Competition Regulations 2021/22
(As Amended due to Corona Virus Pandemic)
1) The following competitions (Under 19 A Hurling and Under 19 A Football) will be run on a first round, losers group format. All other competitions will be run on a knockout basis for the 2021-2022 school year.
2) The “A” competitions will be run on a Provincial basis only as is currently the case.
All “B, C, D & E” competitions will be completed on a regional basis, similar to what is already in place with Corn Roibeard Ui Bhuachalla (16.5 C F) and Corn Eamainn Ui Mhairtain (15 C F). The Province will be divided into two regions, Region 1 and Region 2, and the regional winners will then meet in the competition final. These measures have been brought in to cut down on travel time and minimise the amount of time spent by students in close proximity to each other on buses.
3) Games up to and including competition quarter finals will be played on a home and away basis, subject to CCC review.
- The committee foresees issues with securing the use of neutral club venues due to Covid-19 requirements, re sanitation of facilities and manpower etc. etc., and feel that the best way to avoid games not being played / competitions not being finished is to implement a home and away draw this year.
- The school hosting the game must provide a LOCAL GAA CLUB VENUE to host the game. The venue must have an outside covered space suitable as an alternative dressing room area. The Munster PPS servicing officer must be NOTIFIED OF THE VENUE FIVE DAYS before the corresponding fixture via email.
- The home team/host venue will be responsible to ensure that all return to play guidelines be followed. See: https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19
- If drawn (home) teams are unable to secure a venue they will lose home advantage and the away team will now be offered the opportunity to arrange a venue. If the drawn (away) team are unable to secure a venue the Committee will arrange a venue.
- The CCC will try to avoid, where possible, a school having 2 away games in consecutive rounds. Any school who receives a bye in the competition will be AWAY in the next round.
- The CCC will try to avoid, where possible, a school receiving a bye to a quarter final.
4) Where the distance between the 2 schools competing in a home/away fixture is greater than 150km and/or 2 hours travel time one way, the CCC will arrange a neutral venue. The decision will be at the discretion of the CCC.
5) Schools and students have the choice to opt in or out, “Such decisions shall be fully respected”.
6) Any school that cannot field a team due to Covid related illness / quarantine (up to and including the competition Quarter-Finals) will have to give a walkover. Where both teams agree not to play, the game will be deemed null and void. If there is a conflict of interest between both teams the decision lies with the CCC.
7) Standard change of fixtures procedures as per official Munster PPS website apply.