Draw Formats and Regulations for County Championships 2016 -2019   11/12/2016

Draw Formats and Regulations for Cork County Championships 2016-2019

2017 Championships 

 

Senior Hurling Championship

  • Fánaithe an Ghleanna
  • Rogha Eireann
  • Dubhglas
  • Na Sairséalaigh
  • Baile Nua Seandroma
  • Uí Mac Coille
  • Mainistir na Corann
  • Carraig Tuathaill
  • Barra Naofa Iom
  • Fanuithe na Bride
  • Carraig Dubh
  • Duiche Ealla
  • Na Piarsaigh
  • Baile an Mhairtéalaigh
  • Eochaill
  • Baile hAodha
  • Baile an Easpaig
  • Baile Nuis
  • Droichead na Banndan
  • Cilliath
  • Carrigdhoun
  • Coláiste na hOllscoile
  • Cairbre
  • Abhann Dúbh
  • C.I.T.
  • Muscraí

 

Preliminary Round. Four teams2 games. Winners go to Round 1.

Losers go to Round 2B.

Round 1. 24 teams. 12 games. Open Draw. Winners to go to Round 2A. Losers go to Round 2B.

Round 2A. 12 teams (Winners of R1) 6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers go to Round 3.

Round 2B. 14 teams (12 Losers of R1 plus 2 Losers of the Preliminary Round games). Seven Games. The Losers of the Preliminary Round games must play in this Round and will be placed in slots 1 and 3 of the Draw.

The first drawn team will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1. The second drawn team will play the losers of Preliminary Round Game 2.

Teams that met in a previous round cannot meet in this round. 

Winners of Round 2B go to Round 3. Losers of Round 2B are eliminated from the championship. 

The losers of Round 2B play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

If the Preliminary Round winning teams, subsequently lose their Round 1 games and their Round 2B games, having already won a game in the championship, they will not be required to play off with the losers of Round 2B to determine the lowest teams.

Round 3. 13 teams; six Losers of R 2A plus seven Winners of R 2B.  Six Games plus 1 Bye.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to R4. The Losers are eliminated.

As all teams in this Round have already lost a game, the last team to be drawn will receive the bye Round 4.

Round 4. 13 teams. The six winners from R 2A plus the six winners from R 3 plus the Bye team from R 3.

Bye team in R 3 must play in this Round and will be placed in the first slot. A Winner from R 2A will be drawn to play the Bye team.

Five Games in this round. The winners plus the three Byes go to the quarterfinals.  Only winners of R 2A can get a Bye in this round.

The six winners from Round 2A will be placed in Pot 1. The six winners from Round 3 will be placed in Pot 2.

The Draw Format for Round 4 will be as follows.

First pairing               Bye Team R 3 v Winner R 2A

Second pairing          Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Third Pairing             Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Fourth pairing           Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Fifth pairing               Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Three Winners of R 2 A to receive a Bye.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to the Quarterfinals. Losers are eliminated

Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 Games. The Draw for the Quarterfinals will determine the remainder of the Championship Draw.

The semi-finalists from the previous year’s championship will be seeded in the quarterfinals. In the event of one of the previous year’s semi-finalists not qualifying, the team that defeated them will replace them.

In the event of that team not qualifying for the quarterfinals, there will be a draw between the remaining undefeated teams in the competition for the seeded place.

Semi-finals. 4 Teams. 2 games

Final.

 

Senior Football Championship

  • Raonuithe Cairbre
  • Baile an Chullaigh
  • Raonuithe Nemo
  • Abhann Dúbh
  • Gleann Bhearracháin
  • Duiche Ealla
  • Baile an Easpaig
  • Dubhglas
  • Barra Naofa
  • Fanuithe Aidleann
  • Beara
  • Na Dubhchonnaigh
  • Fanuithe na Claise
  • Baile Nuis
  • Fanuithe na Claide
  • Cloch na gCoillte
  • Ath Fhada
  • Cios Ceim
  • Carraig Uí Leighin
  • Muscraí
  • Coláiste na hOllscoile
  • Ó Donnabháin Rossa
  • San Nioclás
  • C.I.T.
  • Cairbre
  • Seandun

 

Preliminary Round. Four teams2 games. Winners go to Round 1.

