Sligo GAA Convention 2018 on December 12th

Sligo GAA’s Annual Convention will take place on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel.

It will mark the end of Joe Taaffe’s five-year tenure as County Baord Chairperson. The election of his successor will be a head-to-head contest between Tourlestrane’s Brendan Leonard and Gerry O’Connor from the St Pat’s Club.

There will be five motions on the Clár. They are:

1 – Proposed by BALLYMOTE

U21 competition
This completion should be run off in March/April of year instead of late year. Ran as a league basis / round robin instead of knock out.  Minimum of five games. The target for this competition is for players coming out of minor / not making intermediate or senior teams.


The format for the Senior Championship (10 teams) shall be as follows,

All teams in one Group
Four Rounds of fixtures
Open Draw for fixtures prior to each Round

Round 1: Group Games x 5

Round 2: Group Games x 5

Round 3: Group Games x 5

Round 4: Group Games x 5

Top 6 Teams based on League Table after Rounds 1-4 qualify for next stages of the Competition, with the top 2 teams through to Semi finals and teams 3 to 6 through to Quarter finals.

Round 5: Quarter finals: 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5

Round 6: Semi Finals: Open Draw

Round 7: Final

Placings in the Group stages of the Senior Championship shall be decided in accordance with Rules.

Relegation in Senior Championship

One Team shall be relegated from the Senior Championship to be decided as follows as per Rules governing placings in the group stage:

Playoff A & B – Bottom 4 Teams after Rounds 1-4 playoff as follows

9 vs. 12, 10 vs. 11

Playoff C – Loser Playoff A vs. Loser Playoff B, Loser Relegated.~


That all members of the Hearings Committee attend an Annual Training Course for Rules & Procedures of the Association.

4 – Proposed by SHAMROCK GAELS

That Division 3 of the Senior Football Championship be played on a home and away basis in 2019

5 – Proposed by CURRY

  • Amalgamation of teams to be completed before Football season commences along with any permits for players to play with another Club
  • Intermediate Football on weekend & Senior on another weekend for Championship. i.e Quarter -Finals & Semi- Finals
  • Championships to be completed end of September each year to give Clubs time to prepare for Connacht