The 2014 Tipperary GAA County Convention took place on Monday December 15th in The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Election of Officers
Uachtarán (President): Ó Baróid Tomás (Na Sáirsealaigh)
Leas-Uachtaráin (2 Vice-Presidents): Ó Meachair Micheál (Mainistir na Croise), Ó hAiseáda Maitiú (Tuaim Uí Mheara)
Cathaoirleach (Chairperson): Bourke Michael (Upperchurch-Drombane)
Leas-Chathaoirleach (Vice-Chairperson): Devane John (Boherlahan Dualla)
Cisteoir (Treasurer): Buckley Eamon (Lattin Cullen)
Cisteoir Cúnta (Assistant Treasurer): Power Michael (Newcastle)
Oifigeach Forbartha (Development Officer): Maher P J (Boherlahan Dualla) elected following an election with Brennan Joe (Ballyneale/Grangemockler)
Result (Maher 156, Brennan 62)
Oifigeach Oiliúna (Coaching Officer): TBC
Oifigeach Cultúir agus Gaeilge (Officer for Irish Language and Culture): Ní Chathail Seosamháin (Na Sairsealaigh)
Oifigeach na nÓg (Childrens Officer): Nicholas Moroney (St Patricks)
Oifigeach Chaidreamh Poiblí (Public Relations Officer): Fogarty Andy (Thurles Sarsfields)
Teachta ar Árd Chomhairle (Central Council Representative): Nugent Sean (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
Teachtaí ar Chomhairle Chúige (Two Representatives on Munster Council): Costigan John (JK Brackens) & Minogue Jimmy (Nenagh Eire Óg) elected following an election with O’Brien Barry (Fr Sheehys)
1st Count Result – Costigan 88, O’Brien 65, Minogue 64 (Quota – 73)
2nd Count Result (distribution of Costigan’s surplus of 15) – Minogue 75 (+11), O’Brien 69 (+4)
1. In any player transfer, only original documents are accepted as Proof of Residence.
Documents showing residence must be dated at least One month prior to application for Transfer.
The following should not be accepted:
(a) A letter from The Office of the Revenue Commissioners stating that a person’s address has changed.
This document can be acquired from the Department of Revenue without any real proof that the person
has actually moved residence (b) Documents from Department of Social Welfare (c) Register of Electors
that can be changed without real proof that a person is residing at the listed address.
Amend Bye law 10 (B), (G) (Clerihan) – PASSED
2. That the closing date for inter club transfers in Tipperary change to 31st January. Amend Bye law 10 (F) (Clerihan) – PASSED – 93 TO 58
3. Amend Bye-law 10F Fo-Dhlithe Chumann Luthchleas Gael, Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann to read as
“The 30th April is the closing date for receipt of transfer applications between clubs in Co. Tipperary
except in the case where the player seeking the transfer has not played in the previous calendar year. Such a player
may apply for a transfer at any time during the year”. (Marlfield) – PASSED WITH DATE AMENDED TO 31ST JANUARY FOLLOWING SUCCESS OF MOTION 2
4. Amend bye law 11 (c) to read
Divisional committees subject to approval of county committee may:
i Allow a junior club and intermediate club to form an intermediate group team where at least one club is unable to field in its own.
ii Allow two junior clubs to form an intermediate group team where at least one club is unable to field in its own.
iii Allow intermediate/ junior clubs to form group senior teams without affecting the status of the players concerned.
iv Allow group teams at minor and Under 21 where clubs are unable to field on their own.
This bye law to apply to hurling and football. (Aherlow) – WITHDRAWN
5. Amend bye law 11 (c) to read
Divisional committees subject to approval of county committee may :
(i) Allow a junior club and intermediate club to form an intermediate group team where at least one club is unable to field in its own.
(ii) Allow two junior clubs to form an intermediate group team where at least one club is unable to field in its own.
(iii) Allow intermediate/ junior clubs to form group senior teams without affecting the status of the players concerned.
(iv) Allow group teams at minor and Under 21 where clubs are unable to field on their own. This bye law to apply to hurling and football. (Lattin/Cullen) – WITHDRAWN
6. Any Club participating in the intermediate hurling championship, whose first team is a senior team, should play a round of their senior hurling championship before the intermediate championship begins.
