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30/07/2008, 8:49 AM
Apologies if this has been done recently but... where do the Junior League teams have to finish in order to get a play-off against the bottom First Division team?
Is it top 4? What would happen if Tullamore Town were to finish inside that and either Devon or Mervue were to do the same in their group?
Any ideas lads?
30/07/2008, 8:57 AM
Whoever makes the best video:p
I think its top 4 in the league, so presumably that'd mean making the semi finals (are there semi finals?)
This is from the original eL merger proposals
Top sides in each group will compete to win ‘A Championship’ outright.
If no. of entrants is as above then Winners Group 1 vs. Winners Group 2 in ‘A Championship’ Final.
If more groups, then play off series (3 groups) or semi-finals and final (4 groups) will be staged.
In the event that Group winners compete for existing League clubs, the A Championship Qualifier
series will be staged between top non-League sides in each Group, which finish no lower than 4th in
the group. The play off for the Qualifier spot will mirror the championship play offs (in terms of no.
groups, no. games etc).
In the event that only one non-League side finishes 4th or higher in its group it will be deemed to be
the ‘A Qualifier’ and will proceed directly to the promotion / relegation play off with last place
finisher in 1st Division.
‘A Qualifier’ to meet last in Div 1 to decide final spot in subsequent season’s 1st Division.
In the event that no non-League side secures 4th place or higher in its group and thus no A
Championship Qualifier emerges, the decision to reinstate the last place finisher in 1st Division will
rest with the FAI National League Committee and be contingent on that club retaining its licence /
adhering to Participation Agreement.
As per the overarching principles governing these competitions, a club new to National League is
eligible to take up its place only if meeting Club Licensing requirements in order to enter into a
Participation Agreement with the FAI.
Building the capacity of the Licensing Compliance Unit should also provide for support to be made
available to organisations competing in A League, which harbour ambitions to compete at National
League level. Likewise, clubs competing in the 1st Division will be encouraged and assisted in their
efforts to meet conditions of ‘A’ licence so that promotion gained on the pitch is matched by
31/07/2008, 1:42 PM
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