Losers go to Round 2B

Round 1. 24 teams. 12 games. Open Draw. Winners to go to Round 2A. Losers go to Round 2B.

Round 2A. 12 teams (Winners of R1) 6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers go to Round 3.

Round 2B. 14 teams (12 Losers of R1 plus 2 Losers of the Preliminary Round). Seven Games. The Losers of the Preliminary Round must play in this Round and will be placed in slots 1 and 3 of the Draw.

The first drawn team will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1. The second drawn team will play the losers of Preliminary Round Game 2.

Teams that met in a previous round cannot meet in this round. 

Winners of Round 2B go to Round 3. Losers of Round 2B are eliminated from the championship. 

The losers of Round 2B play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

If the Preliminary Round winning teams, subsequently lose their Round 1 games and their Round 2B games, having already won a game in the championship, they will not be required to play off with the losers of Round 2B to determine the lowest teams.

Round 3. 13 teams; six Losers of R 2A plus seven Winners of R 2B. 

6 Games plus 1 Bye.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to R4. The Losers are eliminated.

As all teams in this Round have already lost a game, the last team to be drawn will receive the bye Round 4.

Round 4. 13 teams. The six winners from R 2A plus the six winners from R 3 plus the Bye team from R 3.

Bye team in R 3 must play in this Round and will be placed in the first slot. A Winner from R 2A will be drawn to play the Bye team.

Five Games in this round. The winners plus the three Byes go to the quarterfinals.  Only winners of R 2A can get a Bye in this round.

The six winners from Round 2A will be placed in Pot 1. The six winners from Round 3 will be placed in Pot 2.

The Draw Format for Round 4 will be as follows.

First pairing               Bye Team R 3 v Winner R 2A

Second pairing          Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Third Pairing             Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Fourth pairing           Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Fifth pairing               Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Three Winners of R 2 A to receive a Bye.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to the Quarterfinals. Losers are eliminated

Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 Games. The Draw for the Quarterfinals will determine the remainder of the Championship Draw.

The semi-finalists from the previous year’s championship will be seeded in the quarterfinals. In the event of one of the previous year’s semi-finalists not qualifying, the team that defeated them will replace them.

In the event of that team not qualifying for the quarterfinals, there will be a draw between the remaining undefeated teams in the competition for the seeded place.

Semi-finals. 4 Teams. 2 games

Final.

 

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

  • Mainistir Fhearmui
  • Mala
  • Beal Atha'n Chasaidh
  • Mainistir Ban
  • Cluain Uamha
  • Ceanntuirc
  • Caislean Ui Liathain
  • An Rath
  • Fanuithe na Cuirseacha
  • An Bhlarna
  • Cnocan na Biolrai
  • Carraig Ui Leighin
  • Fanuithe na Claise
  • An tAth O Néill
  • Innis Cartha
  • Cill Uird

Round 1. 16 teams. 8 games. Open Draw. Winners go to Round 2A, Losers go to Round 2B

Round 2A. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners go to the Quarterfinals and will be placed in Pot 1 for the quarterfinal Draw. Losers go to R3.

Round 2B. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners go to Round 3. Losers are eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Round 3. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners of Round 2 B v Losers of R 2 A.  

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to Quarterfinal, and will be placed in Pot 2 for the quarterfinal draw, and join winners of Round 2A. Losers are eliminated.

Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 games Winners of R 2A v winners of R3.

Semi-finals. 4 teams 2 games.

Final 


Premier Intermediate Football Championship

  • Mainistir Fhearmuí
  • Mhichíl Naofa
  • Éire Óg
  • Droichead na Banndan
  • Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh
  • Machromtha
  • Uinsinn Naofa
  • Baile Caisleán Beara
  • Raonuithe Nemo
  • Mala
  • Naomh Abán
  • Gorma Beanntraí
  • Ath Treasna
  • Grianach
  • Na Piarsaigh
  • Baile Nóra

Round 1. 16 teams. 8 games. Open Draw. Winners go to Round 2A, Losers go to Round 2B

Round 2A. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners go to the Quarterfinals and will be placed in Pot 1 for the quarterfinal Draw. Losers go to R3.

Round 2B. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners go to Round 3. Losers are eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Round 3. 8 teams. 4 games. Winners of Round 2 B v Losers of R 2 A. 

