change, please get in touch with either myself or James. Best of luck everyone.
Neil Reilly 094-9380311 email@example.com
James Feeney 094-9258169 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are just a few of the basic rules that apply across all division
- Mouthguards/Gumshields are mandatory. No gumshields, no game.
- Neutral referees as far as possible. A list of referees for all areas can be found on the official Mayo GAA website.
- Two movements of the ball allowed with all frees/sidelines/45’s/kickouts from the hand.
- Score difference is never to be used in determining results or groups. There is nothing to be gained in racking up big scores against weaker opposition. It goes against all we are trying to promote. Give respect, get respect.
See attached documents for details of divisions