(Sean Treacys) – RECOMMENDATION
7. Amendment to Rule 6.22 of Treoir Oifigiuil Part One (Notice For Championship Games) to read- “Notice for Club Championship games shall be as follows: Adult Championships, including Under 21 and Minor – ten days (240 hours)” (Borrisileigh) – DEFEATED
8. That Rule 6.21 Official Guide – Part 1 Chapter 6 (Inter County Players Availability to Clubs) paragraph 2 be amended to read;
“Senior Inter county Championships;
(1) All Ireland Finals – maximum 13 days
(2) All other games – maximum 8 days “ (Loughmore Castleiney) – PASSED
9. The Format for the All-Ireland inter county senior hurling season be amended to the format specified in the PDF attached (Burgess) – REFERRED TO HURLING 2020 COMMITTEE
10. For all levels of both hurling and Gaelic Football, all drawn games in knockout situations will automatically require extra time, consisting of two periods of 10 minutes(as per current rules).
Amend T.O. (2) Rule 3.4, 3.5, 3.6. (Burgess) – DEFEATED
11. In view of the increasing difficulty being experienced by small rural clubs in fielding teams at juvenile level in particular, we propose that players from the rural catchment areas of urban clubs be given the option of declaring for adjoining rural clubs below an agreed population.
Amend relevant rules and Bye Laws. (Moyne Templetuohy GAA Club) – RECOMMENDATION
12. That a claim under GAA Player Injury Scheme be deemed to be valid if lodged with Club Secretary/County Secretary within 60 days of injury.
Directive in Section A of Claim Form to be changed to read “as a minimum, the first two pages must be submitted to the Club/County Secretary within 60 days of injury. Claim reported outside the 60 days will not be processed”.
Directive in Section F to be changed to read “please forward this completed Claim Form to Club
Secretary/County Secretary within 60 days of injury (Cill Náile) – PASSED
13. All Inter County Championships games at all grades, go to extra time in the event of a draw, up to and including the All Ireland Finals
Amend T.O(2)Rule 3.5 (J K Brackens) – PASSED
14. Rules of fair play football – T.O. (2).Riail 1.4 delete ( f ) and replace by, When the ball is played away with the open hand or fist .it may only be caught, released for a kick, a toe tap or fisted away in flight by the next player in contact with the ball. (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) – PASSED
15. In the event of a clash of colours for any game the C C C charged with organizing the game shall be given the right to toss a coin to decide who wears their own colours and the other team shall be given the right to wear their alternative colours. All necessary rules to be amended. (Golden-Kilfeacle) – PASSED
16. Inter County U21Hurling and Football competitions be extended from 30 minutes per half to 35 minutes per half, ie.70 minutes total. Amend Rule 3.2 T.O.(2) (Tulach Sheasta) – PASSED
17. That referees be allowed to apply the advantage rule in hurling and football. At present the referees can give advantage, but cannot stop play, if advantage fails to happen. The referee should be permitted to stop play and give a free from where the original foul occurred. A referee should be able to decide after five or six seconds, whether a player gained advantage or not. Amend rules 4.34. 5.43. T.O.(2)
(Tulach Sheasta) – PASSED
18. In the interests of promoting first time hurling, we propose that existing hurling playing rule 1.7 .T.O.2 (When a player is in possession on the ball it may be carried in the hand for a maximum of 4 consecutive steps or held in the hand for no longer than the time needed to take four steps), be amended to read three instead of four in both cases. (St Mary’s) – PASSED
19. All Divisional and County fixtures are made at a meeting of a County CC fixture body. (Moyne-Templetuohy) – DEFEATED
20. The Byelaws of Choiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann be amended to facilitate the recommendations from Croke Park Byelaws Review Committee.
(Draft copy of amended Co Bye laws in Co Financial Report booklet). (Boherlahan-Dualla) – PASSED
The following two motions were forwarded for approval from the Co Bord na nÓg Convention held on Sun Nov 30th;
21. That Under 14 and Under 16 “B” Grade football and hurling championship be played with thirteen aside. (Ballyneale/Grangemockler) – DEFEATED
22. That teams in Under 14 “C” championship can play with 11 aside when a clubs numbers are low. (Clerihan) – DEFEATED