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to Quarterfinal, and will be placed in Pot 2 for the quarterfinal draw, and join winners of Round 2A. Losers are eliminated.

Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 games Winners of R 2A v winners of R3.

Semi-finals. 4 teams 2 games.

Final 

Intermediate Hurling Championship

  • Cill Dairbhre
  • Ath Fhada
  • Baile na mBocht
  • Baile an Chullaigh
  • Druipseach
  • Ath A' Mhuilinn
  • Cill Briotáin
  • Raonuithe Airgidín
  • Baile na Martra
  • Dún Guairne
  • Grianach
  • Éire Óg
  • An Mhaoilinn
  • Baile Garbháin
  • Achadh Bolg
  • Carraig Dubh
  • Fanuithe an Ghleanna
  • Barra Naofa Iom
  • Mainistir na Corann
  • Na Piarsaigh
  • Béal Atha'n Chasaidh
  • Baile an Mhairtéalaigh
  • Carraig Uí Leighin
  • Innis Cartha
  • Dubhglas
  • Na Sairséalsigh
  • Barra Rua

 

Preliminary Round. 6 teams3 games. Winners go to Round 1, Losers go to Round 2B

Round 1. 24 teams. 12 games. Winners to go to Round 2A. Losers go to Round 2B.

Round 2A. 12 teams (Winners of R1) 6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3

Round 2B. 15 teams (12 Losers of R1 and 3 Preliminary Round losers) 7 Games plus Bye team. Losers of the preliminary Round must play in this round and will be placed in slots 1, 3 and 5 of the Draw.

Teams that met in a previous round cannot meet in this round. 

Seven winners plus Bye team to Round 3. The Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

If the Preliminary Round winning teams, subsequently lose their Round 1 games and their Round 2B games, having already won a game in the championship, they will not be required to play off with the losers of Round 2B to determine the lowest teams.

Round 3. 14 teams.  The six Losers of R 2A v the seven Winners of R 2B + Bye team from Round 2B).  Seven Games.

Winners go to R4. Losers are eliminated.

Round 4. 13 teams. The six Winners of R 2A v the seven Winners of R 3.

The six winners from Round 2 A will be placed in Pot 1. The seven winners from Round 3 will be placed in Pot 2.

Five games and three Byes. Only winners of R 2A can get a Bye in this round.

The format for the draw for this round is

First pairing               Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Second pairing          Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Third Pairing             Winner R 2A v Winner R 3

Fourth pairing           Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Fifth pairing               Winner R 3 v Winner R 3

Three Winners of R 2 A to receive a Bye.

Winners + 3 Byes to quarterfinals. Losers are eliminated.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

Winners go to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals. Winners of Round 4 + 3 Byes from R4 . 8 teams. 4 Games

Semi-finals. 4 Teams. 2 games

Final.

 

Intermediate Football Championship

  • Séipéal na Carraige
  • Ceanntuirc
  • Sraid A' Mhuilinn
  • Cill na Martra
  • Gleann Maghair
  • Gleann A' Phréacháin
  • Achadh Bolg
  • Eochaill
  • Raonuithe Gabriel
  • Baile Mhistéala
  • Baile na mBocht
  • Eadargóil
  • Baile Deasmumhan
  • Cill Dairbhre
  • Gleann Iúbhair
  • Cloch na gCoillte
  • Barra Naofa
  • Cionn tSáile
  • Dubhglas
  • Carraig Uí Leighin

Round 1. 20 teams. 10 games. Winners go to Round 2A, losers go to Round 2B.

Round 2A. 10 teams. 5 games. Winners go to Round 4. The Losers to Round 3.

Round 2B. 10 teams. 5 games. Winners go to Round 3. The Losers are eliminated and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Round 3. 10 teams. 5 games. The five Losers of Round 2A plus the five Winners of R 2B. The winners go to Round 4. The Losers are eliminated.

Round 4. 10 teams. Winners of Rounds 2A & 3. Two games & six byes. The five Winners of Round 2A plus a winner of Round 3 get a Bye in this Round.

Where possible, teams that met in a previous round will not meet in this round. 

The Winners go to the Quarterfinals. The Losers are eliminated.

