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Proposed Change to the Beara Junior 'A' Championship Format

posted 9 Feb 2011, 14:47 by Glengarriff GAA   [ updated 10 Feb 2011, 03:43 by Unknown user ]

Below is a proposal put forward by the Castletownbere GAA Club to the Beara Board, at a resent meeting; to change the format of how the Junior 'A' Championship is run in the Beara Division.
We would like to hear your views on whether you think this is a good or bad idea & would it benefit the Beara Champions going out competing in the county afterwards? What do you think of the May Starting Date?


You can sent your views and any comments or amendments by Email to:

John Galvin, PRO or

to Mary O'Sullivan, Secretary

Include "Junior ‘A’ Championship Proposal" in the Subject Line and we will make your views known at the next Committee meeting!

Castletownbere GAA Club's Proposal:

To introduce a system that moves the Beara Junior ‘A’ Championship in line with other Divisions by starting it in May and that guarantees' at least two games for ever club.

(Note - Like the present format no team would be eliminated from the Championship before the summer)


How Proposal Works:

One team qualifies for the Beara final (through the front door) by winning 2 games. The other Beara finalists qualify through a qualifier system.

(Note - If you lose twice you are out of the Championship)


Proposed Championship Format:

Open draw between the 4 Junior ‘A’ clubs.


Round 1:

A vs. B and C vs. D

(Played in May after the first round of the County Intermediate Championship. Extra time to be played in Round 1)


Semi Final:

The 2 winners from Round 1 play each other.

(The winner of this game qualifies for the Beara Final)


Qualifier Round 1:

The 2 loser from Round 1 play each other.

(Losers are eliminated from the championship)


Qualifier Round 2:

The Winners of the Round 1 Qualifier play the Losers of the Semi Final.

(Losers are eliminated from the championship)


Beara Final:

The 2 remaining teams contest the Beara Final.

(The Winners Represent Beara in the County Quarter Finals)

Below are 2No. Images created by Glengarriff GAA Club that might better help to better explain the proposal! 
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