Quarterfinals. 4 games

Semi-finals. 2 games

Final

 

 

Championship Regulations

 

  • These formats will remain in place for the County Championships of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The formats however, will be subject to a review at the end of the 2017 season.
  • In the Senior Hurling Championship and the Senior Football Championships the semi-finalists from the previous year’s championship will be seeded in the quarterfinals Draw.

In the event of one of the previous year’s semi-finalists not qualifying, the team that defeated them will replace them.

In the event of that team not qualifying for the quarterfinals, there will be a draw between the remaining undefeated teams in the competition for the seeded place.

  • Only undefeated teams, where possible, will received a Bye in all Championship Draws.
  • With the possible exception of the six teams that were relegated at the end of the 2015 season, and subsequently allowed to retain their 2015 Championship status for 2016, no Club team will be relegated from its 2016 Championship grade for the 2017 Championships.  
  • In 2016, a team that was relegated at the end of the 2015 season, and subsequently allowed to retain its 2015 Championship status for 2016, will be relegated to the next highest grade, if it finishes as one of the bottom two teams of its 2016 Championship grade.
  • Club teams that fail to win a game, up to and including Round 2 in each Championship, will playoff to determine the bottom two teams in that Championship.
  • All other Club teams that are determined to be the bottom two teams of the 2016 Championships and are determined to be in the bottom two again in 2017, or any two of three consecutive years, shall be relegated to the next highest grade of Championship for the next season. Relegation at the end of 2017 also applies to the teams that have undertaken to enter the Intermediate grade for three years beginning 2016.
  • With the exception of the teams that have undertaken to take part in the Intermediate grade for a three-year period beginning in 2016, a Club, may at the end of any Championship year, voluntarily request to be relegated to the next highest grade.
  • Divisional and Colleges teams will not be subject to relegation and will not be required to play off to determine the bottom two teams in the Senior Championship grade.
  • Divisional or Colleges teams that are not competitive i.e. fail to win a Championship game in two successive years, may be asked by the CCC to step down from the Senior Championship for a period of one year.
  • Any Division that withdraws from the Senior Championship will not be allowed to re-enter the Championship for three years.
  • If it transpires the numbers in a particular grade, or the grades, are expanding without a positive benefit to the Championships, an automatic relegation system will be reintroduced at the time of the 2017 review.
  • A two-week holiday break will be built into the County Championship Programme. In 2016, the two-week period will begin on the weekend of Munster Senior Football Championship Final and finish on the weekend of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship final. The holiday period will run from Saturday July 2nd to Friday July 15th (inclusive).
  • Championship games may be played during that two-week period, if both clubs are in agreement to play.
  • This holiday period will be subject to review at the beginning of 2017, if the Inter-County Programmes are altered significantly.

Notes:

Dates may be adjusted consequent on Inter-County Teams’ Progress

Extra-time shall be played in the event of a Draw in the following -

  • Rounds Preliminary Rounds, Rounds 1, and 2 Club Senior, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate, Hurling & Football Championships.
  • The Preliminary Rounds, Round 1 and Round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Hurling Championship. 
  • The Preliminary Rounds, Round 1 and Round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship. 
  • Extra-time may also be played in other Rounds on decision of C.C.C. where a Game(s) in a Round is (are) delayed.

 Replays – Shall be played within a week of a Drawn Game.

 

 

Procedures for the Draw

Senior Hurling and Senior Football Championships

Preliminary Round

All the balls, numbered 1 to 26, in the draw. Two pairings will be drawn. These will be called Preliminary Round Game 1 and Preliminary Round Game 2

Round 1

All the balls numbered 1 to 26, less the four numbers drawn in the preliminary round. These two numbers to be replaced by balls marked 27 for the winner of Preliminary Round Game 1, and 28 for the winner of Preliminary Round Game 2.

Game 1 will be A

Game 2 will be B and so on down to the last pairing, which will be L.

Round 2A

There shall be separate Draws for Rounds 2A and Rounds 2B

All the balls numbered A to L to produce six pairings

Round 2B 

All the balls numbered A to L + two balls for the Loser of the Preliminary Round these balls will be marked 27 and 28.

The Preliminary Round Game 1 Loser will play the first team to be drawn.

The Preliminary Round Game 2 Loser will play the second team to be drawn.

In the event of the two teams that played in the Preliminary Round qualifying for Round 2B, these teams will not be paired against each other.

The procedure for avoidance is as follows;

As the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1 take the first slot, the winner of Preliminary Round Game 1 will move to the next available position, and the next team to be drawn will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1.

The losers of Preliminary Round Game 2 will take slot 3 in the event of the winner of Preliminary Round Game 2 being the next drawn team, that team will be moved to the next available slot.

Round 3

All the teams in Round 3 will be placed in one pot.

Round 4

The winners from Round 2A will be placed in Pot 1. The winners from Round 3 will be placed in Round 3. Only Round 2A winners can get a Bye in this round.

Quarterfinals

The semi-finalists from the previous year’s championship will be seeded in the quarterfinals. In the event of one of the previous year’s semi-finalists not qualifying, the team that defeated them will replace them.

In the event of that team not qualifying for the quarterfinals, there will be a draw between the remaining undefeated teams in the competition for the seeded place.

 

 

Premier Intermediate Hurling and Football Championships

 

Round 1

All the balls, numbered 1 to 16, in the draw.

The first pairing drawn will be A

The second pairing drawn will be B and so on down to the last pairing, which will be H. 

Round 2A

The Draw for Round 2A shall be the same as the draw for Round 2B

All the balls numbered A to H in the to produce four pairings

Round 2B

All the balls numbered A to H to produce four pairings

Quarterfinals 

There will be two pots for the quarterfinal draw. Pot 1 will contain the Round 2 winners. Pot 2 will contain the Round 3 winners.


Intermediate Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round

All the balls, numbered 1 to 27, in the draw. Three pairings will be drawn.

Round 1

All the balls numbered 1 to 27, less the six numbers drawn in the preliminary round. These six numbers to be replaced by three balls marked 28 for the winner of Preliminary Round Game 1, 29 for the winner of Preliminary Round Game 2 and 30 for the winner of Preliminary Round Game 3.

The first pairing drawn will be A

The second pairing drawn will be B and so on down to the last pairing, which will be L.

Round 2A

There will be separate Draws for Round 2A and Round 2B.

All the balls numbered A to L to produce six pairings.

Round 2B 

All the balls numbered A to L + Ball 28, Ball 29 and ball 30 for the Losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1, Preliminary Round Game 2 and Preliminary Round Game 3.

The Preliminary Round Loser Game 1 (ball 28) will take the first slot and will play the first team to be drawn. The Preliminary Round Loser Game 2 (ball 29) will take the third slot and will play the second team to be drawn. The Preliminary Round Loser Game 3 (ball 30) will take the third slot and will play the third team to be drawn.

In the event of the two teams that played in the Preliminary Round qualifying for Round 2B, these teams will not be paired against each other.

The procedure for avoidance is as follows;

The losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1 take the first slot. In the event of the winner of Preliminary Round Game 1 being drawn next, that team will move to the next available position, and the next team to be drawn will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 1.

The losers of Preliminary Round Game 2 will take slot 3. In the event of the winner of Preliminary Round Game 2 being the next drawn team, that team will be moved to the next available slot, and the next team to be drawn will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 2.

The losers of Preliminary Round Game 3 will take slot 5. In the event of the winner of Preliminary Round Game 3 being the next drawn team, that team will be moved to the next available slot, and the next team to be drawn will play the losers of the Preliminary Round Game 3.

Round 4 

Only Round 2A winners can get a bye in this round unless the number of Byes exceeds the number of Round 2A winners.


Intermediate Football Championship

 

Round 1

All the balls, numbered 1 to 20, in the draw.

The first pairing drawn will be

The second pairing drawn will be B and so on down to the last pairing, which will be J.

Round 2A

The Draw for Round 2A shall be the same as the Draw for Round 2B.

All the balls numbered A to J in the to produce five pairings

Round 2B

All the balls numbered A to J to produce five pairings.

Round 3

The Losers of Round 2A will be placed in Pot 1 and the winners of Round 3A will be in Pot 2. Five pairings.

Round 4 

Only Round 2A winners can get a bye in this round unless the number of Byes exceeds the number of Round 2A winners.

Two pairs to be drawn from the winners of Round 3. The fifth winner of Round 3 to receive a bye. Winners of Round 2A receive a Bye in this round.








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